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Eddie Almeida, Finance Director

Eddie joined Impact NW in July of 2022 as a transplant to the Portland community from New York City. He most recently worked as the Chief Operating Officer at Neighborhood House and has been growing his knowledge and love for his new city. Having both grown up in and served professionally in underserved communities, he harbors a special passion for the mission of Impact NW. He started his career in nonprofits in 2002 as Program Director at a settlement house, then spent the last 13 years working in finance and operations for an agency that offered comprehensive family services. Eddie lives in NE Portland with his family.

De’Lilah Boyd-Watts, Executive Coordinator

De’Lilah Boyd-Watts has spent time supporting and offering services to sexually trafficked youth and homeless youth, both as a Residential Counselor and as a Relief Coordinator within the Janus Youth Programs’ Homeless Youth Continuum. She has also served as a Gang Outreach Intervention Specialist, as well as an In-Home Parent Support Specialist for Native American Youth and Family Center.

Most recently, De’Lilah joined the community of healers at Impact NW as a Parent Child-Specialist in the Safe & Together program, and then transitioned into the position of Executive Coordinator for Impact NW. Throughout these years, De’Lilah has had many positive experiences while still facing the traumatic incidences and circumstances that have occurred in the lives of those that access a wide variety of support systems and services in Multnomah County, and the Portland Metro area. Her experience extends a wide range of services to various populations, all of which have held the common thread of hope for the most positive outcome, and the promise to continue fighting for the right for ALL of us to experience a Beautiful Life!

Ada Dortch, Director of Development and Advocacy

Ada Dortch has been with Impact NW since 2013. She brings 20 years of experience in human rights advocacy, nonprofit fundraising, program development, and project management. She previously worked in a large hospital system, and with an international human rights organization where she was responsible for program development and fundraising across 40 countries in Europe and Central Asia. Ada also comes from a social work background and brings these experiences with her in her fundraising role. Ada is committed to helping the community where she was born and lives. Ada lives in Northeast Portland.

Beth Gibbs, Director of People & Culture

Beth Gibbs has more than 10 years of human resource and nonprofit experience.  She works with the Impact NW leadership and staff to ensure our HR strategy supports the organizational goals and mission at every level.  She has been with Impact NW since 2007 and in her current role as HR Director since 2015.

Beth là một chuyên gia cao cấp được chứng nhận nhân sự với cả SHRM và HRCI và một người hòa giải được đào tạo. Cô có bằng cử nhân từ Đại học Oregon. Ban đầu từ một thị trấn nhỏ ở Đông Oregon, cô ấy thích đi du lịch mỗi inch của tiểu bang, từ bờ biển sang rừng đến sa mạc.

Lydia Gray-Holifield, DEI Director

Lydia leads the movement at Impact NW to uphold our work around diversity, equity and inclusion and anti-racism by partnering with employees, communities and board members to help them on their journey to understand equity rights. Lydia joined Impact NW in 2019, working in the Early Childhood Department, and moved to lead our DEI work in 2020. Lydia is a member of the Parent Leader Network and serves on the Early Learning Multnomah Parent Accountability Council as well as the Board of Directors for Our Just Future. She is a passionate advocate in her community and contributed in developing and getting out the vote for the Preschool for All legislation that passed in November of 2020 in Multnomah County. Lydia received the Hostetter-Habib Family Award in 2020 for her extraordinary dedication to and support of Family Equality’s mission to support LGBTQ+ families.

Jana Hak, Giám đốc Dịch vụ Mạng Nhà và An toàn

Jana gia nhập Cục An toàn và Nhà ở của Impact NW vào tháng 2 năm 2011 sau khi nhập cư từ Cộng hòa Czech vào năm 2010. Bà có bằng Thạc sỹ Luật, và trước khi làm việc với Impact NW, làm việc cho Văn phòng Chính phủ CH Séc ở Văn phòng lập pháp của Thủ tướng Chính phủ.

Sharing similar experiences with many of Impact NW’s clients from the early stages of her immigration, Jana has a deep understanding of issues such as poverty and lack of resources. Because of that experience, she is also aware of the need for empowerment, Trauma-Informed Care, wrap-around services, and community support.

Trong vai trò Giám đốc Dịch vụ Nhà ở và An toàn Net, Jana giám sát các dịch vụ nhà ở của chúng tôi, các chương trình cựu chiến binh, hỗ trợ năng lượng và phục hồi và các dịch vụ định hướng nguồn lợi. Là một thành viên liên quan của Cộng hòa Séc và Slovak ở khu vực tri-quận, Jana luôn bận rộn với việc giúp đỡ những người nhập cư mới điều hướng các hệ thống ở Mỹ và làm Chủ tịch Hội đồng Trường học Séc ở Portland.

Julie Houston, Giám Đốc Dịch Vụ Gia Đình & Gia Đình

Julie Houston has been the Director of Early Childhood & Family Services since July 2010. Julie comes to Impact NW with a Master’s degree in Education, 16 years of experience teaching in Early Childhood classrooms, seven years supervising student teachers in Early Education programs, and five years as an adjunct faculty member in the Early Education and Family Studies department at Portland Community College.

Sau khi sinh đứa con đầu lòng của mình, Julie bắt đầu tập trung nỗ lực của mình vào việc làm việc không chỉ với trẻ em, mà còn với các gia đình như một tổng thể. Niềm đam mê của cô ấy là giúp đỡ các cá nhân và gia đình nhận ra giá trị và tầm quan trọng của họ trong cuộc sống của trẻ em, cũng như trong các trường học địa phương, cộng đồng và xã hội.

Từ khi tham gia vào Impact NW, niềm đam mê của Julie đã giúp cô trở thành người lãnh đạo cộng đồng, tình nguyện cho Stand for Children và North Clackamas School District, và giám sát chương trình Healthy Start lần đầu tiên của Impact NW cho đến khi cô trở thành Giám đốc.

Kendra Johnson, Deputy Director

Kendra is the leader of all programs and program staff. With over 10 years of experience, Kendra’s career began by providing direct services to children, youth, families, and communities. Kendra began working at Impact NW in 2009 and has a strong background in community outreach and working with marginalized and oppressed identity groups. She is passionate about effecting systemic change, which led her to take on a leadership role at Impact NW in 2015.

Kendra is the recipient of the 2021 Skidmore Prize Award. She is an alumna of Portland State University, receiving a Master of Social Work degree. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon. Kendra is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.—a community service organization led by African American college-educated women that is continually leading effective advocacy and social change for equality and equity for all.

Gina Kim-Folston, Director of Youth and Family Services

Gina has been with Impact NW since 2008 and spent the majority of her years working with SUN Community Schools as the SUN site manager at Marysville School then moving on to becoming the SUN CS Program Manager and Assistant Director at Impact NW. In July 2019, Gina became the Director of Youth and Family Services. As Director of Youth and Family Services, Gina oversees programs that strive to strengthen and stabilize youth and their families by providing an array of services in partnership with local school districts, stakeholders and other community based organizations.

Gina always knew she wanted to work in education and social services and being at Impact NW was a way of combining her passion for education and supporting historically underserved communities. She values the importance of bringing in trauma informed practices, equity and mindfulness into her work. Gina continues her work in supporting communities of color by being a board member of the Korean American Coalition of Oregon where she is able to bring in her experiences of working in nonprofits for 20 years and connect with other Korean Americans who have lived similar experiences. Gina holds a Bachelors in Sociology from the University of Oregon and a Masters of Education from Portland State University. She lives in East County Portland with her husband and three boys.

Andy Nelson, Executive Director

Andy Nelson has served as Executive Director since 2019, after rejoining Impact NW in 2016 as Associate Director. It was a homecoming of sorts. Andy served as Development Director of Impact NW from 2000 to 2002. He went on to lead Hands On Greater Portland’s evolution from a start up to the region’s leading volunteer service engine. Andy next led Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest to become Oregon’s Most Admired Nonprofit. Andy is past chair of the Portland Parks Board and vice chair and founder of Partners in Diversity – the people who bring you Say Hey!

He is the recipient of a Points of Light Award and Spirit of Portland Award. Originally from New England, Andy earned a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. He lives in Northeast Portland.

Mamak Tabrizian, Director of Senior Services

Mamak đã có mặt tại Impact NW trong hơn 33 năm. Mamak quản lý tất cả các dịch vụ của cơ quan cho người cao niên và người lớn bị khuyết tật bao gồm vận chuyển, quản lý trường hợp, các hoạt động giáo dục và giải trí, và hỗ trợ người chăm sóc.

Mamak có bằng Cử nhân về Truyền thông từ Lewis & Clark College và bằng Thạc sỹ về Công tác Xã hội - Tư vấn Giáo dục từ Đại học Portland. Cô ấy là một người hòa giải được chứng nhận và thông thạo tiếng Farsi. Mamak cũng nằm trong Ban điều hành của Hội đồng Điều phối Vận tải khu vực.

Ngoài thời gian dành cho gia đình, Mamak cực kỳ năng động trong cuộc đời của cô bên ngoài Impact NW. Cô là một người tham gia tích cực vào cộng đồng người Iran ở Portland và hiện đang nằm trong Hội đồng Quản trị của Câu lạc bộ Người cao niên Iran trong số nhiều cam kết khác của cô.