The Nonprofit Association of Oregon Board of Directors is made up of representatives from the nonprofit sector and community leaders. They represent the broad diversity of our membership and contribute significant amounts of time, talent, and energy to ensure the growing vitality of the nonprofit sector in Oregon.

(*) Indicates an At Large Board Member

Chris Krenk

Portland – President, Chair Executive Committee

Mr. Krenk has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Albertina Kerr Centers for the past 25 years. Founded in 1907, Albertina Kerr Centers partners with the community to support people with developmental delays, developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to lead self-determined lives and realize their full potential. The organization has an annual operating budget of $45 million and is a resource for people from all over the State of Oregon. Mr. Krenk is past Chair and current Board member of CareOregon, past President of the Foster Family Care Network, past President of the Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs, and past member of the Governor’s Task Force to evaluate Oregon State Hospital abuse prevention and reporting procedures. Mr. Krenk has been a recognized leader in guiding mental health and developmental disabilities programs in Oregon for more than 30 years.

Nancy Ramirez Arriaga*

Beaverton – Vice President

Ms. Ramirez Arriaga serves as an independent consultant providing coaching, training, and facilitation to nonprofit organizations. Ms. Arriaga was drawn to building the capacity of individuals and organizations in order to help create social change. This passion is rooted in her binational experience. She was born in Morelos, Mexico, and has lived in Oregon for over 20 years. Ms. Ramirez has 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector include program management, advocacy, stakeholder involvement, and change management. As a consultant, she specializes in intercultural strategies to develop innovative sustainable solutions while promoting culturally fluent workplaces.

Ian Lombard*

Portland – Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee

Mr. Lombard is currently the Managing Partner of Skyline Capital, a Portland based Venture Growth investment fund focused on apparel, footwear and gear companies in the Active Lifestyle market. Skyline targets companies at a growth inflection point, where consumer demand has been proven, but further expansion requires additional capital and operational scale. Prior to Skyline, Mr. Lombard served as the Chief Operating Officer at Tora. During his tenure, Tora expanded from 6 employees to nearly 200 in offices around the world, becoming one of the largest financial technology providers in Asia, responsible for handling nearly 6% of the daily volume on the Tokyo market, and 1-2% of the Hong Kong and Singapore markets. Before joining Tora, Mr. Lombard was the head of the Technology Consumer Business at Kensington, a Fortune Brands company. Under his leadership, the business developed and implemented new strategies, driving annual sales from $19 million to more than $110 million in three years, while increasing profitability by 69%.

Ross Laybourn*

Portland – Secretary and Chair of the Audit Committee

Mr. Laybourn is a former Assistant Attorney General with the Oregon Department of Justice, where he served for more than 30 years, including 20 years as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Oregon Charitable Activities Section. Mr. Laybourn is a past president of the National Association of State Charity Officials and served on NASCO’s Board of Directors for over a decade. Locally, he has been a longtime member of the Giving in Oregon Council. He frequently presents at nonprofit conferences on nonprofit board governance.

Kathie Collins

Ontario – Board Member

Kathie Collins’ career path has taken her from being a newspaper editor to working as public information director of the Ontario School District. She later owned her own PR consulting firm, with nonprofits and government agencies comprising much of her clientele. She served as a school board director, and then became the first executive director of the Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery in Ontario, growing the organization from 2 part-time staff serving 10 children to 12 staff members serving more than 80 children in 2014.

Eloise Damrosch

Portland – Board Member

Ms. Damrosch has been with the Portland tri-county Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) since 1988. RACC is a $7 million organization working to integrate arts and culture into all aspects of community life through; grants, placing specific works of art in public spaces, and supporting arts education.

Marilyn Hartzog*

Portland – Board Member

Marilyn serves as an organizational development consultant successfully providing nonprofit capacity building services. Ms. Hartzog was recently accepted as an Encore Fellow, working with Social Venture Partners - Portland and a team of retired corporate and nonprofit executives to help build the capacity of nonprofits in Portland. Recently retired from the position of Executive Director of the Oregon Micro Enterprise Network, Ms. Hartzog, has more than 15 years of nonprofit experience and 15 years of experience in the private sector.

Bob Lieberman

Grants Pass – Board Member

Mr. Lieberman arrived in Oregon from Chicago in the early 1970s and began his career in children’s mental health services. He has been associated with Kairos (formerly known as SOASTC) since the late 70s and has been its Executive Director since 1989. Kairos, with a budget of $7.5 million, provides both residential and outpatient treatment to emotionally at-risk children and their families throughout southern Oregon. Kairos has pioneered school-based mental health prevention and promotion programs in Josephine County. Mr. Lieberman is on numerous national and statewide commissions and committees concerned with children’s mental health.

Michelle Neal*

Portland – Board Member

Most recently, Ms. Neal was the Pacific Northwest Regional Director of INROADS. Ms. Neal has over 15 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sector in various managerial and professional positions. Ms. Neal is a former adjunct professor at Portland State University, Marylhurst University, and the University of Phoenix focusing on topics such as communication, strategic planning and diversity. Ms. Neal is a Senior Fellow for the American Leadership Forum of Oregon.

Rick Nitti

Portland – Past President

Mr. Nitti has been the Executive Director of Neighborhood House since 1991 when he moved to Portland from Chicago. Neighborhood House, founded in 1905, is a $5.6 million agency serving 12,000 low-income children, families, and seniors annually. Mr. Nitti is a former Board President of Children First and Board Chair of the Southwest Community Health Center. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of the Hillsdale Farmers Market and is a member of the Multnomah County Poverty Advisory Committee. Mr. Nitti was the co-Chair of the NAO Steering Committee when it was a program of TACS and joined the Board in January 2010. He has served as Secretary of the Board and has also served on the Finance Committee.

Chris Otis

Portland – Chair, Governance Committee

Ms. Otis is the Executive Director for SMART – Start Making a Reader Today. SMART is a volunteer-driven statewide nonprofit, with a budget of $3 million, providing one-on-one reading support for children pre-K through third grade. Ms. Otis has a rich background of more than 20 years in nonprofit leadership. Prior to joining SMART in 2010, Ms. Otis served as executive director for the Children’s Relief Nursery, a child abuse prevention program serving high-risk children and families in Portland. Prior to her five-year tenure at the Children’s Relief Nursery, she served as the executive director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Oregon Chapter; the Oregon Alliance of Senior and Health Services; the California Association of School Psychologists; and deputy executive director for the California Chiropractic Association. Ms. Otis has been an adjunct faculty member of the University of Portland, where she was recruited to design and teach a course on nonprofit management for MBA students at the University’s School of Business.

Mac Prichard*

Portland – Board Member

Mac Prichard owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations and social media agency that works with philanthropies, non-profits and public agencies in the Pacific Northwest across the country. He also publishes Mac’s List, Oregon’s number one source for rewarding, creative jobs that matter. Previously, Mac was communications director for several Oregon nonprofits and public agencies, a speechwriter and deputy legislative director for governor John Kitzhaber, and a Portland City Hall spokesman for Earl Blumenauer.

Jen Rusk*

Bend – Board Member

Ms. Rusk serves as the Development Director for MountainStar Family Relief Nursery in Bend, Oregon. Ms. Rusk has 27 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. As a manager, director, consultant, and Board member, Ms. Rusk offers a unique vantage on nonprofits, both as independent businesses and as a growing sector of the US economy. Over the past 12 years, Ms. Rusk has helped 35 Central Oregon nonprofits achieve great success in the areas of planning, organization development, and fundraising. She has worked successfully with nonprofits in the fields of human services, education, job training, youth development, community development, community service, homelessness and housing, the arts and culture, and the environment. Over the past 14 years, Ms. Rusk has served on five nonprofit boards and as a Board Chair for seven of those years.

Brad Russell

Medford – Board Member

Brad Russell has been the CEO/Executive Director of the Rogue Valley Family YMCA in Medford, Oregon since July of 2006. Brad received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine and his Masters degree in Recreation Administration from Springfield College in Massachusetts. He began his YMCA career as a Youth Program Specialist at the YMCA of Greater Rochester, New York and later taught English as a second language at a YMCA in the country of Taiwan where he met his wife, Stella. Brad then became the Program Director at an ocean-front resident camp, YMCA Camp Surf, in San Diego, California.

Claire Seguin*

Salem – Board Member

Ms. Seguin is the Assistant Director of Housing Stabilization at Oregon Housing and Community Service. In 2008, prior to her move to Oregon, Ms. Seguin was awarded the Nonprofit Woman of the Year award from the San Diego East Chamber of Commerce for her 15 years of nonprofit leadership.

Andrea Scofield

Cheshire – Board Member

Ms. Scofield has over 25 years in the nonprofit sector. She currently serves as the Executive Director for Camp Lutherwood Oregon, a year round camp and retreat center 25 miles northwest of Eugene, Oregon. She has lived in the Portland area for over 25 years and has been involved in Lutheran Outdoor Ministries throughout the region and nation serving as both a consultant and volunteer board member.

Brandi Tuck

Portland – Chair of the Public Policy Committee

Ms. Tuck moved to Portland from Florida in 2006, and in five years has founded both the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, where she serves as Board President, and Portland Homeless Family Solutions, where she is Executive Director. Portland Homeless Family Solutions has two shelters for homeless families with children, both in downtown Portland, and a budget of about $400,000.