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WHO WE ARE

Tamia Deary
Executive Director, Chair of the Board
Pronouns: she/her/they/them


Tamia came to this work through her journey back to health after being diagnosed with breast cancer and PTSD, when she realized just how critical self-care resources are. Now, her mission is to give this gift to the world, starting with her local community of Portland, OR.

 

Anissa Pemberton
Interim Vice-Chair
Pronouns: they/them/she/her

 

Anissa joined PDX ASC as part of their healing and growing through their diagnosis of PTSD. As an activist, they have a profound interest in addressing the roots of trauma and ableism that have created the systemic injustice that pervades our society.  Anissa organizes our resources, leads funds development, and supports relationship building.

 

Kat Coolahan
Secretary
Pronouns: all
 

Kat is, and will forever be, on a journey. S/he joined PDX ASC to dismantle white supremacy, to disrupt and heal oppressive and inequitable systems existing within them and around them. As interim Vice President, Kat’s role is to support the initial founding and beginning setup of the group. S/he is an earth lover, writer, life-learner, and Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master.

 

Melanie Willis
Treasurer
Pronouns: she/her

 

Having grown up in Portland, Melanie has seen the best and worst of what Portland has to offer its various communities. She feels it is her duty to educate people about the aggressions that she sees, hopefully to change the city for the better.

 

Board Members (coming soon)

 

A Fierce Team of Volunteers