Camp Yakety Yak Board of Directors
Cynthia has been an Advisory Board Member since 2016 and became the Board President in 2019. Cynthia was involved in the field of victim services for over 25 years and served clients directly as well as being an administrator of state and federal grant funds and leader in the formation and implementation of public policy at the Oregon Department of Justice. Cynthia also served several years as a Legislative Coordinator for the Department of Human Services and now works as the Director of Data, Operations and Grant Management at the Department of Education. In addition to her work with Camp Yakety Yak, Cynthia serves on the Advisory Board for the National Crime Victim Law Institute and on the Advisory Committee for the Department of Corrections Facilitated Dialogue Program. She is a longtime member of the Willamette Master Chorus.
Cynthia and her husband John live in Salem and have three spirited children who attend Camp Yakety Yak. This is their 9th year as campers.
Jill has been leading educational programs, improvements, teams, and projects for over fifteen years. She started out in financial services, earned an MBA, and then transitioned into education with Amplify Learning, where she partnered with districts and educators across the country using digital literacy and math programs to improve learning outcomes
She has been an independent consultant in Oregon for the past 10 years and has held roles at Portland Public Schools, including Director in System Planning and Performance. Jill lives in Lake Oswego with her husband and two girls.
Andrew has just recently joined the Board this year. He has one nine year old son who has been attending camp for the three years, and has worked in IT for his entire career. Andrew lives in Tualatin with his son and learned about the camp from a friend from his son's preschool and after a wonderful first year there he was eager to help out however he could.
Shannon Chollman Gleason comes to the board as a camp parent and a community leader. Mom of 4 campers, 2 with special needs and 2 neurotypical, Shannon and her children have loved being involved with CYY for the past 6 years.
Shannon serves in leadership roles for area service organizations including Young Mens Service League and National Charity League. As a business woman, Shannon leads a nationwide personal growth coaching business, assisting thousands in achieving health in body, mindset, finances, faith and community... all from her home office in Lake Oswego.
As a former educator, Shannon also has a great appreciation and sense of making learning fun and working with kids of all abilities.