​​About our Board Members...

                                                                    Co-Chair Sheronne Blasi

                                                                    Performance Audit Manager for the Oregon Secretary

                                                                                        of State Audits Division. Prior to going to work for the                                                                                                   Audits Division, Sheronne Served in the navy for 14 years.

Why did you get involved with this organization?  

"I feel privileged to be part of Simply Birthdays because I know they joy these parties bring to Salem's homeless children and their families. Simply Birthdays is also a wonderful way to engage the community in helping our families in need."

What do you do in your spare time?

"I find joy in life by giving back to the community and through my relationships with close friends and family. I have been blessed with an amazing son and friends that share a strong sense of making our community a great place for everyone."


                                                                                                                                Co-Chair Laura Perez

                                                                                                              Educator, Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Why did you get involved with this organization?

"After returning from a mission rip to Mexico, I was dedicated to doing something to make a difference in my own community. Simply Birthdays affords that opportunity, and I have found the birthday parties to be incredibly touching and meaningful - not only to the birthday party recipenets, but also to the many citizens who help make this possible through participation and/or funding."

What do you do in your spare time?

​"My greatest joys are spending time with my own two sons and my husband. I also love to garden and to do various crafts."


                                                                                                                         Board Member Jennifer Jenkins

Why did you get involved in this organization?

"I initially heard about this organization from an enthusiastic child that celebrated her special day with Simply Birthdays. The joy she radiated was contagious, and I knew I had to be a part of it." 

What do you do in your spare time?

 "Besides having three busy children and being committed to several community organizations and projects, I am a hobbyist. I garden, preserve, bake, sew, craft, refurbish furniture, and read. "



                                                                                                                             Board Member Stephanie Galford

                                                                                                                       Manager/Mental Health - Pelton Project

Why did you get involved with this organization?

"I love children, helping and parties. When I heard about Simply Birthdays it resembled everything I feel passionate about I love being able to be a part of a memory that will hopefully impact children in a positive way."

What do you like to do in your spare time?

"I love spending time with my son. He brings me more joy than anything in the world! I also love reading, gardening, spending time with my family, and oddly enough doing homework!"


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