2021 Speaker Biographies

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Ann Barden
Director of Gift Planning
Oregon Health & Science University Foundation

Ann Barden serves as Director of Gift Planning at Oregon Health & Science University Foundation. She joined OHSU Foundation in 2006.

Ann headed the planned giving departments at The San Francisco Foundation, Guide Dogs for the Blind and California Pacific Medical Center Foundation and has 30 years’ experience in gift planning.

Ann completed a three year term on the board of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, formerly the National Committee on Planned Giving, where she participated on the Congressional advisory task force. She is the past president of the Northern California Planned Giving Council and past interim president of the Golden Gate Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is the 2006 recipient of NCPGC’s Phil Hoffmire Lifetime Service Award and is a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners’ Leadership Institute. In 2016 Ann was awarded the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable’s Distinguished Service Award. Ann served on many boards including Pets Unlimited, The Animal Cancer Foundation and American Composers Forum.

A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, Ann has appeared as a philanthropic expert on NPR and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Oregonian, The Sacramento Bee and The San Francisco Chronicle.

A proud Oregon State University graduate, Ann lives in Portland with her sister and cats and dog. She enjoys reading and piano.

Rebecca BibleheimerRebecca Bibleheimer, JD, LLM
Senior Complex Gifts Officer
Oregon Community Foundation

Rebecca Bibleheimer is a Senior Philanthropic Advisor with the Oregon Community Foundation. She provides gift planning assistance to donors who are interested in supporting charitable initiatives throughout Oregon and serves as an internal technical consultant to all philanthropic advisors throughout the state. Prior to joining OCF, Rebecca worked as a philanthropic advisor and planned giving consultant for US Bank Charitable Services Group and as a trusts and estates attorney for a tax boutique law firm. She has almost twenty years of experience in these fields. Rebecca is a member of the California State Bar and the Oregon State Bar and holds a Legal Letters Master (LLM) in tax law from the University of Florida, Levin School of Law.

Rebecca served on the Board of Trustees for the Oregon Humane Society for 6 years and currently serves on a number of planned giving and investment related nonprofit committees in Portland, Oregon where she lives. She is the past President for the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable and has served on their executive committee for ten years and currently serves on the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners board of directors.

Michael DavisMichael Davis, MBA, CTFA
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
The Charitable Services Group, U.S. Bank

As a Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Michael works exclusively with nonprofit organizations, families and businesses to help maximize the impact of their charitable goals. He advises public charities in the areas of governance, management, fundraising and gift planning. For individuals and business owners, he focuses on developing and implementing strategies that help work towards their philanthropic objectives through a customized approach, which includes donor advised funds, private foundations, charitable trusts and other complex giving techniques.

Michael began his career in the charitable services industry in 2007. Prior to joining U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management, Michael worked as an Associate Vice President for Major Gifts and Gift Planning at Lewis & Clark College. His professional background includes overseeing the gift planning program for Lewis & Clark College, including the development of institutional best practices, gift acceptance policies and comprehensive staff training. Specialties include charitable estate planning and gift planning program development.

Michael is an active member of his community, and currently serves as President of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable. He also volunteers his time at Kenyon College Alumni Association as well as his daughter’s school.

Michael resides in Portland. When he is not at work, he enjoys cooking, long-distance running and spending time with family and friends.

Nicole Engdahl
Senior Vice President, Planned and Annual Giving
National Park Foundation

Nicole Engdahl is the Senior Vice President of Planned & Annual Giving at the National Park Foundation in Washington, D.C. In her current position, Nicole leads three departments under one umbrella group: direct response, mid-level giving, and charitable gift planning. In 2015, Nicole established the Foundation’s formalized planned giving department—leading estate giving efforts as part of the organization’s $550 million Centennial Campaign For America’s National Parks.

Over the past 20 years, Nicole has honed her skills in nonprofit fundraising with both national and international organizations. She joined the National Park Foundation from Special Olympics International, where she helped the organization create and grow its domestic estate giving program. Prior to Special Olympics, Nicole was a planned giving officer for the National Geographic Society, where she directed the planned giving marketing program and managed a portfolio of donors. Prior still, Nicole served as director of development for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, associate director of annual giving for St. Olaf College, and associate executive director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Wisconsin Chapter.

Nicole is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® and a former member of the National Capital Gift Planning Council’s Board of Directors. She earned an M.A. from Northern Illinois University and a B.A. from Luther College. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Julie Feely
Director of Philanthropy
Oregon Public Broadcasting

Julie Feely is Director of Philanthropy at OPB working with a team specializing in raising funds for capital campaigns, planned giving, and unrestricted major gifts.

C. Nathan Harris
Director of Community Philanthropy
Oregon Food Bank

C. Nathan Harris (he/him/his) is a social justice leader with 16+ years working at the intersection of love and generosity to realize positive, transformational change through philanthropy. Prior to joining Oregon Food Bank in late-2019, Nathan served as Chief Development Officer at Freedom for All Americans — a political campaign and nonprofit organization dedicated to securing nationwide LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections. Nathan also served ACLU of Northern California, leading an historic resource development campaign for civil rights and civil liberties at the largest affiliate in ACLU’s nationwide enterprise. As Director of Advancement at Transgender Law Center, he partnered with supporters to achieve break-through results that shattered the glass ceiling on individual-donor philanthropy to trans-led, trans-specific nonprofits — resourcing expanded legal protections domestically for transgender and gender nonconforming communities. You can reach Nathan by email.

Mike MacnabMike Macnab

Michael S. Macnab received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University and graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Upon graduation he began his professional career with the National Association of Wheat Growers in Washington, D.C. and ended at the Community Foundation for SW Washington in Vancouver, Washington.

He spent 30 some years in trust administration starting at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago and working for First Interstate/Wells Fargo, West Coast Trust/Columbia Trust and First Independent Bank. He served in gift planning positions over 10 years at the OSU Foundation, OHSU Foundation and the Community Foundation for SW Washington. His fiduciary experience provided a catalyst for being involved in charitable gift planning. His proudest moment was being part of the OHSU Foundation’s Knight Cancer Challenge.

To compliment his career he was active in many nonprofit organizations serving as president. Among the groups they include NW Planned Giving Roundtable, Estate Planning Council for SW Washington, OSU Alumni Association, and Oregon 4-H Foundation. He was inducted into the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences Hall of Fame. In 2019, Mike received the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable Distiguished Service Award for his exceptional commitment and dedication to the planned giving effort and community.

Emily Nestor
Database, Project Implementation and Grants Manager
Friends of the Children

Emily Nestor has worked with the fundraising team at Friends of the Children for close to 4 years. She came from a background in business development and marketing at startups after completing her JD/MBA at Pepperdine University. She is a proud member of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable and in her spare time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her horse and dog.

Jenna Proctor
Assistant Director, Relationship Insights
Oregon State University Foundation

Jenna Proctor is Assistant Director, Relationship Insights at Oregon State University Foundation and has worked in higher education fundraising for 5 years. She specializes in relationship management and data analytics and works closely with the Gift Planning team. Jenna received her undergraduate degree at OSU is currently pursuing her master’s degree in history at OSU.

Mary Rennekamp
Director of Advancement
Magic Cabinet

Mary Rennekamp has worked as a fundraising professional for almost 20 years in both New Orleans and Seattle building an extensive and successful background in building diverse and sustainable fundraising programs focused on individual, corporate, and foundation strategies spanning arts, science, and youth advocacy organizations. Currently, Mary serves as the Director of Advancement for Magic Cabinet, a foundation dedicated to changing the power dynamics in philanthropy by focusing on community driven, trust-based philanthropy.

Prior to Magic Cabinet, Mary joined the Friends of the Children network as the Development Director for Friends of the Children – Seattle chapter growing the organization from a $725,000 chapter to almost $3M and doubling the number of children served. She then moved over to role with Friends-National where she served as the Chief Development Officer, focusing on raising the funds necessary to expand the network from 5 locations to 24 through a $50M Expansion Campaign and a $25M Endowment campaign.

Mary lives in Seattle, Washington with her dog, Zelda, and volunteers her time by serving on the Board of Directors of Friends of the Children – Tacoma, and as an advisor for The Adopted Life.

Kathy Saitas, JD
Advancement Counsel and Senior Director of Gift Planning
Reed College

Kathy Saitas is a Portland attorney serving as Advancement Counsel and Senior Director of Gift Planning at Reed College.

Brenda Rae ScottBrenda Ray Scott
Development Director
Blanchet House

Brenda Ray Scott brings many years of fundraising and nonprofit management experience to her role as Development Director including more than six years as Foundation Executive Director at Terwilliger Plaza. Ms. Scott holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from Pacific Lutheran University. She is a member of numerous professional groups and an ardent advocate of continuing professional development. Ms. Scott holds the internationally recognized Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential. A life-long Portlander, she lives in SE Portland with her family.

Steve Slotemaker
Relationship Manager
TIAA Kaspick

Steve Slotemaker is a Relationship Manager at TIAA Kaspick. Steve came to Kaspick from the Oregon State University Foundation where he was Senior Director of Gift Planning. His responsibilities included leading the collaborative development efforts of the gift planning program, oversight of bequest administration, and gift planning marketing. Prior to his seven years with the OSU Foundation, he was an Analyst with Kaspick & Company. Mr. Slotemaker has a BA in Business Administration and earned his MBA from Washington State University. He is also a member of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable.

Matt Smith
Director, Major Gift Relationship Management
Oregon State University Foundation

Matthew Smith is a relationship management and data analytics specialist with 10 years of experience in fundraising, including cause-based organizations, healthcare, and higher education. He currently works as the Director of Relationship Management at the Oregon State University Foundation where he leads a team focused on leveraging data and analytics to ensure optimized portfolios and a robust proposal pipeline. Matthew completed his master’s in library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Vivien Trinh
Associate Director of Community Philanthropy—Operations
Oregon Food Bank

Vivien Trinh (she/her/hers) is a non-profit professional with 11 years of philanthropy experience. Her career has taken her through the many aspects of philanthropy including direct mail, digital fundraising, donor relations, database management and prospect development at non-profits of all sizes. She serves as the Community Philanthropy Associate Director – Operations and leads Oregon Food Bank’s efforts to measure love with supporters and staff as well as the Equity in Fundraising workgroup. When not in the office, Vivien can be found on her bike or in a kayak, exploring the Pacific Northwest’s trails and waterways.