Officers, 2016-17

Natalie Miller
Lee Hecht Harrison
Portland Human Resource Management Association

Jane Williams
Multnomah County

Vice president
Brooke Berglund
Port of Portland


Lori Mueller
Oregon Health Care Association

Gabby Riley
ZGF Architects LLP

About the Board

People join our board of directors because they want young people to learn about the region’s most promising jobs. They serve as a liaison between public schools and the private sector, connecting employers who need local talent with teenagers who need opportunities. 

Board members represent every major sector, including health care, manufacturing, energy, labor, construction, business, education and arts & communications. They guide the overall work of PWA, including recruiting new business partners and helping to organize the annual NW Youth Careers Expo


Members, 2016-17

Andre Goodlow
Parkrose High School

Anna Yates

Bob Calwhite
Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

Carol Campbell
Grant High School

Chris Broderick
Portland State University

Craig Wilcox
Wells Fargo Advisors

Dan Malone
Roosevelt High School

Erik Weeman
Energy 350

Jeanne Yerkovich
Portland Public Schools

Jon Hersen
Legacy Health

JR Gustafson
Past president



Lori Boullet
Columbia Sportswear

Madeline Kokes
Grant High School, PPS

Margaret Evans
Portland Parks & Recreation

Petra Callin
Madison High School

Rhonnda Parson Edmiston
Howard S. Wright Construction

Sandra Banister
Portland General Electric

Scott Kleiner
Immediate past president

Susan Burke
Providence Health & Services

Victoria Cross
Multnomah County


Quotes from the Board

Natalie Miller

Best career advice: "Being on time, or even early, for an interview or a shift demonstrates enthusiasm for the work and your ability to be organized."




Scott Kleiner

Scott Kleiner

Best career advice: "Be kind to people. You’ll be amazed by the help and support you get from people you know."





Gabby Riley

Most memorable job as a teenager: "Burger King! I’d like to think I was the best and fastest cashier in town. It taught me responsibility, team work and respect."

Committee Members

Aaron Sahlstrom

Jan Osborn
Portland Public Schools

Janet Rodriguez

Joy Fowler

Rick Benevento


Rick Turoczy

Samantha Jordan

Valerie Jones

Vivian Zhang



JR Gustafson


JR Gustafson

Best career advice: Bring positive energy, optimism and enthusiasm to every task.



Read more career advice and job memories from our board members.

Board resources: Find links and printable handouts here.