About Our Board
The business and affairs of our non-profit corporation are managed by the Board of Directors who govern all programs and activities of the A of G organization. The size of our Board is between five and ten members. We hold monthly meetings to review, discuss, and approve policies, programs, revenues, expenses, recruitment, and training of volunteers and mentors. Our Board makes decisions by consensus of a two-thirds majority of the Board members present at any meeting.
The officers of our non-profit corporation are President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The President presides at all Board meetings and performs such duties as the Board may authorize. The Secretary gives notice of the Board meetings and keeps records of the meeting. The Treasurer is responsible for all funds and tracks all revenue and expenditures of the corporation.
The Board also may establish advisory committees of non-Board members for special programs, projects, and events, and these advisory committees serve at the direction of the Board.
Alliance of Generations Board Members 2019
Robert was born in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California and moved to Grants Pass, Oregon in his early twenties, after graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He has lived in Grants Pass since moving from Los Angeles. He worked for the Josephine County Public Works Department for 33 years. He was the County Engineer for the first half of his career and the Public Works Director for the second half of his career. During his career he was licensed by the State of Oregon as a Registered Professional Engineer.
While working for the County, Robert was a Board Member and Board President for the Grants Pass YMCA for 8 years, and is currently Board President of the Alliance of Generations. He has staffed almost 60 Alliance of Generations weekend events since 2002, and also facilitates Youth-Elder circles as part of a school program and a restorative justice program.
He is a trained Mediator, and is an active member of the Mankind Project USA, an organization that supports accountable, mission driven and community minded men. He has been participating in men’s emotional literacy circles since 2001. His hobbies include golf, dancing, travel and reading.
Taylor MA, LPC, of Ashland has resided in the Rogue Valley since 1986 and has served on the board of Alliance of Generations for a year. She has worked in educational, non-profit and governmental agencies focused primarily on serving low-income individuals and families. She advised students at SOU, counseled youth at Lithia Springs School, served as director of the Jackson County CASA program, and oversaw employment and training programs for youth and adults at The Job Council. For the past 24 years, she has worked at the Oregon Department of Human Services in leadership and consultant roles. As part of her roles, she has developed leadership programs, strength-based coaching skills training and team-building strategies. Taylor has served in many community initiatives and on non-profit boards in both Jackson and Josephine counties including serving as a founding member of the Rose Circle Mentoring Network. She is a licensed professional counselor specializing in trauma release practices and enjoys communing with nature, travel, and co-creating with others.
Ayani Mikasi is a student at Southern Oregon University. He was raised in Ashland Oregon and has participated in the Boys to Men program for many years as a youth and now as a mentor.
Michael McCaw - Has been a volunteer mentor for 15 years in retirement, and developed medical products in his career. He lives between Rogue River and Gold Hill
Raised in Oregon, David pursued environmental sciences at Oregon State University, University of Oregon, and Portland State University. He worked 40 years for the USDA Forest Service as a soil scientist, nursery manager, and restoration ecologist. Currently David works part time as a consultant on environmental projects. David has lived in southern Oregon for 40 years where he raised his family. He has been involved with mentoring young men through the Boys to Men program since 2002. He enjoys most things physical, oil painting, cooking, gardening, and being with young people.