Meet Friendsview’s Leaders

Senior Administrative Leadership Team (SALT)

Todd Engle
Executive Director

Year started at Friendsview:
2012 as executive director,
2004 as health service administrator

  • Professional background/credentials: Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Willamette University, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree and Certificate in Servant Leadership from Gonzaga University, licensed nursing home administrator, assisted living administrator
  • Personal fact: I am a spouse, parent, grandparent and avid gardener.

Dave Hampton
Chief Financial Officer

Year started at Friendsview:
2013 as CFO,
2002 as member of the board of directors

  • Professional background/credentials: director of finance at Twin Rocks Friends Camp, finance director of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church, background as a bank officer
  • Personal Fact: My grandparents, parents and both sisters have been residents at Friendsview. I enjoy spending time with my grandkids and camping.

Frank Engle, Jr.
Residency Planning Director

Year started at Friendsview: 1999

  • Professional background/credentials: Bachelor of Arts from George Fox University, Boise State University; Master of Arts from Portland Seminary
  • Personal fact: I enjoy skiing, biking and Pacific Northwest history. My mother is a resident at Friendsview. [And, to avoid confusion, Todd Engle, executive director, and Frank are not related!]

Kathy Watson
Health Services Director

Year started at Friendsview:
2018 as health services director,
2015 as member of the board of directors

  • Professional background/credentials: Health and Human Services program director with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Social Work from George Fox University, master’s in Ministry Leadership from Portland Seminary, Residential Care Administrator certification
  • Personal fact: I love to be outdoors. My husband and I purchased kayaks recently, and we are really enjoying exploring Oregon by waterway.

Nisi Ségor
Human Resources Director

Year started at Friendsview: 2012

  • Professional background/credentials: PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, master’s in Human Development, SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
  • Personal fact: I enjoy hiking, camping, and meditation.

Tim Towers
Facilities Director

Year started at Friendsview: 2018

  • Professional background/credentials: Construction superintendent, journeyman carpenter, electrical design drafting education
  • Personal fact: I am a father of four sons and enjoy the outdoors, fishing, hunting, kayaking.

Kathryn Saunders
Community Life Director

Year started at Friendsview: 2013

  • Professional background/credentials: Bachelor of Social Work degree from George Fox University, Master of Social Work from University of New England, residential care administrator, activity director
  • Personal fact: I have over 12 years of barista and coffee experience. My husband and I currently manage the coffee shop at our church. I also teach at George Fox University as an adjunct.

Jennifer Pack
Dining Services Director

Year started at Friendsview: 2018

  • Professional background/credentials: honors graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute of Portland, 16 years of K-12 school nutrition services, 6 years of higher education food service management
  • Personal fact: I am a mother of three grown children, am married to my best friend, and live in Estacada on my grandparents’ small farm. I love to garden and work around the yard.

Friendsview Board of Directors

Lisa McMinn
Board Chair

  • Professional background/credentials: a sociologist with a PhD who taught undergrads for 20 years after working in nursing (particularly home health) as an RN for 10 years
  • Personal fact: Married to Mark, we live at Fern Creek, a small orchard and berry farm we tend outside of Newberg. We have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and six grandchildren.

Mark Ankeny

  • Professional background/credentials: currently vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from George Fox University; Master of Science in Education from Portland State University; Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Policy and Management from University of Oregon
  • Personal fact: I have been married to Becky for 43 years; we have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandkids.

Allyn Brown

  • Professional background/credentials: a retired attorney, opened his law practice in Newberg in 1970. His firm is now known as BROWN, TARLOW, BRIDGES & PALMER PC. Since 1983 the law firm has continually served as Friendsview’s local legal counsel; he is a member of the board’s finance committee.
  • Personal fact: I am a widower with two daughters and four grandchildren who all live in the Portland Metro area. I have been a lifetime member of St Michaels/San Miguel Episcopal Church of Newberg.

Gary Cowles

  • Professional background/credentials: degrees in Business Administration and Marketing; past small business owner, administrative pastor, Bible teacher, capital funds campaign developer, finance teacher, and building project manager

Aaron Dunlop

  • Professional background/credentials: bachelor’s degree from Willamette University; PhD from Oregon Health & Science University; background in software engineering and research, building statistical models and forecasting systems; currently working as a research scientist at Nuance Communications. He joined the Friendsview board in 2018 and serves on the board’s finance committee.
  • Personal fact: I enjoy travel and time outdoors in almost any form. I have been a part of Friends churches for more than 15 years.

Fred Gregory

  • Professional background/credentials: Bachelor of Science degree from George Fox University and Master of Science from University of Oregon; George Fox University acting president (January-April 2019); Global Development Director (part time), Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness (Oregon Health & Science University); executive with more than 50 years of experience in the private, not-for-profit, public, and higher education sectors; primary career focus in international humanitarian initiatives working in complex humanitarian crisis and in developing successful long-term strategies for development challenges. He has successfully developed self-sustaining national development organizations; in addition to headquarters executive leadership, he is well-versed in the daily operations of field programs including project management, financial management, personnel management, assessment, sub-grant management, program evaluation, and reporting. He has extensive experience representing organizations in complex environments including building fruitful and positive relationships with governments in Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Vietnam, China, and Bangladesh. He has successfully managed programs funded by U.S. Department of State, United States Agency for International Development, United Nations, European Union, and private donors. He served as United States Peace Corps country director in Uzbekistan and Bangladesh.

Jim Jackson

  • Professional background/credentials: Bachelor of Science in Psychology from George Fox University in 1974; 32-year administrator at George Fox University; currently real estate broker at Berkshire Hathaway Northwest in Newberg and part-time gift officer at George Fox University

Dennis Lewis

  • Professional background/credentials: started Lewis Audio Video in 1981 in Newberg; served on various community boards in Newberg over the past 37 years. He joined the Friendsview board in the mid to late 80’s and currently chairs the personnel committee.
  • Personal fact: I am married to Heather, a retired NICU Nurse; we have two children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Jennifer Perez

  • Professional background/credentials: received her CPA license after graduating from Biola University in California and spending eight years with Capin Crouse LLP, a firm that specializes in Christian organizations; has worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations
  • Personal fact: My family of six attends Mountainside Communion, a Nazarene church in Monrovia, California.

Debby Thomas

  • Professional background/credentials: PhD in Organizational Leadership; assistant professor of management at George Fox University; facilitator and coach for leadership training programs at the Professional Development Academy and at Mind Gym
  • Personal fact: I spent ten years as a missionary with Evangelical Friends Mission in Rwanda specializing in holistic community development; my husband and I moved back to Newberg with our four children in 2015.

Nancy Almquist

  • Professional background/credentials: bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from George Fox University; local business owner (sales director) with Mary Kay Cosmetics; 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 worked at George Fox University for nearly 10 years in university and community relations and office of spiritual life
  • Personal fact: My husband and I have three grown sons, two of which are married. I enjoy time with family, which involves travel as they all live out of state. I am particularly interested in other cultures, creative arts, and the outdoors. My passion is creating pathways for others to find their unique gifts and put them into practice.

Ginny Birky

  • Professional background/credentials: PhD in Education from Oregon State University; recently retired after 18 years as professor of education at George Fox University where she taught master’s and doctoral level students in education; previously taught at the high school level in Jamaica, Ohio, Colorado, and in Albany, Oregon
  • Personal fact: I am married to Karl and enjoy hiking, traveling, gardening, and hosting guests for meals. I grew up in Indiana and Iowa and attended Mennonite churches. We now worship with Friends. I served on the board of Hesston College (Kansas) for 12 years and Western Mennonite High School (Oregon) for 6 years.

Kelley Wong

  • Professional background/credentials: graduate certificate in Biblical Studies; BA in Human Services. Twenty-five years in educational and nonprofit advancement including annual, large gift, and major event fundraising; capital and legacy gifts; association board relations; corporate sponsorships; grant writing; staff management; newsletter writing; budget oversight; volunteer coordination; and creative meeting and event planning.
  • Personal fact: While at George Fox University, I married Andy Wong in 1987. Sharing a passion for all things international, we enjoy travel and opening our home to the world. Our two adult sons are the pride of our lives. Our Christian faith is central in our lives. We’ve enjoyed years among the Friends community and with other believers. My personal delight is celebrating seniors. I also love to bake, read, garden, and host Afternoon Tea.

Residents’ Council

A three-legged stool analogy may best define the role of Friendsview’s Residents’ Council, our Residents’ Association governing body. Together with the Friendsview Board of Directors and the Executive Director and staff, we balance and support our community. Our thirty-four resident-driven committees, funded by Residents’ Council, foster active involvement and provide a place of service. On the Residents’ Council, fourteen individuals are authorized to vote on behalf of residents, ten from area neighborhoods and the four elected officers. However, a total of twenty-five residents and two staff regularly attend meetings.

Darlene Zickefoose
Resident Council Chair

  • Professional background/credentials: worked for years as an educator, counselor, and administrator; holds a doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision and currently serves as an adjunct at George Fox University; former Peace Corps volunteer.
  • Personal fact: I am married to Chuck and adopted his two sons. I have served on National Board of Assistance League, a national nonprofit organization. My interests include collecting glass and enjoying time with family.

Ron Stansell
Resident Council Vice Chair

  • Professional background/credentials: 1965 graduate of George Fox University, doctoral degree in Missiology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends missionary in Bolivia for 18 years, George Fox University professor of Bible and missions for 25 years
  • Personal fact: My wife, Carolyn, and I have three adult daughters and two grandsons. We became residents of Friendsview in 2013. The spiritual life of our local church and the promotion of world missions are important to us.


Harold Brown
Resident Representative to the Board

  • Professional background/credentials: 1959 graduate of George Fox University; ThM degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, 1963; served the church in pastoral and non-pastoral positions; and held management positions for the State of Oregon, the last 15 years as professional relations officer
  • Personal fact: An Oregon native, I married my college sweetheart, Roma, the week after graduation in 1959; we have two sons and two grandchildren. My wife and I became residents of Friendsview in 2009, originally in Springbrook and now in Creekside.

Sam Farmer
Resident Representative to the Board
Budget Advisory Council

  • Professional background/credentials: Bachelor of Arts degree in Management of Human Resources from George Fox University; 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; and forty years in various business management capacities
  • Personal fact: My wife, Dorothy, and I have been Friendsview residents since 2004. I have served as a resident representative on the Friendsview board finance committee and two terms as chairman of the Friendsview Residents’ Association.


Chuck Zickefoose
Resident Representative to the Board
Budget Advisory Council

  • Professional background/credentials: bachelor’s degree from Northwest Nazarene College and a master’s degree from the University of Washington; a retired environmental consultant who managed environmental engineering offices for Brown and Caldwell in Portland and Honolulu
  • Personal fact: I live at Friendsview and am active in volunteer activities with the City of Newberg, Friendsview Retirement Community, and my church. Married to Darlene, we have two sons, five grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren