Anna Yates

President Elect
Marcus Carter

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.


Allison Prasad
City of Portland - Bureau of Human Resources

Andre Goodlow
Parkrose High School

Andrew Borel
Daimler Trucks North America

Bob Calwhite
Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

Brooke Brownlee
Portland General Electric

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 

Committee Members

Aleia Averill
Laundry Service

Connie Ashbrook
Ashbrook Consulting

Elisa Majors
University of Portland - School of Nursing

Jenny O'Meara
Multnomah County

Keli Van Holde

JR Gustafson
Nike (Retired)


Jane Williams
Multnomah County

Janet Rodriguez
The Partners Group

Kevin Moore
Greenbrier Gunderson

Lena Battan

Michael Willes
Tonkon Torp

Natalie Miller
Lee Hecht Harrison
Portland HR Management Association 

Petra Callin
North Clackamas School District

Rachelle Thurik

Samantha Jordan
Emerick Construction

Scott Kleiner

Victoria Cross
Multnomah County



Khang Tran
Hoffman Construction

Madeline Kokes
Grant High School, PPS

Rick Benevento

Sara Stowe
Portland HR Management Association, SHRM

Scott Williams
Legacy Health


Quotes from the Board

Natalie Miller of LHH
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."



Gabby Riley of ZGF Architects
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."



JR Gustafson, Retired from Nike

Career Advice: Bring positive energy, optimism and enthusiasm to every task.



Scott Kleiner of Wieden+Kennedy
Career Advice: "Be kind to people. You’ll be amazed by the help and support you get from people you know."