Michael Burch works as a Representative in the Political Department at the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters in Portland, OR.
Lynn-Marie Crider is the Staff Director at the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Practitioners (OFNHP) in Portland, OR.
Michael Dale is the Executive Director of NWJP and a labor and employment law attorney in Portland, OR.
Kevin Diaz is an attorney and former Legal Director of the Oregon Chapter of the ACLU. He is now the Director of Legal Affairs at Compassion and Choices in Portland, OR
Chris Frost is a Worker’s Compensation attorney, and a key consultant on the Injured Workers Project.
Steven Goldberg is the Vice President of the Board and a labor and employment attorney in Portland, OR
Eduardo Herrera is an immigration attorney and partner at Northwest Immigration & Criminal Defense LLP in Gresham, OR.
Cathy Highet is a labor and employment attorney and the chair of the National Lawyers Guild chapter in Portland, OR.
Shirin Khosravi is a staff attorney at SEIU local 503, a longtime advocate for workers, immigrants, and women and a former law clerk at NWJP.
Sarah Loose is our Board President and she’s a popular educator, oral historian, and community organizer in Portland, Ore.
Tricia Smith, Secretary-Treasurer, is the Government Relations Specialist at the Oregon School Employees Association in Salem, Oregon.
Abel Valladares is the Program Coordinator of the CAPACES Leadership Institute, and a member of the board of Social Justice Fund Northwest.
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Keith Cunningham-Parmeter is a law professor at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, OR.
Steven Goldberg is a founding member, and a labor and employment attorney in Portland, OR.
Lindsay Jonasson is the Vice President of the Board. A former NWJP employee, she started law school in the Fall of 2016.
Hank Kaplan is the Board President. He’s an attorney and partner at Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan in Portland, OR.
Larry Kleinman is a founding member and the Director of National Initiatives at Capaces Leadership Institute in Woodburn, Ore.
Violeta Rubiani is a Program Associate with the Building Community portfolio at Meyer Memorial Trust in Portland, OR.
Bill Resnick is a radio host at KBOO Community Radio in Portland, OR.
Tricia Smith, Secretary-Treasurer, is the Government Relations Specialist at the Oregon School Employees Association in Salem, OR.