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visionPDX Transition Team

Daniel Amine. Daniel is currently a graduate student at PSU and an intern at the Center for Intercultural Organizing. He is also a member of Oregon Ethiopian Community Organization and an editor and publisher of the community newsletter. The Center for Intercultural Organizing was a visionPDX Engagement Grantee.

Don Baack. Don is a retired civil engineer with experience working in economic development issues, both at the domestic and international level. He is an active volunteer for Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc., and other housing and faith organizations. Don served on the Vision Committee.

Monica Beamer. Monica is the Executive Director of Sisters of the Road Café. She has experience working for the public and non-profit sectors on social services. She served on the Vision Committee.

Sharon Bernstein. Sharon is a sociologist by training and has worked in the non-profit sector and in educational settings for her entire career. Sharon served on the Vision Committee and was the Chair of the Data Analysis Work Group (DAWG).

Judy Bluehorse Skelton. Judy works in the Indian Education Office at Portland Public Schools. She is an educator, writer and herbalist. She has served on a number of boards and committees related to Native American issues. Judy served on the Vision Committee.

Joann Bowman. Jo Ann Bowman, a former Oregon State Legislator, is the Executive Director of Oregon Action, a statewide multi-issue social, racial, and economic justice organization. Oregon Action was a visionPDX Engagement Grantee.

Bronwyn Buckle. A former member of the visionPDX staff, Bronwyn Buckle is a City Planner working on the Bureau of Planning's Airport Futures project.

Charla Chamberlain. Charla is a founding board member and coordinators’ council member of the City Repair Project. She now works at Vision Action Network in Washington County and was a Vision Committee Member.

Nickole Cheron. Nickole is the Disability Program Coordinator for the City of Portland.  She is an active community volunteer and is a board member for the Portland Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Aging and Disabilities Charities of America. Nickole was a Vision Committee member.

Michael Crebs. Michael oversees Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct. He has over 24 years of experience in law enforcement in Oregon and Utah. He served on the Vision Committee.

Jill Fuglister. Since 1999, Executive Director Jill Fuglister has overseen Coalition for a Livable Future (CLF) programs, managing collaborative projects of CLF members and directing administrative and fundraising activities of the organization. She has nearly 20 years experience working as staff, board member and volunteer with various environmental and social justice non-profits.

Lisa Reed Guarnero. Lisa is a Fund Development professional for N/NE Business Association, which promotes and advocates for growth and opportunity, representing over 500 diverse businesses in the North/Northeast Portland community.

Cynthia Guyer. Cynthia is a long-time education advocate and was the Cynthia Guyer, the Portland Schools Foundation's founding executive director. She is now an independent consultant.

Sandra Lefrancois. Sandra is the Community Program Director for Central NE Neighbors, one of Portland's seven Neighborhood Coalitions. CNN is a community-based non-profit comprised of eight neighborhoods.                  
 
Rolia Manyongai-Jones. A native of Liberia, West Africa, Rolia was a co-founder of the African Women's Coalition. She is a retired school teacher and performing artist who now serves on the Bridgetown Voices Coalition. Bridgetown Voices was a visionPDX Engagement Grantee.

Gary Marschke. Gary serves on the Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee and is Vice Chair N/NE Business Association.

Sheila Martin.
Sheila is the Director of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies at Portland State University. She is an economist with experience in research, policy development and advocacy. Her previous job was in the office of the governor of Washington. Sheila was a co-chair of the Vision Committee.

Corliss McKeever. Corliss is the President and CEO of the African American Health Coalition, which promotes and improves health among African Americans through interventions that build capacity in the community, and that strengthen, empower, and sustain healthy lifestyles. African American Health Coalition was a visionPDX Engagement Grantee.

Melinda Pittman. Melinda is a playwright, songwriter, activist, comedienne, singer and artistic director of BroadArts Theatre, which aims to "change the world one joke at a time." BroadArts Theatre was a visionPDX engagement grantee organization. 

Mike Roach. Owner Mike Roach handles business and community outreach for Paloma Clothing. He prides himself on making Paloma an active part of the community.

Anne Rothert. Anne was an active visionPDX Volunteer.

Rivka Sadarangani. Rivka is the Managing Director of Portland Community Media, which helps members of the community to gain access to the cable television, and to use it as an effective tool for communication and community building. Portland Community Media was a partner of visionPDX and documented our process.

April Sandoval. April is the Outreach Director for Saturday Academy, an educational organization that engages motivated young people in hands-on, in-depth learning and problem solving by connecting them with community experts as instructors and mentors.

Joseph Santos-Lyons. Joseph is the Executive Director of Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, one of Portland's seven Neighborhood Coalitions.

Fran Weick. Fran is the Resident Service Manager in the Housing Department of Human Solutions, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income and homeless families gain self sufficiency by providing affordable housing, skill development and family support services. Human Solutions was a visionPDX Engagement Grantee.