Denise Bestwick moved to Central Oregon in 1989. She has held leadership positions in several local science-based businesses, and is currently serving as the Director of Quality at Powers of Automation (POA). At POA she is utilizing her experience and perseverance to steer the company through an organizational restructuring process and to position the company to manage growth, optimize operations, and ensure resources are in place to reach its strategic growth potential. Denise is a native to the Pacific Northwest, and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Willamette University. She has been volunteering with Saving Grace since 2000 as a support group facilitator, and became a Board member in 2015. When not working or volunteering, Denise enjoys archery, spending time with her husband and two adult children hiking, viewing wildlife/birds, and exploring the wine regions of the West Coast.