April Rohman, Policy Advisor
April joined Multnomah County in 2016 as a postgrad fellow at the Multnomah Idea Lab. For 5+ years, April was a key member of the Joint Office of Homeless Services holding a variety of roles from overseeing contracts and procurement strategies to emergency shelter coordination and co-leading the expansion of permanent supportive housing. Most recently, April held the role of Senior Equity Policy Analyst in the Office of Diversity and Equity, where they project managed the creation of the plan to renew the Workforce Equity Strategic Plan. Prior to their career in government, April acquired extensive direct service experience working with marginalized populations in public health, anti-violence, alternatives to incarceration, disability and housing justice. April is committed to innovative public work in service of communities most adversely affected by poverty and racism.
April identifies as non-binary, white/Latinx, and uses they/them pronouns. They grew up in California and lived many years in NYC. April holds a Masters Degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School, and a Bachelors in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz. April lives in SE Portland with their partner, Anya, and two dogs, Waka and Weezy.