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

Assistant Director, Access & Inclusion
Western Oregon University

Denise Thew Hackett, Ph.D., MSCI, CRC (Past Board Chair)
Deaf / she, her, hers

Chair, Division of Deaf Studies & Professional Studies
Principal Investigator for the Community Needs Assessment Project
Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Western Oregon University

Damara Paris
(Board Treasurer)
Deaf / she, her, hers

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

Amanda Rayfield
Hard of Hearing / she, her, hers

Foster Home Certifier
Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS)

Ishai Rosen, CPP
Deaf / he, him, his

Packaging Engineer
HP Inc.

Lorena Reynolds, JD
Hearing / she, her, hers

Managing Attorney
Reynolds Law Firm, PC

Monique Griffin
CODA / she, her, hers

Operations Associate
Collaborate Consulting, LLC.

Stephanie McClure
Hearing / she, her, hers, they, them, theirs

Director, Confidential Advocacy Program
Oregon Health and Science University
Consultant, All Bystanders Count

Whitney Edmunson
Hearing / she, her, hers

Deaf Ekklesia
Salem Alliance Church

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!