Partnership Council

The Partnership Council is made up of executive-level leadership from business, education, government and community-based organizations. Its role is to provide strategic guidance to the Partnership—especially as it relates to uniting the work of organizations and individuals from diverse sectors throughout the community. The Council also directs the analysis and reporting of our data, helps make policy recommendations and holds staff and partners accountable.



Peggy Maguire, Cambia Health Solutions

John Tapogna, ECONorthwest



Kerry Barnett, SAIF Corporation

Sam Breyer, Multnomah Education Service District

Paul Coakley, Centennial School District

Suzanne Cohen, Portland Association of Teachers

Andrea Cook, Warner Pacific University

Danna Diaz, Reynolds School District

Stacey Dodson, US Bank

Dan Floyd, Hood to Coast

Margo Fowler, Nike

Whitney Grubbs, Chalkboard Project

Guadalupe Guerrero, Portland Public Schools

Nkenge Harmon Johnson, The Urban League of Portland

Scott Hatley, Incight

Andrew Hoan, Portland Business Alliance

Tony Hopson, Sr., Self Enhancement, Inc.

Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County

Michael Lopes-Serrao, Parkrose School District

Paul Lumley, Native American Youth and Family Center

Julie Mancini, College Possible

Andrew McGough, Worksystems, Inc.

Chris Minnich, NWEA

Mark Mitsui, Portland Community College

Marcus Mundy, Coalition of Communities of Color

Kevin Palau, The Luis Palau Association

A. Katrise Perera, Gresham-Barlow School District

Stephen Percy, Portland State University

Lee Po Cha, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization

Maurice Rahming, O’Neill Construction Group

Ken Richardson, David Douglas School District

Carmen Rubio, Latino Network

Lisa Skari, Mt. Hood Community College

Judy Strand, Metropolitan Family Service

Rod Underhill, Multnomah County

Bob Van Brocklin, Stoel Rives LLP

Claire Verity, United Healthcare

Dave Vernier, Vernier Software and Technology

Craig Wessel, Portland Business Journal

Ted Wheeler, City of Portland

Wim Wiewel, Lewis and Clark College

Ruth Williams-Brinkley, Kaiser Permanente Northwest

Duncan Wyse, Oregon Business Council