Officers

President
Jane Williams
Multnomah County

President-elect
Brooke Berglund
Port of Portland

Vice president
Anna Yates
Swift

 

Treasurer
Lori Mueller
Oregon Health Care Association

Secretary
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

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
Energy 350

Grace Andrews
Puppet

Janet Rodriguez
The Partners Group

Jeanne Yerkovich
Portland Public Schools

Jon Hersen
Legacy Health

JR Gustafson
Nike
Past president

 

 

Lori Boullet
Columbia Sportswear

Matt Hanson
Fortis Construction

Madeline Kokes
Grant High School, PPS

Margaret Evans
Portland Parks & Recreation

Michael Willes
Tonkon Torp

Natalie Miller
Lee Hecht Harrison
Portland HR Management Association
Immediate past president

Petra Callin
Madison High School

Samantha Jordan
Emerick Construction

Sandra Banister
Portland General Electric

Scott Kleiner
Wieden+Kennedy
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

Jan Osborn
Portland Public Schools

Joy Fowler
Umpqua

Tia Coachman
Wieden+Kennedy

 

Rick Benevento
TEKsystems

Rick Turoczy
PIE

Vivian Zhang
Wieden+Kennedy

 

 

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.