ABOUT US

The Oregon iSector provides a platform for launching cross-sector partnerships to enable leaders in communities throughout the state to work together to address challenges and seize opportunities to build a thriving Oregon.

Partnerships are not always easy. Each sector has different modes of operating, timeline incentives, different constraints, etc. To help overcome these challenges we have developed the Oregon iSector partnership model and a set of principles to guide partnerships.

At the Oregon iSector, we strive to create an inclusive culture where diversity of background, perspective, culture, and experience are valued. We understand the need to break down barriers causing systemic inequalities, and together with our partners are committed to fighting for justice and equity.

We provide leaders with tools, knowledge, and support including the following services:

  • We serve as a broker and intermediary connecting leaders from across sectors and helping them form iSector partnerships.

  • We advise and support leaders as they initiate and conduct iSector partnerships.

  • We host iSector partnerships and help leverage resources and create needed infrastructure.

  • We promote sound operating principles and practices for Oregon iSector partnerships.

  • We advocate for policies, develop systems, and secure resources to support Oregon iSector partnerships.

  • We help investors find co-investment partners from across sectors to enhance and broaden their impact.

  • We support a network of leaders from key institutions and sectors across Oregon who cooperate in helping launch Oregon iSector partnerships.

OUR BOARD

Chris Carlson, Board Chair
Whitney Grubbs, Vice Chair
Executive Director, Foundations for a Better Oregon

Brenden Butler
VP Community Development Officer for Oregon & SW Washington, Umpqua Bank

Margaret Carter
Former State Senator
Dr. Ernesto Fonseca
Chief Executive Officer, Hacienda CDC
Avel Gordly
Special Advisor
Bobby Lee
Chief of Staff, Mayor Ted Wheeler
Megan Loeb
Program Officer for Economic Vitality & Health, Oregon Community Foundation
Patty Mulvihill
Interim Executive Director, League of Oregon Cities
Dr. Gina Nikkel
Executive Director, League of Oregon Counties
Jeremy Rogers
Director of Legal Affairs and Public Policy, Oregon Association of Realtors
Kate Sinner
Manager for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Business Oregon
Margaret Van Vliet
Special Advisor
Greg Wolf
Executive Director

Champions for Partnerships

The following organizations join the Oregon iSector in supporting the use of public-private-civic partnerships to enable groups to work together to integrate and leverage their resources to achieve better outcomes for Oregon communities.