Work Area Leadership Groups

Many of the Partnership’s work areas have a Leadership Group that provides the advocacy and alignment necessary for the work at our partner school community sites to take place effectively and efficiently.

Kindergarten Transition

Emily Glasgow, Portland Public Schools, Senior Director, Pk-5 Academic Programs
Erin Shepherd, Gresham-Barlow School District, Director of Federal Programs
Frances Sallah, Early Learning Multnomah (ELM)/United Way, Early Learning Operations/ Policy Director
Josi Kisa, Mt. Hood Community College Head Start, Executive Director
Karis Stoudamire-Phillips, Moda Health/AHR Board, Vice President, DEI & Community Initiatives
Lisa Grotting, Multnomah Early Childhood Program, Director, Region 6
Lupe Campos, Latino Network, Associate Director, Preschool Programs
Maddison Bond, Oregon Department of Human Services, Operations Manager
Nancy Hauth, Portland Public Schools, Student Success Program Manager
Sarah Lamb Christensen, Parkrose School District, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning
Manisone Xaybanha, Multnomah County SUN, Program Specialist
Rujuta Gaonkar, Kaiser Permanente, Manager, Community Health
Crystal Ball, Portland Public Schools Head Start, Family Engagement & Community Outreach Coordinator
Rachel Altmann, Multnomah County Library, Program Specialist
Denise Wright, Centennial School District, Director of Student Services
Ezelma Obuhoro, Albina Head Start, Education Coordinator

Post-Secondary Success

Traci Simmons, Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mt. Hood Community College
Darilis Garcia, Director of Enrollment Services, Portland Community College
Randi Harris, Director, Transfer & Returning Student Resource Center, Portland State University
Margarita Gutierrez Lemus, Program Director, College Possible
Korinna Wolfe, Area Senior Director, Multiple Pathways to Graduation, Portland Public Schools

Racial Educational Equity

Guadalupe Guerrero, Superintendent, Portland Public Schools
James Owens, Superintendent, Centennial School District
Dr. Danna Diaz, Superintendent, Reynolds School District
James Hiu, Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District
Paul Coakley, Superintendent, Multnomah Education Service District
Michael Lopes Serrao, Superintendent, Parkrose School District
Ken Richardson, Superintendent, David Douglas School District
Tony Hopson, CEO, Self Enhancement, Inc.
Tony DeFalco, CEO, Latino Network
Paul Lumley, CEO, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Lee Po Cha, CEO, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
Mark Jackson, CEO, REAP Inc.
Marcus Mundy, CEO, Coalition of Communities of Color
Lavert Robertson, CEO, All Hands Raised

Student Engagement

Carla Gay, Executive Director, Innovation & Partnerships, Gresham-Barlow School District
Janice Cole, Senior Research & Evaluation Analyst, Multnomah County
Dawn Joella-Jackson, Director, Student Engagement & Inclusion, Gresham-Barlow School District
Maddison Bond, Operations Manager, D2 School Team, Oregon Department of Human Services
Marin Miller, Principal, Powell Butte Elementary, Centennial School District
Melissa Hicks, Director of Promise Neighborhood, Self Enhancement Inc
Melissa McCoy, Director, Department of Educational Access Programs, Latino Network
Tiel Jackson, System Planning & Performance Data Analyst III, Portland Public Schools
Angela Hubbs, Senior Curriculum and Instruction Administrator, Multnomah Education Service District
Greg Belisle, Senior Program Specialist, Youth & Family Services, Multnomah County, SUN Service System
Jorge Cruz, Director of Community Schools, Metropolitan Family Service
Kelly Devlin, Director of ESL & Equity, David Douglas School District
Mason Atkin, Senior Manager, Research & Evaluation, United Way
Tim Boyd, Director of District & School Effectiveness, Oregon Department of Education
Terry Johnson, CEO, Boys & Girls Club
Vicki Nishioka, Senior Research Advisor, Equity, School Climate and SEL, Education Northwest
Daniel Shelton, Program Manager, REAP Inc.