Board of Directors
Jennifer has a passion for people development and creating efficient processes. FPTV’s approach to guidance, training, transitional care and creation of a loving environment supports her belief that children should have access to basic needs while maintaining their self-esteem. Jennifer is skilled in project management, strategic planning, coaching, training development, and change management. She holds BS degrees in both Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering from Oregon State University. This background led her to discover the world of Lean/Continuous Improvement and she is currently
the Executive Director for Northwest High Performance Enterprise Consortium (NWHPEC), helping member companies learn and embed continuous improvement practices for business excellence. In her previous experience as an Operational Excellence Manager she developed and lead the vision and strategy for a lean centered, continuous improvement culture at A-dec. She believes all children should have access to basic necessities like food and shelter.
She is excited about the care, support and loving environment FPTV provides to local families. As a parent of school-aged children, she loves to find ways to use her talents to support programs that impact children and their families.
Host Relations Chair
Elise Schaff Laubach
Elise is a founding board member of FPTV who leads our Host Relations team. She is very active in the local community and currently works as the Client Service Coordinator at Metro HomeShare. In her spare time, Elise runs the Templeton Elementary Backpack Program and volunteers with other organizations that provide food services to children in need.
Volunteer Committee Chair
Gina grew up in the rural south where being neighborly was a way of life. Family Promise of Tualatin Valley has afforded her the opportunity to practice this heritage of kindness, hospitality,
and generosity. She feels blessed for the opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of community members to bring relief and hope to the most financially vulnerable around us. She believes every child has a unique potential and should be given the opportunity to develop
without the barriers presented by homelessness. She is thankful to use her extensive experience with volunteer coordination and development in her board position. Gina strongly believes in the community wide approach that Family Promise offers
to combat the complex issue of homelessness and is excited to see the efforts of her talented team continue.
John believes in giving back to the community through volunteering and serving on a number of boards including FPTV. After a long career in corporate finance John is currently focused on investing in multifamily housing and hopes to combine his finance and real estate experience to assist FPTV in developing housing options to support the mission of serving the homeless community and their transition to permanent housing. John is a graduate of Oregon State University and a CPA.
Vice President and Communications Chair
Nancy Scott began volunteering with Family Promise of Tualatin Valley in 2018, providing the startup non-profit with professional design services. In early 2019 she expanded her support and happily coordinated the final trauma-informed interior design of the Day Center. Her longtime commitment to community service includes serving on the Board of Washington County Community Action Organization, years of service on Boones Ferry Primary's PTO (including President), and many of volunteer design and event coordination projects for local non-profits. A Portland native, Nancy has a BA in Communications and has served as City Recorder and General Services
Director with municipal governments. She launched Nan Scott Design in 1995 and owns and operates several small businesses. She and her husband live on a tree farm in West Linn and have seven children and thirteen grandchildren, as well as an adorable French Bulldog named Napoleon.
John is the president of Tigard City Council and a longtime supporter of FPTV. His volunteer service to the Tigard community includes past membership on the Tigard Planning Commission, the Tigard Chamber of Commerce Government, Public Policy committee, a position on the
Tualatin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Government Affairs Council chair, service as past president of Men’s Auxiliary VFW Post 3452 and youth support as a Cub Scout leader, sports coach, classroom volunteer and Friends of Tigard Football. John is an independent insurance agent and local business owner who has been a resident of Tigard since 1974.
Elizabeth joined the Board as Treasurer in August 2020 when she retired after 15 years as Controller for the Tigard-Tualatin School District. Elizabeth’s background is in public accounting and governmental finance. Elizabeth strongly believes in public education and has worked in school finance for 24 years, as full-time school volunteer in the Gladstone School District for six years and as a city finance officer. Testifying before the Oregon Legislature’s Student Success Subcommittee on Accountability and Transparency was a recent highlight of her career in public education. The Legislature passed a new tax to support additional funding for the state’s most underserved students with high accountability standards for student outcomes. She strongly believes in Family Promise of Tualatin Valley’s mission and commitment to helping students experiencing homelessness access educational opportunities.
Secretary and Finance Committee
Laura loves working with other passionate volunteers and can’t think of a better cause than children and families. Her experience in the high-tech industry in marketing, project management and strategic planning helped her to set up rigorous processes in our growing organization. Laura has volunteered for fifteen years in her local school district, as PTA president and many other roles. She has an MBA from Northwestern and an engineering degree from Duke. You may want to avoid her during basketball season.
HR Committee Chair
Judy Nix has had a passion for making a difference in the lives of others both in her human resources career and volunteer efforts. Judy has been on the Family Promise of Tualatin Valley Leadership Team, served as the Board Chair for 15 months, and is and is now serving as Human Resources Committee Chair. Judy is a retired Human Resources executive having worked predominately in hospital, high tech silicon wafer manufacturing, and financial settings. She has served on a variety of Boards which includes the Boys & Girls Club, Salem Library Foundation, YWCA, and United Way. She held offices in the Credit Union Executive Society, Pacific Northwest Human Resources Association, President of Canterwood Homeowners Association and Deacon and Elder roles for Tualatin Presbyterian Church. Judy graduated from Eastern Washington University and spent her career in the field of Human Resources as a member of Senior Leadership Teams.
Cecil joined the FPTV Leadership Team in the spring of 2018. A member of one of our Host churches and now a Board Member at Large, he helped prepare the FPTV Day Center and continues to do critical board work. He served on the board of the Recovery Association Program that provided housing for recovering addicts and survivors of domestic violence. He currently serves on the board of Our Table Cooperative providing organic produce to the local
community. He also serves on the IAF-NW board that oversees community organizing groups in W. Canada, WA, OR, ID, and MT, Australia, and New Zealand. He is active in the Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good and his church Outreach Committee. He retired in 2000 as manager for Academic Computing at the University of Texas, Medical Branch and is busier as a retired person than when he worked full time.
Lisa currently serves as the Development Director and Grant Writer at Luke Dorf, Inc., where she oversees agency-wide development efforts, including developing and executing Luke Dorf's annual fundraising plan. Lisa has many years of non-profit experience through her position at GadGuillot, where she worked with many non-profit clients. She now serves on the FPTV Fund Development Committee.
Bookkeeper and Finance Committee
Lisa joined the Family Promise team in May of 2020 and brings a special blend of responsibility, organization, and levity to her job as bookkeeper. She holds a PharmD degree and has an accounting certification. Lisa and her husband, Albert, have lived in Oregon since 2004 and have three grown children and two little dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, writing, and working out.
Laurel is a senior personal banker at the Lake Grove branch of Banner Bank. She brings her warm heart and financial expertise to FPTV's finance committee.
Frank Bubenik is one of the founding partners of Compass Computing Group. He has over twenty years’ experience in IT. Before starting the company he worked in both public and private agencies such as the IRS, ProData Consulting, and Wacker Siltronics. Frank has a BS in Criminal Justice from Rochester Institute of Technology and a MBA with an Information Systems concentration from the University at Albany. Frank Bubenik was elected to the Tualatin City Council in November of 2010 and re-elected in November 2014. He was elected as mayor in 2018, taking office in January 2019.
Isabel graduated from Yale University summa cum laude in 2020 with her bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She has a passion for non-profit work and her background includes working at Mercy Corps, Know Your IX, AAPNE APP in India and community-building initiatives in New Haven, CT, and South Bend, IN. She worked as interim assistant case manager at Family Promise of Tualatin Valley in the summer of 2020 and looks forward to staying involved with FPTV’s important work through the technology committee while working for IBM as a federal consultant in Washington D.C.