Who We Are

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation board of directors is comprised of eleven individuals; five tribal members, four community members, and two individuals appointed by the governor of the State of Oregon.

Members of the board are:

Dan Courtney
Tribal Board Chairman and Chair of the Cow Creek Foundation

Luann Urban
Tribal Board Member

Yvonne McCafferty
Tribal Board Member

Linda Van Norman
Tribal Member Representative

Christy Cox
Tribal Member Representative

Chris Davidson
Community Member

Lee Paterson
Community Member

Jacky Hagan-Sohn
Community Member

Paul Zegers
Governor’s Appointee

Staff members for CCUIF:

Carma Mornarich, Executive Director – Carma Mornarich serves as the Executive Director of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. A member of the CCUIF board since 2001,and transitioning into the director position in 2008 Carma understands and has great pride for the work of the Foundation. She is also a board member for the Lilja Family Fund through the Oregon Community Foundation. Carma has a BS from Oklahoma State University and a MA in Teaching from Oregon State University. Carma is an educator, philanthropist, mother of three, and her roots run deep within the community.

Kathie Olsen, Program Officer – Kathie Olsen, who served as Interim Executive Director for the Foundation continues to serve as a contracted program officer. Kathie brings to the foundation decades of experience in the nonprofit world, as a board member, an executive director, facilitator, trainer, and fund raiser. She holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, is a trained mediator, and has completed hundreds of hours of training in nonprofit governance.

Lois Schlegel, Program Officer – Lois Schlegel is contracted to serve as a program officer for the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. Lois has spent over twenty years in direct social service as a parent educator, advocate, volunteer coordinator, case manager, supervisor and mental health counselor. She has served on a variety of nonprofit boards and been involved in grant writing and fund development. Her business background includes marketing, property and office management, and real estate investment. She holds a BS in Psychology, an MFA in Creative Writing and MS in Mental Health Counseling.

Anne Batzer, Program Officer – Anne Batzer is contracted to serve as a program officer for the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. Her full-time career included roles as diverse as news reporter and autism consultant. Anne follows her passions for nonviolence, early childhood and bridging global differences by working with a variety of excellent nonprofits. Currently she runs an organization that makes education available to children in Kenya. She holds a BS in Journalism from the University of Oregon and state certification as a Child Development Specialist.