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: Lisa Ann LaManna – The LaManna Company, LLC

Secretary: Megan Crosby – Urban Development + Partners


  • Amy Nagy – Prosper Portland
  • Art Fortuna – VT Group
  • Ashley Henry – Business for a Better Portland
  • Aurora Victoria Sanquilly – Squires Electric
  • Barbra Weber – Trash for Peace / Ground Score
  • Bill Wilkins – Franz Bakery
  • Brad Malsin – Beam Development
  • Debbie Kitchin – Interworks
  • Donna Neerhout – AutoDesk
  • Gary Cobb – Central City Concern
  • Ken Mahoney – Central Eastside Resident
  • Lisa Ann LaManna – The LaManna Company, LLC
  • Megan Crosby – Schlesinger Companies
  • Megan Person – Central Eastside Resident
  • Paul Kirk – Volunteers of America
  • Russ Repp – OMSI
  • Steve Carder – Slow Bar

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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