Staff

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Adam Davis

Executive Director

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a.davis@oregonhumanities.org

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Adam Davis has been the executive director of Oregon Humanities since 2013 and directed the Center for Civic Reflection before that. Davis has trained thousands of discussion leaders across the country, facilitated hundreds of community and workplace discussions, moderated onstage conversations with community-builders, office-holders, and authors, and edited books including Taking Actionand The Civically Engaged Reader. He currently sits on the boards of the High Desert Partnership and the Cultural Advocacy Coalition. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago, and he used to lead wilderness trail crews in the Pacific Northwest.

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Rachel Bernstein

Partnership and Training Manager

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r.bernstein@oregonhumanities.org

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Rachel joined Oregon Humanities in September 2015. She works to build and strengthen organizational partnerships and to recruit, train, and support discussion facilitators. For the past decade, as a political and nonprofit professional, her work has focused on building the civic capacity and engagement of coalitions, organizations, groups, and individuals. She can be found bouncing around Portland, exploring the Northwest's natural beauty, and rooting for her alma mater, Michigan State Spartans, with her partner, Dani, and their ninety-five-pound dog, Asher.

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Camerina Galván

Development Assistant

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c.galvan@oregonhumanities.org

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Camerina joined Oregon Humanities in November 2018. She supports the organization’s fundraising strategy, bringing a range of experiences in program management and organizational development. She grew up in Cuautla, Jalisco and Portland, which instilled in her a love for traveling and culture. In her free time she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, co-counseling, exploring art mediums, and being outdoors.

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Sarah Gill

Salesforce Administrator

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s.gill@oregonhumanities.org

Sarah has been working in education and social justice organizations since before she could vote.  She has been a Salesforce admin for 10 years and loves helping nonprofits work hard and smart. She joined Oregon Humanities in March 2019 and is thrilled to work with such a great team of caring and intelligent people.  Sarah lives in Springfield with 3 magical cats and 1 brilliant dog. 

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Adam Green

Development Director

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a.green@oregonhumanities.org

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Adam joined Oregon Humanities in 2016. He develops and implements the organization's comprehensive fundraising strategy. Adam has spent his entire career working and volunteering with nonprofit organizations focused on community health, social services, and civic engagement. When not in the office, Adam enjoys spending time with his partner, Jason, and their five-year-old Italian greyhound rescue, Kobe.

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Alyssa Heminger

Communications and Publications Intern

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Alyssa joined as the Communications and Publications Intern in September 2019. In addition to interning at OH, she works as a communications specialist advocating for equitable transportation policies at Portland State University. She is interested in sustainable cities, community development, and urban policy. Originally hailing from southwest Michigan, she now lives in Southwest Portland where she tends to her plants, takes unnecessarily long walks, and reads to try to better understand social justice issues.

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Kathleen Holt

Editor of Oregon Humanities magazine

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k.holt@oregonhumanities.org

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Kathleen has been editor of Oregon Humanities magazine since 2001. She lives in Southeast Portland with her husband, Alex Dupey, and their two children.

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Louisa Mariki

Program Coordinator

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l.mariki@oregonhumanities.org

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Louisa joined the Oregon Humanities team in October 2018.  She works collaboratively to support partnership development & outreach, data & evaluation, and coordination for our Responsive Program Grants in addition to adiministrative support across a range of programs. She grew up in Tanzania and has a background in international development, with a passion for capacity and policy development. Louisa lives in Northeast Portland and enjoys live music, reading, and cooking, with results that can best be descried as mixed.

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Max McGrath-Riecke

Office Administrator

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max@oregonhumanities.org

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Max McGrath-Riecke joined Oregon Humanities in March 2019. Max is a lifelong Oregonian with a BA in gender studies from Santa Clara University, an MBA from Portland State University and over a decade of experience in Portland nonprofits. Max enjoys many things in life, but especially performing with their boyband Turnback Boyz, watching science fiction and making art with with their partner Sossity, reading queer YA novels, and hiking in Forest Park. 

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Rozzell Medina

Onsite Coordinator, Humanity In Perspective

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r.medina@oregonhumanities.org

(503) 789-1563

Rozzell joined Oregon Humanities in 2019 and supports and coordinates Humanity in Perspective at The Rosewood Initiative as the Onsite Coordinator. He is a multidisciplinary artist with a socially engaged practice that focuses on bringing people together to learn and collaborate in liberatory spaces. Rozzell has called Portland home for 17 years after growing up in Oklahoma, San Antonio, Texas, and San Francisco. He earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy with an emphasis on regenerative ecological and cultural learning from Portland State University.

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Maya Muñoz-Tobón

Communications Associate

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maya@oregonhumanities.org

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Maya first came to Oregon Humanities in 2017 as the Program Manager, joining the communications team in September 2018. She brings her passion for the intersections of arts, storytelling, and social justice to support the organization's communications and publications efforts. She has called Oregon her home for the last fifteen years and enjoys of the best that Portland and the outdoors have to offer.

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Mikaela Schey

Program Coordinator

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m.schey@oregonhumanities.org

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Mikaela joined Oregon Humanities in 2013. They coordinate the Conversation Project and the Oregon Poet Laureate program, and brings their passion for balancing human relationships and logistics to work. They grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and graduated Portland State University with a degree in Community Development. Mikaela lives in Southeast Portland and enjoys cooking, writing and listening to stories of hope.

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April Slabosheski

Program Manager

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a.slabosheski@oregonhumanities.org

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April joined Oregon Humanities in 2018. She supports statewide conversation programs and deepens relationships in urban and rural communities. April grew up in Wisconsin and has a background in facilitation, education, and museum work. In her free time she loves reading poetry, biking, and taking long walks through Northwest Portland.

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Maggie Starr

Grants and Development Associate

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m.starr@oregonhumanities.org

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Maggie joined Oregon Humanities April 2015, bringing a broad range of experience and a deep well of enthusiasm to her work. She lives in Southeast Portland, where she enjoys cooking and other domestic projects, but can often be found further afield, exploring Oregon's forests, mountains, and deserts.

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Ben Waterhouse

Communications Manager

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b.waterhouse@oregonhumanities.org

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Ben joined Oregon Humanities in 2012. He supervises the organization's communications and publications efforts, including Oregon Humanities magazine, the Oregon Humanities enewsletter, the Beyond the Margins essay series, and the Dear Stranger letter-exchange project. He grew up in Scio, Oregon, attended Lewis & Clark College, and now lives in Southeast Portland with his wife, Deanna.

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Kyle Weismann-Yee

Program and Equity Coordinator

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kyle@oregonhumanities.org

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Kyle joined the staff in November 2014 and coordinates Public and Responsive Program Grants programs, Think and Drink,  and Equity and Inclusion work at Oregon Humanities. He is a life-long Portlander with a degree in ethnic studies from the University of Oregon. He has a decade of experience working with nonprofits and grantmakers, focusing on civic engagement, accessibility, and racial equity in Oregon.

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Priscilla Wu

Communications Associate

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p.wu@oregonhumanities.org

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Priscilla joined Oregon Humanities in October 2018 after a stint as an intern in 2015. She edits and writes for Oregon Humanities publications and collaborates on organization-wide communications efforts. Formerly with Tin House Books and Hyphen magazine, Priscilla brings her passions for and commitment to social justice, storytelling, and community-building to her work at Oregon Humanities. She is originally from the East Bay, attended Reed College, and now lives with her partner Corinne in Southeast Portland, where she is usually consuming good eats, media, or nature.