MEET THE OREGON ON STAFF
Jerome Brooks, Executive Director
Jerome joined Oregon ON in June 2016. He brings a wealth of experience in community development and affordable housing policy, advocacy and community relations, equity, and management. Jerome's work has ranged from grassroots organizing to city, state, and national roles in areas of government affairs. Most recently, Jerome focused on program development, community outreach, and contract management for the Portland Housing Bureau.
Email Jerome. (503) 223-4041 X 101
Tanya Wolfersperger, Industry Support Director
Email Tanya. (503) 223-4041 X 102
Lizzie Martinez, Director of Communications & Development
Lizzie joined Oregon ON in May 2017. Previously, she has worked at Latino Network in Portland as the Development & Communications Director working on issues of education and leadership in Latino communities; and ServiceNation in Washington, DC advocating for national service opportunities. She spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Oregon Campus Compact. Lizzie is passionate about using fundraising and communications to connect people with social justice issues and to create positive change in our communities. In the community, she volunteers as a member of the Multnomah County Library Advisory Board; as a Finance Committee member at MRG Foundation; and as a board member at Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO). She earned a B.A. at Linfield College, and a Master of Public Administration at American University in Washington, DC. In her spare time she likes to read good books, travel to new places, and cook delicious food.
Email Lizzie. (503) 223-4041 X 104
Maria Washington, Executive Assistant & Operations Manager
Maria joined OregonON in August 2016. She has several years of experience in Administration, Public Relations, Client Services and Advocacy. She has worked with and around a diverse group of individuals, serving four years as a State Delegate for the Washington State Association for Early Childhood Education. She has traveled and lived abroad, and has a deep appreciation for all cultures. She is known for her participation and volunteer efforts, such as Environmental Restoration, in some of our local parks here in Oregon, as well as volunteering her administrative skills at local organizations and businesses and organizing and facilitating events throughout Oregon.Email Maria (503) 223-4041
Maria has several years of experience in office administration, public relations, customer service and advocacy. She has worked with and around a diverse group of individuals, serving four years as a member and State Delegate for the Washington State Association for Early Childhood Education. She is known for her participation and volunteer efforts, such as environmental restoration, working in some of our local parks here in Oregon. Maria loves volunteering her administrative skills at local organizations and businesses, as well as organizing and facilitating events. She has lead several women’s and single's groups, and continues to take every opportunity to positively impact her community and the lives of others. She has traveled and lived abroad, and has a deep appreciation for all cultures. Working in a progressive environment that allows her to do what she does best, helping others, is most important to her.