Staff

dExecutive Director, Madonna McGuire Smith
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Madonna began as Development/Events Director for HFO in January of 2013. She has extensive experience in nonprofit organizations ranging from agricultural development to hemophilia. She was the Development Director/Hemophilia Walk Manager for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter for four years before moving to Oregon. She earned her master’s degree in Public Administration from Iowa State University. Madonna’s experiences include teaching Middle and High School Social Studies, High School and Collegiate coaching as well as youth development and international agricultural development. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family. Madonna is married and has two daughters and two sons, all with bleeding disorders.

Fundraising & Events Manager, Ellie Hurley

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Ellie joined the HFO team in early 2019. She founded a small nonprofit and worked for several other organizations before becoming part of the bleeding disorders community. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she moved to Oregon to earn her BA from Oregon State University. She spends her free time writing fiction and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her fiance.

Events Planning Assistant, Serena Steffensmeier

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Serena has been the Events Planning Assistant for HFO since 2017. She grew up in Corvallis and graduated from Crescent Valley High School. She is currently studying horticulture with a focus on plant breeding and genetics at Oregon State University. Her mother, Kathleen, was the former Events Manager for HFO from 2015-2018.

Bookkeeper, Rhonda Soulé

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Rhonda has been with HFO since the fall of 2018.  She currently splits her time with HFO with several other non- and for-profit organizations, both as a volunteer and staff member.  Rhonda grew up in Philomath and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Linfield College.  Her professional background includes 15 years in the forest products industry and several years with the local public school’s foundation.  Rhonda and her husband Jon have three grown children, one almost-grown child, and have spent much of their free time over the last 20 years running from the swimming pool to the soccer field.