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

Rodney Cook
Director of Children, Youth & Families

Mary Beth Baptista

Ernest “Tory” Blackwell
Biology Instructor
Clackamas Community College

Lisa Boyd
Community member

Claire Calhoun
Workforce Advisor
Clackamas Community College

Chair-Candice Henkin
Elementary Principal
Oregon City School District

Irene Konev
Outreach Coordinator
Portland City IPR (Independent Police Review)

Bonnie Lander
Oregon Employment Department

Paulina Larenas
Program Coordinator
FACT Oregon

Kira Meyrick
Grants Coordinator
Clackamas Women’s Services

Morad Noury
Director of Immigration Services
United Services for Counseling

Fernando Sobrevilla
ERSEA & Outreach Manager
Clackamas County Children's Commission Head Start

Joselito Tanega
Educational Specialist
Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette

Emmett Wheatfall
Assistant County Administrator