We are pleased to introduce Lines for Life’s two new board members:
Musse Olol was born and raised in Mogadishu, Somalia, and came to Oregon 35 years ago. He is an engineer having earned his Mechanical Engineering degree at Portland State University. Musse is an active community member. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Somali American Council of Oregon and a commissioner at the Oregon Commission of Black Affairs. He has trained with both the FBI Citizens Academy and the Portland Police Bureau’s Citizens Academy and has been widely recognized for his work in community leadership. He and his wife, Amina Afrah, have a 9 year old son.
Dr. Patty Buehler originates from Chicago and currently lives in Bend. She is an ophthalmologist and small business owner. She earned her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and went on to attain a Masters of Public Health degree at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a surgeon, Patty has performed more than 10,000 surgeries. She is an active community member, as a leader and as a volunteer. She has been married to Knute Buehler, also a surgeon and state legislator, for 25 years and they have 2 grown children.
Both of these new additions to our board are passionate about our work and each brings a strong and relevant skill set to the table. They will be great advocates and connectors in their communities, spreading the word and promoting the mission of Lines for Life.