Programs Advisory Committee

The Oregon Humanities Programs Advisory Committee is an advisory body made up of community members who are connected to and participate in Oregon Humanities programs. This group is charged with advising Oregon Humanities on new program development, current program themes and collaborators, and supports promotion of Oregon Humanities programs in their communities.

The committee includes members each from nine Oregon regions (see map below), as well as two at-large youth members and two members of the Oregon Humanities board of directors.

A map of Oregon divided in nine regions (regions listed below)Source: Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Adult members serve two-year terms; youth members serve one-year terms. We will put out a call for new members annually. To receive notice of future calls, subscribe to our email newsletter.

2024 Programs Advisory Committee

Northern Coast

  • Jennifer Burns Bright (Astoria)
  • Kristin Koptiuch (Rockaway Beach)

Southern Coast

  • Margaret Partner (Coos Bay)
  • Crystal Shoji (Coos Bay)

Portland Metro

  • Jessica Doe (Hillsboro)
  • Valerie Holmes (Portland)
  • Saliha Negawo (Portland) - youth member

Willamette Valley

  • Gabby Bay (Salem) - youth member
  • Erin Hall (Newberg)
  • Elise O'Brien (Westfir)

Southern Oregon

  • Christina Berger (Grants Pass)
  • Kiersta Fricke-Gostnell (Talent)

Columbia Gorge

  • Serena Smith (The Dalles)
  • Dylan McManus (The Dalles)

Central Oregon

  • Roxanne Cummings-Basey (Prineville)
  • Mitchell Lira (Warm Springs)
  • Kerani Mitchell (Central Oregon) - Oregon Humanities board representative

South Central/Southeast Oregon

  • Angie Arriola (Vale)
  • Stu Burgess (Paisley)

Northeast Oregon

  • Dave Dallas (La Grande)
  • Katie Harris Murphy (Pendleton) - Oregon Humanities board representative
  • Ma'Lena Wirth (Baker City)