OK 30: Women Business Owners and Leaders

30 All Women’s Team

This team is made up of women business owners and high level managers with established companies.

OK 30 is full! This team is not currently accepting new members

Facilitators

Sonja Donohue
Sonja Donohue

Sonja Donohue is the Executive Director of The Center Foundation. She is an expert in delivering results in sales and marketing through relationship building and proven marketing strategies. Her specialties include: ustomer service, strategic planning, team building, communication and interpersonal skills.

Ruth Williamson
Ruth Williamson

Ruth is Principal of Ruth Williamson Consulting. She also delivers the Culture in Action™ process as a partner in We, Inc. She was twice elected to the Bend Park and Recreation District Board of Directors, has served as past chair and founding board member of Bend 2030 and is currently on the board of World Muse. She was a steering committee member representing recreation interests for the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project and sits on the Boundary TAC for the City of Bend's UGB remand project. Her educational background includes an ACTP certification for coaching through the International Coaching Federation, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Washington.

Team Members

Laura Breit
Laura Breit

Laura is a Principal and Mechanical Engineer at ColeBreit Engineering, which offers a full range of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing design and engineering services in Central Oregon.  Laura is an experienced Mechanical Engineer in areas including HVAC, plumbing, and process systems. She has experience working in the traditional design-bid-build method as well as in the design-build arena. Having relocated to Bend in 2007, Laura and her husband wasted no time and quickly adopted Bend as home for their family. Since that time she has worked as a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager in Central Oregon on numerous projects, building relationships with numerous Building Owners, Contractors, and Architects throughout Central Oregon. She launched Cole Breit Engineering in July of 2013. 

Noelle Fredland
Noelle Fredland

Noelle is the Marketing Director at the Old Mill District.

Dita Keith
Dita Keith

Dita is the Executive Director at Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center.  Dita has been an active and involved member of the Central Oregon community since 1992. Dita graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and worked in the publishing, real estate and fundraising fields before joining Healing Reins in 2007. She is a PATH International Certified Instructor as well as a PATH International Certified Equine Specialist. Dita grew up in Los Angeles and has been an avid rider since the age of 10.  With a passion for all things equine, she showed in the junior hunter/jumper circuit for many years, and as an adult, Dita has shared her passion for horses by serving as a Bend Senior High School Equestrian Drill Team coach and a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Posse member. She is married, has two daughters, three horses, two mules, three dogs and various other farm animals and spends her free time logging trail miles and horse-camping all over the state.

Stacey McCann
Stacey McCann

Dr. McCann is a co-founder and senior partner at BioPharma Resource Group. She brings with her a strong analytical aptitude and unique blend of scientific and clinical knowledge and practical commercial experience with more than 16 years of experience as a senior consultant serving a variety of pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. She has extensive experience conducting KOL physician primary research and is an expert at integrating analyses from primary and secondary research to determine the future marketplace. She received her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Stanford University Medical School and her B.A. in Microbiology from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Stephanie Senner
Stephanie Senner

Stephanie is the Director of Business to Business Marketing at TDS Telecom.

Jennifer Clifton
Jennifer Clifton

Jennifer is a corporate lawyer with the heart of an entrepreneur. She has had a career working for national law firms and as in-house counsel for software development company and civil engineering firm. She has started two businesses of her own, one of which attracted attention from Oprah Winfrey, USA Today, People Magazine and The New York Times. Jennifer can appreciate and understand the frustrations that come with owning your own business. At Viewpoint Law Group, Jennifer represents companies in all stages of development, from formation through sale. She acts as outside general counsel to her clients and is involved in all aspects of their business, including debt and equity financings, employee recruitment and stock option plans, trademark filings, IP licensing, and general business law issues. Jennifer also has a heart for non-profits, and, with over eight years of experience in tax law, she can help you get your 501(c)(3) started as well. Jennifer is licensed in both California and Oregon.

Natalie Dent
Natalie Dent

I am a driven and results-oriented public relations and marketing professional with close to 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing, social media, content, events, sales, and project management. Currently, I am the Marketing & Communications manager for EDCO, where I develop and manage website content; enhance and maintain social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+); communicate with media; further establish the voice and brand of EDCO; and assist with marketing and recruitment efforts to attract employers from outside the region. I have also consulted for many local companies including KidRunner, HydroFlask and healthy hoohoo.

Bea Armstrong
Bea Armstrong

Bea is the Director of Development & Communications at the Deschutes River Conservancy. She has over 25 years of professional experience in marketing, communications, fundraising, management, business development, strategic program development and organizational development. Bea holds an MBA from the University of Oregon and a B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.