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

Nancy Ramirez Arriaga*

Beaverton – President, Chair Exec Commitee
Nancy Ramirez Arriaga is drawn to building the capacity of individuals and organizations in order to help create social change. This passion is rooted in her binational experience. She was born in Morelos, Mexico, and has lived in Oregon for over 20 years. Ms. Ramirez has over 16 years of experience in the nonprofit sector include program management, advocacy, stakeholder involvement, and change management. Ms. Ramirez is a Building Communities Program Officer at the Meyer Memorial Trust. She specializes in intercultural strategies to develop innovative sustainable solutions while promoting culturally fluent workplaces.

Brad Russell

Medford – Vice President
Brad Russell has been the CEO/Executive Director of the Rogue Valley Family YMCA in Medford, Oregon since July of 2006. Mr. Russell received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine and his Masters degree in Recreation Administration from Springfield College in Massachusetts. He began his YMCA career as a Youth Program Specialist at the YMCA of Greater Rochester, New York and later taught English as a second language at a YMCA in the country of Taiwan where he met his wife, Stella. Mr. Russell then became the Program Director at an ocean-front resident camp, YMCA Camp Surf, in San Diego, California.

Ian Lombard*

Portland – Board Member
Mr. Lombard is currently the Managing Partner of Skyline Capital, a Portland based Venture Growth investment fund focused on apparel, footwear and gear companies in the Active Lifestyle market. Skyline targets companies at a growth inflection point, where consumer demand has been proven, but further expansion requires additional capital and operational scale. Prior to Skyline, Mr. Lombard served as the Chief Operating Officer at Tora. During his tenure, Tora expanded from 6 employees to nearly 200 in offices around the world, becoming one of the largest financial technology providers in Asia, responsible for handling nearly 6% of the daily volume on the Tokyo market, and 1-2% of the Hong Kong and Singapore markets. Before joining Tora, Mr. Lombard was the head of the Technology Consumer Business at Kensington, a Fortune Brands company. Under his leadership, the business developed and implemented new strategies, driving annual sales from $19 million to more than $110 million in three years, while increasing profitability by 69%.

Kathie Collins

Ontario – Secretary
Kathie Collins’ career path has taken her from being a Newspaper Editor to working as public information director of the Ontario School District. She later owned her own PR consulting firm, with nonprofits and government agencies comprising much of her clientele. She served as a school board director, and then became the first Executive Director of the Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery in Ontario, growing the organization from two part-time staff serving 10 children to 12 staff members serving more than 80 children in 2014.

Chris Krenk

Portland – Past President
Most recently, Mr. Krenk has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Albertina Kerr Centers for the past 25 years. Mr. Krenk is past Chair and current Board member of CareOregon, past President of the Foster Family Care Network, past President of the Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs, and past member of the Gov-ernor’s Task Force to evaluate Oregon State Hospital abuse prevention and reporting procedures. Mr. Krenk has been a recognized leader in guiding mental health and developmental disabilities programs in Oregon for more than 30 years.

Marilyn Hartzog*

Portland – Board Member
Marilyn Hartzog serves as an organizational development consultant successfully providing nonprofit capacity building services. Ms. Hartzog was recently accepted as an Encore Fellow, working with Social Venture Partners - Portland and a team of retired corporate and nonprofit executives to help build the capacity of nonprofits in Portland. Recently retired from the position of Executive Director of the Oregon Micro Enterprise Network, Ms. Hartzog, has more than 15 years of nonprofit experience and 15 years of experience in the private sector.

Celeste Hill-Thomas

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

Richard Jung

Portland – Board Member
Mr. Jung currently serves as the Executive Director for the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus. Mr. 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.

Eduardo Moreno

Portland – Board Member
Mr. Moreno currently works as the Health and Education Officer at the Northwest Health Foundation. Mr. Moreno brings over a decade of experience working with the nonprofit and education community in Oregon. Being a part of these communities taught Mr. Moreno to develop a deep appreciation for many new culture and customs and has gained concrete skills and relationships as well an opportunity to be culturally responsive to a very diverse community. He has spent the last two years participating in a fellowship that allowed him to build relationships among the corporate and philanthropic communities across the northwest.

Michelle Neal*

Portland – Board Member
Most recently, Ms. Neal was the Pacific Northwest Regional Director of INROADS. Ms. Neal has over 15 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sector in various managerial and professional positions. Ms. Neal is a former adjunct professor at Portland State University, Marylhurst University, and the University of Phoenix focusing on topics such as communication, strategic planning and diversity. Ms. Neal is a Senior Fellow for the American Leadership Forum of Oregon.

Chris Otis

Portland – Chair, Governance Committee
Ms. Otis is the Executive Director for SMART – Start Making a Reader Today. SMART is a volunteer-driven statewide nonprofit, with a budget of $3 million, providing one-on-one reading support for children pre-K through third grade. Ms. Otis has a rich background of more than 20 years in nonprofit leadership. Prior to joining SMART in 2010, Ms. Otis served as executive director for the Children’s Relief Nursery, a child abuse prevention program serving high-risk children and families in Portland. Prior to her five-year tenure at the Children’s Relief Nursery, she served as the executive director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Oregon Chapter; the Oregon Alliance of Senior and Health Services; the California Association of School Psychologists; and deputy executive director for the California Chiropractic Association. Ms. Otis has been an adjunct faculty member of the University of Portland, where she was recruited to design and teach a course on nonprofit management for MBA students at the University’s School of Business.

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.

Mac Prichard*

Portland – Board Member
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.

Jen Rusk*

Bend – Chair of the Audit Committee
Ms. Rusk serves as the Development Director for MountainStar Family Relief Nursery in Bend, Oregon. Ms. Rusk has 27 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. As a manager, director, consultant, and Board member, Ms. Rusk offers a unique vantage on nonprofits, both as independent businesses and as a growing sector of the US economy. Over the past 12 years, Ms. Rusk has helped 35 Central Oregon nonprofits achieve great success in the areas of planning, organization development, and fundraising. She has worked successfully with nonprofits in the fields of human services, education, job training, youth development, community development, community service, homelessness and housing, the arts and culture, and the environment. Over the past 14 years, Ms. Rusk has served on five nonprofit boards and as a Board Chair for seven of those years.

Claire Seguin*

Salem – Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee
Claire Seguin is the Interim Director at Oregon Housing and Community Services. Prior to the appointment Claire was the Assistant Director of Housing Stabilization at OHCS overseeing a range of anti-poverty programs. Before joining state government she spent 20 years as a non-profit executive.

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. Ms. 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.

Matthew Scott

Portland – Board Member
Matt Scott is the Director of Operations at the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA). He earned his bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Oregon (UO) in 2008, focusing on business, Spanish, and ethnic studies. During his time at the UO, he was an active member in the Mortar Board Honor Society as the community service chair. While completing his undergrad, Matt interned for two summers for the Siletz Tribe’s Education Department, helping tribal youth gain valuable work experience in their community. In 2011, Matt completed the First Nation’s Development Institute’s Leadership Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Development (LEAD) program. In 2016, he received a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit and Public Management from Portland State University focusing his studies on strategic, business, and financial planning for nonprofit organizations. Matt currently represents NICWA on the Nonprofit Association of Oregon’s board of directors and at the Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable.