January 2002


Renee Anderson
Teacher, Mathematics
Grant High School
Portland, OR
Former Director, Saturday Academy Applied Mathematics (SAAM) Summer Institute
SAT Prep Instructor
Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program, San Francisco, 1979
Former Director, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program, Portland
UCLA Graduate

Wiley Barnett
Admissions & Assessment Coordinator
Cascade Campus
Portland Community College
Advisory Board for Open Meadow (Alternative High School)
Board of Directors, McCoy Academy (Portland Public School’s First Charter School)
Founder of Portland Community College partnership with the Portland Teachers Program

Geoff Brooks
Integration Coordinator and African-American History Teacher
Franklin High School, Portland, OR
Member, Oregon Assembly of Black Affairs
Adjunct Faculty, Education: Lewis & Clark College, Portland State University
World Arts Foundation, Inc.
OSU Graduate

Maxine Fitzpatrick
Executive Director
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative, Inc.
Business and Economic Development Specialist: Real Estate and Housing
Board of Directors, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Budget Advisory Community Member, Tri-Met
Advisory Committee Member, Interstate Urban Renewal

Timothy L. Hall
Public Information Officer
City of Portland - City Hall
Advisory Board, The Oregonian
Owner, Employee Club of America
OSU graduate


Ronault Latang Sayang Catalani (Polo)
Asian and Pacific Island Lawyer and Community Activist, Portland, OR
Commentator for Asian Reporter, Oregon Public Radio, National Public Radio
Cross Cultural Skills Trainer

Hongsa Chanthavong
Director, Asian Family Center
International Refugee Center of Oregon (IRCO), Portland, OR
Chairman, Laotian Network
President, Lao American Foundation
President, Lao Buddhist Organization
Member, Oregon Commission on Asian Affairs

Vinh Nguyen
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer
River Network, Inc., Portland, OR
US International Trading, Inc.
Former Teacher, Principal, Director, Portland Public Schools
Former Vice-Chair, Vietnamese Parent Association of Oregon
Former Vice-Chair, Vietnamese Professional Educator Association, USA
University of California, Davis graduate

Claire Oliveros
Coordinator, Multicultural Center, Portland Community College
Board member, International Refugee Center of Oregon (IRCO)
Member, Filipino American National Historical Society or Chapter
Member, Asian Pacific American Network or Oregon (APANO)
Member, Oregon Coalition for Inclusive Campuses (OCIC)

Taro O’Sullivan
Diversity Manager, Clackamas County Department of Employee Services,
Personnel Division, Oregon City, Oregon
Board member, International Refugee Center of Oregon (IRCO)
Media Specialist, Census 2000
Former Executive Director, Commission on Asian Affairs, State of Oregon
Advocate for the Asian American population in the State of Oregon
Community Activist:
Health Concerns
Asian Pacific American Issues
Hate Crimes Task Force


David Hatch
Project Engineer, City of Portland
Tribal Affiliation: Siletz
Member, American Indian Science and Engineering Society
OSU graduate

Lynn Schonchin
Retired High School Teacher and Counselor, Chiloquin, OR
Tribal Affiliation: Klamath
Former Chair, Tribal Council

Mavis Shaw
Assistant Manager, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery
Tribal Affiliation: Wasco (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs)
Fishery Biologist
Board Member, Warm Springs Power Enterprises


David Barrios
Portland Police Bureau, Tactical Operations Division, Portland,OR
Portland Police Bureau, Gang Unit, North/Northeast Portland
Northeast Portland Juvenile Division; Street Crimes Unit; Crisis Intervention Team
Panel Member, Blue Ribbon Panel on Racial Profiling for Portland Police Bureau
Staff Instructor, Circle Project, Western Community Policing Center
Co-founder: Latin American Law Enforcement Association of Oregon
Board member: Native American Youth Association Crime Prevention Committee
Reed College Graduate (American Studies, 1972)

Dago Benavidez
Special Projects Manager, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA),
Marion County
Board of Directors, Neighborhood to Neighborhood Mediation
Board of Directors, “Today’s Choices Tomorrow’s Communities”
Member, Woodburn Together (Latino group finding ways to educate & help the
Latino community)
Consultant, Latino/Hispanic Community
Member, Commission on Family & Children (CFC)
Artist, Oil Painting

Bertha Ferrán
Senior Mortgage Consultant, Windermere Mortgage Services, Portland, OR
Commissioner, Housing and Community Development Commission
Member, State of Oregon Housing Council
Secretary, Metropolitan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Hector Hinojosa
Business Consultant
Human Resource Helpers, Hillsboro, OR
Areas of expertise: Employment & Training, Alternative Education, Cultural
Awareness, Labor Relations, Migrant Health and Education

José Jaime
Community Corrections Center Supervisor
Washington County Corrections
Hillsboro, OR
Community activist

Evangelina Sanchez
Social Service Specialist
State Office for Services to Children and Families (SCF)
Hillsboro, OR
SCF, Recruiting, training, certifying and retaining Hispanic foster homes
Family Sex Abuse Treatment therapist, Child Protective Service Investigator
Cultural Awareness Specialist
Member, Hispanic Services Network
Member, The Regional Foster Parent Advisory Board and the State Diversity
Conference Committee

Lina Garcia Seabold
Owner, Rosewood Park Retirement and Assisted Living Center,
Cornell Estates Retirement and Assisted Living Center,
Seabold Construction Co., Inc.
Beaverton, OR
President, Portland-Guadalajara Sister City Association
Sponsor, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Portland
Affiliate, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Hacienda Community Development Corporation


Mariam Baradar
English As A Second Language Program
Portland Public Schools
Asian American Resource Specialist, Portland Public Schools

Gloria Gostnell
Lewis & Clark College
Portland Public Schools
Associated with Camp Odyssey (A multicultural camp for teenagers from throughout
Former Program Officer for Meyer Memorial Trust
Sponsor, “I Have A Dream,” Class IV (with David Gostnell and Vicki Zidell)
Member and former chair, American Leadership Forum (ALF), Class III
Retired teacher and principal, Portland Public Schools

Morrie Jimenez
Retired educator
Salem, OR
Advisor and consultant, Klamath Tribes
Advisor and consultant, Oregon Department of Education, Office of Community College
Services, and Oregon Tribal Education Contractors Association
Former Executive Officer, Oregon Indian Coalition on Post secondary Education
Former Chair, Klamath Tribes Executive Committee
Former General Manager, Klamath Tribes Administration
Former member, Legislative Commission on Indian Services, Klamath Tribe

Joyce Harris
Center for National Origin, Race and Sex Equity
Northwest Regional Education Laboratory
Portland, OR
Director of the Equity Center providing service to school districts in Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Palau, and Saipan.
Founder, Black Education Center
Chair, Black Colleges Conference Fair
Co-chair: Portland-Multnomah Enterprise Community

Clara Padilla-Andrews
Publisher and Editor, El Hispanic News
Portland, OR

Frances Portillo
National/International Cross Cultural Consultant
Portland, OR
Trainer, Quest International

Michael Sandoval
Attorney at Law, Private Practice
Portland, OR
Member, Portland/Multnomah Enterprise Community Commission
Member, Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
Member, Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement
Member, The Private Industry Council

Ramona Soto-Rank
Associate Pastor
Augustana Lutheran Church
Portland, OR