Beth Hays,


Beth leads, assists, oversees, and manages a variety of nonprofit and charitable projects for Community Resource Trust. Beth earned her BA degree in Education through Western Oregon University and her MS in Child and Adolescent Development through Capella University. She taught grade levels K-12, served as a school district tutor, and coordinated a college-readiness grant in the 8 years prior to joining Community Resource Trust.

Throughout her time with Community Resource Trust, Beth has successfully brought in grant monies for nonprofits in the community. In addition to private grants, she has experience in low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), Local Innovation Fast Track (LIFT), HOME, Urban Renewal Area (URA) grants, conventional financing, and equity investments, for the provision and facilitation of low-income housing, education, and other community services. 

To date, Beth has overseen procurement, fiscal agency, and compliance management of over $15 million in government funding, $2 million in foundation grants, $10 million in industry/private donations and equity investments, and $10 million in conventional financing, for a total of $37 million in sources for Marion and Polk Counties. She has also overseen management of assets totaling over $33 million – primarily for low-income housing and education. 

Beth’s personal interests include music theory, history, and human development. She immensely enjoys free time with her family and her two young boys.

Paul De Muniz,

Board Chair

Paul J. De Muniz is a former appellate judge having served for more than 22 years on the appellate bench including as chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, retiring from the Supreme Court at the end of 2012. Following his retirement from the Oregon Supreme Court, De Muniz founded one of the first legal clinics in the country that provides free legal advice to individuals re-entering the community from prison. De Muniz is the author of Oregon Criminal Procedure and Practice, used by lawyers and judges throughout the state, co-author of American Judicial Power: The State Court Perspective, a legal treatise on the importance of state courts in America, and the author of a novel, The Debt: An American Lawyer Fights for Justice in Russia. De Muniz graduated from Portland State University in 1972 and Willamette University College of Law in 1975. He currently teaches at Willamette University College of Law as a Distinguished Jurist in Residence. De Muniz is a Vietnam war veteran.

George Jennings,

JD, Board Vicechair

Attorney at Law


Principal Areas of Practice

Business & Corporate Law; Estate Planning, Trusts & Probate; Real Estate Transactions

& Development


Willamette University College of Law, J.D.

University of Washington, B.A., Economics


Community Involvement:

Sedcor: Chair (2013 / 2014), Board of Directors (2000 to present), Executive Council 2011 to July 2015)

Oregon State Fair Council: (2013 to present)  Governor appointment

Salem Area Chamber of Commerce:  President (2000/2001), Board or Directors (1996 to 2003), 

Create Jobs PAC : Board of Directors (2011 to Present)

Community Resource Trust: Board of Directors (2015 to present)

Early Learning Hub , Inc. : Pro Bono organizational legal services for non-profit 501c(3) organization which provides evaluation and funding for education of children from zero through six years of age.      (2013)

Willamette Heritage Center : Board of Directors (2014 to Present)

United Way : Board of Directors (2003 to 2006)

Boys and Girls Club of Salem : Wine Auction ( 2011,2012 and 2013) , Youth Partnership Drive (1997 & 1998)

Historic Elsinore Theatre: Return to Grandeur Committee

Santiam Girl Scout Council: Pro Bono Legal services for many years commencing in the early 1980’s

Willamette Valley Consortium/Jobs Council/ Job Growers : Board of Directors (1981 and 1982)

Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners: Board of Directors (1986 to 1990), Review Board (1999 to 2001)

Oregon State Bar:  Continuing Legal Education Speaker  (1998 and 2000)

Western Development Foundation (WOU) : Board of Directors( 1982 to 1993) , Chair (1988 & 1989)

Western Oregon University: Presidential Selection Committee ( 1994) (governor appointment)

Smith Fine Arts Series at WOU:  President (1981 and 1982) Board of Directors (1976 to 1990)

Central School District: Board Chair (1985/86),  Board of Directors (1983 to 1986)

First Citizen Monmouth Independence ((1981)

Chamber of Commerce Monmouth – Independence  :  President (1977 and 1978)  Board of Directors (1975 thru 1982)

Polk County Economic Development Corp : Board of Directors  (1979 approx.)

Polk County Housing Association: Board of Directors (1982 approx)

Pro Bono legal services to various organizations and individuals for many years.

Charles A. (Chuck) Swank,

Board Treasurer/Secretary


MBA Accounting U of O

Captain US Army

Retired CPA, practiced for 45 years, shareholder Grove, Mueller & Swank, PC

Treasurer Salem Rotary, 30 years

Chane Griggs

Board Director

Prior to Chane’s  retirement as the Regional Director for The Oregon Community Foundation, she spent most of her career in public service. In positions ranging from staff positions in the legislative branch to teaching Japanese in the SK school district to serving as the Assistant Director for the Department of Corrections, Chane primarily worked with a focus on communications and legislative coordination. 

In addition to those opportunities, Chane has consistently volunteered in her community. 

Board of Directors – Deepwood
Board of Directors – Salem Art Association
City of Salem – Budget Committee; Salem Parks and Recreation Committee; Historic Landmarks Committee, Salem Public Art Committee, President of the Salem Planning Commission (currently).
Served on the City’s Our Salem project and the Climate Action Plan Task Force

Capitol Planning Commission – Vice Chair (currently)

President of the Rotary Club of Salem (currently)
The Gerry Frank/Salem Rotary Amphitheater – chair of the selection committee 


Kenyon College, Gambier OH 1973
Miami of Ohio – graduated in 1977 with a degree in Political Science and Portuguese.


Racewalking; golfing; cycling; knitting and time with family