SELF Board of Directors

Vaughn Lein (Board Chair and Treasurer)

Vaughn is a partner with LSW Architects.  Vaughn uses technical knowledge, public relations and process to solve complex problems.  He has worked in Southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan area for over 30 years.   Vaughn is excellent at solving community problems by applying the strategic problem solving approach of civic engagement.  Vaughn has served on numerous boards and commissions including his current position on the Community Foundation of SW Washington Board of Directors.

Doreen Turpen (Board Secretary)

Doreen is a wealth of early learning knowledge after a long career with Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. Doreen held several positions with FVRLD and also worked for Newberg Public Library. Doreen was integrally involved with planning and fabrication the Early Learning Center in the new Vancouver Community Library.

Joan Caley – Director

Joan is  a registered nurse and is nursing faculty at the University of Portland and WSU Vancouver. Joan is a long-time Vancouver resident and has always been an very active community member.  Joan is a member of the Clark County Public Health Advisory Board and is on the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Housing Authority.  She is also actively involved in the ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Action Alliance.

Doug Lehrman – Director

Doug worked for 40 years in public and private nonprofit social services and educational organizations. At the time of his retirement from full-time work,  he was the Executive Director of Educational Opportunities for Children & Families (EOCF).  ECOF provides preschool, childcare and family support services to more than 2,000 children and families annually, most of whom are low-income or have a documented disability. EOCF is one of the largest social service organizations in Southwest Washington and is the second largest nonprofit organization in Clark County.  Doug also worked for 29 years at DSHS Children’s Administration, working as a social worker, manager, and area administrator.  He was also a program manager in employment/training services for disadvantaged people early in his career and ended his career working part-time as Executive Director for a local nonprofit that serves children in foster care. Doug and his wife love to travel and spend time with their family, especially their six grandchildren.

Mary Sisson – Director

Mary is a local business owner. She and her husband, Bob, own Kazoodles Toy Store. Mary has also been a Girl Scout leader, newspaper reporter, guitar player, school PR person, writer, PTA mom, and church lady. She loves bringing people together. She’s Cornish by heritage, drinks a lot of tea, loves to travel and is proud of her kids and grandkids.