Board & Staff

The Empire Ranch Foundation is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

2018-2019 Board of Directors

  • Faith Boice, President
  • Raymond Patrone, Vice President
  • Sally Pyne, Secretary
  • Gene Raymond, Treasurer
  • Steve Boice
  • Beth Borozan
  • Don Butler
  • Marti Conroy
  • Jim Cosbey
  • David Daiss
  • Christine Haaksma
  • Kathie Maynard
  • Dave McNamara
  • Kimberly Patterson
  • Therese Perrault
  • Bill Schock
  • Peggy Theibert
  • Kristin Tomlinson
  • Joanne Triplett
  • Cheryl Rogos
  • Timothy Vail


Administrative Director

René Blatté (888) 364-2829

Are you interested in serving on the Board?

Do you want to help shape the future of the Empire Ranch? Consider serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Empire Ranch Foundation. Each member serves a three-year term, attends board meetings held every other month, and volunteers at special outreach and fundraising events. For more information, contact the ERF Administrator.

Past ERF Presidents

  • Gerald Korte (1997-1998)
  • Carey Ingram (1998-1999)
  • Steve Boice (1999-2001)
  • Marion Hyland (2001-2002)
  • Richard Schorr (2002-2004)
  • Sarah Miller (2004-2006)
  • Laurel Wilkening (2006-2007)
  • Alison Bunting (2007-2009)
  • Carla Kerekes Martin (2009-2012)
  • Ron Martin (2012-2015)

 Advisory Committee

Carol Boice Barleycorn, Jerri Blackman, Alison Bunting, “Bunker” DeFrance, Frank S. Hedgcock, Susan Ingram Hughes,  Lucinda Iverson, Walter Kolbe, John Komrada, Gerald Korte,  Susan McDonald, Carla Kerekes Martin, Ron Martin, Sarah Miller, Robin L. Pinto, Tom Rogos, Richard Schorr, David Steele, Laurel L. Wilkening, David Yubeta