Women’s Leadership Board Members
Treasurer/Finance & Sponsorship Chair
Community Liason Chair
Rhonda Klug is the Community Relations Manager of Harry & David where she began her career 30 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 VP of Conference and Marketing Chair for the Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) and is the 2018 Conference Chair.
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!
Stacey Derrig currently works for Southern Oregon University (SOU) as an Academic Advisor and in Business Outreach. She helps students maneuver through college to complete their degree and connect SOU to the local businesses collaboratively within the community. This includes planning events such as the Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC), Career Transformations, Business Resource Fair and the Welcome Back Bash. Involved with WLC since 2013, Stacey has served on the logistics, and conference content committees and was the 2017 WLC Conference President.
As a very active person, she enjoys her cabin in the wilderness with her husband where they like to hike and enjoy the peaceful outdoors. Stacey has traveled all around the world to snow ski and scuba dive. She’s helicoptered to a hut in the Selkirk mountains in Canada with 16 other women, where they hiked and skied 5,000 vertical feet a day on glaciers.
Debbie Martin is the controller for Adroit Construction Company, Incorporated located in Ashland, Oregon. She began her construction accounting career with a Medford plumbing company and joined Adroit Construction in 1990. She was hired for the accounts payable department, which was a new position. Her attention to detail, willingness to perform whatever tasks are asked of her and dedication to the job provided opportunities to expand her knowledge and take on additional duties.
She first attended the Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) in 2013. It was an excellent opportunity to network with other women in the Valley, some performing the same job within other companies while also expanding her knowledge of what the Women’s Leadership Conference offered. She joined the WLC logistics team in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and is currently the board Secretary.
Outside of work she enjoys family time – any day, anywhere, family dinners at the dinner table, movie nights, motorcycling and sightseeing when time permits. Debbie is wife to a hard working husband of 31 years and a mom to two awesome daughters.
Treasurer and Finance Chair/Sponsorship Program
Deborah Jones is Fiscal Coordinator-2 for Business Services Department at Southern Oregon University. This role provides fiscal administrative support to the Controller for the university’s comprehensive financial programs. Responsibilities include facilitation and oversight of special projects, report writing, performing department accounting/budget tasks, monitoring campus finance policy and practices, and student supervisory role. She does fiscal coordination for the accounting manager by facilitating finance system module conversions, training others, and web site editing. Her 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.
The Jones family has been in the Rogue Valley since 1981 moving here from Santa Barbara. Debbie and her husband have raised their family here, graduating all four from Southern Oregon University. In this community, she has been Controller (11 yrs) for a retail home furnishing store (for-profit); Fiscal/Office Manager (13 yrs) for the Mt. Ashland Association (non-profit); and currently serves as Fiscal Coordinator for Southern Oregon University (13 years in Government/Education). Most recent volunteer work includes Soroptimist International of Ashland (11 yrs) where she served on the Board and was past-President and Treasurer. She has chaired/participated on many committees over the years and recently served as a volunteer worker at the Creativity Conference 2018 hosted by the university. Debbie has an A.A in Business Administration and recently completed her 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 Sales & Events Manager 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 field of nonprofit management and community organizing for over 30 years. She has worked in the Rogue Valley for the last 13 years and is currently the Partnership Development Manager for La Clinica. Her past experience includes the role of Development Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center, serving on the Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference committee, and providing grant writing and organizational development consulting to several nonprofit organizations through her business, Wellspring Consulting. Michelle loves the generosity of people and organizations in our community and enjoys everything the Rogue Valley has to offer, including cultural activities, natural beauty, and our thriving artisan food and wine industries. 2019 marks her fourth year working on committees for the Women’s Leadership Conference.
Kassia Borycki is a Graphic/Web Designer for Lithia Motors specializing in brand development, integration, and communications strategy. She is passionate about brand narrative and storytelling in both the minute and broad avenues of how we communicate, share, and develop communities. She holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communication Design from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In her free time she enjoys art, hiking with her Aussie-Doodle, and traveling to new places. This is her fifth year serving on the Marketing Committee.
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.
Community Outreach Chair
Cristina Sanz has long enjoyed being involved with a variety of women’s organizations in the legal field. She is the Philanthropic Advisor in Southern Oregon for The Oregon Community Foundation. She’s a past board member of the Oregon Women Lawyers and Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation and former coordinator of Rogue Women Lawyers.
Cristina joined The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) in 2006 working with individuals and families who wish to establish a charitable fund that provides grants to their favorite organizations or academic scholarships to deserving students.
Prior to joining OCF, Cristina practiced family and juvenile law for eleven years in Eugene and Medford and then served as a Jackson County Court Mediator for six years. She received her J.D. from the University of Oregon and her B.A. in Political Science with a specialty in Women’s Studies, from the University of California, Los Angeles.