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Our Staff

OCF's professional staff helps our donors to achieve their charitable goals and works to strengthen nonprofit organizations.

Max Williams

President and CEO
Statewide, Metro Portland
Executive Team

Sonia Worcel

Chief Community Impact Officer
Metro Portland
Executive Team, Community Impact

Kirsten Kilchenstein

Chief Philanthropy Officer
Metro Portland
Executive Team, Philanthropic Services

Erica Daley

Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Metro Portland
Executive Team, Finance and Fund Services

Mariann Hyland

Vice President of People and Culture
Metro Portland
Executive Team, People and Culture

Stephanie Swanson

Vice President of Communications
Metro Portland
Executive Team, Marketing and Communications

Michael Achterman

Philanthropic Advisor
Metro Portland, North Coast
Philanthropic Services

Melissa Adelman

Director of Grants Management
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Jamie Anderson

Administrative Assistant
Metro Portland
Finance and Fund Services

Nancy Bales

Executive Director, Gray Family Foundation
Metro Portland
Gray Family Foundation

Rebecca Bibleheimer

Senior Complex Gifts Officer
Metro Portland
Philanthropic Services

Sara Brandt

Senior Philanthropic Advisor and Regional Director
Southern Willamette Valley
Philanthropic Services

Heidi Binder

Donor Relations Officer
Southern Oregon
Philanthropic Services

Marcy Bradley

Program Officer for Black Student Success
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Madeline Brandt

Research Officer
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Carly Brown

Program Officer, Community Engagement
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Ruby Buchholtz

Community Impact Assistant
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Belle Cantor

Program Officer, Education
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Mirna Loreli Cibrian

Program Officer, Latino Partnership Program
Statewide, Metro Portland
Community Impact

Jenn Columbus

Philanthropic Advisor & Regional Director, Northern Willamette Valley
Northern Willamette Valley
Philanthropic Services

Abe Conway

Senior Technology Services Associate
Metro Portland
Technology Services

Jennifer Olson Curry

Director of Giving Strategies
Metro Portland
Philanthropic Services

Amy Cuddy

Philanthropic Advisor and Regional Director
Southern Oregon
Philanthropic Services

Jennesa Datema

Donor Relations Officer
Metro Portland
Philanthropic Services

Katie Dearing, M. Ed.

Community 101 Coordinator
Statewide, Metro Portland
Community Impact

Pip Denhart

Development Assistant
Metro Portland
Philanthropic Services

Niyati Desai

Director of Community Engagement
Statewide
Community Impact

Amy Drake

Program Officer
Southern Oregon
Community Impact

Nicci Ferguson

Fund Services Associate
Metro Portland
Finance and Fund Services

Art Frank

Director of Technology Services
Metro Portland
Technology Services

Michael French

Marketing Manager
Metro Portland
Marketing and Communications

Melissa Freeman, MPH

Director, Strategic Projects
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Carlos Garcia

Environmental Resource Officer
Metro Portland
Philanthropic Services

Tina Garland

Regional Program Associate
South Coast, Southern Willamette Valley
Community Impact

Anne George

Donor Relations Officer
Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon
Philanthropic Services

Julie Gregory

Senior Philanthropic Advisor & Regional Director, Central & Eastern Oregon
Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon
Philanthropic Services

Kathy Grimm

Human Resources Officer
Metro Portland
People and Culture

Shukun Guan

Associate Accountant
Metro Portland
Finance and Fund Services

Alisa Hayes

Donor Relations Officer
Metro Portland, North Coast
Philanthropic Services

Melissa Hansen

Senior Program Officer
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Joel Harmon

Administrative Assistant, Community Grants, Research & Initiatives
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Taylor Jacobson

Data Assistant
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Sarah Hench

Associate Donor Relations Officer
Metro Portland
Philanthropic Services

Patrick Hosfield

Donor Relations Officer
South Coast, Southern Willamette Valley
Philanthropic Services

Comet James

Program Associate, Scholarships and Grants
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Gina Kaplan

Manager, Executive Office and Board Relations
Metro Portland
Executive Team

Kristina Kindel

Grants Management Associate
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Ray Klinke

Associate Vice President of Finance and Fund Services
Metro Portland
Finance and Fund Services

Chey Kuzma

Associate Program Officer, Arts & Culture
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Stephanie La Pierre

Associate Program Officer, Endowment Partners
Southern Oregon
Community Impact

Kim Leonard

Senior Research Officer
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Megan Loeb

Associate Program Officer, Economic Vitality & Health
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Hannah Lowry

Administrative Assistant II, People & Culture
Metro Portland
People and Culture

Abby Mann

Technology Services Associate
Metro Portland
Technology Services

Mary Louise McClintock

Senior Education Strategy & Policy Advisor
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Sarah Grace McIlveen

Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Metro Portland
Philanthropic Services

Sonja McKenzie, CVA

Community Engagement Coordinator, Volunteers
Statewide, Metro Portland
Community Impact

Megan McElroy

Associate Program Officer, Scholarships
Statewide
Community Impact

Eva Miller

Associate Program Officer
Metro Portland, North Coast
Community Impact

Abram Misiluti

Administrative Assistant, Scholarships & Grants
Metro Portland
Community Impact

John Moriarty

Senior Program Officer
South Coast, Southern Willamette Valley
Community Impact

Chi Nguyen

Accountant
Metro Portland
Finance and Fund Services

Maylian Pak

Director of Donor Relations
Southern Willamette Valley
Philanthropic Services

Oleya Pearsall

Program Associate, Scholarships
Statewide, Metro Portland
Community Impact

Rocio Perez

Coordinator, Latino Partnership Program
Statewide, Metro Portland
Community Impact

Angela Pratt

Donor Relations Assistant
Metro Portland
Philanthropic Services

Heather Pruess

Donor Relations Officer
Metro Portland
Philanthropic Services

Cheryl Puddy

Program Officer
Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon
Community Impact

Harper Pulsipher

Administrative Assistant, Scholarships
Statewide
Community Impact

Matt Quince

Database Manager
Metro Portland
Technology Services

Beth Rajski

Accounting Assistant
Metro Portland
Finance and Fund Services

Ruby Ramirez

Associate Program Officer, Early Childhood
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Amy Reaney

Senior Philanthropic Services Officer
Metro Portland
Philanthropic Services

Jackie Roth

Philanthropic Advisor
South Coast, Southern Willamette Valley
Philanthropic Services

Maggie Rounds

Administrative Assistant, Development
Metro Portland, Northern Willamette Valley
Philanthropic Services

Caitlin Ruffenach

Director of Research
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Valarie Rundquist

Program Officer, Endowment Partners
Statewide, Metro Portland
Community Impact

Demarree Ruthrauff

Grants Management Assistant
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Kimberlee Salmond

Senior Research Officer
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Kim Schmucker

Family Giving Coordinator
Metro Portland
Philanthropic Services

Becky Seel

Research Officer
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Eli Soria

Administrative Assistant
Metro Portland
Operations

Sarah Celine Staben

Human Resources Coordinator
Metro Portland
People and Culture

Nell Tessman

Program Officer
Metro Portland
Gray Family Foundation

Jerry Tischleder

Program Officer, Arts & Culture
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Ewnetu Tsegaw

Community Engagement Coordinator
Metro Portland
Community Impact

Sandi Vincent

Communications and Digital Media Coordinator
Metro Portland
Marketing and Communications

Lixin Wang

Controller
Metro Portland
Finance and Fund Services

Jennifer Grimes

Event Marketing Coordinator
Metro Portland
Marketing and Communications

Molly Yeend

Strategic Projects Coordinator
Statewide, North Coast
Community Impact

Hirut Yehoalashet

Finance Officer
Metro Portland
Finance and Fund Services

Cathy Zegar

Administrative Officer, Operations
Metro Portland
Operations