Board of Directors

  • Kawana S. Bullock Clayton


    A graduate of Hamilton College and proud New Yorker, Kawana solidified their love for arts & culture, DEI, and event production after interning with CITYarts and POV, American Documentary, Inc., and producing engaging events on behalf of a number of arts organizations.

    In 2018, Kawana joined Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) as one of two lead event producers for Concerts & Movies in the Park for the Summer Free For All (SFFA) Program. Beyond the work day, they actively participate in Womxn’s Empowerment – a City of Portland affinity group committed to the promotion, professional development, and inclusivity of all womxn communities. Their proudest Portland accomplishments include becoming a parkie and marrying a local.

    Carrie Clore


    Carrie Clore is a book seller at Powell’s Books with past experience in development and communications at the Oregon Children’s Book Bank and Crag Law Center, an environmental nonprofit. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Studio Practices and minor in writing from Portland State University. Carrie has over seven years’ bookstore experience as a community relations manager promoting literacy, arts and education through community outreach and in-store events.

    She is a self-described word junkie, mark maker, storyteller, painter, poet, and printmaker. When she is not pursuing artistic endeavors, you can find her meandering the mossy trails of the Pacific Northwest in search of waterfalls, happy trees, and encounters with chipmunks. Ask her about her favorite hikes.

    Niko Courtelis


    Niko is a creative director and partner of PLAZM. He teaches graphic design at Portland State University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Niko collects postage stamps, typewriters and vintage perforating machines, and makes mail art. He is co-founder of the Portland Correspondence Co-op, has a daughter and a three-legged turtle.

    Stacey Daley


    Stacey has extensive experience in management, sales, and merchandising with companies like River City Bicycles, REI, and West End Bikes. She’s a strong fundraiser and event planner. Stacey is passionate about the arts, food, travel, and her beautiful pup!

    Melissa Favara


    Melissa Favara writes creative nonfiction, teaches English, collects typewriters, curates the 1,000 Words reading series, and seeks every opportunity to promote reading, writing, and the printed word.

    Charles Valle


    Charles is a transition manager with Biztek at Nike and the former editor at Fence Books. He’s a forward-thinking, creative, and hands-on problem solver & a passionate, dedicated, and fun-loving leader.

    His work has been published in Denver Quarterly, Kiosk, Berkeley Poetry Review, Lungfull, eye-rhyme, and others

    Lauren Mariko Waudé


    Lauren is Philanthropy Northwest Momentum Fellow working at the Meyer Memorial Trust in their Housing Opportunities Portfolio. She has worked on homelessness, housing and social justice issues in Seattle and Portland for over 13 years. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Management from Portland State University. In addition, to the IPRC board, Lauren also serves on an advisory committee for the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). When she’s not working, Lauren has also volunteered with several art projects in Portland, Canada, Samoa and New Zealand and has contributed essays to zines like Hoarse (Seattle) and Stumptown Underground (Portland). She is excited to join the board and community at IPRC!


    Kate Bingaman-Burt, Designer & Associate Director of the Art+Design School at Portland State University; former IPRC Board President
    Pollyanne Birge, Community Engagement & Policy Adviser to Commissioner Eudaly; former IPRC Executive Director
    Eve Connell, Managing Editor of University of Hell Press; former IPRC Board Member
    Lori Damiano, Illustrator, Animator, & Educator
    Chloe Eudaly, Portland City Commissioner; Co-founder of the IPRC
    Kohel Haver, Partner at Swider Haver LLP
    Kathy Kniep, Nonprofit Consultant
    Brianne Mees, Co-founder & Co-owner of Tender Loving Empire
    Alise Munson, Brand/Content Specialist at HouseSpecial, LLC
    Yvonne Perez Emerson, Founder of WeMake
    Jay Pontieri, Author & Educator
    Ashley Sloan, Visual artist and CPA; former IPRC Board Treasurer
    Andrew Stern, Software Developer; former IPRC Board President
    George Thorn, Arts & Culture Consultant
    Brian Tibbetts, Writer & Editor; former IPRC Interim Director
    Bryan Wasetis, Co-founder of Aspect Law

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