Meet your board


Executive Team


MARY EDMEADES of Albina Bank, Co-Chair –

Mary Edmeades is a life long resident of the Rockwood area, graduate of Centennial High School and huge community advocate.  “It’s just time to start re-engaging with this special community that I have called home for forever.”

Mary is the Market Manager for Albina Community Bank.  Her office is in the Pearl District, and it has been for over 11 years. Mary knows all about the challenges of taking a community through the ‘renisaance’ of rebuilding.  “Let’s get started!”

Mary is still impressed with the many graduates that are still in this community.  It inspires her to ensure the community restores itself to the thriving community it once was.

ROSEANNE ZALES of Roseannes’ Salon, Secretary –

Roseanne grew up in New Jersey (a true Jersey Girl).  She decided to head west! (we think she chose Oregon so she could continue to have someone else pump her gas) So she moved here with her son Chris to the East County area of Portland back  in 1986. Roseanne attended Mount Hood Community College where she received her degree in Cosmetology.

Roseanne decided to open up her own salon which was originally located at 176th & Stark for 5 years.  She then found herself landing on 181st near Glisan which  has been her destiny for the last 13 years.  Roseanne cares strongly for her community and is a regular volunteer for her church and other churches for whatever help is needed.  She has been able to reach out to battered women and strongly supports the fight for Human Trafficking.  Roseanne also participates with the Gresham Citizen Advisory Committee.  Roseanne cares about what happens in the Rockwood area more than anyone knows…her heart truly beats alongside the heart of Rockwood.

PAUL DRECHSLER of Bank of the West, Treasurer  –

OPEN POSITION – Information Officer –

Board Members at Large

Chad WithrowNorthwest Enforcement

Ricardo LopezHuman Solutions

Steve Hopkins – Rockwood Property Owner

Venancio FloressDon Pedro’s Restaurant

Benjamin Zaldana – Zaldana Consulting

RBC Board Advisors

Bess Wills – Gresham Ford

Lori Stegmann – Lori Stegmann Insurance

Alison Hart – Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce