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 2017-18

  • Kristin Asai, Associate Attorney, Markowitz Herbold PC
  • 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
  • Julie Evans, Executive Director of Elementary Education, Gresham-Barlow School District
  • 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.
  • Audrea Neville, Executive Director of Schools, Hillsboro School District
  • Frances Portillo, Founder, Portillo Consulting
  • Sarah Prevost, Office Operations Manager, Imagine Energy; Parent

Operating Committee, Fiscal Year 2017-18

  • Kristin Brayson, Arts TOSA, Portland Public Schools
  • Tara Debois, Curriculum Coordinator, Reynolds School District
  • Julie Evans, Executive Director of Elementary Education, Gresham-Barlow School District
  • Kasandra Gruener, Director of Education, Oregon Ballet Theatre
  • Lori Luna, Principal, Corbett School District
  • Sam Maranto, Principal of Prescott Elementary, Parkrose School District
  • Arcema Tovar, Coordinator of Elementary Teaching & Learning, Hillsboro School District
  • Tim Werner, Director of Teaching and Learning, Oregon Trail School District
  • Khaliyah Williams-Rodriguez, Associate Director of Elementary Programs, North Clackamas School District

Development Committee, Fiscal Year 2017-18

  • Chad Seegmiller, Assistant Vice President, U.S. Bank
  • Verlea Briggs, Chair; Portland General Electric
  • Katherine Drew, Wells Fargo Wealth Brokerage Services
  • Phoebe Ebright, Social Venture Partners Portland
  • Kristen Engfors, CommuniCare Coordinator, Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
  • Dewayne Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Scott Kueny, Associate, The Mainland Companies
  • Sarah Prevost, Office Operations Manager, Imagine Energy; Parent
  • Megan Zimmer, Freelance Graphic Designer

Resource Council, Fiscal Year 2017-18

  • 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