john trumbo

john trumbo

John Trumbo, retired Umatilla County Oregon Sheriff, began his law enforcement career in 1973 and rose through the ranks of leadership. Sheriff Trumbo served as Sheriff from 1997 to 2013. He retired in 2013. During his career and even in retirement, Sheriff Trumbo has served in several capacities including: President of the Oregon State Sheriffs…

marlys alger

marlys alger

Marlys Alger is a retired educator who taught at the elementary and middle school levels (Redmond, 4 years), served as a school counselor K-12 (Madras, 5 years), and was a school administrator K-8 (Madras, 13 years). Mrs. Alger earned a BS in elementary education and an MS in counseling, both at Oregon State University; and…

belinda ballah

belinda ballah

Belinda Ballah, CPS is Director for the Hood River County Prevention Department, received her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Oregon University.  She worked in the Hood River County School district for many years before transitioning into the Prevention field. She received her Prevention Specialist certification from the Addictions Counselor Certification Board of Oregon in 2013 while working…

gary thompson

gary thompson

Senior Judge Gary Thompson is a retired Circuit Court judge from the 22nd Judicial District. Judge Thompson received his Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and his J.D. from Willamette University in 1972. Judge Thompson served as District Attorney from 1972 until 1990. While District Attorney he served as President of the Oregon District Attorney’s…

connie  ramaekers

connie ramaekers

Connie Ramaekers is the Founder and Program Director for Tigard Turns the Tide. Mrs. Ramaekers, a Certified Prevention Specialist with the Addictions Counselor Certification Board of Oregon, has been in the prevention field for more than 30 years. She has formed countless drug and alcohol youth movements including STUDD (Stop Teen Underage Drinking and Drug…

sgt. kent van der Kamp

sgt. kent van der Kamp

Kent van der Kamp has been in law enforcement as a full-time Deputy since 2008. He is currently assigned as a Sergeant with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division. Kent’s current and previous experience as a Detective include investigating serious crimes against persons and property to include but not limited to: homicides, assaults, sex…

billy j. williams

billy j. williams

Billy J. Williams, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, serves as a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice group. During his 20-year tenure with the Department of Justice, Billy became widely known as a consistent, balanced and effective litigator and leader who is dedicated to the pursuit…