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. (*) Indicates an At Large Board Member

Brad Russell

Medford – President

Brad Russell has been the CEO/Executive Director of the Rogue Valley Family YMCA in Medford, Oregon since 2006. Brad received his Business Administration degree from the University of Maine and his Master’s degree in Recreation Administration from Springfield College in Massachusetts. He began his non-profit career in Rochester, New York as a Youth Program Specialist then became the Program Director at a YMCA ocean-front resident camp in San Diego, California. Brad taught conversational English at a YMCA in Taiwan where he met his wife, Stella then became the Executive Director of a YMCA in Monterey County, California. Brad enjoys serving on the boards for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and La Clinica Health Center plus assisting the local Gang Prevention Task Force.

Celeste Hill-Thomas

The Dalles – Vice President

Celeste Hill-Thomas is the Executive Director of Mid-Columbia Health Foundation. Celeste was born in Everett, Washington and raised in John Day, Oregon. Celeste earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Business/Economics from Eastern Oregon University. Celeste lives in The Dalles and enjoys the small community. In the past, Celeste had worked in the Financial Services field with emphasis in Project Management, Investor Relations and Marketing.

Mac Prichard*

Portland – Treasurer

Mac Prichard owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations and social media agency that works with philanthropies, non-profits and public agencies in the Pacific Northwest across the country. He also publishes Mac’s List, Oregon’s number one source for rewarding, creative jobs that matter. Previously, Mac was communications director for several Oregon nonprofits and public agencies, a speechwriter and deputy legislative director for governor John Kitzhaber, and a Portland City Hall spokesman for Earl Blumenauer.

Richard Jung

Portland – Secretary

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.

Merten Bangemann-Johnson

Roseburg – Board Member

Merten has dedicated nearly 30 years to service in the areas of affordable housing, community and economic development, and public and nonprofit management. Prior to joining NeighborWorks Umpqua, Merten led the transformation of Gilman Housing Trust, Inc., a nonprofit affordable housing developer in Vermont. Merten previously served as a Special Assistant to Mayor Mark Begich, as the CEO of the Anchorage Community Land Trust and in a variety of roles for the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation and the City of Tacoma. Merten sits on the board of the National Rural Housing Coalition and the National NeighborWorks Association. He received a MA in Economics from University College in London, a BA in Political Science & Government and International Affairs from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and is a graduate of the Achieving Excellence in Community Development program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Sprinavasa Brown

Portland – Board Member

Sprinavasa is committed to the health and sustainability of her community, and access to educational opportunities for all children. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Camp ELSO, where she has overseen operations, program design, partnership development, community outreach, and fundraising, for three years. Before Camp ELSO, Sprinavasa has years of experience leading nonprofit development and communications. She is a recipient of the Bonner Scholars Award at Oberlin College for outstanding community leadership and service. Sprinavasa has experience advising and working alongside local agencies and regional government to further inclusion, engagement, and outreach to communities of color. Sprinavasa loves spending time with family gardening, traveling, hiking and watching movies.

Noreen Dunnells

Springfield – Board Member

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.

Kecia Kubota

Bend – Board Member

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 Training in Brattleboro, VT.

Carla Penn-Hopson

Portland – Board Member

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 the community.

Raziah Roushan

Beaverton – Board Member

Raziah Roushan is a professional fine artist and arts administrator. She brings with her fluent knowledge for non-profit management having worked on staff or as a board member with organizations and public entities dedicated to the creative sectors. Some of Raziah’s most notable positions held include being the Grant Writer and Foundry Art Studios Manager for New Village Arts Theatre; Program Director for San Marcos Arts Council; Director of Marketing at Oceanside Museum of Art; Managing Director for Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest; and Steering Committee Member of Beaverton’s upcoming Art Center as well as Chair of Beaverton Arts Commission. Raziah holds a Master’s Degree in Art Administration from Savannah College of Art & Design, and Bachelors of Fine Art from Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Lea Sevey

Gold Beach – Board Member

Lea Sevey currently serves as the Executive Director of Oasis Shelter Home, Inc. of Gold Beach, Oregon. Prior to her position at Oasis Shelter Home, Inc. she worked as the Court Advocate for Curry County District Attorney’s Office where she assisted victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through the court process. Lea Sevey current serves as the Board Chair for the Oregon Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence and on the Oregon Department of Human Services Fund Advisory Board. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Services.

Betsy Stark-Miller

Portland – Board Member

Betsy is a fifth generation Oregonian with roots in and around Multnomah and Columbia Counties. Betsy has been the Executive Director at CASA for Children since 2014. Before CASA, Betsy was the development director for ChristieCare, later known as Youth Villages Oregon. She is the immediate past president of the Oregon CASA Network, where she continues to serve on the OCN governance committee, legislative committee, resource committee and allocation committee. She serves as the co-chair of the National CASA Association Performance Measurement Committee. In 2018, Betsy was selected as a Fellow by the American Leadership Forum, Oregon Chapter.

Chris Watson

Warm Springs – Board Member

Chris Watson, Warm Springs Community Action Team’s Executive Director, has worked at WSCAT since April 2013. As executive director, he leads WSCAT’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. Chris has also served as a consultant, researcher, and evaluator for various U.S. and international NGOs; as a grant proposal writer and project manager at a New Hampshire agricultural education center; as a US Army lieutenant, and as an ESL instructor. He has 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. He has worked or studied in Nepal, South Korea, Germany, Guatemala, and Saudi Arabia. He lives in Bend, OR with his wife Hanako and his dog Dewey.

Janet Yousey

Salem – 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.

Amory Zschach

Portland – Board Member

Amory Zschach, a descendent of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, began work as National Indian Child Welfare Association’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.