William Tidd

Bill joined the United States Air Force as a basic recruit and spent the next twelve years as an Electronics Intelligence Analyst rising steadily through the ranks until he was promoted early to the rank of Master Sergeant. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Missouri – Rolla. Upon graduation, he…

Tara Pray

Administrator/CEO – The Dalles Ex Officio Board Member After graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Food Management from Oregon State University, Ms. Pray pursued an internship at Oregon Health & Science University and later became a Registered Dietitian. Returning to her home community of the Columbia River Gorge, and…

Jason Deru

Jason brings to the board a broad range of talents that VCCO feels will be valuable to the operation of our board. He is a Veteran, having served active duty from 2001 to 2006 in the Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class in the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 based out of Port Hueneme,…

Doug Fullaway

Doug graduated from Oregon State University and served four years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps holding positions as rifle platoon commander, battalion adjutant for 1st Battalion / 3rd Marines and then as the Assistant G-1 for the First Marine Brigade all in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He then moved on to the Harvard Business…

Russell Jones

Russell joined the Navy shortly after high-school and went off to see the world — completing two deployments to the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will, and a Med Cruise as an electrician aboard minesweepers, both old and new. He was stationed in all corners of the country: Florida, upstate New York, Chicago, Seattle, San…

Van Moore

Van entered the long-term-care profession in 1980 and has worked in a variety of roles, ranging from Administrator to corporate division Marketing Director, to his previous capacity as the Senior Vice President of Westcare Management, Inc. During that time he has owned facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Assisted Living facilities, Skilled Nursing facilities, and a Home Health…

Stan Smith

Stan was born and raised in the Southern Oregon coastal town of North Bend and is a third-generation Oregonian. He graduated from North Bend High School and his BS from Oregon State University. Stan was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps, and was medically retired in 1979. He is a 100% permanent rated…

Kelly J. Odegaard

Before becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Mr. Odegaard worked 10 years with the Department of the Navy as a Management Analyst at Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC) in Silverdale, Washington. He joined Veterans Care Centers of Oregon in January 2014 as the Administrator/CEO of the new Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home in Lebanon, Oregon.…

Robert Haltiner

Wounded in action in Vietnam in 1968, Robert returned home and became a passionate advocate for Veterans. From 1969-2000, Mr. Haltiner served in various positions with the Disabled American Veterans, including Financial Officer, Jr. Vice Commander, Sr. Vice Commander, and Chapter Commander. In 1998, he held the position of DAV Dept. Commander. In 1999, he joined the…