OCCUPATION: CEO, Brister & Associates Inc.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Executive Director, Northeast One Stop Career Center; Account Executive, Boise Cascade Office Products; Manager, Private Industry Council

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Thomas Jefferson High School, Portland, Oregon, Diploma 1980; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey; University of Oregon Exchange Student 1982-1983; University of Oregon, B.S., Communication


Community Service: Board Member, Blazers Boys and Girls Club; Volunteer, Loaves and Fishes; Volunteer Leadership Teacher, Jefferson High School; Redesign Committee Member, Jefferson High School.

Maggie Brister-Mashia for Portland School Board: Working harder to support Children and Families in North and Northeast Portland

Maggie has lived in Portland for 36 years and is an active member of our community. As a parent of two Portland Public Schools' graduates, Maggie knows what support families need to be successful.

Maggie has years of professional experience operating employment services and helping families and youth get jobs. Her experience is far ranging and she knows what support teachers need to be successful in the classroom. Her long record of accomplishments includes:

  • Successfully raising over $40 thousand dollars to support local schools
  • Creating training and employment retention services to support low income families
  • Played a key role in the turning around of Jefferson High School around

“Maggie is a strong voice for N/NE Portland. Now more than ever, we need her creativity, advocacy and leadership.”

Tony Hopson, Community Leader

Maggie Brister-Mashia for Portland School Board will advocate for Accountability, Academic Achievement and Teacher Development, by:

  • Improving the educational environment for teachers, students and families
  • Developing more creative use of school facilities for before and after school activities
  • Advocating for early childhood development and early learning

“Maggie will be a tireless advocate in supporting the success of all children, while paying special attention to low-income students and students of color.”

Cynthia L. Guyer, Former Director, Portland Schools Foundation

County Commissioner Loretta Smith
County Commissioner Diane McKeel
Avel Gordly
Margaret Carter
Charles McGee


(This information furnished by Maggie Brister-Mashia)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.