PACIFIC NORTHWEST TEAM
A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Elizabeth started her career at Population Services International (PSI) in Washington, DC. While there, she worked on a variety of social marketing projects for malaria prevention, clean water and HIV/AIDS prevention in the developing world.
Elizabeth earned a Master’s of International Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in 2001. She then devoted the next five years in the pharmaceutical industry at Bristol-Myers Squibb. As Product Manager in the company’s Virology Division, she marketed HIV/AIDS products in the United States. She successfully led the development and execution of marketing, training and public relations tactics for Reyataz, a leading protease inhibitor for HIV/AIDS. She was also responsible for leading the Virology Division’s Women’s Initiative and African American Initiative to better understand and address the impact of HIV/AIDS on these populations.
Elizabeth relocated to her hometown Portland, Oregon, in 2006 with her husband and two daughters and has held non-profit management positions at two organizations. Most recently, as the Vice President of Community Relations at Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, she led all of the agency’s marketing, public relations and communications. Prior to this she served as the Executive Director of Marathon Education Partners, a Portland-based non-profit that seeks to improve low-income children’s awareness of and access to college.
Through her previous experiences, Elizabeth brings strong nonprofit management and marketing skills to her new role. In all facets of her career, she has demonstrated an ability to work successfully with numerous stakeholders and to achieve quick, yet sustainable results. Most importantly, she is driven by a passion to do what she can to make this world a better place for children, especially girls.
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Originally from Queens New York, Carolyn grew up primarily in Maine and moved to Portland in 2001 to pursue a graduate degree. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Maine and a Master of Science in Sociology from Portland State University. She is passionate about understanding the ways capitalism shapes our culture, and more specifically, the role of public and private education in the reproduction of inequity.
Carolyn has 15 years of experience in the Portland non-profit sector, managing programs, providing technical assistance, and leading program evaluation. Prior to joining Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest, she held the role of Manager of Program and Evaluation at Friends of the Children—National, and served as the Vice President of Program Impact at Camp Fire.
Community involvement is important to Carolyn, and she stays involved by volunteering and serving on boards and committee, including: Oregon Youth Sexual Health Partnership (OYSHP), Multnomah County Sex Trafficking Collaborative, Social Venture Partners, All Hands Raised, Oregon Program Evaluators Network, and Multnomah County Community Budget Advisory Committees.
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Megan joins Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest as Director of Community Relations after more than a decade working in Portland-area non-profits to promote social justice, sexual and reproductive health, gender equity, and prevent dating and sexual violence. Megan served for 4 years as chairs of the Multnomah County Family Violence Coordinating Council's Prevention and Public Awareness Committee and the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force's Prevention and Education Committee. She sits on the Oregon Youth Sexual Health Partnership, and the Legislative and Public Policy Committee of the SATF. In 2015, she was awarded the Judge Stephen B. Herrell award for Outstanding Collaborative Efforts to End Family Violence. In her spare time, Megan serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Bitch Media, and volunteers on the Northwest Abortion Access Fund hotline.
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Anna-Gaelle specializes in supporting creative and mission-driven individuals and organizations, encouraging them to reach their full potential by providing them with the financial management and operational infrastructure that they need in order to complete their work. She enjoyed a decade long career in international broadcast television production before becoming a mother and completing a Master’s in Education with a focus on early childhood. Anna-Gaelle is a constructivist educator who believes in self-directed and civic-minded experiential learning. She also has twenty years of professional experience in accounting, administration and business management. She likes to keep organizations, people, programs, projects and spreadsheets organized, and is fluent in bookkeeping, records management, human resources and legal-eze. She was born in France, partakes in year-round organic urban farming and loves camping with her husband and daughters.
She is also a regional advocate for community driven Participatory Art and a founding board member of Dusty Visions, a public benefit corporation.
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A graduate of San Jose State University's School of Business, Sarah has spent the past ten years in the nonprofit and educational sectors. Most recently coming to Girls Inc. from the Lake Oswego School District where she served on the District's Equity Leadership team and facilitated the creation of the district-wide human health and sexuality plan. A proud feminist, Sarah has a passion for making the world a more equitable place, especially for women.
When not at work Sarah enjoys traveling, art, watching her 2 kids play soccer, and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program at Portland State University.
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Anomie Belle Campbell is an artist/musician and freelance grant writer. Her nonprofit and grant writing work has been in youth development, gender-justice, education and the arts. She has worked with Rain City Rock Camp For Girls, Reel Grrls, Portland's Rock ’n’ Roll Camp For Girls, Saturday Academy, Seattle Girl's School, OMSI, the Center for Communication & Civic Engagement, Seattle Education Access, and the YMCA, among others. Anomie has her MA in Communication from the University of Washington and a BA in Sociology from Whitman College. Her work as an artist has been funded by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, 4Culture, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, Artist Trust, and the Simpson Center For Humanities.
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Juanes has worked for the last six years at Portland Community College Cascade Campus. There she helped expand science tutoring and science student support. This work culminated in opening the Science Tutoring Lab, a dynamic science tutoring space that is unique among college & university campuses. As a Portland State University alumni with a Major in biology and a Minor in Spanish, she has a strong background in both scientific research & science education. This, combined with her natural organizational skills and passion for teaching, means Juanes is uniquely positioned to elevate the already amazing Eureka! Program.
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Allie seeks out opportunities to build deep relationships driven by shared values. Because of this, she's felt at home working in community engagement for nearly a decade. Allie graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with degrees in sociology and philosophy. Post undergrad she spent two years as an AmeriCorps member before going back to school. Allie graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Masters degree in sociology with an emphasis on gender and community organizing. After finishing her degree, Allie worked for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio supporting and training volunteers and delivering gender specific programming in under-resourced communities. Her most recent role was managing community engagement and coordinating training logistics for the Social Justice Program at the YWCA of Greater Portland.
She is also a longtime advocate for reproductive justice and has volunteered and interned with Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country. Currently Allie serves on Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon's Leadership Advocacy Team
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Nicole has worked to give a voice to those who have traditionally been marginalized, and in order to accomplish this, she draws from her experience as a first-generation Latina. She grew up in the small border town of Nogales, Arizona, where she volunteered with the Kino Border Initiative to create a just and humane migration programs between the US and Mexico. Inspired to continue helping, Nicole obtained a degree in International Affairs from Northern Arizona University, where she worked for the Institute for Human Development as a research assistant, creating and delivering literacy curricula to pre-school and elementary school children who are at-risk of reading and comprehension difficulties. Nicole received the Gabriela Mistral Award for her strong commitment to education and to promoting multicultural understanding. In continuing with her mission, Nicole is excited to form part of Girls Inc. She believes that education and girl empowerment is key to the future and is excited to bring her bilingual/bicultural background to Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest.
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Seleste recently moved to Portland from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has a background in cultural anthropology and has worked on several research projects throughout Latin America including some community development work with the Q’eqchi’ Maya living around Laguna Lachuá. During her time in Latin America she learned a lot about commodities, international trade, sustainable development work, and the complex ways that a lack of infrastructure continue to contribute to poverty. In her graduate studies she focused on the displacement of populations, the construction of identities through narration, and the lasting effects of colonialism. Seleste helped resettle refugee families in the Salt Lake area as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the International Rescue Committee in 2010. Through her experiences she has learned to value the importance of cultural diversity, inclusivity, and equality. She is excited to put her skills to work with the Girls Inc. Pacific Northwest Team.
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Sarah grew up on the Jersey Shore, where she started an educational company as a teenager. This business afforded her the opportunity to attend Temple University in Philadelphia, where she received her bachelor's degree in public health. Sarah began working with several organizations that sought to serve disadvantaged communities with health education. The work with those organizations included traveling to Jamaica to work with The Women's Centre of Jamaica as well as the Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. After moving back to New Jersey, Sarah focused her attention on her homegrown business and integrating STEM curricula into local schools. She recently moved to Portland and found herself eager to work with another Girls Inc. affiliate. Sarah pairs her previous work with Girls Inc. and passion for providing quality programming to girls in her position here in the Pacific Northwest.
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Keah recently moved to Seattle to pursue her MA in International Studies: Comparative Religion where she focuses on Religion and Culture.
Before joining Girls Inc. her life revolved around museums. While living in Brooklyn, NY she became infatuated with museums but it was not until she moved to Hawai’i that she made a career within them. Most notably in the Planetarium at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum where she honed her storytelling and public speaking skills and grew her love of enchanting people of all ages with the stories of the sky and sea and showing them the wonders of being human.
Keah is passionate about helping women own their space proudly in the world and celebrating the uniqueness of each of us, learning languages, traveling, and spending time with her toddler aged nephew.
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SW Washington Team
A native of Colorado, Eileen brings a diverse cross-cultural background in business, education and nonprofits, with a strong passion for helping girls be their best selves. Eileen started her career at IDS American Express in training and development in Minnesota. After relocating to Portland she joined Nike, successfully creating and delivering leadership development programs across all levels of management, co-creating Nike’s first global performance management and succession planning system and eventually managing the Footwear Production HR function for both the US and Asia.
As an entrepreneur, she has provided leadership and organizational development services to both local and global businesses. Her most recent business partnership was focused on strategic planning, executive development and the development of women leaders in manufacturing in Asia.
Through her avocational work, Eileen found a passion for working with women and girls (from coaching girls soccer to volunteering at Raphael House to running workshops and authoring articles for Full Esteem Ahead, a grassroots organization focused on developing self-esteem in girls.
A lifelong learner, Eileen holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on both school counseling and corporate training and organization development. In addition, has a Master's in Teaching with a focus on social justice and equity in education. Her non-profit work includes case management and leading a post-secondary success program at Open Meadow Alternative Schools (now Open Schools) as well as program management at Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Eileen is excited to be part of the SW Washington community and leading the effort to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold in this community. SW Washington is a growing and vibrant community and she looks forward to forging meaningful partnerships.
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