Advisors

The Board of Advisors assists the organization in many ways, often by drawing on their particular expertise and life experience. Broad areas of responsibility include medium and long-term planning, fundraising, and outreach to the community.

Susan Wright

Susan Wright

Chair Board of Advisors -
vice president of human resources, cascade corporation

Mohamed Alyajouri

Mohamed Alyajouri

primary care practice manager, oregon health & science university (ohsu)

 

Dr. Thomas Bartlett

Dr. Thomas Bartlett

former chancellor higher education oregon, new york, alabama

   

Daniel Capuia

Daniel Capuia

Owner, American Angolan Agriculture

 

Linda Castillo

Linda Castillo

Immigrant and Refugee Integration, Equity in Practice Advisor
City of Portland Office of Community and Civic Life

 

Lee Po Cha

Lee Po Cha

executive director, immigrant and refugee community organization

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Peyton Chapman

Peyton Chapman

principal, lincoln high school

Timothy Chapman

Timothy Chapman

senior vice president, merrill lynch private banking & investment group

Koffi Dessou

Koffi Dessou

Strategic Innovation & Performance Manager, City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights

Joseph DiCarlo

Joseph DiCarlo

global ambassador, medical teams international

 

Reginald Eklund - Emeritus

Reginald Eklund - Emeritus

Advisor
Jan Elfers

Jan Elfers

President, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Obie Ford III, PhD

Obie Ford III, PhD

Campus Director of Equity and Diversity at Washington State University Vancouver

Taylor Gibson

Taylor Gibson

Fundraising Development Associate, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Dennis Gilliam

Dennis Gilliam

executive vice president of sales and marketing, bob's red mill

      

Jessica T. Hamilton

Jessica T. Hamilton

director, harbor environmental, port of portland

 

Charles Hudson

Charles Hudson

Director of Government Affairs, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Harriet Isom

Harriet Isom

former u.s. ambassador

      

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch

managing director, external affairs, avangrid renewables

Jana McKamey

Jana McKamey

Vice President, Government Affairs and Operations - Oregon Winegrowers Association

Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller

Professor in Department of Anthropology, Western Oregon University

Randolph Miller

Randolph Miller

president, produce row property mgt co

Tom Miller

Tom Miller

consultant

 

Michael Mills

Michael Mills

project manager, oregon solutions, college of urban & public affairs, portland state university (psu)

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Billie Moser

Billie Moser

Vice President International Tourism, Travel Portland

Edgar Navas

Edgar Navas

CEO, Cliqa Digital Inc.

Jeff Renfro

Jeff Renfro

County Economist Multnomah County

Chanpone Sinlapasai

Chanpone Sinlapasai

Partner, Attorney at Law

Jefferson Smith - Emeritus

Jefferson Smith - Emeritus

executive director, xray.fm

 

Mari Watanabe

Mari Watanabe

executive director, partners in diversity & director, leadership portland

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