Oregon City Police Chief Jim Band recently joined the board of directors for the Children's Center, the sole organization in Clackamas County providing comprehensive child abuse assessment, prevention and intervention services.
Band is among five new members to the Children's Center Board of Directors.
Current board member Bridgetown Interactive owner Marianne Cursetjee of Happy Valley has been appointed to serve as the new Children's Center Board vice chair.
OCPD's chief since 2013, Band has been a police officer for nearly 20 years, and has extensive experience in the investigation, prosecution and prevention of child abuse in Clackamas County. He joined OCPD in 1999 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2009. He has a bachelor's degree in human development from Warner Pacific College and is a graduate of the 242nd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
The other four new board members include Marnae Halter of Wilsonville, who brings more than 20 years of legal experience; Joe Hirko of Boerne, Texas; Oregon State University Foundation Board of Trustees member Mike Rich of Beaverton; and Jeanne Winter of Portland, who began serving as the general sales manager for KPAM AM 860 & Sunny 1550 News Talk Radio in 2000.
In addition to these five board members, the Children's Center also has established a new advisory board and has elected two new members: Bob's Red Mill Director of Corporate Outreach Lori Sobelson and KATU Channel 2 News Anchor Steve Dunn.