Four new members have been added to Youth Villages of Oregon’s board of directors.

The new members are Scott Bruun, Calvin S. Johnston, Carole Kinnune and Sharr Stark. Youth Villages of Oregon is a new name for a private nonprofit organization that has been helping children and families live successfully in Oregon since 1859. Formed last year through the merger of ChristieCare and the national nonprofit Youth Villages, the organization provides intercept in-home and residential services to children with emotional and behavior problems and their families.


Bruun, a West Linn resident, is vice president of commercial banking and public affairs at US Bank. He previously served as vice president and chief financial officer of his family’s general contracting company, Lorentz Bruun Construction. He also represented District 37 in the Oregon House of Representatives.


Johnston serves as president and CEO of Leupold & Stevens, a manufacturer of precision optical instruments in Beaverton.


Kinnune is a retired community advocate who is returning to Youth Villages Oregon after serving on the board of directors for the Christie School for 13 years, including one year as finance committee chair and two years as board chair.


Stark is a community advocate who previously served as president and general manager of the Portland division of Clear Channel Outdoor. She has also worked as an independent consultant to small and mid-sized businesses and as a regional vice president for TMP Worldwide Advertising and Communications, LLC.

This year, Youth Villages will help more than 20,000 children and families in 11 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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