Three new board members join the Family Access Network Foundation Board

Family Access Network Foundation (FAN) announces that Alisa Betz, Michelle Duff and Samantha Senden have accepted positions on the foundation board. The mission of the Family Access Network is to improve lives by ensuring all children in Deschutes County have access to basic-need services.

Alisa Betz and her family moved to Bend in 2014 and have been loving life here. After graduating from Santa Clara University, Alisa moved to Seattle where she managed international sales for K2 Sports. She served on a nonprofit board in Seattle for seven years and became very familiar with the issues facing children and families experiencing homelessness. After getting settled in Bend, Alisa searched for an organization with a mission that aligned with her passion for helping children and families. After learning about FAN and witnessing the amazing impact they have in our community, she is honored to be part of the foundation board. A busy mom of three children, Alisa and her family enjoy skiing, snowboarding, biking, camping, and cooking together.

Michelle Duff is the director of children and youth ministries at Community Presbyterian Church in Redmond. She is a graduate from Oregon State University and studied marriage and family therapy at George Fox University. Prior to moving to Redmond, she worked in corporate sales for Subaru of America, Inc.  She and her husband John moved to Central Oregon fourteen years ago and have two wonderful children both in the Redmond School District. Michelle is a member of the Redmond Kiwanis Club, a mentor for Mothers of Preschoolers and a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Leader. Michelle has worked as a volunteer for FAN for the past five years and has organized annual shoe and coat drives. Her heart for children partnered with her firm belief in the success of public education makes for a good fit with the dynamic individuals on the FAN Foundation Board.

Samantha Senden has enjoyed living in Central Oregon since 2012. She works for Redmond’s own hometown home builder, Hayden Homes, as their community logistics manager. Hayden Homes dedication and generosity to their local community has allowed her the opportunity to be involved throughout the Central Oregon community. She loves living in the Terrebonne area and enjoys spending time riding her horses and hiking Smith Rock every chance she gets. Samantha and her family are active participants in Deschutes County 4-H, rodeo and Redmond School District Sports. She is passionate about ensuring that every child has an opportunity to succeed and is excited to be a part of the FAN Foundation Board to help facilitate the opportunity for success in our community.

FAN began in January 1993 and currently employs 25 advocates in 50 public school (K-12) and early childhood sites. FAN improves lives by ensuring that children have access to basic-need services.  FAN is unique to Central Oregon, utilizing advocates to efficiently reach and connect disadvantaged children and families with basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, and health care. To learn more about Family Access Network, visit or call 541-693-5675.

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