Board of Trustees

Mike Donovan


Mike is the Director of the Ephrata Food Bank, and former manager of Oasis Park and Rimrock Meadows.  He brings a strong business background to the ESC, as well as access to an unmatched professional network in Ephrata. 

Carol Hampton


Carol is a former Director of the ESC.  She is a life-long resident of Ephrata and brings to the Board a wealth of institutional history and community connections.

Vicki Edwards


Vicki Edwards moved to Ephrata in 2013 to care for her parents. She spent the previous 30 years in Spokane at Hollister-Stier Labs. Vicki worked as a consultant to doctors and nurses, helping them understand and use allergy and immunology drugs developed by Hollister-Stier.  Vicki is also Office Manager at the Center.

Larry Mitson


Larry has a stellar career background in banking and was the bank president of Grant Bank. He served in a similar capacity at Home Bank—in Spokane and Ephrata—before that bank was acquired by Washington Mutual.

Rod Arbuckle

!st Vice Chair

Rod recently retired from a 36 year career as an electrician and supervisor at ConAgra/Lamb Weston.  His skills have been invaluable as we deal with building upkeep—and personnel management— at both the Center and the Thrift Store.

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Guy Driver


Guy has acted as the President of the local HAM's club for two years and served as the director of the Issaquah Farmer's Market during its first two years.  Over the years, he has learned to listen to other's first before responding, which he says can be of great value when working with others.  He would like to help the ESC maintain its current level of success and make improvements where possible.

Rick Halstead


Rick brings with him 25 years of supervisory experience to the board, 15 of them were held with the irrigation district.  He sat on the Executive Board where he helped negotiate 4 major multi-year contracts for the district.  While working on a farm he also operated his own business.  He says he is reasonable, hard-working, and fair and that such traits could be of worth on the board.  He aims to bring new ideas for the betterment of a great organization.

Cheryl Jackson

2nd Vice Chair and Secretary

Cheryl has experience as a director for Hosanna Preschool.  As a director she managed and oversaw employees, schedules, and curriculum.  During her time at the ESC, she has worked as a manager, handled money as a front office aid, and fundraising.  With her unique viewpoint she will bring insight as an employee, volunteer, and member whioloves the ESC and wants to help it improve.

Rafael Gomez


Rafael has used his long experience in facilities security—at Columbia Basin Hospital and Big Bend Community College—to plan and operationalize safety and security equipment and processes at both the ESC and the ESC Thrift Store.

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Mary Chambers

Alternate Trustee

Mary brings expertise to the Board from both her years as a teacher at Yaquina Christian School in Newport Oregon, and as Office Manager at Sam’s Tire Service in Tacoma.

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