Ray was born in China and moved to the United States when he was three years old. His father worked for the United Nations and was the Director of Intern Programs. Ray received a PhD in Biochemistry from Duke University. He had a career in cancer research and business development.
He is an elected member of the Deschutes Public Library District and Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District #2 Boards. His past community service includes Volunteer State President of AARP Oregon, the Oregon State Library Board, appointment by the Governor to the Oregon Health Fund Board, and a SHIBA volunteer. Ray is a member of the Nature Printing Society and creates plant and fish prints (Gyotaku).
Ray and his wife Chris have lived in Central Oregon since 1991. They enjoy gardening, bird watching, traveling and volunteering.
Why I Serve…
“I have a strong interest in building Livable Communities where people can grow and age with dignity and independence with whatever community support they need. The changing demographics of Central Oregon — increasing population, especially of older adults – means we need to be proactive in developing services and organizations to meet the challenges this brings. I believe that the Council On Aging of Central Oregon can play a critical role as a facilitator to address and meet the challenges we face as separate and unique communities.”