Allyson Ford, MBA, Class of 2012, Marylhurst UniversityMBA alum Allyson Ford ’12 was named to the board of directors for The Ford Family Foundation in January 2017.

Allyson Ford, performance management coordinator with the Oregon Health Authority, and Andy Storment, a founder of Summit Bank, join seven sitting board members for the Ford Family Foundation. The board governs the charitable foundation created by Kenneth W. Ford and Hallie E. Ford, the late philanthropists and pioneers of Roseburg Forest Products Co.

Allyson Ford, a native of Douglas County, Oregon, has held numerous positions with the State of Oregon. Prior to her work at the Oregon Health Authority, she worked as a project coordinator for the Department of Administrative Services and as a program manager with the Early Learning Council. She has been active with the Children’s Center of Clackamas County and the Oregon Community Foundation. She currently serves on one of the program committees of The Ford Family Foundation Board, the Vital Rural Communities Committee. Ford is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Hallie Ford. She lives in Lake Oswego with her two daughters.

“Allyson Ford and Andy Storment bring strong skills,” said Karla Chambers, chair of The Ford Family Foundation Board of Directors. “Each has demonstrated a life-long commitment to helping children and youth, to their civic roles and to rural communities. They exemplify the values of the founders of The Ford Family Foundation.”

Other board members of The Ford Family Foundation are: Dr. Knute Buehler of Bend; Karla Chambers of Corvallis; Allyn Ford of Roseburg; Toby Luther of Roseburg; Dr. Joseph Robertson of Portland; Wesley Sand of West Linn; and Carrie Thompson of Corvallis.

The Ford Family Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation located in Roseburg, Ore. A scholarship office in Eugene supports foundation scholarship recipients attending college or university. Started in 1957, the foundation now manages large, internal programs and offers scholarships. In addition, the foundation makes grants to public charities predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.

Allyson Ford earned her MBA from Marylhurst University in 2012.