Board of directors

Melinda torres

Board Chair, Melinda@bandonyouth.org

Melinda grew up in Bandon and after finishing school she moved back home to better the area that has done so much for her. She has been with the Coos Bay School District working as their homeless liaison/ARK Program Manager. Melinda has recently joined the BCYC Board and she holds her MA in Public Health from East Strousdburg University. She has over 11 years experience working with at-risk and homeless youth. Melinda is skilled in grant writing, program planning, and public speaking.

Bailey Lakey

Board Vice Chair, Bailey@bandonyouth.org

Bailey has only recently joined the BCYC Board but has supported the organization since she served as their Program Director from 2015-2016. Bailey holds degrees in Environmental Science and Geography from the University of Oregon and has over 10 years experience working with various local, national, and international nonprofit organizations. Bailey is currently the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator for the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Kim russell

Board Secretary, Kim@bandonyouth.org

Kim has many years’ experience with youth programs serving students of Bandon including Girl Scout leadership, classroom assistant, and has as a BCYC board since 2014. Kim is the Executive Assistant at the local hospital, with previous work experience in the tech industry in Corvallis and at OSU. Kim's husband Troy have two daughters and each attended Bandon schools K-12. Kim feels strongly that Bandon students of all ages can benefit from having more opportunities for positive engagement and academic support previously quite limited in our area. It's a work in progress.

Gen chrismon

Treasurer, Gen@bandonyouth.org

Gen Chrismon joined the BCYC Board in April 2019 after retiring from Bandon School District 54, serving as Business Manager for 26 years. Her family has been in the education field for generations and have a strong belief that all children should receive the best education possible. Gen's previous work experience should assist BCYC with financial planning and budgeting.

Marcene REBECK

Board Member, Marcene@bandonyouth.org

Marcene is a returning board member, rejoining BCYC board service in 2018 after a 4-year break. Marcene is a Montessori School teacher with her own school in Bandon for over 20 years. She re-joined the board after seeing the increase in programs and services provided since organizational changes implemented in 2014.

Leeann fraser

Board Member, Leeann@bandonyouth.org

LeeAnn Fraser has been a resident of Bandon for 7 years coming from Las Vegas, NV. Her strengths include being a sincere, emphatic, and diligent team member. She is dedicated and excited to be working as an advocate for a positive educational environment for children to thrive in the community.

Beth castro

Board Member, beth@bandonyouth.org

Beth Castro Joined the Bandon Community Youth Center Board October 2019. Beth is a graduate of Bandon high school and has a daughter who attends the Bandon School system. Beth is currently a student at Southwestern Oregon Community College and enjoys being part of the community.

Ryan garcia

Board Member, ryan@bandonyouth.org

Ryan moved to Coos County from his hometown of Pasco, Washington back in 2013. He has over 13 years of IT experience working with various technologies and he is also skilled in project management, business administration, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Ryan is currently apart of the IT department for the Coos Bay School District and holds a B.S. in Information Technology Management.