Cynthia Castro (she/her)
Chief of Staff
Cynthia Castro served as Senior Policy Advisor for Portland Commissioner Carmen Rubio. She is also a former staffer for Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the former director of the Charles Jordan Community Center.
In her various City roles, Cynthia served as the liaison to the Office of Equity and Human Rights, Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R), and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. She led strategic initiatives such as the language pay differential policy and Regional Collaborative Land Acknowledgement Project. She implemented former Mayor Charlie Hales’ Community Center Initiative to engage at-hope youth; and led policy work regarding bureau-wide equity, smoke and tobacco-free parks, and PP&R’s strategic plan.
Cynthia has championed equity through her involvement with the City’s Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland (DEEP), Latinx PDX City Employee Affinity Group, PP&R’s Fostering Equity Support Team (FEST), and Portland World Soccer Program. Cynthia also brings a background in public health, research, and nine years of experience as a collegiate coach and athletics administrator.
Cynthia received her B.A. in Anthropology from Arizona State University and Master of Public Health from Oregon State University. Cynthia is a 2018 Emerge Oregon graduate and a 2020 Portland City Council candidate. She lives in Southwest Portland with her family and enjoys sports, baking, and exploring the outdoors.
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.