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Damara Paris
Deaf / she, her, hers

Associate Professor of Counselor Education,
ESU RSA Grants Director
Emporia State University
ADARA Immediate Past President

Ishai Rosen, CPP
Deaf / he, him, his

Packaging Engineer
HP Inc.

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Monique Griffin
CODA / she, her, hers

Operations Associate
Collaborate Consulting, LLC.

Jackie Shaw, Treasurer
Hearing / she, her, hers

Founder and Principal Consultant, Get Organized, LLC
Co-Founder, Brass Jack, LLC

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Rian Gayle, MA
(Past Chair)
Deaf / he, him, his

Assistant Director, Access & Inclusion
Western Oregon University

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Lorena Reynolds, JD
Hearing / she, her, hers

Managing Attorney
Reynolds Law Firm, PC

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Whitney Edmunson
Hearing / she, her, hers

Deaf Ekklesia
Salem Alliance Church

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Whitney Hill, JD
Hearing / she, her, hers

Senior Associate Attorney
Cedar Law, PLLC
Seattle, WA

Board Meeting

If you would like to observe the board business meetings, please send an e-mail to info@bridgesoregon.org to share your interest.

March 27, 2024 at 6-8 PM
June 26, 2024 at 6-8 PM
September 25, 2024 at 6-8 PM
December 18, 2024 at 6-8 PM

Board and Community Subcommittees

If you would like to join in the Subcommittee, please send an e-mail to info@bridgesoregon.org to share your interest.

Executive Committee
Chad A. Ludwig
Damara Paris, Convener
Ishai Rosen
Monique Griffin
Jackie Shaw
Rian Gayle, Past Chair

Financial Subcommittee
Ishai Rosen, Convener
Chad A. Ludwig
Damara Paris
Jackie Shaw
Lorena Reynolds
Rian Gayle

Fundraising Subcommittee (ON HOLD)
Chad A. Ludwig

3rd Annual Pancakes with the Grinch
Callia Berg
Chad A. Ludwig

Policy and Procedure Subcommittee
Monique Griffin, Convener
Chad A. Ludwig
Mel DeLeon
Shelaswau Crier
Rian Gayle
Whitney Hill

Former Board Members

The Bridges Oregon honors the many contributions of Former Board Members who served on the board. This is in honor of past service.

If you are a past board member with us and would like to be honored, please send an e-mail to info@bridgesoregon.org. We are eager to add you to the list!

  • Amanda Rayfield
  • Andrea Thornberry
  • Anne Gray Liversidge, Ph.D.
  • David Baldridge, Ph.D.
  • Denise Thew Hackett, Ph.D., MSCI, CRC, ADAC
  • Eric Drapeau
  • Lorena Reynolds, JD
  • Mat Genuser
  • Terry Blosser
  • Tom Galey, MA

Become a Board Member

Would you like to shape the future of Bridges Oregon?

We are currently seeking for qualified individuals to join our Board of Directors.

  • Bridges Oregon’s Board Responsibilities
  • Influence and develop policies
  • Participate in fundraising
  • Build community relationships
  • Provide budget oversight
  • Participate in strategic planning
  • Attend 4 to 6 board meetings annually
  • Commit to 3-years term
  • Publicly support the work of Bridges Oregon
  • Represent Bridges Oregon occasionally at external events
  • And many more.

Want to learn more about our organization or interested in applying? Please contact info@bridgesoregon.org.

We look forward to having you a part of the Bridges Oregon team!