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 capable.


Paul Coakley, Multnomah Education Service District
Dan Floyd, Hood to Coast Race Series


Larry Bekkedahl, Portland General Electric
Audrey Bilger, Reed College
Trever Cartwright, Coraggio Group
Tony DeFalco, Latino Network
Danna Diaz, Reynolds School District
Stacey Dodson, U.S. Bank
Whitney Grubbs, Foundations for a Better Oregon
Guadalupe Guerrero, Portland Public Schools
Nkenge Harmon Johnson, Urban League of Portland
Scott Hatley, Incight
James Hiu, Gresham-Barlow School District
Andrew Hoan, Portland Business Alliance
Tony Hopson, Sr., Self Enhancement, Inc.
Mark Jackson, REAP
Brian Johnson, Warner Pacific University
Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County
Michael Lopes-Serrao, Parkrose School District
Paul Lumley, Native American Youth and Family Center
Peggy Maguire, Cambia Health Solutions
Jennifer Martin, Stoel Rives LLP
Andrew McGough, Worksystems, Inc.
Chris Minnich, NWEA
Marcus Mundy, Coalition of Communities of Color
Emielle Nischick, College Possible
James Owens, Centennial School District
Kevin Palau, Luis Palau Association
Stephen Percy, Portland State University
Lee Po Cha, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization
Maurice Rahming, O’Neill Construction Group
Ken Richardson, David Douglas School District
Mike Schmidt, Multnomah County
Lisa Skari, Mt. Hood Community College
Judy Strand, Metropolitan Family Service
Dave Vernier, Vernier Software and Technology
Ted Wheeler, City of Portland
Duncan Wyse, Oregon Business Council