Members of the Community Involvement Committee are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for a term of three years and can serve up to two terms consecutively.

Richard Barker (he/him)

Richard is a retired Strategic Customer Consultant for IBM. He’s actively involved with the Linnton Neighborhood Association and Neighbors West Northwest, and during his time in California, volunteered for the LA AIDS Project, the Laguna Shanti Project, and the Orange County Gay & Lesbian Community Center. 2nd term ends 3/10/2025

Angel Brophy (she/her), FY24 Public Safety Subcommittee Chair

Angel is a Program Coordinator/Data System Specialist with Human Solutions. Angel also volunteers her time to be a Community Health Worker for her Filipino Community to provide wrap-around services with the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, as well as with the Pacific Coast Coalition for Seafarers. 2nd term ends 8/24/2026

Kristina Edmunson (she/her)

Kristina is the Communications Director at the Oregon Department of Justice. She works on communication strategies with all state agencies and has held statewide listening sessions on a variety of state and county issues. 1st term ends 9/9/2024

Lung Wah Lazum (he/him)

Lung Wah, a Community Health Director of East County Community Health which is an initiative of Rockwood CDC, blends medical and management expertise, having earned a medical degree from the University of Medicine (1), Yangon, and an MBA from George Fox University. He was born and raised in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and moved to the US in 2019. His background includes supporting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Myanmar's conflict-ridden regions, where he provided healthcare services and inspired healthy behaviors. This experience ignited his passion for community health, a journey he has continued in Portland. He is also a certified community health worker, medical interpreter for the Burmese community, and Community Engagement liaison for Asian communities. Lung Wah is a vital advocate for Health Equity and Health Promotion, notably in tobacco prevention and social determinants of health (SDOH) projects, in Multnomah County and Portland. 1st term ends 6/23/2025

Jen Mair (she/her), FY24 Budget Engagement Subcommittee Co-Chair

Jen is a facilitator and community engagement practitioner who works with local, state and federal agencies to collaborate together and engage community members on challenging planning and policy issues. She previously taught Communication Studies with a focus on fostering dialogue and deliberation around relevant and challenging topics. 1st term ends 8/17/2026

Diego Martinez (he/him)

Diego works as a cashier at Bao Bao. He has previously interned with the Center for Migration, Gender and Justice and has canvassed for charter reform in Portland. 1st term ends 8/24/2026

Patrick Nolen (he/him)

Patrick is a volunteer with the Portland Peace Team and the Mental Health Association of Portland. He has previously worked, served on the board and organized with Sisters of the Road. 1st term ends 9/9/2024

Brian Outlaw (he/him), FY24 CIC Co-Chair

Brian O. is the Executive Director of Portland Free Play, which provides opportunities for underserved youth to play in nature. He is also an Educational Assistant at elementary schools in Portland and facilitates youth BIPOC affinity groups. 1st term ends 6/23/2025

Ta'Neshia Renae (she/her) 

Ta'Neshia has worked with Self Enhancement Inc.’s Sun School Program and Portland Public School District. She has also volunteered with Bradley Angle, Portland Housing Center and the Miss Juneteenth Volunteer Committee. 1st term ends 6/23/2025

Brian Romer (he/him), FY24 Budget Engagement Subcommittee Co-Chair

Brain R. is a freelance book editor specializing in science, technology, and the environment. He is a member of the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Community Involvement Committee, and works with several nonprofit organizations advocating for city and state climate action. 1st term ends 8/17/2026

Kimberléa Ruffu (she/ella) 

Kimberléa works in the Oregon State Legislature with a focus on communications, housing, and transportation. She is a co-founder of Brooklyn Bloom Club, a queer and BIPOC led mutual aid gardening project seeking to cultivate joy, food access, and community at the intersections of racial, climate, and disability justice. 1st term ends 9/9/2024

Jenny Shadley (she/her), FY24 CIC Co-Chair

Jenny is a Graphic Design Supervisor and Photographer at Clark College in Vancouver, WA, where she serves on many committees including Guided Pathways, Climate Improvement Task Force, Strategic Planning committee, and chairs the Art Selection Committee. She is also a volunteer instructor with GirlStrength, teaching self-defense to girl-identified middle schoolers.  1st term ends 9/9/2024

Pau Thang (he/him)

Thang came as a refugee in 2009 and belongs to the Zomi and Burmese community.  He worked as an Asian Pacific Islander Youth Advocate at Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), connecting refugee families with resources for 2 years and currently, working as INSPIRE Program Coordinator. He is also serving as the International City/County Management Association President at Portland State University Chapter, focusing on students’ interaction with local government professionals and experts. 1st term ends 9/9/2024