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 – Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee
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 2 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.

Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Portland – Board Member
Stephen Marc Beaudoin is Executive Director of PHAME, which supports individuals with disabilities in us-ing the arts to achieve their fullest, most creative, most independent lives, and works with organizations and businesses to create more inclusive communities. Mr. Beaudoin has been with PHAME since 2010, leading the nonprofit through a period of transformative maturation, growth, and change. In 2015, Stephen was publicly elected as a board member of the Multnomah Education Service District, an 80 million public edu-cation agency providing special education, school health, technology, alternative education, and Outdoor School services to eight Multnomah County school districts; he currently serves as Board Chair.

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.

Bob Lieberman

Grants Pass – Board Member
Mr. Lieberman arrived in Oregon from Chicago in the early 1970s and began his career in children’s mental health services. He has been associated with Kairos (formerly known as SOASTC) since the late 70s and has been its Executive Director since 1989. Kairos, with a budget of $7.5 million, provides both residential and outpatient treatment to emotionally at-risk children and their families throughout southern Oregon. Kairos has pioneered school-based mental health prevention and promotion programs in Josephine County. Mr. Lieberman is on numerous national and statewide commissions and committees concerned with children’s mental health.

Kendra Morgan

Salem – Board Member
Kendra Morgan brings with her over 14 years of executive-level leadership, and presently serves as the Director of Youth and Family Services at Shangri La, a 24 million dollar, multi-faceted nonprofit based in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Before moving to Oregon, she served as Executive Director for a small nonprofit in the mid-west, and later relocated to the Pacific Northwest, where she worked as a Deputy Director of a mid-sized nonprofit on California’s Redwood Coast. She has also provided consulting support to nonprofits for the last several years.

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.

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 – Board Member
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.

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 public and nonprofit 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.

Brandi Tuck

Portland – Chair of the Public Policy Committee
Brandi Tuck is the Executive Director of Portland Homeless Family Solutions (PHFS), a nonprofit social service agency that empowers homeless families to get back into housing and to stay there long-term. Before coming to PHFS, Brandi attended the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and has degrees in Political Science & Philosophy as well as a minor in Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits. In 2005, Brandi moved to Portland and worked at the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force until 2007, doing anti-hunger public policy and did outreach for federal nutrition programs. In 2007, Brandi founded Portland Homeless Family Solutions and has worked as the Executive Director ever since. Some of Brandi’s favorite parts of her job include leading a staff of 20 amazing people, fundraising, strategic planning, and building community partnerships.