Board of Directors

Emerge Oregon Board of Directors

Adele McAfee, Bend – Executive Assistant, City of Bend, Commissioner, Oregon Commission of Voluntary Action and Service & Alumna of Emerge Oregon

Andrea Cooper, Lake Oswego – Political Director, SEIU

Angie Marzano, Eugene – Small Business Owner, Hot Mama’s Wings

Anna Sortun, SE Portland – Partner, Tonkon Torp LLP

Chi Nguyen, Salem – Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

CM Hall, Newport – Newport City Councilor & Coordinator of Western Region Interpreter Education Center, Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies, Western Oregon University

Emily McLain, East Portland – Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon & Emerge Oregon Alumna

Evyn Mitchell, Milwaukie – Public Affair, Levee Ready Columbia

Hannah Love, Milwaukie – Campaign Director, Our Oregon

Jill Souede, NW Portland – Civic Volunteer

Karen Packer, Newberg – Civic Volunteer, Former First Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon

Laurie Trieger, Eugene – Interim Director of Development, Sponsors Inc & Emerge Oregon Alumna

Luann Pelton, Hillsboro – Retired Accounting Manager, Community Volunteer

Nakeia Daniels, Sublimity – Veterans Policy Advisor & Affirmative Action Manager, Office of the Governor


Emeritus Board Members:

Amy Edwards, Portland – Attorney, Stoel Rives LLP

Angela Uherbelau, NE Portland – Freelance writer, PTA president 

Anna Richter Taylor, Portland – Strategic Consultant, ART Public Affairs

Christine Lewis, West Linn – Metro Councilor, District 2

Elisa Dozono, Portland – Partner, Miller Nash

Midge Thierolf, Ashland – Civic Volunteer