Rebecca Stavenjord

Chief of Staff

Rebecca is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest.  She grew up in rural Alaska and has lived in Oregon for nearly two decades.  In 2000, she began work for Clackamas County, focusing on program and policy development in the areas of juvenile justice, youth development, and community mobilization.  She has worked for Multnomah County for eight years, specializing in education policy, public safety, and place-making.  While at Multnomah County, Rebecca has worked for the Commission on Children & Families, the Health Department, and most recently, the Office of Government Relations.  She has managed federal grants, teams of dynamic staff, and is committed to involving the voices of communities in program and policy decisions.
When not in the office, Rebecca plays ice hockey, enjoys hiking and traveling.  She lives in the Lents neighborhood of outer Southeast Portland with her husband, family and swarm of mason bees.

Nathan Clark

Policy Advisor

Nathan grew up in Rockwood neighborhood in east Multnomah County. Nathan received his degree in Planning, Public Policy and Management from the University of Oregon. He works on a variety of topics, some of which include land use, transportation, and housing. In his free time, Nathan loves cooking, drinking wine and traveling with his wife Nyla. Nathan also loves watching The Office, reading books by John Steinbeck and teaching new tricks to his dog, Bellatrix.

Janet Quiroz

Community Relations and Policy Analyst

Janet identifies as a bi-cultural, bilingual Chicana of Mexican heritage. Born In Hood River, OR and raised in The Dalles, she attended the University of Oregon where she received her degree in Planning, Public Policy and Management. Throughout her studies Janet has been actively involved on campus and in the community. Her passion for social justice and community involvement led her to become a fierce advocate for underrepresented youth and communities of color. After college she began working for non-profits in the Portland area. Most recently she worked for Metropolitan Family Service where as a Family Resource Coordinator she was able to serve low-income and under-served families. Janet's interest in grassroots organizing, civic engagement and politics stem from participating in Oregon ballot measure campaigns. In her spare time Janet enjoys spending time with her family and friends, painting and reading.