Renee Huizinga (she/her)
Chief of Staff
Renee Huizinga is Commissioner Meieran's Chief of Staff. Renee previously served as Commissioner Meieran's Policy Director since joining her team in 2017. Renee has worked in the Oregon Legislature, in higher education administration, and in a wide range of advocacy, policy, and research roles focused on economic justice and violence prevention and response. Renee grew up in southern Oregon and first moved to Portland to study psychology at Lewis & Clark College. She returned in 2011 to pursue graduate studies in public health and social work at Portland State University. Outside of the office, Renee loves playing and watching soccer, getting outside, and spending time with her family.
Sarah Radcliffe (she/her)
Prior to joining Commissioner Meieran’s team, Sarah worked as an attorney with the Oregon Law Center, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, and most recently, Disability Rights Oregon. Sarah spent the past 6+ years as the managing attorney for Disability Rights Oregon’s Mental Health Rights Project, where she advocated to prevent criminalization and institutionalization of people with behavioral healthcare needs. She has been active in the legal community, including serving as the 2020-2021 President of the Multnomah Bar Association. Sarah hails from Cleveland, Ohio, but she has lived in Portland for the better part of the past 25 years since attending Lewis & Clark College. She lives with three kids, one spouse, and two grandmothers, and two dogs. Sarah and her family enjoy backpacking and hiking in the scenic Northwest.
Tabitha Pitzer (she/her)
Constituent Services Manager and Policy Liaison
Tabitha Pitzer serves District 1 as Commissioner Meieran’s Constituent Services Manager and Policy Liaison. Tabitha began her journey in Oregon politics in 2014 by registering students at Oregon State University to vote and lobbying for affordable higher education. She has worked in the non-profit sector, on political campaigns, and as a legislative assistant in the Oregon Legislature before working for Multnomah County. She is passionate about ending the stigma on mental health, supporting survivors of sexual assault, environmental issues, as well as diversity, inclusion, and equity in government. Her greatest joys in life come from spending time with friends and family, volunteering, traveling, and eating good food.