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Wood named new director at The Stafford

Wendy Wood has been named the new executive director at The Stafford Boutique Retirement Community in Lake Oswego.

She started with Avamere in 2007, and has held various roles in the company, including managing activities and marketing.

“The Stafford is a wonderful place to live and work,” she said. “From the friendly barista making your morning coffee in the Overlook Pub, to our highly skilled wellness coordinators promoting a healthy lifestyle in our vitality center, I am proud to lead this great group of staff and ensure that residents’ needs are met.”

Wood lives in West Linn with her husband, Steve, and three children.

Windermere Steller brokers donate more than $127,000

Real estate brokers from Windermere Stellar donated more than $127,000 in the first half of this year to 13 local nonprofit organizations to benefit programs serving low-income children and families.

The Lake Oswego office donated funds to Candlelighters for Children with Cancer, to send 10 family members to family camp.

The West Linn office donated funds to Camp to Belong Oregon, which reunites siblings separated in foster care. Two siblings will be able to attend the week-long camp.

Other charities supported by the donation include Color Outside the Lines, Focus on Youth, Girls Inc., LEAP Therapeutic Wilderness Programs, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Northwest Children’s Outreach, Northwest Children’s Theater and School, Rose City Rowing, St. Andrew’s Nativity School and Project Lemonade.

Windermere associates participate in annual community service projects and donate a portion of every commission to the Windermere Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has raised and donated more than $2.9 million to programs in support of those who need help in the Portland metro and north Oregon coast area.

Applications being accepted for Leadership Lake Oswego

The Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for Leadership Lake Oswego, a program intended to develop business and community leaders. The program consists of eight day-long sessions, held once a month. The sessions are led by Lake Oswego School District Superintendent Heather Beck and City Manager Scott Lazenby, and topics include counter-intuitive leadership, emotional intelligence, human relations, strategic planning, problem solving, gender dynamics, change management, wisdom perspectives and leading through crisis.

Tuition is $800 for chamber members and $850 for non-members.

Those interested are encouraged to attend a meet-and-greet event from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 1 at the chamber offices, 459 Third St. in Lake Oswego.

To learn more, call the chamber at 503-636-3634.

Karabatsos opens Pillars of Hope Counseling

Angelie Karabatsos, MA, LPC intern, has opened Pillars of Hope Counseling at 6950 S.W. Hampton St. in Tigard. She provides individual counseling, couple’s therapy, career counseling and workplace counseling, and provides group and workshop experiences. To learn more, visit pillarsofhopecounseling.com or call Karabatsos at 503-841-2142.

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Jenks joins Marylhurst music faculty

William Jenks, proprietor of Portland Classic Guitar, has joined the faculty of Marylhurst University. Jenks will teach classical guitar at the university.

He also provides classical guitar lessons through Portland Classic Guitar, which presents a series of classical guitar concerts at Marylhurst University and at other venues in the Portland area. Learn more about the series at portlandclassicguitar.com.

— The Review, Tidings