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 Chazin-Wright

Susan Chazin-Wright

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

Billie Moser

Billie Moser

Vice President International Tourism, Travel Portland

Linda Castillo

Linda Castillo

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

 

Koffi Dessou

Koffi Dessou

Interim Director of the City of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights

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

Edgar Navas

Edgar Navas

CEO, Cliqa Digital Inc.

Gary Withers

Gary Withers

President, Concordia University Foundation

Chanpone Sinlapasai

Chanpone Sinlapasai

Partner, Attorney at Law

Jane Atkinson

Jane Atkinson

former vice president and provost, lewis & clark college

Christopher Acheson - Emeritus

Christopher Acheson - Emeritus

financial advisor

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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

 

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

Joseph DiCarlo

Joseph DiCarlo

global ambassador, medical teams international

 

Reginald Eklund - Emeritus

Reginald Eklund - Emeritus

Advisor
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

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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Nawzad Othman

Nawzad Othman

ceo, the othman group

Norma Paulus - Emeritus

Norma Paulus - Emeritus

former oregon secretary of state and superintendent of public instruction

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Jefferson Smith - Emeritus

Jefferson Smith - Emeritus

executive director, xray.fm

 

Louis-Jean Vixamar

Louis-Jean Vixamar

president, foodsafetyresource consulting group

Mari Watanabe

Mari Watanabe

executive director, partners in diversity & director, leadership portland

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