The Nonprofit Association of Oregon Board of Directors is made up of representatives from the nonprofit sector and community leaders. They represent the broad diversity of our membership and contribute significant amounts of time, talent, and energy to ensure the growing vitality of the nonprofit sector in Oregon.

Richard Jung

Portland – President

Richard Jung currently serves as the Executive Director for the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus. Richard Jung brings over 30 years of experiences both from both sides of the non-profit spectrum -funder and fundee. He has served on numerous boards and committees ranging from Funders Concerned about AIDS, Ms. Foundation Women in HIV Committee to serving as the Vice Chair of the Denver County Cultural Council which ran the funding process for Tier 3 Arts and Science Programs in Denver County.

Amory Zschach

Portland – Vice President

Amory Zschach, a descendent of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, began work as NICWA’s Strategic Communications Manager in 2018. As a communications professional, her experience spans media relations, crisis communications, content strategy, and brand management for nonprofits. She’s served in organizations that combine her knowledge and experience to promote health equity and social justice. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine.

Carla Penn-Hopson

Portland – Secretary

Carla Penn-Hopson brings over 35 years of experience in organizational and capacity building; training; program evaluation and compliance; fund-development; grant-writing; contract negotiation and board development. Currently she serves as the Major Gifts Officer at Self Enhancement Inc. Throughout her professional career she has devoted her skills, expertise, time and energy to ensure that families gain a strong sense of worth and become informed and educated regarding their rights and resources within thecommunity.

Kecia Kubota

Bend – Treasurer

Kecia has been the Executive Director of Camp Fire Central Oregon for six years. She is also active in Bend as a co-facilitator of an Executive Director “mastermind” group through Opportunity Knocks and as part of the leadership team for Community Conversations: supper events for community members of all backgrounds to share stories and discuss issues that matter. Kecia returned to her passion for youth development work after over 20 years in the business sector focused on Operations, Finance, Sales and Marketing. Kecia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii and a Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Management with an emphasis on Training and Human Resource Development from the School for International TrainingBrattleboro, VT.

Vanessa Briseño

Portland – Board Member

Vanessa Briseño serves as the Senior Director of Strategic Communications for the Portland Business Alliance. A seasoned and successful fund development and communications professional, Ms. Briseño brings more than two decades of experience in diversified funding strategies; contract and grant writing and management; board and leadership development; capacity and team building; targeted and strategic communications and marketing; and, partnership building. With experience in the philanthropic, nonprofit and corporate sectors, she shares and applies a unique perspective to her work —one that has demonstrated tremendous success in revenue growth and brand recognition. She frequently teaches fund development strategies and partnership building with the Willamette Valley Development Officers, and spends her free time helping smaller organizations grow.

Madalyn Bach

Portland – Board Member

Madalyn Bach is the Development Director of The Rosewood Initiative. A purpose driven organization in Outer East Portland that works with the community to create the conditions that make it possible for everyone in the Rosewood neighborhood to thrive. Over the past 18 years her work experience has included managing, analyzing, and improving the organization of city-wide programs to reduce barriers and provide better access to resources. Madalyn enjoys finding new places to eat (especially spicy food), cooking for friends and family, and finding weekend adventures to go on.

Quin Collins

Grants Pass – Board Member

Quin Collins serves as the Executive Director of the Redwood Foundation for Education, bringing over a decade of experience in nonprofit administration, asset building, and public policy. She is passionate about investing in local schools, studentsand communities to ensure young people have the opportunity to thrive. Quin received her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and went on to earn a Master in Management with a focus in Nonprofit Administration from Southern Oregon University. In addition to her leadership role at the Redwood Foundation for Education, Quin serves as a Director on the Boards of Neighborhood Partnerships, the Rotary Club of Grants Pass, and the Three Rivers Community Orchestra.

Noreen Dunnells

Springfield – Chair, Board Development & Nominations Committee

Noreen has served as President and CEO of United Way of Lane County since February 2012 and has over thirty-one years of experience with United Ways across the country. In addition to her work with United Way, Dunnells serves on a variety of community boards including: Oregon Medical Group, Poverty and Homelessness Steering Committee, Connected Lane County, the Lane Workforce Council Board, the Eugene Chamber Economic Development Council and a member of the downtown Rotary club. She also serves as the Board chair of the United Ways of the Pacific Northwest.

Mercedes Elizalde

Portland – Board Member

Mercedes Elizalde was born and raised in Hayward, California, a small city in the San Francisco Bay Area. She relocated to Seattle, WA in fall of 2010 and then to Portland, OR in the summer of 2018. She carries a passion for social justice, equal opportunity and compassion throughout her personal and professional endeavors. Mercedesstarted working when she was 14 as a peer educator and summer camp counselor. She brings a unique set of perspectives and knowledge to her work having experience in direct service as a social worker and program coordinator, a legislative aide to an elected official and as a community activist. Mercedes was the first in herfamily to attend college and now holds a BA in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies, and a MA in Non-profit Leadership.She is currently the Public Policy Director at Central City Concern, a large multi-discipline direct service organization. In this position Mercedes is able to combine her passions for direct service, community engagement and addressing root causes of social issues through public policy.

Grady Goodall

Eugene – Board Member

Grady Goodall serves as Director of Development for OSU's College of Liberal Arts where he leads the college's fundraising, engagement, and alumni programs. In addition to his work in fundraising, Grady is an attorney who has worked exclusively in the Oregon education and nonprofit sectors. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon Nonprofit Organizations Law Section and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship, the Lane Arts Council Board of Directors, and the Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council. He is a frequent presenter on philanthropy and nonprofit management topics.

Dele Oyemaja

Portland – Board Member

Dele spent four and half years as a consultant on the DEI Team at Metro Regional Government where he also served as Co-Chair for Committee on Racial Equity. In this role, he advised Metro Council and staff on the implementation of the strategic plan to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion.Dele also worked for SEIU 503 Training Partnership as Stakeholder Relationship Liaison where he managed stakeholder relationship statewide on the implementation of SB 1534. Dele has also worked for WorkSourcePortland Metro/SE Works in Workforce development, City of Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights, Multnomah County, IRCO. Dele received his graduate degree in Public Administration and Policy and a double specialty in labor relations and criminal justice policy from Hartfield School of Government at Portland State University.

Raziah Roushan

Beaverton – Board Member

Raziah Roushan is a professional fine artist and executive-level arts administrator. Her fluent knowledge for nonprofit management comes from her multifaceted experiences having worked at both the staff and board levels. Some of Roushan’s most notable positions held include being the Grant Writer and Foundry Art Studios Manager for New Village Arts Theatre; Director of Marketing at Oceanside Museum of Art; Managing Director for Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest; and Chair of Beaverton Arts Commission. She is currently the Executive Director for Tualatin Valley Creates; Washington County, Oregon's leading arts service provider.

Chris Watson

Warm Springs – Board Member

Chris Watson, WSCAT’s Executive Director, has worked at WSCAT since April 2013, leadingWSCAT’s 10-person staff and works with the WSCAT board, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (CTWS) tribal government, and community partners to promote community development on the reservation. He is also responsible for strategic planning, fundraising, reporting, and ensuring proper financial management of the organization. Before coming to Warm Springs, Chris served as a senior analyst at the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) in Washington DC. Chrishas a bachelor’s degree in history and government from Claremont McKenna College and Master’s degree in sustainable development from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT.

Janet Yousey

Corvallis – Board Member

Janet joined Shangri-La in 2013, bringing an extensive background in organizational strategy development and talent management. Before becoming CEO, Janet was a member of Shangri-La’s executive team, primarily focused on creating and implementing a full strategic management cycle, big-picture leadership development strategies, succession planning, and executive coaching. Additionally, Janet’s experiences as a business owner working as a trusted advisor for nonprofits, family owned and closely held businesses, and educational institutions, provides her with a well-rounded foundation for her role as CEO. Janet holds an MBA as well as art education and fine arts degrees.