Prism is an ERG focusing on insuring equity and inclusion for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) County employees and providing a place for LGBTQ+ employees to support each other’s professional growth. Prism members come from many different backgrounds and work at all levels and all departments throughout the County. Participation with Prism is open to all and Prism welcomes everyone to get involved.  

For dates and locations of meetings get on the Prism list-serv or go to the Office of Diversity and Equity Events Calendar on the Multco Commons. Information on events, elections, etc. is on the Prism page on the Commons.

Membership is open to any Multnomah County employee.  

All Multnomah County employees are entitled to use 6 hours per month of work time interacting with ERGs that they are signed up with.  Executive Committee members are entitled to use 8 hours per month, and Co-chairs are entitled to 12 hours per month of work time on ERG business/activities. There are some limited exceptions.  You can join by going to this website:

If you have any questions about these rules or joining an ERG, please, contact the Office of Diversity and Equity.


Prism Executive Committee


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Dana-Rae Parker

Pronouns: they/them

Youth and Family Services Division

Contract Liaison

My passion for social justice and nurturing a beloved community has followed me from my upbringing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the Pacific NW. I have been with Multnomah County since 2012, working first in Intellectual / Developmental Disability Services, then Aging, Disability and Veteran Services and now in Youth and Family Services as a Contract Liaison.

I enjoy being a Co-Chair of Prism and getting to know the diversity of LGTBQ+ folks who work in various capacities throughout the county. Prism feels like an opportunity to extend my chosen family even more and be in a healing space with fellow queers! I look forward to getting to know more people and continuing to work together to facilitate system changes, and voice our needs and dreams for our workplace and larger community.

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” - Dorothy Day


Becky Wright

Pronouns: she/her

Health Department

Program Specialist

I have been a part of the Tobacco Control & Prevention program in the Health Department since 2011, where I am currently the team lead and self-identified data geek. What I am most passionate about in my job is finding the ways we can identify and involve the communities most impacted by tobacco. I am excited to be a part of the Prism leadership team to build relationships with all of you, and to help move forward our work of dismantling white supremacy. When I am not hanging around the health department or Prism, I am most likely with my teenage kids, hanging on a trapeze or spoiling my three kitties!


Mark Kille

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Department of County Human Services - Human Resources

Racial Justice Coordinator

Akilah Powell

Pronouns:  they/them

Health Department

Patient Navigator - HIV Health Services Center

Scribe Extraordinaire

Bridget Neilson

Pronouns:  they/them/theirs

Health Department

Community Health Specialist


Emily Gardner

Pronouns:  she/her

Department of County Human Services - Youth & Family Services Division

Data Technician