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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 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.
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 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 was born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated to California when he was seven years old. He holds an AS in Chemistry from Saddleback College, a BA in English from University of California, Irvine, and an MFA in Poetry from University of Notre Dame. After Graduate School, Charles moved to Brooklyn, NY and worked as a Media/Technology Editor for Macmillan/McGraw Hill during the day while acting as the Managing Editor for FENCE Magazine/Books at night. Since 2006, he has served as one of the Poetry Editors at FENCE Magazine. He has been a judge or a reader for over two dozen literary contests and fellowships, including the National Poetry Series, Summer Literary Seminars, Millay Colony, and others. Over the past twenty years, his work has been published in numerous publications, such as Denver Quarterly, Berkeley Poetry Review, and others. Charles currently resides in Portland, OR where he works as a Change Manager for Nike.
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
Niko Courtelis, Creative Director of PLAZM and Portland Stamp Company; 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