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)

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. 1st term ends 8/6/2023

Sasha Burchuk (she/her) 

Sasha is a Graduate student in Geography at Portland State University with a focus on Community Resilience. She has also volunteered with Multnomah County’s Emergency Operations Center and various Mutual Aid organizations in Portland. 1st term ends 9/9/2024

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

Malcolm Hoover (he/him)

Malcolm works with Portland Parks and Recreation as a Community Engagement Coordinator and is also the co-founder/co-director of Black Futures Farm, a community farm that centers the Black and African community. He has previously worked with the Oregon Food Bank and volunteers as an advocate and resource advisor with various community groups. 1st term ends 8/6/2023

Lung Wah Lazum (he/him)

Lung Wah is a Community Engagement Specialist with Catholic Charities of Oregon and works with immigrant and refugee communities in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties. He is also a Community Health Worker and Burmese Health Care Interpreter. 1st term ends 6/23/2025

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)

Brian 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

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) 

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

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

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