ALF notes the passing of Gretchen Kafoury, ALF senior fellow from Class III, and remembers her long history of pubic service including the Portland City Council, Multnomah County Commission, and the Oregon state legislature. Gretchen passed away on March 13 at the age of 72. Photo courtesy





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

  • Lee Moore
    General Manager
    Clackamas River Water
    Class XIV
  • John A. Charles
    President & CEO
    Cascade Policy Institute
    Class V
  • George Jones
    Manager of Distribution Support Services
    Portland General Electric
    Class XVIII
  • Marlene Yesquen
    Black, Chapman, Webber & Stevens
    Class XXVII
  • Bob Speltz
    Director, Public Affairs
    The Standard
    Class XVIII
  • Julie Vigeland
    Oregon Arts Commission
    Class XVIII
  • Chip Lazenby
    Lazenby & Associates, PC
    Class XVI
  • Ruma Perez
    Program Director
    Latino Network
    JJCL Class I
  • Lori Russell
    Manager, Parkrose and Mt. Scott Customer Service Centers
    NW Natural
    Class XVII
  • Dan Ryan
    All Hands Raised
    Class XXVIII
  • Fariborz Pakseresht
    Oregon Youth Authority
    Class XXIV
  • Cory Streisinger
    Financial Counselor - Foreclosure Intervention
    NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation)
    Class XIX
  • Diane Daggett (Snyder)
    Oregon State Director
    The Trust for Public Land
    Class XII
  • Anne Udall

    Class XXVI
  • Jonathan Blasher
    Executive Director
    Class XXVIII
  • Michelle Girts
    EnTranRight LLC
    Class XIII
  • Alberto Moreno
    Executive Director
    The Oregon Latino Health Coalition
    Class XXVI
  • Mary Ruble
    Sr. Vice President & Chief Marketing and Learning Officer, Wealth Management Group
    US Bank
    Class XIII
  • Amy Callahan
    Director of Communications & Advancement
    Nonprofit Association of Oregon
    Class XXVII
  • Lilisa C. Hall
    Ex. Dir, PacifiCorp Foundation & Dir, Strategic Partnership Outreach
    PacifiCorp Foundation/Pacific Power
    Class XXII
  • Sal Sahme
    Class XIX
  • Steven G. Hickok
    Bonneville Power Administration
    Class IV
  • Craig Trames
    Coraggio Group
    Class XVI
  • Lorenzo Mejia
    Oregon State Circuit Court, Jackson County 1st Judicial District
    Class XVIII
  • David Kelleher
    ACME Business Consulting
    Class XXVII
  • Janet Soto
    Public Affairs Specialist
    Office of the Governor
    Class XXIX
  • Pamela Weatherspoon
    Community Relations Coordinator
    Legacy Health System
    Class XXVII
  • Laura Sokolowski
    VP Customer Delivery
    TriZetto Group
    Class XXI
  • Josť Ibarra
    Oregon Latino Leadership Caucus
    Class XXVI
  • J.S. May
    Chief Advancement Officer
    Portland Art Museum
    Class XVII
  • MG Devereux
    Deputy Director
    Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
    Class XXIX
  • Cory Scott
    Director, Strategic Business Performance
    Class XXIV
  • Greg Addington
    Executive Director
    Klamath Falls Water Users Association
    Class XXVI
  • Rita Conrad
    Retired Public Servant
    Class XXII
  • Rosie Shatkin
    Legislative Policy Advisor
    Oregon Legislative Assembly
    Class XXVIII
  • Nichole Maher
    Northwest Health Foundation
    Class XX
  • Jeanine Wright
    Vice President of Marketing
    The Conti Group (NYC)
    Class XX

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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