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Alicia Heddon

Alicia is a Native Oregonian and a mother of 2 incredible young boys. She enjoys spending time outdoors with family and staying active with CrossFit and running. Alicia is an avid traveler and has been traveling with her boys before they could walk.

Cosette “Coco” Leary

Cosette “CoCo” Leary has overcome a childhood of poverty and abuse, raised four children through hard work and painful decisions, and has gone from surviving off of welfare benefits to earning her a degree with honors while serving as a staff member in both a Senatorial and Congressional office.

Denise Peña

Denise was born in Brasil but grew up here in the United States. She’s the mother of two and works advocating on behalf of victims. Her hobbies include traveling, fitness and you can find her hiking with cans of wine in her spare time.

Stacey Rice

Stacey Rice is a speaker, educator and consultant who found her way to Portland from the North Carolina mountains a little over six years ago. She is a leader on transgender issues and loves sharing the difficult and joyous journey of being a transgender person. Stacey was recognized in 2016 as a Queer Hero NW …

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Ellen Wolfson

Ellen Wolfson is a social worker, community builder, musician and storyteller. She plays in a popular Portland women’s marimba band, Chicamarimba. She, her wife, and her golden retriever live outside of Portland, Oregon on 15 acres where she helped raised four amazing children. She is best known for her ability to draw people together and …

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Ken Brinson

Ken was born and raised in a small town in the rural South during the racially, politically, and uncivilly charged 1960’s…the foundation of a life spent searching for meaning and advocating for change based on what has been learned and observed. A wanderer by avocation, he has visited and worked in forty five countries and …

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Corbett Gordon

Corbett Gordon, 71, is the mother of four and grandmother of three. She lives with her Brittany Spaniels, cat, and a Betta fish in a vintage condo in Portland. Corbett maintains a part time pro bono law practice. She loves to travel and hates to garden (but loves to sit in her tiny garden with …

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Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth is a retired psychologist, who presently guides people on spiritual journeys through hypnotherapy. She was born and raised in the south, but has lived up and down both coasts as well as Hawaii. Seven years ago, she and her husband moved to the Portland area to be close to family. When not pursuing her …

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Greg Sievers

Greg is a Native Oregonian, happily married to Kathy 45 years, and has raised four children. He works as an organization development consultant, coach, facilitator and caregiver. Greg enjoys helping people and organizations, live music, dancing, drumming circles, gardening, nature and deep spiritual dialogue. He is currently taking care of his 94 year old mother …

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Turella Woods

Turella Woods spent 15 years in the banking and insurance industry prior to working with older adults and finally retiring as an event planner. She volunteers at Hollywood Senior Center, Metropolitan Family Service and her local church. She is in a leadership role with United Methodist Women, a national organization with over 800,000 members, whose …

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