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Board of Directors

Sponsors Board of Directors

Trina Reiter, Board Chair

Trina serves as the chair of the Sponsors Board and has been a Board member since 2016. “Serving on the Board is one of the highlights of my life, not only because this organization is a nationwide leader in reentry, but because 17 years ago, I walked through the doors as a newly released individual from an Oregon Correctional facility, to begin my own journey back into my community after being incarcerated.”

As a mother of two amazing daughters and the grandmother of one granddaughter, Trina lives a life beyond her wildest dreams. In addition to running a successful cleaning business that she started in 2011, she is an avid outdoors woman who loves adventures that include mountaineering, cycling, backcountry skiing and rock climbing. “I owe so much of my life to Sponsors. I will never be able to repay this amazing organization for what they gave me, but I’ll continue to try.”

Dr. Shareen Rawlings Springer, Vice-Chair

Shareen is the Student Voice & Engagement Specialist at Lane ESD (an educational service district that supports 16 school districts across Lane County). She comes to this work with a background in Restorative/Transformative Justice, teacher education, and community organizing and holds a deep commitment to interrogate and to work to dismantle the ways young people are funneled from schools and towards prisons. Shareen is an Egyptian American, a twin mama and an older sister. She loves sitting on her front steps with her babies (who just turned 11), jumping in lakes or rivers with her brothers, planting flowers, making food for people she loves, eating/drinking/smelling anything that has cardamom in it, and really hot tea.

Mandy Dorman, Secretary

Mandy is a recent law school graduate working for the Oregon Court of Appeals. Prior to pursuing a law degree, she worked as the development director for a nonprofit serving justice-involved individuals that offered pretrial, reentry, and community sentencing programs. Through her previous work and legal education, she has been dedicated to empowering important voices in our communities that are often suppressed.  As a native Oregonian and a member of one of Oregon’s nine federal recognized tribes, she is excited for the opportunity to be home and serving her local community in her capacity as a board member. 

Allegra Burdick, Treasurer

Allegra has worked in non-profit finance as the Director of Finance and Operations at an area land trust since July 2018. In that role, she handles all of the finance activities including bookkeeping, budgeting, payroll and reporting; as well as participating on the management team and overseeing general office operations and human resources. Prior to that she worked for 14 years as a CPA in Public Accounting and still holds her CPA license. While in Public Accounting, she practiced in both auditing and tax for a variety of clients including governments, non-profits and small businesses. She has a B.A. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Idaho. Whenever she finds a free moment, she can be found whitewater rafting the rivers and skiing the mountain slopes of the west.

Douglas L. Bovee, MD, FACP, FASAM

Doug was born in Lansing, Michigan where he grew up with two brothers and a sister.  His pharmacist father owned a pharmacy and Doug became very interested in drugs and pharmacology from an early age.  This interest led him to pharmacy school at the University of Florida and then on to medical school at the University of Miami.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine in New Mexico and then became interested in Addiction Medicine while working in Seattle. He became certified as an expert in Addiction Medicine and moved to Eugene in 1992 to become a fulltime addiction medicine specialist at Serenity Lane.  He returned to practicing adult medicine in 1999 and retired from full time adult medicine in 2019.  In 2024, Doug retired from part time addiction medicine work with Lane County, OR where he focused on opioid dependency treatment.  He was married in 1979 and his wife, Linda, died in 1999.  He has two wonderful adult daughters and recently a granddaughter.  He has a special interest in global heating mitigation and increasing housing access, which is a major part of his work on the Sponsors Board.

Rhone E. Lee

Rhone has more than 40 years of combined Human Resources and corporate management experience in high technology (integrated circuit manufacturing / data capture) and retail. He has held multiple senior Human Resources Management positions and contributed to successful senior management teams both domestically and internationally. Most recently he came out of retirement to lead Sponsors Human Resources to support wraparound reentry services for individuals with conviction histories. Prior notable HR leadership included a corporate regional role as the Vice President, Human Resources – Americas for Datalogic, a global technology firm. He remains a Principal for New Paradigms LLC, a management consultancy.

Rhone possesses a bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (Behavioral Psychology) from the University of the Pacific and has received specialized training and certifications in programs regarding behavioral interviewing, sales compensation, human resources management, team building, personality style assessments and leadership development. He is also a certified rescue diver.

Rhone has supported the local community through agency Board membership including United Way / Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley and Sponsors, Inc. Rhone is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc.

Kevin Moore

Kevin’s professional and scientific career has been focused on research to inform the development and implementation of evidence-based behavior health treatments for children, youth, and families. In his current position as an intervention scientist at the University of Oregon Prevention Science Institute, he is primarily focused on the clinical implementation of Ecological Approach to Prevention of Substance Use in At-Risk Students: A Family-Centered web Program. Kevin has more than 30 years of experience in researching, implementing, clinically supervising, and consulting on evidence-based treatments for externalizing and internalizing disorders across educational, community-based mental health, social welfare, residential, and juvenile justice settings. He was directly involved in the research and development of Boys Town’s specialized and national treatment foster care models; in the research, development, and international dissemination of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care, and was the codeveloper of the Violent Offender Treatment Program. He was also a clinical director on the Parent Child Study: A Randomized Trial of Parent Management Training for Incarcerated Parents. From 2005 to 2007 he was the first clinical director of the Oregon Youth Authority, and was specifically recruited to implement evidence-based juvenile justice treatments across all state-level juvenile corrections settings in Oregon. He continues to consult nationally on principles-based clinical interventions for children and families.

Hunter Nelms

Hunter grew up in poverty and substance use, and from an early age found substances as the only way he knew to cope with trauma. Several decades later he found himself incarcerated and wrote a letter to Sponsors Inc. seeking housing upon release. He was awarded housing, and was connected with a volunteer mentor. He credits Sponsors for many things surrounding his successful transition back into society, including many lifelong positive relationships with other like-minded people who have returned to society. After getting his start as a Certified Recovery Mentor/PSS, he also became a Certified Alcohol and Drug counselor, eventually earning his CADC II, and a supervisory capacity of peer support, a CRM II. Working for several local behavioral health agencies, he eventually became a founding board member and peer supervisor at his own non-profit. Keeping his connection with Sponsors Inc, he was eventually asked to serve on their Board of Directors, six years removed from being a resident. That is something that Hunter is very proud of, and speaks to the power of transitional support while still incarcerated all the way through release. Today Hunter does a lot of advocacy work around recovery at the local and state levels, including speaking with state representatives and the Legislature whenever possible.

Trina Renfrow

Trina boasts a rich 27-year tenure in substance use disorder treatment, marked by a diverse array of roles including counselor, clinical supervisor, manager, and director. She is currently Senior Director of residential programs and administration at Willamette Family. With a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Studies from George Fox University, she is currently pursuing her Master’s in Addiction Science and Co-Occurring Disorders.

Certified as an alcohol and drug counselor and a qualified mental health associate, Trina’s expertise extends beyond mere qualifications. She has actively engaged in NIDA Clinical Trials research projects, demonstrating her commitment to advancing evidence-based practices in the field. Recognized as an advocate and leader, she champions a cultural shift in substance use disorder treatment, supported by empirical evidence indicating its potential to enhance quality of life, bolster workplace productivity, and curtail public spending on criminal justice and healthcare.

Trina’s passion for women’s treatment has fueled her development and delivery of professional trainings encompassing a wide spectrum of women-specific clinical skills, alongside subjects such as process improvement, clinical supervision, and tobacco cessation.  A former Sponsors participant, Trina firmly believes in the transformative power of opportunity and support. She credits Sponsors for saving her life and expresses enduring gratitude to the organization. Thanks to Sponsors, Trina now thrives in her life and tirelessly dedicates herself to assisting others on their journeys.

Ilisa Rooke-Ley, JD

Judge Rooke-Ley is a Senior Judge with the Oregon Judicial Department. She received a BA from William Smith College and a JD from Nova Southeastern University School of Law. Ilisa served for 13 years as a public defender and 12 years as a circuit court judge. She begins a master’s program in Bioethics at Harvard Medical School in the fall of 2024.  Her interests span many subjects, including healthcare inequities, criminal justice and mental health intersections, and reproductive rights. She specializes in treatment courts and teaches ethics to judges. Her hobbies include grandparenting, longevity research, seeking the world’s best nachos, and loving her dog Kiki. 

Kendra Stidhem

Kendra has worked as a Peer Support Specialist in Behavioral Health and Addictions for over 8 years. She is a volunteer Mentor working with women who are involved with the criminal justice system, and has obtained numerous certifications, including Peer Support Supervision, Family Support Specialist, Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model, and others. She is a mother to five wonderful children and two dogs. Kendra has been involved with many successful advocacy efforts that have served to reform the criminal legal and child welfare systems, including work to change the visitation rules for the Oregon Department of Corrections, create a mechanism to reverse a Termination of Parental Rights, establish a Bill of Rights for Children of Incarcerated Parents (SB 241), and develop a doula program at Coffee Creek correctional Facility (HB 2535). She is the subject of Brian Lindstrom’s documentary films Mothering Inside, Like a Shield, and We Are More, and has been featured in Sun Magazine. She is an active member of the Oregon State Legislature’s Gender Responsive workgroup, as well as Lane County workgroups for Unhoused populations, SUDS, HealthCare integration, Community Resilience, Trauma Informed Care and Equity. “I do this work because I want to be the change and be all the things that I needed when I was struggling. I identify as someone in long-term recovery. I once lived out of my backpack, homeless on the streets. I lost everything to my addiction – my parental rights and eventually my freedom. I have experience with the intersecting systems of the criminal legal system and child welfare system and believe we must do better to reduce harm and truly create change within these systems. I want to help people who are involved in these systems to break intergenerational cycles and start healing.”