Who We Are
Board of Director Members
We are a group of community members who are committed to supporting the Eugene Police Department as they work to protect our city.
Lee is a retired business lawyer. He grew up in Eugene, and spent the 70’s in school at Stanford and UCLA Law before returning to Eugene to begin practice in 1979. He led the citizens’ steering committee that resulted in formation of this Foundation, and has been active in a number of community organizations over the years. He is a former ski patroller, mountain climber, fastpitch softball coach, and avid steelhead fly fisherman.
Tamara has lived in Oregon since 1990. She earned her BA degree from Utah State University, graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law (1994), and is a member of the Oregon State Bar. Tamara served as a member of the Eugene Police Commission for a term of eight years, including serving as chair and vice chair. She has been involved with other community boards, most recently the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras Board and the SELCO Board Marketing & Operations Committee and enjoys serving her community.
John grew up in Creswell and graduated from the UO law school. He has served our community in the Lane County Sheriff's Office for 13 years and is now retired. John’s son, Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen, was killed in the line of duty in 2011. Because of Chris, John has a strong affection for EPD and law enforcement in general.
Kim grew up in Eugene and has raised his family here. A graduate of the UO, Kim went into the banking industry at an early age and has his own multi-disciplinary management consulting firm. Kim serves our community in many ways, including on past terms on the Eugene Budget Committee.
Community service is a cornerstone of Irene’s life, so it is not surprising she is involved on the EPF. Growing up on the West Coast, Irene graduated from Oregon State University, before settling in Eugene. Irene has served in executive positions in business and non-profits and has served on many boards including the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Festival of American Music, United Way, Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene, and the Relief Nursery. Irene is currently a commercial real estate broker at Evans, Elder, Brown and Seubert.
James I. Manning Jr.
After serving 24 years in the military, James and his wife Lawanda chose to settle down in Eugene. James may have retired, but he is not done investing in our community. He has served on the EWEB Board, the Oregon Commission on Black Affairs, the Eugene Police Commission and has also worked as a police officer.James is currently serving as State Senator in Eugene.
John is a native Oregonian and has lived in Eugene his entire life. He is married to Cathy Rodman Brown, a former teacher in School District 4J. He served in the US Army, with a tour of duty in Vietnam. John has been an appraiser since 1977 and outside of his professional work has found time to serve as an EWEB commissioner as well as on may nonprofits. John was selected as Eugene’s First Citizen in 2015.
A native of Lane County, Betsy manages her own consulting firm, PNW Strategies and flower farm, Artis Flora. She is passionate about giving back to our community and has served on the Lane County Economic Development Standing Commission and is a current member of the Eugene Chamber Local Government Affairs Committee.