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.

Grady Goodall

Eugene – President

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.

Amory Zschach

Portland – Vice President

Amory Zschach, an enrolled citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, currently works as the National Indian Child Welfare Association's (NICWA) Communications Director. 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 expertise 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.

Dele Oyemaja

Portland – Secretary

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.

Chris Watson

Warm Springs – Treasurer

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.

Richard Jung

Portland – Past 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.

Kecia Kubota

Bend – Board Development and Nominations Committee Chair

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.

Mercedes Elizalde

Portland – Public Policy Committee Chair

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. Mercedes started 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 her family 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 Director of Advocacy, Latino Network Portland.

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.

Vanessa Briseño

Portland – Board Member

Vanessa Briseño serves as the Communications Officer, The Lemelson Foundation. 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.

Quin Collins Pehrson 

Grants Pass – Board Member

Quin 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 – 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.

Lisa Ladendorff

La Grande – Board Member

Lisa is the founder of NEON and served as the Executive Director from its inception in 2004 until 2017, when she stepped back from that role to expand the business development and training programs. She has a 28-year history of clinical practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in the dynamics of behavior change. In addition to serving as NEON's director, she has trained, mentored, and supervised public health and community mental health leadership staff for over 24 years. As part of NEON's Consulting Services Program, Lisa provides organizational consulting, grant writing and management, program evaluation, and technical assistance services to health-oriented organizations, both in the region and the greater Western United States. She has presented at both the state and national levels on Network Development and Sustainability, Rural Community Health Assessments, and Community Health Workers in Rural Settings.

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.

Jean Elizabeth (Beth) Quinn

Baker City – Board Member

Beth is retired for six years from a 40-year career developing and supporting non-profits, as well as government, sole proprietorship and partnership businesses - mainly in the fields of human services and education. She spent most of her life living in the Columbia Basin, Central and Eastern Oregon, and has recently taken responsibility for the start-up and sustainability of the Baker Relief Nursery as Vice Chairperson in Baker County and southern Union County. During her years as Wasco County's Commission on Children and Families Executive Director, she specialized in building community capacity by delivering technical assistance and grants to many non-profits, such as fiscal, research and strategic planning, grantsmanship, direct service design, best and promising practice, internal controls and technical reporting.

Zaira Sanchez

Hermiston – Board Member

Zaira was the first in her family to go to college, graduating from Clackamas Community College where she received an Associate’s degree, and Warner Pacific University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development. In college, Zaira was exposed to organizing and leadership by being involved with community-based organizations like Causa Oregon, Unite Oregon, and Latino Network. Six years later, Zaira decided it was time to move back to her hometown to start shaping it into a more welcoming and inclusive community. Zaira brings nearly 10 years of experience in organizing and working directly with underserved communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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.

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.