Chief of Staff
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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.
Roberta HunteSenior Policy Adviser
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Roberta graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Phd in Peace and Conflict Studies. Her areas of focus are health, housing, workforce equity and violence prevention. Roberta is an Assistant Professor at Portland State University and has been very involved in regional transportation conversations. She is an Assistant Professor in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University where she teaches courses on gender and race inequality and equity. Her area of research has been on equity and inclusion of women in construction careers. She is a collaborator and producer of the play My Walk Has Never Been Average, and a short film, Sista in the Brotherhood, both informed by her research on African American tradeswomen. Roberta also loves spending time with her family.
Nathan ClarkPolicy Adviser
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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. As one of Commissioner Stegmann’s policy advisers, he works on a variety of topics including land use and transportation issues, state legislation and other district 4 topics. 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 QuirozCommunity Relations and Policy Analyst
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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.