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Our Team – Oregon


Emielle Nischik (she/her/hers)
Executive Director
Cari Allyn Brooks (she/her/hers)
Assistant Director, College Success
Christina Carl (she/her/hers)
Corporate & Community Engagement Officer
Deysi Cisneros Maciel (she/her/ella)
Senior College Program Coordinator
Yulissa Flores-Lopez (she/her/hers)
High School Program Coordinator
Margarita Gutierrez Lemus (she/her/hers)
Program Director
Elena Hein (she/her/hers)
Development Director
Willa Johann (she/her/hers)
High School Program Coordinator
Emma Lee Reasoner (she/her/hers)
Recruitment and Program Operations Coordinator
Nicole Mays (she/her/hers)
Grants Manager
Efrain Ortega (he/him/his)
Navigate Program Coordinator
Casey Rauch (she/her/hers)
Access Program Manager
Tuyen Ta (she/her/they)
Development and Administrative Associate
Bevin Wong (she/her/hers)
Regional Communications Manager

Board Members

Dr. Robin Beavers
VP of Philanthropy & DEI Initiatives at Trillium Family Services
Thomas Bookman
Group Physician Advisory Services Practice Leader
George Granger
Retired, President, AT&T Oregon
Clark Haass
Managing Director, Intel Corporation
Anne Hoot
Vice President, The Standard
Sona Karentz Andrews
Professor of Geography and Provost Emerita, Portland State University
Sung Lim
Market Credit Administrator and Manager, US Bank Equipment Finance
Sarah Mathenia
Associate General Counsel, GINN Group
Tom Nilan
Environmental Manager, Portland General Electric
Agata Ramallo-Garcia
General Manager, Nike, Inc. Global Sustainability Center of Excellence
Charese Rohny
Attorney, Charese Rohny Law Office, LLC
Natasha Shauger
National Director of Sales Operations, Wyld
Ken Thrasher
Retired Chair & CEO, Compli
Amy Trieu
Advocacy & Partnership Associate, Children’s Institute

Ambassador Board Members

Erin Cathcart
Project Manager, ELSO, Inc.
Callie Forrest
Scholarship Program Manager, The Renaissance Foundation
Mick Harris
Attorney, Tonkon Torp
Korina Kaio-Maddox
Client Associate, Mercer Advisors
Katrina Machorro
Partnerships Director, Portland Workforce Alliance
Donovan Miller
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Alyssa Vitale
Associate Writer/Editor, Education Northwest
Asia Wisecarver
Executive Director, Playworks PACNW
Simbiat Yusuff
Member Relations Manager, Forth
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