ALF Class 29's meeting was held in Prinville in April, hosted by Daina Vitolins, Crook County District Attorney. Pictured here, Daina (on left) introduces Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley, Deputy District Attorney Aaron Brenneman, interim Prineville Police Chief Les Stiles, and Oregon State Police Lieutenant Don Wagner who spoke to the class about issues unique to rural law enforcement.





Congressman Earl Blumenauer (ALF Class 1) talks with Class 29 over lunch at their session at the NAYA Family Center in NE Portland.


Henry Balensifer presents information at the Annual Network Forum about a special ALF Oregon App developed by Class 28 that helps connect senior fellows across the state. It is available in iTunes or Google Play - download yours today!

Class 29 gathered in Woodburn at the CAPACES Leadership Institute for their March session. Here, class members engage in conversation about learnings from the session background reading, "The Dawn of System Leadership", by Peter Senge, Hal Hamilton and John Kania.

Senior Fellows from the Oregon Chapter

  • Laura Sokolowski
    VP Customer Delivery
    TriZetto Group
    Class XXI
  • Pat Simpson
    Perkins Coie LLP
    Class XI
  • Suk Rhee
    Vice President, Strategy and Community Partnership
    Northwest Health Foundation
    Class XXII
  • Julia Pomeroy
    Chief of Staff
    Congressman Earl Blumenauer
    Class XXII
  • Grant Yoshihara
    Vice President, Utility Operations
    NW Natural
    Class XVI
  • J.S. May
    Chief Advancement Officer
    Portland Art Museum
    Class XVII
  • Vera Johnson
    Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness
    Iberdrola Renewables
    Class XIX
  • Johnnie Gage
    Chief Operating Officer
    Aspire, Inc.
    Class XIII
  • Lori Russell
    Manager, Parkrose and Mt. Scott Customer Service Centers
    NW Natural
    Class XVII
  • David Anderson
    EVP Utility & Storage Operations
    NW Natural
    Class XXIX
  • Ruma Perez
    Program Director
    Latino Network
    JJCL Class I
  • Randy Franke
    Executive Director
    United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
    Class II
  • Angela Boothroyd

    Edward Jones
    Class XXIII
  • John Oberst
    City of Monmouth
    Class XXIV
  • Charlie Hales
    City of Portland
    Class XI
  • Rob Coppedge
    Senior VP Strategic Investment & Corporate Development Direct Health Solutions
    Cambia Health Solutions
    Class XXIX
  • Kate Lasky
    Executive Director
    Josephine Community Libraries, Inc.
    Class XXIX
  • Rita Conrad
    Retired Public Servant
    Class XXII
  • Victor Merced
    Executive Director
    Hacienda Community Development Corporation
    Class VII
  • Connie Saldana
    Senior & Disability Services/Rogue Valley Council of Governments
    Class XIX
  • Meryl Redisch

    Class XXV
  • Kathleen Saadat
    Class VI
  • Adrienne Livingston

    Class XXV
  • Janet Soto
    Public Affairs Specialist
    Office of the Governor
    Class XXIX
  • Andy Macklin
    ACME Business Consulting
    Class XXIX
  • Jonathan Blasher
    Executive Director
    Class XXVIII
  • Susan Stone
    Stone-Sheridan Group
    Class XIX
  • Jeff Allen
    Executive Director
    Drive Oregon
    Class XIX
  • Lisa Dunlap

    Class XXVI
  • Brian Forrester
    Strategik Solutions
    JJCL Class I
  • John A. Charles
    President & CEO
    Cascade Policy Institute
    Class V
  • Marlene Yesquen
    Black, Chapman, Webber & Stevens
    Class XXVII
  • Bill Nicholson
    Senior Vice President Customer Service, Transmission and Distribution
    Portland General Electric
    Class XVI
  • John Goodwin
    Senior Premium Service Manager
    Portland Trailblazers
    Class XXVIII
  • Catherine Mater
    Vice President
    Mater Engineering
    Class IV
  • Alice Dale
    Head of UNI Property Services
    Union Network International
    Class V
  • Nancy Lange
    Manager, Major Account Services
    NW Natural
    Class XXI
  • Ronault (Polo) Catalani
    City Immigrant Integration Manager
    City of Portland New Portlander Programs ( formerly Immigrant & Refugee Program)
    Class XIV
  • Rosanne Sizer
    Retired Chief of Police
    Portland Police Bureau
    Class XXI
  • Wyman Winston
    Executive Director
    Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)
    Class XIX

The ALF Mission Statement

The purpose of the American leadership Forum of Oregon is to join and strengthen leaders in order to better serve the public good. It enhances leadership by building on the strengths of diversity and by promoting collaborative problem solving within and among communities.

Senior Fellow Covenant

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