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Founders & Board of directors

We are a dedicated group of individuals committed to impacting the lives and future of Sisters Country

  • Non-Profit/Public Sector Executive – State Senate, Chief of Staff, Non-Profit CEO
  • Community Relations Executive – Events Manager, 50-year Sisters Area Resident
  • Retired Non-Profit Executive UNESCO, John F Kennedy Center, Hult Center Performing Arts
  • Private and Non-Profit Sector Executive – Chief Financial Officer, Small Business Owner
  • Retired Private Sector Executive – Real Estate Investor
  • Private Sector Executive – Entrepreneur, Business Owner

Judy Trego

Co-Founder & President

Judy Trego is the Co-Founder and President of the Sisters Community Foundation. She has served Central Oregon in many roles over the years. She currently is the Deschutes County Commissioner appointed representative for the Deschutes County budget committee overseeing and advising a half a billion dollar budget. She is the Western Deschutes County representative for Visit Central Oregon and the CEO for the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce. Prior to serving as the CEO, she was the Chief of Staff for an Oregon State Senator, Constituent Service Manager for the U.S. House of Representatives, elected City Councilor and Council President. Judy has also been a non-profit executive for over 15 years and has authored four guides and one novella. Her first book was published in 2008, Gain the World and Keep Your Soul is a guide on values-based philanthropy. In her free time she like to write, hike and swim.

Jeanette Pilak

Board Member

Jeanette Pilak is a retired executive of 40 years for international, national, local non-profits.  Jeanette has served in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and was the first Festival Director for the John F Kennedy Center.  She worked as the Marketing and Program Director for the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene Oregon and as the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Executive Director in Sisters, Oregon.   Jeanette has lived in Sisters for 10 years and in Oregon for 30 years.  She has 37 years of experience in fundraising for nonprofit organizations.

Martin Cannon


Martin Cannon is a Co-Founder of the Sister Community Foundation.  He is a former partner with The RREEF Funds in San Francisco where he served for almost two decades as a Real Estate Investment Advisor  sourcing, acquiring, managing and selling commercial real estate properties for major corporate, public and private pension funds. Martin’s responsibilities also included marketing, financing, IT, client contact, portfolio management and new business. Prior to RREEF, he worked for Citicorp Real Estate in NYC in commercial real estate lending and problem loans. Martin graduated from the Wharton School of Business with an MBA and Directors Honor List.  He served in the U.S Army as a 1st Lieutenant and received the Bronze Star for service in Vietnam.  He attended Davidson College and received a BA in Liberal Arts. Martin’s long time community volunteerism includes ASPIRE (mentoring program at Sisters High School), Hospice of Marin, CA working directly at homes of participants, The Branson School, Board of Trustees on Finance, Investment and Spirit Committees, St. Stephen’s Church, Belvedere, CA, Vestry, on the Finance and Investment Committees and Co-Chair of Capital Campaign, and a member of a group of young professionals who sent underprivileged kids to summer camps. His passions are fly fishing, photography and travel.

Nick Beasley

Board Member

Nick Beasley was born with an entrepreneurial spirit and has channeled that spirit into volunteering in his community.  He serves as the Board President for Black Butte Ranch and is a Corporate sales manager at gearUp, an exclusive Nike Teams and Carhartt Company Gear dealer.  He also has owned his own company working in the wholesale industry and has experience in event planning, team building, project management and sales.

Kathy Gillan

Board Member

Kathy Gillan was raised and worked her entire life in Sisters Oregon. Early in life and as a single mother Kathy knows what it is like to struggle to survive with two small children. Kathy worked in retail in Sisters for 30 years and transition to a career in banking and then to a career working in community relations for the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce and now serves as their events director. Kathy has a heart for those who work or live in Sisters and cannot afford the basic necessities. She joined the board to help ensure that those who are struggling in our community have a voice. Now married and a homeowner with a stable career has given Kathy the benefits that allow her to give back to her community by volunteering as Vice President of the Sisters Community Foundation. In her free time Kathy loves to cook, travel in Oregon, kayak and spend time with family at local lakes.

Turi Shergold

Board Member

Turi has been a resident of Sisters for 17 years. She came to Central Oregon in 1999, continuing her career in real estate working for Smith Properties when Bill Smith was transforming the old mill into the Old Mill District in Bend. She then got her second degree in accounting and now has expertise in website design, marketing and accounting. She has served as the CFO for the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce for the past 9 years and is a small business owner. She also has many years of experience in event organization and management. Turi’s first passion is anything to do with her son, Jackson, including being a proud baseball mom. Her lifelong passion has been riding – competing in and organizing competitive horse events and being involved in the Central Oregon equestrian community for 23 years. Turi also has a passion for Sisters and is always seeking ways to improve her community.