Skip to main content

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.


Kelly Laschkewitsch


Manager, Transplant & Dialysis Services, Legacy Health

Dominic Mara

Vice Chair

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

Mark Williams


Regulatory Division Manager, City of Portland (Liver Recipient)

Danny O'Hara


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

Beth Hoover

Member at Large

Donor Family Member


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)

Joseph Lockridge

Assistant Professor of Medicine & Medical Director, OHSU/Portland VA Medical Center

Julie Marquard

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

John Ogden

Director of Communications & Research, Kaiser Permanente

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

Hospital & Family Services Manager, Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank

Jennifer Watson

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

Justice Williams

Liver Recipient


Leslie Brock

Executive Director
Leslie has over 25 years experience in the nonprofit sector including work in fund development, management, and communications. She holds an MA from Webster University and a BA from the University of...

Aimeé Adelmann

Director of Education & Outreach
Aimee has many years of experience with healthcare-related nonprofits. She is a two-time kidney recipient and was first introduced to Donate Life Northwest, as a volunteer, after her second transplant...

Alexis Anderson

Director of Development
From public affairs and corporate philanthropy, Alexis transitioned to nonprofit fundraising with the Red Cross. She has managed database teams; created campaigns that inspired millions of dollars in...

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...
Jenny Kane

Jenny Kane

Volunteer & Administrative 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...
Hallie Johnson PSU grad in front of flowers

Hallie Johnson

Training Coordination Specialist
Hallie recently graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Public Health Studies, with a focus in Community Health Promotion. Her service projects in college and high school helped her...

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...

Marissa Markintire

Manager of Education Initiatives
Marissa first learned about Donate Life Northwest after her granddad received a kidney transplant and her mom anonymously donated a kidney. Now working for DLNW, Marissa shares her family’s story...

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...