Meet our Board of Directors

As a nonprofit, Chintimini Wildlife Center is overseen by a Board of Directors. The Board provides governance and financial oversight, and partners with staff leadership to determine a strategy for furthering Chintimini’s mission. Board Officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary) are elected by the Board on an annual basis.

Interested in joining our Board of Directors? See our Board Member Interest Form to learn more and apply.

Gregory Gasic, Ph.D.; President

Greg is a retired neuroscientist, journal editor, and Harvard Medical School Faculty Member. He has served on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Juan March Foundation (Madrid), and the Medical Research Council Unit (Leicester, UK). Greg assists with program design and evaluation, and fundraising.

James Bowden, Vice President

James’ passion for protecting wildlife has led him to volunteer with the Knoxville Zoo, Des Moines Zoo, Oregon Coast Aquarium, and the Iowa Raptor Project before finding a long-term position at CWC. His vast experience at other centers like ours provides a unique perspective on how to improve and expand our facilities. Further, he brings the critical lens of our on-the-ground volunteers to the CWC Board of Directors.

Margaret Livesay, Secretary

Maggie has worked for OSU Extension Service with both youth and adults for 22 years (1997-2019) as a groundwater quality educator and 4-H youth development faculty member. She has extensive experience providing educational programs and high-quality resources to support youth and adult learning. Her area of expertise is in environmental education both in-school, after school, clubs and community outreach programs. She brings to Chintimini her vast experience in youth and adult education in environmental and animal sciences, and administrative experience.

Leslie Witt, CPA; Treasurer

Leslie Witt of Witt Consulting has over twenty-five years of experience in the accounting and financial services industry. Deeply rooted with an accounting and tax compliance background, Leslie serves as the chief financial officer for several companies, as well as a tax partner for the firm to handle both business and personal tax returns. She is a licensed CPA in California and Oregon. Leslie’s wealth of financial knowledge is helpful in guiding the Board to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities.

Peter Banwarth

Peter is an epidemiologist with Benton County Health Department. He grew up in the Willamette Valley and brings an interest in protecting native wildlife and habitats and increasing access to nature for members of the community.

Kathi Franklin

Kathi began volunteering at Chintimini Wildlife Center since 2002. She has worked with the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife on the salmon spawning project for twelve years. Her experience working in wildlife conservation and her connections with ODFW help Chintimini to maintain strong connections with State agencies and align ourselves with current conservation priorities.

Chrissy Lucas-Woodruff

Chrissy coordinates statewide outreach programs on groundwater and small farms education with Oregon State University Extension Service. She has a BS in Animal Science, Chemistry, and Agriculture Education from OSU and has done graduate work in Agricultural Teacher Education, also at OSU. Chrissy is a tireless contributor to CWC’s fundraising efforts, particularly the annual silent auction. Additionally, her expertise with wells and septic systems is instrumental in guiding CWC’s maintenance and facilities work. She has experience and strong relationships in the farming community, which have been instrumental in shaping our work to help local farmers implement non-lethal predator deterrents.

Angela Reploeg

Bio coming soon!

Jeanie Stuntzner

Jeanie, a Marion County resident, is currently a procurement and contracts specialist with the State of Oregon.  She brings a lifelong passion for raptors and preserving their habitats to her service to Chintimini as an animal care volunteer and a board member.

Tracey Yee

Bio coming soon!