Rob Moody, President
Partner in the CPA firm of Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
Rob Moody graduated from Western Washington University with an undergraduate degree in accounting. After receiving his Oregon license as a Certified Public Accountant, Rob spent 15 years in state and local government as an accountant and then as a government finance professional. Rob joined the CPA firm of Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP in 2004 where he is now a partner and leads that firm’s government practice. Rob specializes in accounting, reporting and auditing issues for government and compliance related to Federal funding. His background in government finance allows Rob to bring a strong client service perspective to the audit team. Rob also teaches governmental and not-for-profit accounting at Portland State University, and for the RSM McGladrey Network, a network of CPA firms across the United States. He also is a frequent guest lecturer on topics of governmental finance and accounting at Oregon State University.
Wendy L. Anderson, Secretary
Follow up Advocate, Sexual Assault Victim Services, Community Works of Jackson County
Wendy Anderson has been involved with the SATF since 2002. In addition to being an Appointed Task Force Member, she has served as a Victim Response Committee Member. Wendy began working as a sexual assault advocate volunteer in 1999 in Napa, California. After moving to Medford, Oregon in 2002, she was hired at Community Works as a full-time Sexual Assault Advocate. In addition to providing direct support to victims, she has also provided information and training for community partners. Wendy also co-facilitates a Support Group (SASH) for survivors, with meetings both in Medford and Ashland. Her current position involves following up with survivors and assisting them as their cases move through the legal system. Wendy’s experience as a rape survivor, along with her education in the Administrative Justice and Paralegal fields, gives her a well-rounded perspective on this vital and rewarding work. Wendy is also the recent recipient of a local Soroptimist International group’s nomination for the “Making a Difference For Women Award” for 2009.
Rachel Royston, Treasurer
Tax Auditor, Oregon Department of Revenue
Rachel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting while working full time as a Supervising Precision CNC Machinist for her family’s Salem based machine shop, American Machining and Manufacturing. Upon completion of her degree, she left the family business to pursue her own goals of becoming an Intelligence Analyst for the government. Rachel worked for the Oregon Department of Justice as a Contracts Accountant for 4 years. She has recently accepted a position with the Oregon Department of Revenue as a Tax Auditor where she will gain valuable training and field investigation experience to help her attain her future goals. Coming from the private sector, she brings a fresh perspective, a knack for making efficiencies in government processes and has built a reputation for being resourceful, dependable and a forward thinker. She hopes to bring these skills to the SATF and become a positive contributor to its mission. In addition to being the newly appointed Treasurer of the board for the SATF, she is also a current board member for the Oregon State Fiscal Association (OSFA). She lives in Keizer with her husband and 16 month old son.
Executive Director, Transition Projects, Inc.
Doreen Binder is the Executive Director of Transition Projects, the primary provider of shelter and emergency services for homeless, single adults in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. The Board of Directors of Transition Projects named Ms. Binder Executive Director in 1995. She previously served as Deputy Director and Interim Director. Ms. Binder was hired at Transition Projects to create and design Jean’s Place, the city’s first transitional facility specifically built for homeless women in Portland. Since joining Transition Projects, Ms. Binder has been responsible for building three of the five shelter/housing projects operated by the agency. She is currently working on a new $48 million dollar community/housing project which will be a landmark building in the city of Portland. The building will hold a 90 bed men’s shelter, a resource access center, administrative offices and 130 units of permanent housing. Before joining the staff at Transition Projects, Ms. Binder served for nine years as Executive Director of Coos County Women’s Crisis Service in Coos Bay. Her public service includes a two year term as Task Force Chair of the National Coalition against Domestic Violence; a member of the Family Services Review Commission for the State of Oregon since 1994; Board Representative for the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse and committee co-chair for the State Domestic Violence Council. Ms. Binder was also responsible for organizing and facilitating the Coos County Domestic Violence Council. Ms. Binder attended Southwestern Oregon Community College, and Haifa University in Israel. She has a degree in Business Administration. Ms. Binder has lived in Oregon since 1975 and is originally from Chicago Illinois.
Jessica Mindlin, JD
National Director of Training and Technical Assistance for the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC)
Jessica Mindlin, Esq., is the National Director of Training and Technical Assistance for the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the nation’s legal response to rape and sexual assault. The VRLC provides free legal representation to sexual assault survivors in Massachusetts, and legal technical assistance on sexual assault issues nationally. Before joining the VRLC, Jessica was Senior Staff Attorney for NCVLI and a co-instructor for the crime victim rights clinic at Lewis and Clark Law School. She has also served as the statewide Support Unit Attorney for the Oregon Law Center and Legal Aid Services of Oregon, Coordinator of the Oregon Supreme Court-Oregon State Bar Task Force on Gender Fairness, and Legal Access Project Director for the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Prior to law school, Jessica worked as a rape victim advocate, a counselor and legal advocate for battered women, a counselor for runaway youth, and a waitress. Jessica graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Law, where she was an Associate Editor of the Washington Law Review. She is the Co-Editor in Chief of the VRLC’s national practice manual, Beyond the Justice System: Using the Law to Help Restore the Lives of Sexual Assault Vicitms (A Practical Guide for Attorneys and Advocates), the co-author and Editor of “Rights and Remedies: Meeting the Civil Legal Needs of Sexual Violence Survivors,” and author of “Child Sexual Abuse and Criminal Statutes of Limitation: A Model For Reform,” 65 Wash. L.Rev.(1990), among other publications. She serves on the Advisory Council of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the Advisory Board of NEW Leadership Oregon, and the Editorial Board of the Sexual Assault Report. Jessica was a founding member of CounterQuo, a national campaign to change the status quo on how we examine and respond to sexual assault.
Rev. Dr. Karen Wood
Chaplain at Willamette University
The Rev. Dr. Karen Wood graduated from Brown University, and holds a masters and doctoral degree in constructive theology from Harvard University. She has taught and served in a number of institutions of higher education, and directed national and international programs in interreligious and intergroup dialogue while serving as a program associate at the National Conference for Community and Justice in New York City. Following a number of years as Dean for Student Life at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Karen relocated to Portland, where she served as Dean of Students at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine before becoming Associate Chaplain at Willamette University. Her work at Willamette is focused upon helping students identify their values, commitments and passions in order to create lives of meaning and purpose.