Board Members, Staff, and Volunteers

The Story

Our board members, staff, and volunteers work throughout the year to serve clients in need of food assistance throughout Hood River County and Mosier.  We'd like to share their stories - and hope you'll consider joining us as a volunteer.   If you're curious, learn more about the FISH history in the county's communities.

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Billie Stevens

Billie is our volunteer coordinator.  She has worked with FISH for over 10 years, and helps make sure volunteers are trained and available throughout the year. She divides her time among the 4 FISH sites, and during the Covid-19 crisis is often found at FISH, making sure we are operating safely.  Billie has recently been involved in implementing the new Link2Feed software at FISH, and she writes the monthly newsletter. 

Board Members

 
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Marianne Durkan

 Marianne and her family have lived in Hood River for 33 years. In 2018 she retired after 28 years at  Providence Memorial Hospital, where she was the RN Manager for Home Health/Hospice. Marianne became involved in FISH food Bank in the late 1990s when she served as the liaison for Gorge Ecumenical Ministries. FISH was a Ministry of GEM. She has served as chair of the Board of Directors for nearly 20 years. 

Volunteers

Hear from our volunteers about their experiences with FISH

 
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Each year FISH welcomes someone from the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. These volunteers help FISH serve clients in a variety of ways over the course of a year. This year's volunteer is Amelia Rouyer.  She hails from Kansas, and is a recent graduate of Regis University,

where she studied Sociology, with minors in Community Food Systems and Spanish. Besides her work in the garden (in season), she helps coordinate volunteers to prepare fresh fruit & veggies for distribution, and assists in getting clients registered for service. We're glad she's part of our team.