Reneé Brooks appointed to the Wild Rivers board

April 09, 2011 05:00 am

Gold Beach resident Reneé Brooks was recently appointed to the Wild Rivers Community Foundation Board of Directors.

The Wild Rivers Community Foundation’s mission is to inspire people and communities by facilitating dialogue and encouraging charitable giving to support the region now and forever.  The foundation serves Curry and Del Norte counties.

“This was a great opportunity to become involved with an organization that focuses on providing communities with the support they need to solve their own problems while linking them to resources in their area,” Brooks said.  

“The Wild Rivers Community Foundation looks at each community as having individual needs, but also works to build on the commonalities shared between each community in the Wild Rivers Region,” she said.

Brooks is Administrative Coordinator for Curry Health Network and serves on the Curry County Commission on Children and Families, Curry County Drug Free Coalition, Curry County Human Services Advisory Committee, Special Transportation Fund Advisory Board and the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council.  Reneé is also a Port Orford Rotarian.

She has a BSc in Psychology from Eastern Oregon University. She has a proven track record in public service, having worked for the Curry County Sheriff’s Department 911 Center, Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) as a Child Welfare Protective Service Worker and later as the Manager of the DHS Volunteer Program for the area of Coos and Curry counties.  

Brooks has experience in nonprofit organizations at the board level and was the executive director of South Coast Independent Living Services. She is a business woman and is an active member of the Gold Beach Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she is an international board certified lactation consultant and a certified birth assistant for Curry General Hospital.

She lived for one year in Costa Rica where she worked with a small hospital providing education and consultation to new mothers. As a Port Orford Rotarian, she and her club are currently working with the Curry Health Network on an international project to purchase pediatric medical equipment for that same Costa Rican hospital.  

For more information a out the Wild Rivers Community Foundation, call 707-465-1238.