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.

Chrissy Lucas-Woodruff, President

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. Her expertise with wells and septic systems are 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.

Gregory Gasic, Ph.D.; Vice 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.

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.

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.

James Bowden

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.

Stacey Dean, MD

Stacey attended college at Colorado University and medical school at CU in Denver. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Chief Residency in Medicine. He then practiced Internal Medicine/Cardiology in Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho – running the ICU’s in both. Stacey retired to Corvallis and has worked at Chintimini as a volunteer bird handler, and a board member.

Havilah Green

Havilah works at P51 Labs, Inc., a local marketing consulting firm. She puts her expertise to work to ensure that Chintimini’s educational programs and fundraising events are well-known in the community.