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.
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)
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Marcia received her Master of Science in Nursing from Pace University in New York, and her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from George Fox University. She has been an Assistant Professor of Nursing at George Fox University since 2015, and worked as a Registered Nurse, primarily in the field of Pediatrics, for 30 years prior to teaching nursing at GFU. She’s been married to her husband Bruce for nearly 30 years and they have four children, two of whom are married. They currently have two grandsons and are expecting their third grandson soon. They love spending time with their children and grandchildren.
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 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 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 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.
Steve started life in Newberg, Oregon and attended all his elementary and high school years in Brookings, Oregon. His higher education years were completed at George Fox University and the University of Oregon. His bachelor’s degree was in History, and he received certification for teaching at the secondary level. His master’s degree was completed in Geography and History. He taught at the high school level for 12 years, and was also Head Coach for Track and Field and Assistant coach in Football and Basketball during that time. In 1986, he moved to Newberg with his wife Diana and their two children to begin a career in the investment and life insurance industry. He is currently working with clients through Mass Mutual managing investments and financial planning, and Diana is the best Grandma on earth.
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.
As a lifelong Quaker, Dwight attended George Fox College (now George Fox University, GFU) from 1963-1967, where he met and married his wife, Patti. He attended graduate school in Zoology at Oregon State University. He served in Christian higher education at Warner Pacific College (now WPU) for 17 years as department chair of the Science Department. In 1994 he joined the Biology Department at GFU. He “retired” in 2011 as Professor Emeritus, Biology, but still teaches two courses. All five of his siblings graduated from GFU and his three children all attended/graduated from GFU. He is convinced that George Fox University and Friendsview are part of God’s work in the world.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Susan has been active in several careers since her 1960 graduation from Wheaton College (Illinois) with a bachelor of science degree. She taught middle school math; helped develop and manage Tilikum, a retreat center and camp; worked as bookkeeper for a small nonprofit; served as administrative assistant and proofreader at Barclay Press; and continues freelance proofreading. She and Gary moved to Friendsview in 2013 and will celebrate 60 years of marriage in 2020. They have three married children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She also enjoys cooking, music, reading, time outdoors, involvement in their Friends church, and hosting groups/friends/family at their Meadow Way home.
Kathy was born and raised in and around New York City. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s at University of Oregon. She worked for the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Bureau of Governmental Research and Service and the City of Springfield, Oregon. In 1989, she became the City Finance Director of the City of Newberg and retired in 2006. She serves on the Yamhill County Investment Committee, the Newberg Kiwanis Club, Newberg City Club, PEO, and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, along with being active in Friendsview’s Springbrook Meadows neighborhood. Kathy has been married to Nick for over 45 years, has two married children and four grandchildren.