Join Our Sponsors to Celebrate 10 Years of Women Emerging!

  • Aug 29, 2019
  • Jillian Schoene
  • Emerge Oregon

Ten years ago, Emerge Oregon was founded to change the narrative from one in which women weren’t being asked to run – to one where women are actively recruited, trained and inspired to run.

We’ve achieved that and more – and we thank all of you who have been with us along the way!

Join us, our board of directors, alumnae and the sponsors below to celebrate the last ten years and build toward the next ten!


Madam President

Senator Ron Wyden
Congressman Peter DeFazio
SEIU Local 503
Oregon Education Association
Vice President
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
Christine & David Vernier
Carol Butler
Anna Richter Taylor, ART Public Affairs LLC
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Governor Kate Brown, Senator Jeff Merkley
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
Val Hoyle, Bureau of Labor & Industries Commissioner & Class of 2009
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Laura Rochelois, By Design Legal
Crispin Marton Cambreleng Employment Law
Weinstein PR/Brink Communications
Willamette Women Democrats
SEIU Local 49
Current Emerge Oregon Board Members:
Karen Packer, Nakeia Daniels Jill Souede, Hannah Love
Anna Sortun, Andrea Cooper, Angie Marzano
Evyn Mitchell
Amy Edwards, Founding Board Member
Elisa Dozono, Founding Board Member
Carmen Rubio, Founding Board Member
Angela Uherbelau, Former Board Chair
Laurie Wimmer, Former Board Member
Emerge Oregon Class Years: 
Class of 2009
Lead: Alumnae Sunny Petit & Maria Rubio
Class of 2010
Lead: Representative Julie Fahey 
Class of 2011
Lead: Alumna Emily McLain, ED of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
Class of 2012
Lead: Alumnae Laurie Trieger, CM Hall (Newport City Councilor) & Chi Nguyen (Board Member)
Class of 2013
Lead: Alumnae Adele McAfee (Board Member) & Kathy Wai (North Clackamas School Board)
Class of 2015
Lead: Alumnae Representative Karin Power & Irene Konev (Clackamas Community College Board)
Class of 2016
Lead: Alumnae Shannon Corr (Independence City Council), Rachel Sowray, Rayleen McMillian & Andrea Valderrama (David Douglas School Board)
Class of 2017
Lead: Alumnae Blair Townsend, Kimberly Koops-Wrabek & Yesenia Gallardo 
Class of 2018
Lead: Alumnae Beach Pace (Hillsboro City Councilor), Adriana Miranda & Sera Miller
Class of 2019
Lead: Alumnae Jennifer Brownlee & Maxine Dexter
Congressman Kurt Schrader
Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson (Class of 2012)
Representative Andrea Salinas (Class of 2012)
Representative Pam Marsh
Beach Pace, Hillsboro City Councilor (Class of 2018)
Paige Richardson, Former Board Chair
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
C&E Systems
The Pivot Group
School Board Chair
Commissioner Martha Schrader, Clackamas County
Commissioner Sonya Fischer, Clackamas County & Class of 2015
Jeanne Atkins, former Chair of the Oregon Democratic Party & former Secretary of State