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Meet the Team

Board of Directors

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Elizabeth has a bachelor's degree in biology, an Emory University diploma in executive leadership for non-profit organizations, and is a certified Master Gardener. After teaching Math/Science as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, Liz co-founded ASAP. She served as a Forestry Technician for the US Forest Service tree enhancement program on Mt. Hood and as a Training Director for the US Peace Corps in Zimbabwe.


Elizabeth Arensault



Dorothy Ramsdell

Dorothy recently retired from Turner Broadcasting as an accountant and market analyst. She holds a bachelor's degree in history, an MBA in accounting, and a bachelor's degree in computer science. She practices yang style taijiquan when she is not working on her several needlework ventures. She is a proud Army brat who has traveled extensively in Asia and Europe for both personal and professional reasons. Dotti is a world citizen that brings vast experience and financial expertise to ASAP.

Secretary/ Treasurer

Steering Committee


Sean Adkinson

Technology Advisor

Sean is the CTO and Co-Founder at Streem, Inc. in Portland, Oregon. He holds a BA in Computer Science and Math from Willamette University. Sean thrives on start-ups and has the essential technical expertise that makes him an invaluable addition to our Board.


Shirley Bara

Graphic Designer

Shirley lives in the Pacific Northwest and has AA degrees in Graphic Design, Multimedia, and Website Development & Design. After retiring from the Federal Government, Shirley decided to make this her part-time second career. She is passionate about the beauty of nature, family and children. She enjoys using her creative and design skills and training to help ASAP.


Angela Carrasco

Communications Director 

Angela holds a Bachelor's of Science Degee in Health Care Administration and Masters in Public Health She's spent the majority of her career in academic medicine. Originally from California and a relatively new resident to the South, Angela was immediately intrigued by ASAP's local and global connections and mission.  She happily brings her talents to ASAP with her passion for both volunteering and writing.

Honorary Remembrance


Tom Arsenault


Tom passed away on March 18, 2017. His dedication to helping humanity lives on through his vision and encourages our work.

Tom's Obituary 

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