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

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Meeting ID: 850 9702 4618

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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.

Meetings are via Zoom, open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..  To request a reasonable accommodation please contact Maria at at least 48 hrs. prior to meeting.

Note: There are no council meetings in June, July, August or December.

Current Members

  • Betty Brickson
    Retired Educator & Community Volunteer
  • Bonnie Lander
    Operations & Policy analyst
    Oregon Employment Department
  • Carlos Benson Martinez
    Youth Peer Support Specialist,
    Wolf Pack Consulting and Therapeutic Services
  • Cassie Wilson
    Community Volunteer
  • Chair,  Joselito Tanega
    Acquisition Manager,  Goodwill
    Industries of the Columbia Willamette
  • Chelsea Varnum
    Executive Director,
    The Living Room
  • Claire Calhoun
    Workforce Advisor,
    Clackamas Community College
  • Dina Stults
    Operations Director,
    Nike, Inc.
  • Emily Cooper
    Real Estate Broker
  • Ernest (Tory) Blackwell
    Biology Instructor,
    Clackamas Community College
  • Fernando Sobrevilla
    Enrollment Manager,
    Clackamas Co. Children's Commission.
  • Janette Romero  Christenson
    MSW Student,
    Portland State University
  • Lori Bender
    Occupational Therapist
    Newberg School District
  • Megan Hussey
    Product Services Lead 
    Benchmade Knife Co.
  • Michael (Mike) Foley
    Retired Community Volunteer
  • Mikaela Todd
    Staff Accountant,
    Geffen Mesher
  • Molly Ruff
    West Linn/Wilsonville School
  • Raquel Vega Gonzalez
    Undergraduate Student,
    Portland State University
  • TerryAnn Cabine
    Training Academy Director, 
    Kairos PDX Educational Non-profit
  • Rod Cook  (advisor)                                                       
    Department Director,
    Health Housing and Human Services
  • Maria Magallon (advisor/staff)
    Equity & Inclusion Program Coordinator    
    County Administration E&I Office
  • Martine Coblentz (advisor)
    Equity & Inclusion Officer,
    County Administration E&I Office
  • Csea Leonard (advisor)
    Equity & Inclusion Program Coordinator    
    County Administration E&I Office
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Maria Magallon