Service With a Smile

Meet Our Board

We are proud to have a dynamic board from diverse backgrounds who are drawn to support our mission. Our Senior Leadership team and Board of Directors work closely together to develop and implement strategic plans that help grow and support the agency, our individuals, and our mission.

Rodger Deevers

Board President
Rodger Deevers is a proud native Eugenian who after serving in the US Air Force returned home to join his family’s investment advisory business and raise his family. Two of Rodgers three sons are Autistic which has filled his life with both blessing and challenges. In 2011 Rodger was first introduced to Alvord Taylor when searching for a place for his son Joshua to call home. Rodger was so positively impacted that not only has Josh been a person served since that time, when a position on the Board of Directors became available, he jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this amazing organization. When not talking about investments or retirement, Rodger enjoys writing, all that Oregon outdoors has to offer, and advocating for people suffering from depression.

Gwen O'Connell

Board Member
Gwen O’Connell has a Degree in Business Administration from San Jose State College and has worked in the pension and investment business for over 30 years. She is the president of the O’Connell Pension Consulting Inc. & O’Connell Investment & Insurance Services, LLC. As a member of the ASPPA management team, she has been able to make a difference in pension policy for the United States. Gwen and husband, Kevin, live in Eugene

RaeJean Auld

Board Member
RaeJean Wilson-Auld, daughter of GloryBee Founders Dick and Pat Turanski. RaeJean previously served in the family business in several capacities for 28+ years. She earned a BA in Public Health at the University of Oregon. RaeJean most recently served as GloryBee’s Director of HR and Communications. She recently obtained her Gallup Strengths Coaching certificate. Additionally, she has her HRCI certification, and is a member of SHRM. Her new role at Oregon Medical Group will be to work as a HR Business Partner with a mid-sized team of professionals in the People and Culture Services Department. RaeJean is married with two adult sons and a daughter. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, entertaining, wine, and travel.

Gary Iskra

Board Member
Gary Iskra is a CPA, former managing partner and audit leader at Isler CPA in Eugene, Oregon. After retiring from Isler CPA in 2019, Gary moved to Hillsboro, Oregon where he and his wife help care for their two grandsons. In his professional career, Gary provided auditing and advisory services to governments and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, he developed and presented continuing education material for clients and the CPA profession. Gary is a current board member of Alvord-Taylor, various Rotary organizations, and currently serves on two OSCPA committees (governmental accounting and auditing, and not-for-profit) that support Oregon CPA’s with conferences and professional education opportunities. For fun, Gary is learning Spanish and volunteers at a local vineyard.

Susan Blane

Board Member
Susan Blane is the Director of Community Health at Peace Health Oregon Network. Susan has worked in partnership with community, healthcare and social service organizations throughout Lane County. She has curated a diverse array of PeaceHealth-sponsored community benefit programs providing access to healthy food, supportive housing, mental health and community care. Susan has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco and Master’s degree in public health policy and administration from Oregon State University. She lives in Eugene with her husband.

Anthony Rubino

Board Member
Tony joined O’Connell Investments & Insurance in 2020. Tony graduated cum laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He started his career with Cisco Systems as an account manager. He then opened his own branch office with Edward Jones as an investment manager in 2007. In early 2019, Tony and his family decided it was time to relocate and escape the frigid winters of Montana. He and his wife, Jessica, moved to Eugene after visiting with their friends and family who love the Eugene area. Tony enjoys cooking with his wife, gardening, golfing, hiking, visiting local vineyards, and going to the coast. Tony and Jessica have one daughter, Madison, whom they hope will move to Eugene after graduating college in 2020.

Greg O'Hanlon

Board Member
Greg has spent his career in the employee benefits industry and has been a benefits broker consultant for USI Northwest for the past 8 years. Professionally, he currently sits on Regence's Oregon Producer Advisory Council as well as previously serving on Kaiser Health Plan's Agent Advisory Council. Past board involvement included serving on Oregon Medical Group and Eugene Swim & Tennis Club boards. Greg received his B.A. in Business Economics from The Colorado College and has earned his Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation. He has been a member of the Twin Rivers Rotary Club for ten years and serves as the community service board chair. Greg has been married to Linnet O'Hanlon for over 32 years and has two adult daughters Allison and Jordan. He is active playing tennis, biking, skiing or other outdoors activities.

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