ORS Board of Directors

ORS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and is governed by a Board of Directors whose experience, expertise, and oversight ensure that the mission of the organization is fulfilled.


Dustin Phillips, Director of Regular Upward Bound (President, ORS)


Eric Valdez, Software Development Manager 


James Jesse, Director of Upward Bound Math & Science (Vice President, ORS)


James Villegas, Senior Programmer 


Jason Norman, Director of P-16 Career Pathways/Dual Credit, Amarillo College


Kelly Shearrer, Vice-President Reimbursement and Revenue Assurance, Encompass Home Health (Secretary/Treasurer, ORS)


Peggy McCready, Realtor, Alexander Chandler Realty 


Tara Bertram, Physician's Assistant, John Peter Smith Physician Group

Former Board Members

Brent Beasley, Consultant, Walton Family Foundation