Board of Directors
Jack Davis, President
Jack Davis was raised in Grants Pass and graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1967. He received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon in 1972 and earned a law degree from the University of Puget Sound in 1975. Jack has spent his entire legal career in Grants Pass. A partner in the firm of Davis, Adams, Freudenberg, Day and Galli for the past 26 years, Jack’s practice includes estate planning, elder law, business organization and transactions, real estate, construction and general civil litigation. Prior to Davis, Adams, Jack was a partner with Jesse R. Calvert, Jr. for 12 years.
Jack has been prominently involved in the Grants Pass Area Habitat for Humanity program in Josephine County and supports public education through his long-term service on the board of the Josephine County Educational Fund, Inc. (JCEF), which provides scholarships and grants to students throughout Josephine and Jackson counties. Board president since 2012, and a board member since 2004, Jack also serves on the Finance and Fundraising Committee. He established the Kaite Davis Memorial Scholarship fund with JCEF in 2001. Currently, the fund has awarded over $96,500 in scholarships to 48 students.
Jack is also the acting Municipal Judge for the cities of Cave Junction and Rogue River. An avid local cyclist and Cycle Oregon participant, Davis enjoys producing stained glass art in his leisure time. Jack is married to Kim Davis. They have a son, Geoffrey Davis (a Grants Pass High School graduate), who is a teacher in Eugene.
Judith (Judie) L. Drummond, Secretary
Judie graduated from Watertown High School in Watertown, MA in 1970. After a successful business career in Boston, she returned to school taking night classes at Boston College until she moved to Grants Pass in 1988, where she continued at Rogue Community College and graduated from Southern Oregon University with a BS in Human Communications in 1992. During that time, she worked for several years with Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, and 12 years with Josephine County Mental Health. She and her husband Tom started College Dreams in 1998 helping bright at-risk youth stay in school and continue on to higher education and/or additional career training. It was during that time that College Dreams began their partnership with JCEF as students earned Scholarship funds for excellent grades and community service. Judie & Tom retired in December of 2018. She remains passionate about helping youth develop a dream, plan for their futures and achieving their goals.
Sean Ward, Treasurer
Sean Ward is the owner of Sean Ward Development, Inc. and Prime-Sean Ward Properties where he is a real estate broker, developer and consultant. A life-long resident of Grants Pass, Sean graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1991. He attended Western Oregon University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1994 and a Masters from Oregon State University in 1998. Sean is active in the Grants Pass Association of Realtors and a member of Table Rock Fellowship Church.
He and his wife have two boys, who are 3 and 1 respectively. Immediate past-president of JCEF, Sean has served on the board for the past 14 years and “enjoys being part of an organization trying to provide better opportunities for our students.” Sean and his father, Richard Ward, are stewards of the Ward Family Scholarship Fund through JCEF, which awards annual scholarships to seniors at Grants Pass High School.
Retired Pharmacist, Service Drug
Owner, Upshift Innovations
Retired, Grants Pass HS Student Services and Aspire Coordinator
Constance Palaia Marr
Fruitdale Elementary Librarian
Thomas (Tom) W. Drummond
Retired Co-Founder of College Dreams
Senior Financial Analyst, Dutch Bros. Coffee
Public Benefits Representative, Center for NonProfit Legal Services
Program Manager, Project Youth+