Staff & Board

Alex Boon
Staff Attorney
Amina Rahman
Financial Administrator
Bonnie Allen-Sailer
Staff Attorney
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Program Administrator
Cynthia Carvajal
D. Michael Dale
Senior Counsel
Jesús Valdovinos
CWRP Paralegal
Kate Suisman
Attorney, Campaigns Coordinator
Lindsay Jonasson
Staff Attorney
Lizbeth Duran
Mayra Ledesma
Staff Attorney
Nicthé Verdugo
Worker Leadership Coordinator


Michael Dale Co-Founder, former Executive Director of NWJP and currently Senior Counsel at NWJP.

Michael Burch recently retired from the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters in Portland, OR.

Lynn-Marie Crider is the former Staff Director at the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Practitioners (OFNHP) and a retired labor organizer and attorney.

Kevin Diaz is the Chief Legal Advocacy Director and General Counsel at Compassion and Choices in Portland, OR


Chris Frost is a Worker’s Compensation attorney and partner at Thomas, Coon, Newton and Frost.

Cathy Highet is a labor and employment attorney in Portland, OR.

Reyna Lopez is the Executive Director of PCUN in Woodburn, OR.

Hank Kaplan is a retired attorney and former partner at Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan in Portland, OR.

Abel Valladares is a student and organizer.


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