领导班子

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是一名认证的人力资源高级专业人士,同时拥有SHRM和HRCI以及经过培训的调解员。她拥有俄勒冈大学的学士学位。她最初来自俄勒冈州东部的一个小镇,喜欢从海岸到森林到沙漠的每一寸州。

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.


住房和安全网服务总监Jana Hak

Jana于2010年从捷克共和国移民后于2011年2月加入Impact NW的住房和安全部门。她拥有法律硕士学位,在就职于Impact NW之前,曾在捷克共和国政府办公室工作总理的立法机关。

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.

作为住房和安全网服务总监,Jana监督我们的住房服务,资深项目,能源援助以及恢复和资源导航服务。作为三县地区捷克和斯洛伐克社区的参与成员,Jana一直忙于帮助新移民在美国驾驶系统,并担任捷克波特兰学院董事会主席。


早期儿童与家庭服务总监朱莉休斯顿

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.

在她的第一个孩子出生后,朱莉开始把精力集中在不仅与孩子一起工作,而且与家庭作为一个整体。她的热情帮助个人和家庭认识到自己在儿童生活中的价值和重要性,以及在当地学校,社区和社会中的价值和重要性。

自从加入Impact NW以来,朱莉的热情使她成为社区的领导者,为儿童展望和北卡拉卡马斯学区志愿服务,并监督Impact NW首个健康启动计划,直到她成为董事。

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,执行董事

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已经与Impact NW合作超过33年。在她目前的职位上,她自1999年以来一直担任Mamak监督老年人和残疾成年人的所有机构服务,包括交通,案件管理,教育和娱乐活动以及照顾者支持。

Mamak拥有Lewis&Clark College的传播学学士学位和波特兰州立大学的社会工作硕士学位 - 辅导教育。她是一位经过认证的调解员,在波斯语流利。 Mamak还担任区域交通协调委员会执行委员会成员。

除了与家人共度时光之外,Mamak在Impact NW以外的生活中非常活跃。她是波特兰伊朗社区的积极参与者,目前担任伊朗老年俱乐部董事会主席,并担任其他许多职责。