Brooke Berglund
Portland General Electric

President Elect
Anna Yates

Vice President
Matt Hanson
Fortis Construction



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



Andre Goodlow
Parkrose High School

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

Ebony Lawrence
Kaiser Permanente

Erik Weeman

Grace Andrews
New Relic 

Jane Williams
Multnomah County
Immediate past president

Janet Rodriguez
The Partners Group

Jon Hersen
Legacy Health

JR Gustafson
Nike (retired)
Past president


Madeline Kokes
Grant High School, PPS

Marcus Carter

Margaret Evans
Portland Parks & Recreation

Michael Willes
Tonkon Torp

Natalie Miller
Lee Hecht Harrison
Portland HR Management Association
Past president

Petra Callin
Madison High School

Rachelle Thurik

Samantha Jordan
Emerick Construction

Scott Kleiner
Past president

Victoria Cross
Multnomah County

Antonio Crosier
Portland State University
Student representative

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


Joy Fowler
Umpqua Bank

Khang Tran

Rick Benevento

Tia Coachman
Laundry Service


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.