Staff

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Adam Davis

Executive Director

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a.davis@oregonhumanities.org

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Adam Davis has been the executive director of Oregon Humanities since 2013 and directed the Center for Civic Reflection before that. Davis has trained thousands of discussion leaders across the country, facilitated hundreds of community and workplace discussions, moderated onstage conversations with community-builders, office-holders, and authors, and edited books including Taking Action and The Civically Engaged Reader. He currently sits on the boards of the High Desert Partnership and the Cultural Advocacy Coalition. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago, and he used to lead wilderness trail crews in the Pacific Northwest.

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Jennifer Alkezweeny

Program Director

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jennifer@oregonhumanities.org

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Jennifer joined Oregon Humanities in 2020. She provides leadership for the organization's vision, supports the program team, and collaborates on possible new initiatives. Her career has been dedicated to connecting people to their communities and pursuing their goals. She is a longtime volunteer with the Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families. In her free time she can be found kayaking, baking, hiking, gardening, knitting, and dreaming of living in a floating home.

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Rachel Bernstein

Partnership and Training Manager

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r.bernstein@oregonhumanities.org

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Rachel joined Oregon Humanities in September 2015. She works to build and strengthen organizational partnerships and to recruit, train, and support discussion facilitators. For the past decade, as a political and nonprofit professional, her work has focused on building the civic capacity and engagement of coalitions, organizations, groups, and individuals. She can be found bouncing around Portland, exploring the Northwest's natural beauty, and rooting for her alma mater, Michigan State Spartans, with her partner, Dani, and their ninety-five-pound dog, Asher.

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Sarah Gill

Salesforce Administrator

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s.gill@oregonhumanities.org

Sarah has been working in education and social justice organizations since before she could vote.  She has been a Salesforce admin for 10 years and loves helping nonprofits work hard and smart. She joined Oregon Humanities in March 2019 and is thrilled to work with such a great team of caring and intelligent people.  Sarah lives in Springfield with 3 magical cats and 1 brilliant dog. 

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Adam Green

Director of Funding and Operations

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a.green@oregonhumanities.org

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Adam joined Oregon Humanities in 2016. He develops and implements the organization's comprehensive fundraising strategy. Adam has spent his entire career working and volunteering with nonprofit organizations focused on community health, social services, and civic engagement. When not in the office, Adam enjoys spending time with his partner, Jason, and their five-year-old Italian greyhound rescue, Kobe.

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Rozzell Medina

Program Coordinator, Humanity in Perspective

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r.medina@oregonhumanities.org

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Rozzell joined Oregon Humanities in 2019 and coordinates Humanity in Perspective. He is a multidisciplinary artist with a socially engaged practice that focuses on bringing people together to learn and collaborate in liberatory spaces. Rozzell has called Portland home for almost 20 years, also traveling extensively to explore his ancestral homelands in Mexico. He grew up in and around Choctaw, Oklahoma, San Antonio, Texas, and San Francisco, California. He earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy with an emphasis on regenerative ecological and cultural learning from Portland State University, where he also instructed several courses on intersections of art and sociology and coordinated the Chiron Studies program.

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Ez Meza

Finance Assistant

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e.meza@oregonhumanities.org

(503) 241-0543

Ez is a full-time student at Portland State University pursuing a BA-Accounting degree with Honors. He planns to pursue CPA licensure once graduated and hopes to one day dive into the world of forensics and nonprofit accounting. When he's not working/studying/in class, he enjoys volunteering at Our House of Portland, watching soccer matches from all around the world, baking, cooking, listening to audio books, mid-range cycling, meditation, and walking his Golden-Doodle, Jet. 

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Maya Muñoz-Tobón

Communications Associate and Managing Editor of Oregon Humanities

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maya@oregonhumanities.org

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Maya first came to Oregon Humanities in 2017 as the Program Manager, joining the communications team in September 2018. She brings her passion for the intersections of arts, storytelling, and social justice to support the organization's communications and publications efforts. She has called Oregon her home for the last fifteen years and enjoys of the best that Portland and the outdoors have to offer.

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Maggie Starr

Development Manager

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m.starr@oregonhumanities.org

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Maggie joined Oregon Humanities April 2015, bringing a broad range of experience and a deep well of enthusiasm to her work. She lives in Southeast Portland, where she enjoys cooking and other domestic projects, but can often be found further afield, exploring Oregon's forests, mountains, and deserts.

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Ben Waterhouse

Communications Manager and coeditor of Oregon Humanities magazine

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b.waterhouse@oregonhumanities.org

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Ben joined Oregon Humanities in 2012. He supervises the organization's communications and publications efforts, including Oregon Humanities magazine, the Oregon Humanities enewsletter, the Beyond the Margins essay series, and the Dear Stranger letter-exchange project. He grew up in Scio, Oregon and now lives in Southeast Portland.

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Ella Rae Woodland

Humanity in Perspective Classroom Assistant

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e.woodland@oregonhumanities.org

Ella Rae joined Oregon Humanities in 2019 as the classroom assistant intern for the Humanity in Perspective program. She is currently working toward a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy at Portland State University. Her experiences as a student and as a teacher have shaped her commitment to education and her desire to be a part of learning communities that emphasize collaboration and relationship. Ella Rae enjoys cooking, plants, making art, and being outdoors.