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Staff & Board

Donate Life Northwest is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of up to 25 directors representing organizational stakeholders, member programs, health care professionals and community leaders committed to the mission and goals of Donate Life Northwest. The board meets 7 times annually.  It sets direction and policies; ensures financial strength, stability, and oversight; and acts as agency ambassadors.

Officers

Dominic Mara

Chair

Senior Director, Talent Management - Global Operations & Corporate Functions, Nike, Inc.

Danny O'Hara

Vice Chair

Vice President, Origination, Savion Energy (Recipient Family Member)

Beth Hoover

Member at Large

Donor Family Member

Julie Marquard

Secretary

Senior HR Business Partner, Retired, Nike, Inc. (Living Kidney Donor)

Kelly Laschkewitsch

Immediate Past Chair

Manager, Transplant & Dialysis Services, Legacy Health

Members

Brian Adams

Professor of Finance, University of Portland

Patrice Ball

Senior Adjunct Instructor, Portland State University (Living Kidney Donor)

Rob Boggs

Director, Community Tissue Services

John Dudrey

Of Counsel, Stoel Rives LLP

Karen Goulding

Assistant Vice President, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management (Donor Family Member)

Afshan Nanji

Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University

Steve Rymer

City Manager, City of Tigard

Norrine Smokey-Smith

Consultant, Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center (Lung Recipient)

Adam Spangler

Senior Director, Sustainability Marketing, Nike, Inc.

Chris Stoeger

CEO, Lions Visiongift

Barbara Thompson

Communications & Strategic Relations Director, Cascade Life Alliance

Jennifer Watson

Managing Broker/Realtor, Living Room Realty (Awaiting Kidney Transplant)

Staff

Jackie Wirz

Jackie Wirz, PhD

Executive Director
Jackie is a scientist by training, an educator at heart, and an innovative leader by profession. Her research career spanned 15 years. After completing her PhD, she transitioned into a career in...
jackie@donatelifenw.org
503.494.2288
Cloie Cohen

Cloie Cohen

Director of Development
Cloie grew up in Oregon, and is grateful for all that the state offers in terms of natural beauty, vibrant community, and interesting people to meet. She has worked for non-profits since 1998 - at...
cloie@donatelifenw.org
503.494.2289
Maria Fernanda Filizola

Maria Fernanda Filizola

Community Engagement Manager
As a longtime volunteer, whose daughter is dealing with kidney disease, Maria has a very strong connection with Donate Life Northwest. After her daughter's father had two kidney transplants due to the...
maria@donatelifenw.org
503.418.4035

Carolina Hunt

Development Coordinator
Carolina has a breadth of project management skills from her experience in luxury retail management, and is excited to bring those skills to the lifesaving work of Donate Life Northwest. Carolina is a...
carolina@donatelifenw.org
503.494.5388
Sandy Jewell

Sandy Jewell

Education Coordinator
Sandy is a native Oregonian and Portlander. Most recently she worked in STEAM program management at Saturday Academy and OMSI as well as spending many years in local classrooms as a formal and...
sandy@donatelifenw.org
503.494.2257
Jenny Kane

Jenny Kane

Volunteer Coordinator
Originally from Texas, Jenny has lived in Portland for nearly a decade. A professionally-certified volunteer coordinator, Jenny has a passion for working with volunteers and has an extensive...
jenny@donatelifenw.org
503.494.3525
Sara Lewis

Sara Lewis

Operations Director
Sara began at Donate Life Northwest as Coordinator of Volunteers in August of 2007 after returning to Portland from 3 years in Panama with the Peace Corps where she worked as a Regional Volunteer...
sara@donatelifenw.org
503.418.4034
Photo of Marissa Markintire

Marissa Markintire

Director of Education and Outreach
Marissa first learned about Donate Life Northwest after her granddad received a kidney transplant and her mom anonymously donated a kidney. After developing award-winning programs as Manager of...
marissa@donatelifenw.org
503.494.7836