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


Originator, Avangrid Renewables (Recipient Family Member)

Beth Hoover

Member at Large

Donor Family Member

Gustaf Little

Immediate Past Chair

Portfolio Manager, Stageline Value Equity (Kidney Recipient)


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

John Ogden

Director of Communications & Research, Kaiser Permanente

Balinda Olive-Beltran

Donor Family Member

Norrine Smokey-Smith

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

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)

Nathan Westerlund

Branch Manager, Advantage Mortgage, INC (Kidney/Liver Recipient)


Leslie Brock

Executive Director
Leslie has over 20 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...Read more »

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...Read more »

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...Read more »

Maria Fernanda Filizola

Latino Outreach Coordinator
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...Read more »

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...Read more »

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...Read more »

Katrina Liukko

Training Specialist
Katrina has nearly a decade of experience working within the nonprofit sector. Her varied roles have included event planning, marketing, curriculum design, and training facilitation. Katrina holds a...Read more »

Marissa Markintire

Manager of Education Initiatives
Marissa first discovered Donate Life Northwest after her granddad received a kidney transplant and her mom anonymously donated a kidney. Now working for DLNW, Marissa engages with students in schools...Read more »

Sarah Salter

Communications & Administrative Coordinator
Originally from the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, Sarah has worked in non-profit administration since 1996, with a brief break to get a BA in English from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC...Read more »