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

Assistant Director, Access & Inclusion
Western Oregon University

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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

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

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

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Amanda Rayfield
Hard of Hearing / she, her, hers

Foster Home Certifier
Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS)

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Ishai Rosen, CPP
Deaf / he, him, his

Packaging Engineer
HP Inc.

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Lorena Reynolds, JD
Hearing / she, her, hers

Managing Attorney
Reynolds Law Firm, PC

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Monique Griffin
CODA / she, her, hers

Operations Associate
Collaborate Consulting, LLC.

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

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

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Whitney Edmunson
Hearing / she, her, hers

Deaf Ekklesia
Salem Alliance Church

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 We are eager to add you to the list!

  • Anne Gray Liversidge, Ph.D.
  • David Baldridge, Ph.D.
  • Eric Drapeau
  • 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

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