Meet Our Board
Mr. Edward Wortman
IPM Executive Director
Ed Wortman, Chief of Police, retired, served over 41 years in law enforcement, the last 8 as Chief of Police in Rockaway Beach. He now serves as Executive Director of International Police Museum in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
During his career Ed worked in multiple areas and divisions of police work. He traveled and taught police classes in the US and internationally. During his career and travels he become an avid aficionado and collector of police history. His collection is the foundation of International Police Museum, and a small part of his collection is now on display, with more items making their debut almost daily.
Mr. Doug Tharp
IPM President, Volunteer Coordinator
A retired insurance executive, Doug has been on the Board since its beginning in September of 2015. He was originally elected the Board treasurer, but also serves as the museum’s volunteer coordinator. Doug and his wife Marlene are also very active in their church and other Rockaway Beach volunteer activities. Doug says he enjoys interacting with visitors to the museum, and sharing police history with them.
Mr. Craig Zuck
Craig Zuck is the newest member of the IPM Board after enjoying his volunteer work at the museum. Craig and his wife, Barbara, also a volunteer, moved to Rockaway Beach permanently last year after vacationing in the area for the last 25 years. Craig attended business school at Oregon State University and retired recently from Portland General Electric after a 38 year career serving PGE’s Commercial/Industrial customers. When they are not volunteering, Craig and Barbara may be found on the water or on the beaches pursuing salmon, crab, clams and other coastal delicacies.
Ms. Jane Fagan McClain
Jane is trying to be retired after 30 years as a paralegal in Alaska and Oregon. She also owned and operated a destination Bed & Breakfast in Oregon for ten years, and enjoys interacting with tourists.
Jane has served as IPM Secretary and occasional toy tester since IPM’s beginning in September of 2015. She lives in Damascus, OR, with her granddaughter Mia, their dog Diamond, and a few too many ducks. She has enjoyed watching the museum grow from it’s inception, as well as seeing visitor’s reactions as they discover historical treasures in the museum.
Ms. LeeAnn Gibbs
IPM Board Member
Business owner, educator, horsewoman. LeeAnn holds a master’s degree in applied behavior science and has developed a business focused on the human and systemic side of business development. She has a passion for bringing start-up ideas to life. LeeAnn believes in providing educational opportunity to all ages. She is one of the original board members, and enjoys serving on a board that is dedicated to keeping history alive and providing a way to honor those who have dedicated their lives to service.
Ms. Cecile Doyle
IPM Board Member, Past IPM President
Cecile is a retired business owner with over 30 years of public service. She has served on the board at IPM since its beginning in Sept. of 2015. In addition to IPM, Cecile also enjoys volunteering at the Hope Chest, baking, reading, and spending time with her husband, Jim.
Ms. Rhonda Guerin
IPM Board Member
Rhonda Guerin, joined the Board of Directors in 2017. Rhonda brings her experience as a retired manager, having worked in both retail and fast food industry. Rhonda and her husband, also retired, like spending time with their grandchildren.
Rhonda likes helping young people to find the bears guarding the cases and to try on the various pieces of police uniform equipment. Her service is appreciated.
Ms. Patricia Williams
Past IPM Board Member
Patti grew up in Portland, OR, and earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Lewis & Clark College. She says she put her education to use teaching amazing children. Patti and her husband, Wayne, started an automotive business they ran for 16 years before retiring. Patti says “We then escaped to beach life on the coast. Now, I walk my dog along the sand daily, and give my time to good causes (such as IPM), good friends, and adventures with my husband and our sons and their families.”
Mr. Steve Bauer
Past IPM Vice President
Retired attorney Henry Stephen (“Steve”) Bauer served on the board of directors as its Vice President from IPM’s beginning in September of 2015 through December 2017. He continues to work on IPM projects from time to time with Executive Director Ed Wortman and is happy to see that the museum continues to be a steady draw for both local citizens and tourists.