Diversity Retention Project: Acknowledgements


The Workforce Diversity Retention Project would have been impossible without the support of PGE and the Oregon Community Foundation, as well as the guidance and expertise of Martinez Organizational Consulting. Partners in Diversity is especially grateful to our Say Hey!® Honorees who took the time to share their experiences and insights with us.


We also want to recognize and thank members of the steering committee for their thoughtful leadership.

Steering Committee

Charlene Alexander    
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer      
Oregon State University

Steve Bass     
President and CEO
Oregon Public Broadcasting

Rep. Janelle Bynum      
Representative           
Oregon House of Representatives

Sophorn Cheang         
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Office of the Governor, State of Oregon

Sen. Michael Dembrow          
Senator          
Oregon State Senate

Shari Dunn     
CEO and Principal
ITBOM, LLC

Karin Edwards, Ed.D.
President        
Clark College

Leslie Garcia   
Assistant Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Vice Provost
OHSU School of Medicine

Alycia Gonzolez           
Vice President, Human Resources
Jordan Brand, Nike

Lakecia Gunter      
Vice President and General Manager, Global IOT and Strategic Engagement
Microsoft  

Roman Hernandez      
Managing Partner       
Troutman Sanders LLP

Susheela Jayapal        
Commissioner 
Multnomah County

Sandi McDonough      
President and CEO         
Oregon Business and Industry

Andrew McGough       
Executive Director
Worksystems

Anne Mersereau, SPHR
Vice President, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
Portland General Electric

Marcus Mundy
Executive Director      
Coalition of Communities of Color

Steve Nakana
Social Equity Program Manager           
Port of Portland

Vicki Nakashima         
Leadership Council
Partners in Diversity

Justice Adrienne Nelson         
Supreme Court Justice           
Oregon Supreme Court

Charles Norris  
Manager Workforce Planning & Inclusion 
PeaceHealth

Jeffrey Raker       
Senior Economic Development Planner         
METRO

Melinda Rogers           
Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer.
NW Natural

Zeke Smith     
Vice President of Programs
Food Corps

Doug Stamm  
CEO    
Rewired Advisors

Joe Wahl         
Principal and Owner    
Joe Wahl and Associates

Lisa Watson    
Executive Director      
American Leadership Forum of Oregon