About Our Board

 

Seana Barry, Director
Term expires June 2024
Representing the At-Large Position

Seana is the HR Operations Manager at Central Oregon Community College.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas.  Seana has a passion for education and providing quality services to schools, children and families.  She wants to assist all students achieve success at every level of their education.  Being a High Desert ESD board member allows her to collaborate with others in the community concerning education and engaging students to succeed.  Seana and her husband, Tom, have two sons.


Gwen Carr, Director
Term expires June 2025
Representing the Crook County School District

Gwen Carr joined the High Desert ESD Board of Directors in July 2017 and is in her fifth year as a board member for the Crook County School District. She brings a blend of financial, social service and education experience to the organization’s leadership and is an active advocate for children and families in Central Oregon. She currently serves as development coordinator, volunteer and events manager for Redmond-based NeighborImpact. Gwen grew up in Bend and currently lives in Prineville with her husband and two children.


Betsy Julian, Director
Term expires June 2024
Representing Higher Education

Betsy is currently serving as the Vice President for Instruction at Central Oregon Community College. She has a Ph.D. in Geology from Rice University and has enjoyed exploring the geologic features of central Oregon since moving to Bend with her husband in 2016.  Betsy has dedicated her career to education with an emphasis on outdoor learning experiences. Her 22 years of teaching experience in both university and community college settings combined with 10 years as a community college administrator have prepared her to serve as the higher education representative on the High Desert ESD Board.


Peggy Kinkade,  
Term expires June 2024
Representing the Bend-La Pine School District

Peggy Kinkade joined the High Desert ESD Board of Directors after twelve years on the Bend-La Pine School Board.  During her time at Bend-La Pine Schools, Peggy was twice board chair and gained experience with bond campaigns, construction planning, policy rewrites, collective bargaining and community outreach. Peggy is passionate about public education and providing opportunities for every child to thrive. She is a classroom volunteer and teaches an early morning class to high school students from her church.  Peggy grew up in Montana, graduated from BYU with a degree in Political Science, and has lived in Bend since 1993 with her husband Brent and their 3 (now grown) children.


 

 


Matt McGowan, Director
Term expires June 2021
Representing the Redmond School District

Matt is a licensed Insurance Consultant.  He has 13 years’ experience in public entity and hospitality insurance as well as complex property and casualty insurance.   He lives in Redmond Oregon with his wife, son and a baby on the way.  Matt serves on the High Desert ESD Board of Directors representing Redmond School District.  He is a graduate from Redmond High School.  He is also a member of Redmond Executive Association and Rotary International.


Bob Moore, Director
Term expires June 2021
Representing Social Services

Bob Moore is the Project Coordinator for the Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth program at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. He also participates on the Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition, The Family Access Network Steering Committee, and the Oregon Association of ESD’s Governance Council. He has an undergraduate degree in Business from Western Washington University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Portland State University. He lives in Bend with his wife. Bob has worked with programs that eliminate barriers for kid’s development and provide them opportunities to grow. He is proud to be involved with the ESD and the programs and work it supports.


Carol Moorehead, Director
Term expires June 2024
Representing the Sisters School District

Carol Moorehead worked in education for over 30 years. Before retiring she was the Dean of Continuing Education and Extended Learning at Central Oregon Community College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from the Evergreen State College and a Master of Education in Adult Education and Community College Administration from Oregon State University. She served on the budget committee for the Sisters School District. She is a Master Trainer for early care education providers through the Oregon Registry Training program at Portland State University and a Carol is a certified PREP administrator, providing Communication and Team Building training for organizations. She has served and presided over a number of local and statewide boards and committees and is a strong proponent of empowerment through educational opportunities.