Central Eastside Together Board of Directors

Central Eastside Together Leadership

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors specifically oversee the safety, cleaning, and community grants components of Central Eastside Together. All Board actions are made through the lens of equity, inclusion, sustainability and transparency, as formalized in Central Eastside Together’s bylaws, policies and other governing documents.

President: Michael Larkin – NAI Elliott

Vice President: Jose E Gonzalez – Milagro Theatre

Treasurer: temporarily vacant since Jan 1, 2022

Secretary: temporarily vacant since Jan 6, 2022


  • Amy Nagy – Prosper Portland
  • Art Fortuna – VT Group
  • Barbra Weber – Trash for Peace / Ground Score
  • Brad Malsin – Beam Development
  • Debbie Kitchin – Interworks
  • Donna Neerhout – AutoDesk
  • Gary Cobb – Central City Concern
  • Ken Mahoney – Central Eastside Resident
  • Paul Kirk – Volunteers of America
  • Russ Repp – OMSI

Sidewalk Operations Oversight Committee

The Sidewalk Operations Oversight Committee advises the Central Eastside Together Board on specific programs including service delivery results, trends and complaints, provider trainings, and evolving community needs. The committee will make as needed recommendations for changes to services and host quarterly public meetings. Committee members will ensure that all decisions and policies will be made through the lens of equity, inclusion, sustainability and transparency.

  • Angie Garcia – Escuela Viva Community School
  • Art Fortuna – VT Group
  • Berk Nelson – Prosper Portland
  • Bridgid Blackburn – Cargo Inc.
  • Brooke Cabatic – SPP Properties
  • David Sundman – City Team
  • Eric Hoffman – Sum Design Studio
  • Grant Vondracheck – OMSI
  • Janina Messinger – Killian Pacific
  • Katie Watkins – Jupiter Hotel
  • Marcus Thomson – The Yard
  • Michael Larkin – NAI Elliot
  • Robert McDonald – American Medical Response
  • Rick Birkel – Catholic Charities

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