Board of Directors

Patrick Whelan

Currently serving New Priorities as President of the Board of Directors since 2008 Patrick has worked as a Spiritual Director and Counselor for at-risk youth since 2001.  Patrick spent 25 years in Planned Unit Development and is currently President of ARC Services Inc.

Linda Smith

Linda has lived and worked in Redmond for 20 years. She has been married for 44 years, has 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren. Being a banker in the area has given her a great opportunity to meet and serve many people in the Redmond area. Linda volunteers her time at the Career Center at the Redmond High School helping young students prepare their resumes and participate in mock interviews. She is proud be a board member of New Priorities Family Services because of the outstanding service they provided in counseling her two teenage grandsons who were both troubled due to the death of their father.


Penny Davis

Raised in Montana Penny now considers Central Oregon her second home.  She spent many years as a Cosmetologist and followed her entrepreneurial spirit opening two beauty salons before retiring.  Penny has returned to Central Oregon Community College  to pursue her degree in Business Administration at COCC and currently works in management.  “I am looking forward to continuing my education and feel very fortunate to be involved with New Priorities Family Services as Treasurer for the Board of Directors.  I am working with an esteemed group of professionals whose concern and mission for our community’s health and well being is such a gift.”