The Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council (LEDIC)

LEDIC is a volunteer advisory council that was created on May 15, 2003; members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The main purpose of the council is to act as a liaison to the County on matters relating to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The council strives to examine county processes in order to recommend and facilitate changes that foster equity of services and greater inclusiveness, develop leadership from diverse communities and increase community participation in county government. Council members are meant to be representative of the county’s diverse populations and ideally will represent different, ethnicities, religious beliefs, geographic locations, socioeconomic statuses, physical abilities, career experiences, educational backgrounds and/or other diversity.

Current Members
Department Staff
Joselito Tanega, Chair
Acquisition Manager, Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette
Keisha Brewster, Vice Chair
Property Management Coordinator
Bonnie Lander
Adjudicator, Oregon Employment Department
Betty Brickson
Retired Educator
Candice Henkin
Elementary Principal, Oregon City School District
Claire Calhoun
Workforce Advisor, Clackamas Community College
Desiree Thomas
Loan Officer/Originator, Two Rivers Mortgage
Emily Cooper
Real Estate Broker
Emmett Wheatfall
Assistant County Administrator
Ernest (Tory) Blackwell
Biology Instructor, Clackamas Community College
Fernando Sobrevilla
ERSEA & Outreach Manager, Clackamas County Children's Commission Head Start
Kannon Elizabeth
Social Worker, Kaiser Permanente
Kimberlee Ables
Senior Public Affairs Specialist Metro
Maria Magallon
Human Services Coordinator, H3S Staff
Michael (Mike) Foley
Retired Community member
Patricia (Trish) Jordan
Executive Director, Red Lodge Transition Services
Paulina Larenas
Program Coordinator Bilingual, FACT Oregon
Rod Cook
Deputy Director, Health Housing and Human Services
Terry Jones
Retired Mental Health professional
Tong Zhang
Executive Director, Oregon MESA
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