Women’s Leadership Board Members
Past WLC Co-President
Treasurer/Finance & Sponsorship Chair
Moneeka Settles is the Program Coordinator for the Innovation and Leadership degree at Southern Oregon University. She teaches both Intercultural Communication and Organizational Communication at S.O.U. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University. She has advocated for and taught many young women how to best understand how their voices are used in the classroom and the workplace.
Past WLC Co-President
Rhonda Klug is the Head of Community Relations Manager of at Harry & David where she began her career 20 years ago. She serves as the company’s ambassador for the brand working directly with top-level executives for internal and external communications. Rhonda holds a double AA in Business/Corporate Communications and Accounting and Computer Science. She’s an Oregon native who believes in higher education and continues to further her career taking college courses and various workshops. Rhonda has served as the Co-President, Conference Chair, VP of Conference and Marketing Chair for the Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC).
Rhonda enjoys volunteering her time to SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) in the Rogue Valley, providing reading support and mentorship to children Pre-K thru third grade. She has a passion for philanthropy and works with the local non-profits to build upon meaningful relationships that impact the community.
Her dedication to her two sons and her husband, who also works at Harry & David, is a source of great pride and joy. She also adores her pets, enjoys outdoor activities and the beautiful Southern Oregon landscape. She has a love for food & wine and an overall enthusiastic lover of life. Cheers!
Treasurer and Finance Chair/Sponsorship Program
Deborah Jones is Fiscal Coordinator-2 for Business Services Department at Southern Oregon University. Her job role focus is to support the mission of all campus divisions/departments through financial reporting, verifying data integrity, and re-aligning process flows on all levels for finance and administration. She provides fiscal administrative support to the Controller for the university’s comprehensive financial programs and oversight of special projects, facilitating finance system module conversions, training others, and web-site editing. As a community volunteer, Debbie has chaired or participated on many committees over the years. Her education focus is Business Administration and she has B.S. in Innovation and Leadership (SOU-2016), which focuses on organizational structure, business and administrative operations, digital media, leadership and all facets of communication.
Dana Keller currently works as the Director of Food & Beverage for Neuman Hotel Group. She prides herself in exceptional customer service and attention to detail. Dana originally graduated from the California Culinary Academy with Honors to pursue her passion for creating fine food. Dana has been in the hospitality industry in Southern Oregon for over 25 years. Originally, a California native, Dana moved to the Rogue Valley in 1994 to follow her dreams, open a restaurant and start a family. Now she enjoys interacting with clients and helping them to realize their own vision. Whether it is an intimate wedding, holiday party, or large multi – day Conference, Dana loves the process of putting plans into action and turning ideas into reality.
Dana loves spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys nature, hiking, yoga, art, fine food and wine. Dana believes that life is about making it happen and enjoying the process.
Michelle Wilson has worked in the Rogue Valley for the last 14 years and is currently the Wellness Program Manager at La Clinica. Her past experience includes serving as Development Manager for Foundation and Individual Giving at La Clinica, Development Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center, serving on the Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference planning committee, and providing grant writing and organizational development consulting to several nonprofit organizations through her business, Wellspring Consulting.
Tiffany is the Founder and CEO of DISR Group a Marketing & Development Firm located here in the Rogue Valley, as well as, the Program Coordinator for Southern Oregon Universities’ Professional Development Department.
Over the last 20 years, Tiffany has owned two small businesses and worked in marketing, finance, hospitality, education and healthcare. In that time, Tiffany has held executive leadership positions in the areas of; business development, event creation/management, strategic planning, program design, service excellence training, culture creation, employee engagement, staff and leadership development.
Tiffany is passionate about driving initiatives that create sustainable results benefiting everyone in an organization. She enjoys building relationships, sharing ideas, empowering potential and leading by example — while always remaining flexible and maintaining a sense of humor under pressure.
Simone Stewart is the Marketing and Box Office Manager of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.
A Marketing Technologist since 2009, Simone also worked in the adult beverage industry as a Wine Buyer and in wine/beer sales for an international importer/distributor from 2006-2009. Simone was a small business owner of an antiques and consignment store in Ashland, OR from 1999-2002; and was a Computer Repair Technician at the Geek Squad and Technology Operations Manager of a computer tech company prior to being hired in her ‘dream career’ of Arts Marketing.
Simone has served as a City of Medford Arts Commissioner since 2014; and served as the Chair of the Arts Commission from 2016-2019. She is the current Board Secretary for the Talent, Oregon Chamber of Commerce DBA the Talent Business Alliance. She has held a position on the board of directors of Film Southern Oregon since 2015, and has served as a Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador since 1996; and served as the Ambassadors Committee Chair from 1998-2000. Simone was the Chair of the Ashland Chamber Ambassadors from 200-2002. Simone serves as a Union Steward for the SEIU Local 503 chapter at SOU. She is the current Southern Oregon University Representative on the board of Oregon Women in Higher Education.
Simone holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley and is an MBA candidate at SOU.
In addition to her career as an Arts Marketer and currently serving on several non-profit boards and city commissions, Simone is a professional theatre/television/film Actor with over 70 roles performed; and more performances to come.