Strategic Leadership Groups

Each of our work areas has a Strategic Leadership Group that provides the advocacy and alignment necessary for the work at our partner school community sites to take place effectively and efficiently.


Racial Educational Equity Strategic Leadership Group

Sam Breyer, Superintendent, Multnomah Education Service District

Paul Coakley, Superintendent, Centennial School District

Linda Florence, Superintendent, Reynolds School District

Karen Gray, Superintendent, Parkrose School District

Guadalupe Guerrero, Superintendent, Portland Public Schools

Tony Hopson Sr., President and CEO, Self Enhancement, Inc.

Kali Ladd, Executive Director, KairosPDX

Dani Ledezma, Interim Executive Director, Coalition of Communities of Color

Paul Lumley, Executive Director, Native American Youth and Family Center

Katrise Perera, Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District

Lee Po Cha, Executive Director, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

Ken Richardson, Superintendent, David Douglas School District

Carmen Rubio, Executive Director, Latino Network


Kindergarten Transition Strategic Leadership Group

This group is under development in consultation with:

Multnomah County school district superintendents

Swati Adarkar, President and CEO, Children’s Institute

Pam Greenough, Executive Director, Mt. Hood Community College Head Start

Ron Herndon, Executive Director, Albina Head Start

Susheela Jayapal, Community Leader

Molly Day and Frances Sallah, Co-Directors, Early Learning Multnomah, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

Julie Young, Member, Portland Children’s Levy Allocation Committee


K-12 Attendance Strategic Leadership Group

This group is currently under development in consultation with our K-12 and community partners.


Post-Secondary Access Strategic Leadership Group

Christine Barbour, Community Leader

Francisco Bueno, Program Director, College Possible

Joel Cisneros, School Based Programs Director, Latino Network

Andrea Cook, President, Warner Pacific University

Yeng Dhabolt, Program Director, College & Career Readiness, Portland Public Schools

Margaret Everett, Interim Provost and Vice President, Portland State University

Jarrod Hogue, Associate Vice President of Applied Technologies, Workforce & Partnerships, Mt. Hood Community College

Jessica Howard, Southeast Campus President, Portland Community College

Lyn Tan, Youth Development Co-Manager, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization

John Tapogna, President, ECONorthwest

Candice Vickers, Director of Curriculum and Student Learning, Centennial School District


Pathways to Construction & Manufacturing Strategic Leadership Group

Justin Birmingham, Partnership Coordinator, Reynolds School District

Aaron Bouchane, CORE Program Manager, Impact NW

Salvador Castañeda, Outreach Coordinator, Portland Community College

Emi Donis, General Counsel, Senior Aerospace SSP

John Gardner, Director, Diversity & Transit Equity, TriMet

Stephanie Hinkle, Senior Project Manager, Worksystems, Inc.

Jarrod Hogue, Associate Vice President of Applied Technologies, Workforce & Partnerships, Mt. Hood Community College

Stacy James, IAM/Boeing Joint Programs, The Boeing Company

Kelly Kupcak, Executive Director, Oregon Tradeswomen

Miguel Montaño, Training Coordinator, Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

Zach Ramberg, Assistant Principal, Centennial High School

Jeanne Yerkovich, Director, Career and Technical Education, Portland Public Schools