The Right Brain Initiative


Committees + Volunteers

As Managing Partner, the Regional Arts & Culture Council Board provides fiscal and legal oversight of the following committees and task forces. Check out our Get Involved page to see how you can help.

Governing Committee, Fiscal Year 2016-17

  • Kristin Asai, Associate Attorney, Markowitz Herbold PC
  • Ewan Brawley, Senior Director of Instruction, Curriculum and Development, Portland Public Schools
  • Verlea Briggs, Manager of Customer Technical Services, Portland General Electric
  • Chris Celauro, Marketing and Business Development Consultant
  • Katherine Durham, Vice President, Individual Disability Insurance and Corporate Marketing and Communications
  • Tom Hughes, Metro Council President
  • Marvin Kaiser, CEO, Mary’s Woods
  • Joy Leising, Alder Program Manager, I Have A Dream Foundation
  • Bruce Livingston, Executive Director, PlayWrite, Inc.
  • Frances Portillo, Founder, Portillo Consulting
  • Sarah Prevost, Office Operations Manager, Imagine Energy; Parent
  • Jan Robertson, Chief Financial Officer, Norris, Beggs & Simpson; RACC Board
  • Jim Schlachter, Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District
  • Judy Shiprack, Commissioner, Multnomah County
  • Dayle Spitzer, Assistant Superintendent, Office for School Performance, Hillsboro School District

Operating Committee, Fiscal Year 2016-17

  • Joel Stuart, Chair; Executive Director of Elementary Programs, North Clackamas School District
  • Kristin Brayson, Arts TOSA, Portland Public Schools
  • Kasandra Gruener, Director of Education, Oregon Ballet Theatre
  • Debbie Johnson, Director of Teaching and Learning, Oregon Trail School District
  • Lori Luna, Principal, Corbett School District
  • Lara Smith
  • Aaron Nigel Smith, Teaching Artist, The Right Brain Initiative
  • Arcema Tovar, Coordinator of Elementary Teaching & Learning, Hillsboro School District
  • Khaliyah Williams-Rodriguez, Associate Director of Elementary Programs, North Clackamas School District

Development Committee, Fiscal Year 2015-16

  • Chad Seegmiller, Assistant Vice President, U.S. Bank
  • Claire Bassett
  • Kimberly Brecko, President, EcoDigital Media
  • Verlea Briggs, Chair; Portland General Electric
  • Dewayne Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Marvin Kaiser, CEO, Mary’s Woods
  • Scott Kueny, Associate, The Mainland Companies
  • Sarah Prevost, Office Operations Manager, Imagine Energy; Parent
  • Jasmine Westmoreland, Student, Portland State University

Resource Council, Fiscal Year 2016-17

  • Les Badden, Les Badden Creative Office
  • John Branam, Director of Programs, Grantmakers for Education
  • Tom Cirillo, Executive Director, Portland Baroque Orchestra
  • Linda Doyle, Wilson Area Arts Council
  • Tim DuRoche, Director of Programs, World Affairs Council
  • Peg Malloy, Executive Director, Portland Housing Center
  • Sean Morgan, Cultural Arts Program Manager, City of Hillsboro
  • Cheryl Snow, Executive Director, Clackamas County Arts Alliance
  • David Wynde, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Portland Public Schools