NEON’s Board of Directors

NEON’s Board of directors is widely diverse group of individuals from

Union, Baker and Wallowa Counties.


Robert Kleng, Board Chair

Robert is the current Family and Community Partnership Manager for Eastern Oregon Head Start. His professional history specializes in Education, working as a teacher and Vice Principal in Quito, Ecuador. He has a Bachelor of Arts, with an emphasis is Multidisciplinary Studies with minors in Elementary Education, English Speakers of Other Language, and Spanish, and a Master of Science studying Curriculum and Instruction. Robert has a positive energy in serving his community’s needs from healthcare, to education, to social services.

Lisa Dawson, Board Treasurer/Secretary:

Lisa Dawson, the Executive Director for Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) has worked in economic development since 1989. She helps organizations flourish by improving their long term viability. She has worked with elected officials, non-profit organizations and community groups. Lisa also enjoys working with entrepreneurs and appreciates their role in the region’s economy. Lisa grew up on a farm in the Wallowa Valley and enjoys working with the people and communities that define the rural region in which she makes her home.

Carrie Brogoitti, MPH

Carrie Brogoitti, MPH, joined the Center for Human Development as public health administrator in August 2008. Carrie provides leadership and oversight of all local public health authority functions and services for this nonprofit organization delegated to serve as Union County’s local public health authority. Carrie is part of the organization’s Administrative Council, a six-member Executive Team responsible for organizational oversight. In her role Carrie assures the delivery of core public health services and functions in addition to leading Center for Human Development’s efforts to become an accredited local public health department.

She is also active in a number of community-based projects including service on the Union County Economic Development Corporation, U.C. Fit Kids Executive Committee (Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition), and Union County Safe Community Coalition (Youth Substance Abuse Prevention). Carrie is an active in the Coalition of Local Health Officials, a venue for collaboration between the local and state public health, and the Conference of Local Health Officials, which advocates for effective and improved public policies, programs, and financing of local public health in Oregon. She was recently elected as the small county representative to the Conference of Local Health Official’s Executive Committee and appointed as the Co-Chair for its Health Systems Transformation Committee.

Prior to joining the Center for Human Development, Carrie worked for over 10 years in health-related service delivery and fundraising for a number of health and social service organizations. She earned her Master’s in Public Health in 2004 from San Francisco State University and her Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in Women’s and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Oregon in 1997. She was born and raised in La Grande, Oregon, giving her a personal understanding of life in rural Oregon and the health issues experienced by its residents.

Meg Bowen

Bio coming soon! 

Bob Seymour

Bio coming soon!

Alysia Cohen

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