Warm Springs Community Action Team
Board of Directors

The WSCAT Board of Directors is comprised of six volunteers, all of whom are Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (CTWS) tribal members. The Board of Directors supports the work of WSCAT and provides mission-based leadership, strategic governance, and financial oversight of the organization. Board members work to ensure WSCAT is working to achieve its mission, goals, and objectives, and serve because they are truly interested in making the Warm Springs Reservation a better place to live.

Ted Brunoe, President Since 2007

Ted is a retired businessman with over 30 years of experience owning and operating construction, contracting, and retail hospitality establishments in Oregon and Hawaii. He is a co-founder of the Warm Springs Chamber of Commerce and former Chairman of Warm Springs Forest Products Board.

Julie Quaid, Vice President Since 2002

Julie is a professional educational administrator with over 30 years of experience directing, managing, instructing in, and evaluating Head Start, early childhood education, K-12, and community college programs. She is a former board member of the Central Oregon Partnership, Jefferson County School District, and Oregon State Advisory Council on Libraries, and has served on many regional and national educational boards and advisory councils. Since 2008, Julie has worked as a federal contractor monitoring early childhood education programs across the country.

Yvonne Iverson, Secretary Since 2008

Yvonne is a budget analyst at the Indian Health Service in Warm Springs. Previously, she served as advertising manager at the Spilyay Tymoo tribal newspaper and in various capacities in the CTWS Department of Health and Human Services.  She is a graduate of the Ford Family Foundation Leadership Institute and is a former Warm Springs Boys & Girls Club Board Member.

Jonathan W. Smith, Member Since 2016

Jonathan W. Smith is currently serving as a Commissioner for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and has served for three terms on the CTWS Fish & Wildlife Executive Legislative Committee, including one term as Chairman. Jonathan also serves as Chairman for the CTWS Land Use Planning Executive Legislative Committee. He is a graduate of the Ford Family Foundation Leadership program and works to promote community development in Warm Springs. Jonathan works at the Warm Springs Housing Authority and is the owner of Advanced Glass Repair, which has been in business for over 16 years.

Ruth Pinky Beymer, Member Since 2016

Pinky is a businesswoman who has been involved in her family’s ranching business for over 40 years and in her family’s heavy equipment, construction, and logging business, Chilkat Enterprise, Inc., for over 25 years.  She has served on the Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation Board, 4-H Advisory Board, and Tribal Wellness Committee, and has volunteered for various local organizations promoting health and wellness, conservation and the environment, and youth development.

Shayleen EagleSpeaker, Member Since 2016

Shayleen EagleSpeaker is a Wasco member or the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Shayleen received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Printmaking at the University of Oregon in 2014. Her artwork includes printmaking, painting and drawing, and traditional Native American artwork of the Wasco-Wishram and Columbia River Plateau cultures. In addition to her artwork, Shayleen is also passionate about Native languages, environmental awareness and community development. Shayleen is currently a graduate student at the University of Oregon in the Department of Linguistics Language Teaching Studies program, and is a board member for Tamánwit, a nonprofit that advances economic and educational opportunities for Warm Springs tribal members.