Connie Carley, Board Secretary – is currently a Program Analyst 2/Multi-Cultural Intervention Coordinator, State of Oregon; and served over 20 years in other positions that focus on improving the lives of youth and families. She also has several years of program and project management experience. Her interests include theater arts, music and volunteering in her community. Connie's volunteer activities include community project planning; co-founder, Passin’ Art Theatre Company (oldest African American producing company in Oregon); Sisters Network OR & SW OR Board; Portland Women Crisis Line and Portland Center for Performing Arts. She continues to advocate for our children and youth, so they can grow and thrive in an empowering environment of love, peace, justice and opportunity to succeed.
Shei'Meka Unique Jessica Owens, Vice Chair,
(formerly Shei'Meka Newmann),
Continues to uplift and empowers families to thrive, as she has now joined the core leaderhip team at City Bible Church, were she brings her whole heart and a fresh perspective to this, over 65 year old, body of believers...Committed to: "Live Like Jesus, and share His Love!" Shei'Meka has over 25 years of experience leading, guiding Loving and inspiring youth to grow towards and walk in being their best; Young Life, Real Me, Acts 29, D.I.V.A.S, Lunch Jones, co-launching the Jefferson High Community Room, teaching Middle school, Caldera Arts Program, and most recently, learning and growing as a fulltime Mother of two exceptional human beings!!!
Regena Warren Chair, recently retired from Multnomah County. She has twenty years’ experience managing, developing and evaluating youth development programs and 15 years’ community development experience including management of federal housing and community revitalization grants. She has served on numerous executive boards and committees addressing health, public safety, education, community and economic development initiatives. Her time is now spent developing the organization, playing tennis and traveling.