SELF Board of Directors

Joan Caley, ARNP, Chair

Joan Caley is an advanced practice RN – Community Health Nurse Specialist. She is retired from a senior leadership position as the Administrative Director, Rehabilitation, Community and Long Term Care at the Portland VA Medical Center. She is currently on the nursing faculty at the University of Portland and Washington State University teaching community/population health and nursing leadership. In addition to her position on the SELF board she serves on the Vancouver Housing Authority, on the boards of Bridgeview Housing and Council for the Homeless, on the Clark County Public Health Advisory Council and as a Team leader for the ACEs Action Alliance. She has served as president and on the boards of Share, Columbia River Mental Health Services, Columbia River Mental Health Foundation and the Oregon Center for Nursing Board. She is active in several nursing professional organizations at the state and national level. Mrs. Caley received her BSN degree from the University of Washington and her Masters in Nursing from the University of Portland.  Mrs. Caley is a staunch community advocate for early learning, housing and homelessness.

Mary Sisson, Vice Chair

Mary Sisson is the owner and certified play expert of Kazoodles Toys. Kazoodles has been serving Vancouver families since 2006. Kazoodles was Voted Best Toy Store six years in a row by readers of Vancouver Family Magazine and Best Toy & Craft Store five times by Columbian readers! She served on the board of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) for four years and for the past 11 years has been the editor of their national magazine. Mrs. Sisson was a public education specialist for Vancouver Public Schools for thirteen years and received her Bachelors of Arts in religious communications from Whitworth University.

Doug Lehrman Secretary/Treasurer

Doug Lehrman spent 40 years as a social service professional and administrator in Clark County, retiring in 2005 from his position as Area Administrator for the State of Washington Children’s Administration. After retiring from his state government career, he continued to invest in children and families as the Executive Director of Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF) for seven years. EOCF is the second largest nonprofit organization in Clark County in 2012. They provide preschool, childcare and family support services at no cost to more than 2,000 children and families annually, most of whom are low-income or have a documented disability. Doug also worked for 2 1/2 years as the part-time Executive Director for Bridge the Gap, an organization that assists children in foster care in Clark and Skamania Counties, WA. Mr. Doug Lehrman has been a board member of IQ Credit Union since 2002, currently serving as treasurer. Mr. Lehrman has a Bachelor’s Degree from Whitman College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Portland State University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Washington.

Phyllis Goldhammer, Member

Phyllis Goldhammer is known for having the ability to organize people, build partnerships and develop new programs and resources. She has been a leader in education and nonprofit organizations for over 20 years. As the Business Education Coordinator at ESD 112 for thirteen years she expanded partnerships between schools and business which led to developing new programs and new funding sources. She also has been very involved in the parks systems. She served as a commissioner of Vancouver Clark Parks and Recreation and the Co-Founder and President of the Parks Foundation board. She then served for seven years as the Executive Director of the Parks Foundation. Mrs. Goldhammer was a leader in building a diverse board of directors and developing new funding sources for parks including the very successful Dozer Days which now also provides funding for children’s charities.