Leadership

Staff

Ashton Simpson

Community Asset Planner

Ashton's focus is on improving the community's quality of life in various areas. He is dedicated to seeing that the members of the community see positive growth without displacing them.

Bretto Jackson

Performing Arts Coordinator

Bretto mentors young adults while they develop their music skills and express themselves creatively. 

Jenny Glass

Executive Director

Jenny is our founding Executive Director and works with residents, staff, board members, volunteers and partners to make positive, long-term and lasting change in the Rosewood community. 

Fabiola Sanchez

Rosewood Navigator

Fabiola welcomes community members into the Rosewood community center. She helps them sign in, and navigates them to resources onsite and around the Portland Metro area.

Jossie de la Garza

Director of Communications & Engagment

Jossie strives to guide community members to be leaders and make the changes they want to see in Rosewood community as well as the communications for the Rosewood.

Kem Marks

Director of Transportation Equity

Kem advocates for increase of transportation options in Rosewood, including safer streets for walking, biking, & driving. He ensures community voices are heard by decision makers.

Maddie Shaner

RIHO Coordinator

JVCNW Member

Maddie helps manage volunteers and coordinates programs and outreach for RIHO.  She also provides oversight for RIHO activities and events occurring at the Rosewood community space.

Marissa Clarke

Associate Director

Marissa supports staff in their day to day roles as well as their larger program roles. Making connections between staff, community, and larger initiatives in the area.

Matt Ruddy

Director of Equity & Education

Matt is motivated by gathering resources and increasing opportunities for diverse students, families and community members. He believes that equity begins by recognizing the dignity that every human being deserves.

Merrill Liddicoat

Homeownership Opportunities Coordinator

Merrill's role is to connect Rosewood community members to homeownership and financial stability resources through building partnerships with other organizations.

Nancy Molina

RIHO Program Director

Nancy's role is facilitate partnerships among different organizations to help provide support for new refugees and immigrants in the Rosewood community.

Yoana Molina-Marcial

Director of Operations

Yoana is a certified community health worker. She handles  space rental for events that will be long-term benefits to our community or for private celebrations.

Board of Directors 

Derric Thompson

Board Member

Derric joined our Board in 2015. He is the owner of a new design and clothing company called 5 Star Goods, a company focused on providing jobs and mentoring for youth. Serving on the board to help the community continue to progress.

Ian Galloway

Board Chair

Ian joined our Board in 2016. He is a senior research associate and Oregon state community development field manager at The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Jorrel Bello

Board Member

Ian joined our Board in 2016. He is a senior research associate and Oregon state community development field manager at The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Kelly Pauli

Board Member

Kelly joined our Board in 2012 and has served as Treasurer since March 2014. She is the Office Manager for Freedom Foursquare Church, next to the Rosewood Community Center.

LaVerne Lewis

Board Member

LaVerne joined our Board in 2019. She is on the board for Mt.Hood Community College.

Sabrina Wilson

Board Member

Sabrina joined our Board in 2019. She is a project manager for the City of Portland and she is serving on the board to play an active role in seeing this neighborhood thrive.

Tsering Sherpa

Board Member

Tsering joined our Board in 2019. She is a community development graduate from Portland State University.

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