Directors, Board Members and Resident Leadership

At Friendsview in Newberg, Oregon, our dedicated leaders provide the backdrop for service excellence and the highest-quality senior health care. Their longevity and commitment to our community foster a rewarding culture of community among kindred spirits where friends and families have gathered and grown together for generations.

Senior Administrative Leadership Team (SALT)

Todd Engle

Todd Engle

Executive Director

Todd joined Friendsview in 2004 as a health service administrator before taking the role of executive director in 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Willamette University, and a Master of Arts in organizational leadership degree and certificate in servant leadership from Gonzaga University. He has also worked as a licensed nursing home administrator and an assisted living administrator. Todd is a proud husband, parent and grandparent. He is also an avid gardener.

Dave Hampton

Dave Hampton

Chief Financial Officer

Dave has served as our chief financial officer since 2013 and has been a member of our board of directors since 2002. His professional background includes serving as director of finance at Twin Rocks Friends Camp, finance director of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church, as well as working as a bank officer in the financial industry. Dave has a close affinity with Friendsview as his grandparents, parents and both sisters have all been residents. He enjoys spending his free time with his grandkids and camping.

Frank Engle Jr.

Frank Engle Jr.

Residency Planning Director

In 1999, Frank came on board as our residency planning director. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from George Fox University and Boise State University, and a Master of Arts from Portland Seminary. Frank enjoys skiing, biking and Pacific Northwest history. His mother-in-law is also a resident of Friendsview. And, to avoid confusion, Todd Engle, executive director, and Frank are not related!

Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson

Health Services Director

Kathy has been a member of our board of directors since 2015 and has served as our health services director since 2018. Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology/social work from George Fox University and a master’s degree in ministry leadership from Portland Seminary. She’s also a certified residential care administrator. Kathy loves to be outdoors and enjoys kayaking the Oregon waterway with her husband.

Nisi Ségor

Nisi Ségor

Human Resources Director

Nisi joined Friendsview in 2012 and holds a Ph.D. in human and organizational systems and a master’s degree in human development, SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources). In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping and meditation.

Tim Towers

Tim Towers

Facilities Director

Tim has been with Friendsview since 2018. His professional background includes construction superintendent, journeyman carpenter and electrical design drafting education. Tim is the father of four sons and enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hunting and kayaking.

Kathryn Saunders

Kathryn Saunders

Community Life Director

Kathryn joined us in 2013. She holds a bachelor’s of social work from George Fox University and a master’s of social work from the University of New England. She also has experience working as a residential care administrator and activity director. A fun fact about Kathryn is that she has over 12 years of barista and coffee experience, and she and her husband currently manage the coffee shop at their church. She also teaches at George Fox University as an adjunct professor.

Jennifer Pack

Jennifer Pack

Dining Services Director

Jennifer is an honors graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute of Portland. Jennifer has been serving up her culinary creations at Friendsview since 2018. She also has 16 years of experience in K-12 school nutrition services and six years of higher education food service management. Jennifer is the mother of three grown children, is married to her best friend, and lives in Estacada on her grandparents’ small farm where she loves to garden and work around the yard.

Board of Directors

Lisa McMinn

Lisa McMinn

Board Chair

Lisa is a sociologist with a Ph.D. who taught undergraduate students for 20 years. Before that, she spent 10 years working as a registered nurse, particularly in home health care. Lisa and her husband, Mark, live at Fern Creek, a small orchard and berry farm they tend outside of Newberg. They have three daughters, two sons-in-law and six grandchildren.

Mark Ankeny

Mark Ankeny

Mark is currently vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from George Fox University, a Master of Science in education from Portland State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in educational policy and management from the University of Oregon. He and his wife, Becky, have been married 43 years. They have two daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren.

Allyn Brown

Allyn Brown

Allyn is a retired attorney from his law practice, BROWN, TARLOW, BRIDGES & PALMER PC, which he opened in Newberg in 1970. Since 1983, the law firm has continually served as Friendsview’s local legal counsel; he is a member of the board’s finance committee. Allyn has two daughters and four grandchildren who all live in the Portland Metro area. He has been a proud lifetime member of St. Michael-San Miguel Episcopal Church of Newberg.

Gary Cowles

Gary Cowles

Gary has degrees in business administration and marketing, and in his past has been a small business owner, administrative pastor, Bible teacher, capital funds campaign developer, finance teacher and building project manager.

Aaron Dunlop

Aaron Dunlop

Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and Ph.D. from Oregon Health & Science University. His background includes software engineering and research, building statistical models and forecasting systems. He currently works as a research scientist at Nuance Communications. He joined the Friendsview board in 2018 and serves on the board’s finance committee. He enjoys travel and time outdoors in almost any form. He’s also been a part of Friends churches for more than 15 years.

Fred Gregory

Fred Gregory

Fred holds a Bachelor of Science degree from George Fox University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Oregon. He’s served as George Fox University acting president, and as global development director at Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness (Oregon Health & Science University). He’s an executive with more than 50 years of experience in the private, not-for-profit, public, and higher education sectors with a primary career focus in international humanitarian initiatives working in complex humanitarian crises and developing successful long-term strategies for development challenges.

Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson

Jim earned his Bachelor of Science in psychology from George Fox University in 1974 and served as an administrator there for 32 years. Currently, he’s a real estate broker at Berkshire Hathaway Northwest in Newberg and part-time gift officer at George Fox University.

Dennis Lewis

Dennis Lewis

Dennis started Lewis Audio Video in 1981 in Newberg and has served on various community boards over the past 37 years. He joined the Friendsview board in the mid-1980s and currently chairs the personnel committee. He’s married to Heather, a retired NICU nurse, and they have two children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Debby Thomas

Debby Thomas

Debby has her Ph.D. in organizational leadership and has worked as an assistant professor of management at George Fox University, and as a facilitator and coach for leadership training programs at the Professional Development Academy, and at Mind Gym. She spent 10 years as a missionary with Evangelical Friends Mission in Rwanda specializing in holistic community development. Debby and her husband moved back to Newberg with their four children in 2015.

Nancy Almquist

Nancy Almquist

Nancy has a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from George Fox University. She’s a local business owner (sales director) with Mary Kay Cosmetics and serves as an ambassador for the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce, a mentor mom coordinator for Newberg Moms of Preschoolers, a teacher and ministry coordinator for women and children in her church community, and on Northwest Yearly Meeting administrative council. Previously, she worked at George Fox University for nearly 10 years in university and community relations. Nancy and her husband have three grown sons, and they enjoy time with family, which involves travel as their sons all live out of state. She’s particularly interested in other cultures, creative arts, and the outdoors. Her passion is creating pathways for others to find their unique gifts and put them into practice.

Ginny Birky

Ginny Birky

Ginny holds a Ph.D. in education from Oregon State University. She recently retired after 18 years as a professor of education at George Fox University where she taught master’s and doctoral students in education. She previously taught in high schools in Jamaica, Ohio, Colorado, and in Albany, Oregon. Ginny is married to Karl and enjoys hiking, traveling, gardening and hosting guests for meals. She grew up in Indiana and Iowa and attended Mennonite churches. She now worships with Friends. Ginny also served on the board of Hesston College (Kansas) for 12 years and Western Mennonite High School (Oregon) for six years.

Kelley Wong

Kelley has her graduate certificate in biblical studies and a Bachelor of Arts in human services. She spent 25 years in educational and nonprofit advancement. She and her husband, Andy, share a passion for all things international and enjoy traveling and opening their home to the world. Their two adult sons are the pride of their lives. Their Christian faith is central in their lives. They’ve enjoyed years among the Friends community and with other believers. Kelley’s personal delight is celebrating seniors. She also loves to bake, read, garden and host afternoon tea.

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Residents Council

All Friendsview residents are encouraged to participate in shaping the culture and future of our community. Together with the Friendsview board of directors and the executive director and staff, the Residents Council helps balance that support. Our 34 resident-driven committees, funded by the Residents Council, foster active involvement and provide a place of service. On the Residents Council, 14 individuals are authorized to vote on behalf of residents — 10 from area neighborhoods, and four elected officers. However, a total of 25 residents and two staff members regularly attend meetings.

Ron Stansell

Ron Stansell

Resident Council Chair

Ron is a 1965 graduate of George Fox University with a doctoral degree in missiology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He spent 18 years in Bolivia working with the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends missionary, and 25 years as a professor of Bible and missions at George Fox University. Ron and his wife, Carolyn, have three adult daughters and two grandsons. They became residents of Friendsview in 2013, and they hold dear the spiritual life at their local church and the promotion of world missions.

Harold Brown

Harold Brown

Resident Representative to the Board

Harold is a 1959 graduate of George Fox University and earned his Th.M. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1963. He has served the church in pastoral and nonpastoral positions and has held management positions for the State of Oregon, the last 15 years as professional relations officer. Harold is an Oregon native. He married his college sweetheart, Roma, the week after graduation in 1959. They have two sons and two grandchildren. Chuck and Roma became residents of Friendsview in 2009, originally in Springbrook and now in Creekside.

Sam Farmer

Sam Farmer

Resident Representative to the Board
Budget Advisory Council

Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in management of human resources from George Fox University. He has served on the board of directors of United Way of Yamhill County, Newberg Area Chamber of Commerce, George Fox University, Evergreen Family Friendship Services (Shanxi, China), Sword Productions (Manila, Philippines), Quaker Gardens (Stanton, California), and Friendsview retirement community. He also has 40 years of experience in various business management capacities. He and his wife, Dorothy, have been Friendsview residents since 2004. Chuck has served as a resident representative on the Friendsview board finance committee and two terms as chairman of the Friendsview Residents Association.

Chuck Zickefoose

Chuck Zickefoose

Resident Representative to the Board
Budget Advisory Council

Chuck earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwest Nazarene College and a master’s degree from the University of Washington. He’s a retired environmental consultant who managed environmental engineering offices for Brown and Caldwell in Portland and Honolulu. Chuck is an active volunteer with the city of Newberg, Friendsview, and his church. He and his wife, Darlene, have two sons, five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.