ARC Board of Directors
April 2022 – March 2024
Dave Robison, Board President
Dave Robison is Chief Operating Officer at Southern Oregon Goodwill. Over the last 13 years Dave has served in several different capacities for Goodwill organizations in Kennewick, WA; Eugene, OR; and Medford, OR. He is passionate about Goodwill’s mission of providing employment opportunities to those with challenging life circumstances. The joy that comes from seeing others grow and succeed is also what has drawn him to the ARC, where he has served on the Board of Directors since summer of 2020 and became Board President in April 2022. Dave also serves on the Rogue Valley Communities Active in Disaster (RV COAD) Steering Committee.
Carrie Borgen, President-Elect
Carrie Borgen joined ACCESS as Executive Director in 2020, bringing with 20 years experience leading nonprofit healthcare organizations through significant growth, successful financial turnarounds, program transformations, mergers and acquisitions, and system and business integration. Self-motivated, strategically focused, and results-oriented with proven skills in innovation, Carrie describes herself as strategy and planning focused, with project management skills and strong business relationships as the keys to success.
Paula Lawson, Secretary
Paula Lawson has more than 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector and has been a part of the Quantum Innovations team since 2004. She joined the company as employee number 3 and has been instrumental in the growth to the current 94 employees. As with most start-ups, she worked in various roles over the years – accounting, personnel, shipping/receiving/inventory, purchasing, customer support. She is currently serving on the corporate leadership team and as manager of the Manufacturing Operations team. Paula also volunteers her time with local groups. She was a board member on the Oregon Employer Council and is currently a neighborhood coordinator with the Medford Food Project, co-chair for the Rogue Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, and a member of ARC’s Board of Directors.
Larissa Mejia-Medina, BSN, RN
Larissa Mejia-Medina is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2011, she has been working at Rogue Community Health for almost 9 years. Presently, as their Quality Improvement Nurse Director. Larissa has been a resident of the Rogue Valley since the age of 11 and is passionate about delivering high quality, compassionate care to all our community members. As well as helping to reduce health disparities, health cost and barriers to care without compromising integrity or quality. Currently, Larissa serves as a board member of the Jackson County Health Advisory Board and a Board Member of the Kids Unlimited Academy White City Charter School.
Chief Justin Ivens
Justin Ivens was named Medford Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police in 2021, after serving the department for more than 26 years. Starting as a community service officer in 1995, he was promoted to Patrol Officer and then advanced to Major Crimes Detective where he was instrumental in helping form the Oregon Homicide Investigators Association. After 14 years of service as a Detective, Justin was promoted to Sergeant then Lieutenant and most recently to Deputy Chief. Throughout his time with MPD, he has played an active role in the training and mentoring of future leaders within the department.
Suz Montemayor is the Human Resource Manager and Accountant for John A Warekois CPA LLC. She possesses a unique combination of work experience including diverse businesses and community organizations – both private and non-profit – in multiple industries across Southern Oregon. She serves on the Board of Directors for Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Workforce Readiness and Treasurer, Southern Oregon Employers Council (SOEC), Vice President. Former board member of Rogue Workforce Partnership (RWP) and Job Council Budget Committee.
Chief Scott Logue
Chief Scott Logue has been the Central Point Chief of Police since 2023. He grew up in Southern Oregon and graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1995. He studied Criminology while attending Southern Oregon University on a basketball scholarship. Chief Logue earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminology from SOU.
Chief Logue was hired by the City of Central Point Police Department in 2002. During his employment with the Central Point Police Department, Chief Logue has held the position of Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Corporal, Task Force Officer, Lieutenant, and Captain. Chief Logue holds a Management Certificate from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and has over 2,200 training hours.
Deputy City Manager Kelly Madding assists the Medford City Manager in administering the affairs of city government. She works to coordinate City Council agenda priorities and supports the City’s department leaders to fulfill the vision set by the Mayor and City Council. Kelly has previously served as the Development Services Director for Jackson County and was the City Manager for Ashland, Talent and Rogue River.
Cass Sinclair is the Executive Director of Opportunities for Housing, Resources, and Assistance, Inc. (OHRA). Cass brings 30 years of diverse experience working in private, not-for-profit, and government sectors serving our most vulnerable and highest needs community members. Her strengths lie in leadership, innovation, strategy, operations, growth management and change management. Cass has a Master of Business Administration (MBA).