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OCPP Board of Directors

Current Directors

Raymond Caballero, President. Ray had an active career in Texas as a trial lawyer and served one term as mayor of El Paso. Since coming to Oregon, he has been active in community affairs, having served on the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs, the Oregon Progress Board and Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force. He has a longtime interest in equity issues.

Mary Fellows, Secretary. Mary Fellows is a bookseller at Annie Bloom's Books in Portland. She comes to OCPP having served as President of ACLU of Oregon and as staff to the Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives and to the Multnomah County Executive. She is a volunteer with Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) and is active in bicycling issues.

Karen Jacobson, Treasurer. Karen Jacobson is a CPA/CFP® member of the accounting firm of Ivey, Jacobson & Company LLC, emphasizing service to Oregon small businesses and their owners. She has a long history of board service for non-profits, has administered political campaigns, and is a founding member of Willamette Women Democrats.

Barbara Dudley. Barbara Dudley is an Adjunct Professor in the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. She is also co-chair of the Oregon Working Families Party, and a partner in Bethel Heights Vineyard in Polk County. She formerly served as President and Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, and Assistant Director for Strategic Campaigns of the national AFL‑CIO.

Mark Gardiner. Mark Gardiner has 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, financial and business advisor, public official and manager in a broad range of industries. He currently serves as a director and/or officer for several Oregon technology companies, and is a partner in Western Financial Group, which provides financial counsel to businesses and governments. Mark has been involved in public policy and politics in Oregon for more than 40 years and has been a leader on numerous public and civic boards, including his current service as Chair of the Oregon Aviation Board.

Robin Johnson. Robin Johnson is a health equity research analyst with the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI), where she focuses on issues around workforce diversity and inclusion, civil rights, and social determinants of health. Robin is also an active member of the Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF), which allows her to engage in programs geared towards transformational leadership development in conjunction with increasing community voice and advocacy.

Mary King. Mary King is a professor of economics, with a specialization in labor economics, at Portland State University (PSU). She's currently serving as President of the PSU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and as Interim-President of the Oregon Conference of the AAUP. Mary also serves on the board of Family Forward Oregon.

Robert Landauer. Robert Landauer retired from The Oregonian after 39 years following service as reporter, financial editor, metropolitan editor, associate editor, editorial page editor and editorial columnist.

Brad Larsen. Brad Larsen is the Director of Fiscal Operations for the Oregon School Employees Association. His work entails analyzing school district finances, state budgeting, privatization efforts and legislation impacting school finance. He has sought to promote living and equitable wages for Oregonians.

Ken Lewis. Ken Lewis is a retired businessman who was president of the Port of Portland. He has a long history of working for social justice, civil rights, and arts issues and has served on numerous other government, arts, and community organizations. He was co-founder of the Oregon I Have a Dream Foundation.

Angela Martin. Angela Martin is the director of Economic Fairness Oregon, where she focuses her advocacy and policy work on predatory lending, credit and debt issues. Prior to working with Economic Fairness Oregon, Angela was part of the Oregon Food Bank’s public policy team, providing research and analysis on state and federal policy issues affecting low-income Oregonians. Angela’s professional career in policy research and advocacy is supplemented with years of political organizing experience gained on state and local electoral campaigns.

Jim Mayer. Jim Mayer retired after 33 years as a reporter for The Oregonian, where he covered local and state government, with an emphasis on budget and tax systems. Since his retirement, Jim has become active in civic affairs, serving on research committees of the City Club of Portland.

Will Neuhauser. Will Neuhauser has been a computer software professional, entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Oregon, serving on multiple corporate boards. He also serves on non-profit boards in the healthcare, environment and education sectors. Will is a public at-large governor-appointed member of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. He lives in Yamhill County with his family and is a 1981 graduate of Reed College.

Simone Rede. Simone Rede is a Performance Auditor with the Oregon Secretary of State. She completed the Hatfield Resident Fellowship at Clackamas County, where she produced the county's first economic indicators report. She has helped low-income and first-generation college students in the Portland area access higher education and supported the efforts of community gardeners in Pittsburgh and New York City.

Joe Rodriguez. Joe Rodriguez has devoted 35 years to the education field, 10 in Miami, Florida, and 25 in Hillsboro, Oregon, where he retired after being superintendent from 1999 to 2004.


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