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Board of Trustees

An effective Board of Trustees is critical to the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s success in fulfilling its mission. The Trustees’ responsibilities include fiscal oversight, fundraising, strategic planning, and promoting and expanding the Council's programs. Trustees are considered the Council’s most engaged ambassadors who seek to promote the work of the Council and to garner support from the community. Trustees meet three times per year in addition to participation on ad-hoc committees throughout the year. Trustees are encouraged to attend all World Affairs Council of Oregon functions.

Sarah Ames

Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine

Joseph Boyle

Executive Vice President, Columbia Brand President, Columbia Sportswear

James G. Campbell

Corporate Controller, Alphabet, Inc.

Beth deHamel

Chief Financial Officer, Mercy Corps

Denny Doyle

Mayor of Beaverton

Margaret Everett

Vice Provost for International Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies, Portland State University

Jim Francesconi

Vice President of Public Affairs, Moda Health

Arun Joshi

President & CEO, Visulon

Sheryl Manning


Gail McCormick

Founder, Jamii Moja

Christof Mees

Mark Williams

Chief Strategy Officer, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Susan Wright

Vice President of Human Resources, Cascade Corporation

Mary Carlin Yates

US Ambassador, ret.

Curtis Robinhold

Executive Director, Port of Portland

Jack Isselmann

Senior Vice President of External Affairs & Programs, Greenbrier

Timothy Chapman

Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Manager, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

Yassi Irajpanah

Development Director, Vibe of Portland

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