Kathy DeYoungExecutive Director

Katherine DeYoung, CPA

Kathy is a Certified Public Accountant who worked with nonprofit organizations through her accounting practice for more than 30 years. She founded the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship when she became aware that board members lacked training opportunities, yet were responsible for governing organizations crucial to the well-being of communities. She now spends all of her time helping this situation as our Executive Director.

Kathy is the co-author of a popular financial risk assessment workbook and important documents organizer for governing board members (see our publications section). She has been a consultant to nonprofit boards and a frequent national presenter on the topics of understanding financial information and protecting organizations from embezzlement.


Distance Education Project LeaderDistance Education Project Leader

Angela Norman

Angela has a strong background in project management, nonprofit organizations, services marketing, and the hospitality industry. She also has extensive experience with the database management system that supports CNS’s distance education project. In June 2013, Angela received a Masters Certificate as part of the University of Oregon’s Nonprofit Management program. She has also served as Board President and Treasurer for a small nonprofit arts organization.


Office ManagerOffice Manager

Whitney Smith

Whitney received her Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, majoring in natural resources with a focus on watershed management. Her experience since college include serving in AmeriCorps as a rural program coordinator and working as a program assistant for a nonprofit watershed council. She currently is a volunteer for the Department of Justice, serving on the Benton County Citizen’s Review Board.


Development SpecialistDevelopment Specialist

Bruce DeYoung, Ph.D.

Bruce is OSU Professor Emeritus of Business and OSU Extension. For over 30 years he led and conducted outreach education programs – initially for Cornell University (NY) and later for Oregon State University. He has designed and administered numerous outreach evaluations and impact assessments. Bruce also has extensive grant writing experience. He now uses these skills to develop support for the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship training and assessing the results thereof.