BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lori Baumann, Board Chair

Organizer, LiUNA

Lori supports the work of Oregon Tradeswomen because it's the only way she knows where women from all walks of life can rise up and join together to learn, teach,and empower each other. It's feminism at its BEST!!!  In her opinion, the Oregon Tradeswomen community is a sisterhood that is unshakable and fiercely in its own category. Lori has been a lifetime vegetarian, loves to grow her own vegetables, and raise chickens. She is also very active with the recovery and Queer communities in Portland.

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Amy Eaton, Board Chair Emeritus

Director of Development, University of Portland

Amy believes Oregon Tradeswomen is one of the most transformational programs out there for women because it has the ability to create systemic and generational change; bringing women out of poverty, bringing their children out of poverty, creating more access for their families, and the ability for them to contribute to their communities . She has close to 20 year career primarily focused on non-profit work and holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management. In her free time, Amy is a burgeoning activist, landscape gardener, hiker, painter, and sewer.

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Jinnie Freeman

Sheet Metal Worker / Local 16

Jinnie is an Oregon Tradeswomen alumni and a new addition to the Board of Directors. She strongly believes in increasing diversity in the work force, workers rights, and improving construction culture.

Jinnie participates in the Local 16 Diversity Committee and works to encourage the younger generations to seek a career in the trades.

In her down time, Jinnie enjoys spending time with her family, going for walks with her dog, taking pictures of wild mushrooms, and comedy.

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Monica Gauthier

Pile Driver, Local 196

Monica attended the Women in Trades Career Fair in 2005, which impacted her life in such a positive way. With relief, confidence and hope, she started her career in construction and has never looked back. When she’s not at work, Monica loves searching Pinterest for DIY projects and ideas.

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Charlene Getchell

Special Projects Coordinator
Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

Charlene was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant, after serving eight years in the Marine Corps. She discovered a love for training as she graduated number one in every military class she attended including non-commissioned officer school.

Building on the military foundation of discipline and hard-word, plus pro-union values, Charlene recalled her childhood dream of becoming a carpenter and joined the Carpenters Union in the Chicago area in 1996. Frequent visits to Portland convinced her to move, and she completed her apprenticeship as a general carpenter in Portland in 2000.

In 2014, Charlene accepted a teaching position at the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute. This position is the culmination of her life’s experiences, her love of learning and teaching. Teaching, to her, is an exciting challenge in exchanging ideas and information which have an effect to improve not only the quality of life for people, but also serve as an inspiration to pursue new construction technologies and a desire for life-long learning.

Charlene was soon promoted to a hybrid position, where in addition to teaching Math, Blueprint, Leveling and Layout, and Roof Framing apprenticeship classes, she also teaches the Forklift (Industrial and All Terrain), Aerial Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, OSHA, CPR/First Aid continuing education classes., she became the Multi-media/Special projects coordinator. She is responsible for producing, editing and publishing videos, still photos and outreach materials to further the mission of PNCI.

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Isis Harris

Electrician, IBEW Local 48

Isis joined Oregon Tradeswomen’s Board of Directors in December 2018. Isis also sits on the board of MercyCorp NW and on the Advisory Council of the Women’s Justice Project. She has served as the VP of the electrical workers minority caucus, and is on the East Metro STEAM Equity and Empowerment team.

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Sara Moore

AMTechnical Solutions - Construction Coordinator

Sara graduated from Oregon Tradeswomen’s pre-apprenticeship training program in 2005 and immediately joined the Laborers Local 737 where she focused on mass excavation, several area tunnel projects, and the Sellwood Bridge. Sara spends most of her free time volunteering & mentoring with with Oregon Tradeswomen, Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build, ACE Mentorship, and Skanska Community Committee organizing, as well as promoting various outreach and fundraiser events. Favorite quote: “One day you will thank yourself for never giving up.”

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Meghan W. Moyer, Vice Chair

Public Policy Director at Disability Rights Oregon

Meghan loves Oregon Tradeswomen’s mission and how effective our organization has been in changing the lives of the women we serve. She is all about empowering women and loves being a part of this work! Meghan has worn, and continues to wear many hats in her life. She is a former political science teacher, a former lobbyist for Portland Community College and SEIU, as well as a third generation contractor, and a single mother of a six-year-old boy who is a student in Portland Public Schools.

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Ali O’Neill, Treasurer

O’Neill Construction Group, Inc.

Ali has been inspired throughout her life by many strong women family members and friends. She joined Oregon Tradeswomen’s Board of Directors in May 2016 because of our unparalleled work to diversify the construction industry. Ali is excited to be welcoming and nurturing more women in this field because construction is an exciting and challenging

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Hilary Pickerel, Secretary

Workforce Development Manager, Vigor Industrial

Hilary has worked in various roles in the industrial manufacturing industry for over 15 years and is passionate about incorporating her strong advocacy for women as well as DEI awareness and education into that environment. She was introduced to Oregon Tradeswomen not long after moving to Portland in 2014 and welcomed the opportunity to help encourage and promote the hiring of the rock stars that come out of the Oregon Tradeswomen's program. Hilary grew up in the Midwest where she received her BA in Literature before making her way to the beautiful Pacific Northwest where she enjoys the water, the mountains, and everything in between.

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Nicole Rappaport

Cultiva Law, PLLC

Nicole is passionate about workers’ rights and the mission of Oregon Tradeswomen. She has been an attorney for over 15 years, 5 of which were exclusively focused on labor and employment law. During that time she learned of Oregon Tradeswomen and was inspired by the work we do in the community. Although she now practices in another legal arena, sitting on the Board of Directors for Oregon Tradeswomen allows Nicole to utilize the perspective she gained during her time as a labor attorney and to continue to advocate for workers’ rights.
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Molly Washington

COO, NAMC-Oregon

Molly serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC-OR). NAMC-OR is a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for the inclusion of BIPOC contractors on construction projects, with the goal of achieving economic justice. Molly was formerly a construction and transactions attorney who previously served as in-house counsel for the City of Portland, focusing on construction, procurement, and equity analysis. She currently serves on the Boards of the Native American Youth and Family Center, the NAYA Action Fund, the Safe From Hate Contractor Coalition Steering Committee and the AGC DEI Committee. Molly graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2008. She is married to Rakeem Washington and they have three children together, Emmanuelle, Marcellus, and Moses.

Application for Board Service

Oregon Tradeswomen’s Board of Directors welcomes new board members interested in supporting the mission and vision of the organization.

Please download our application, in Microsoft Word format, and send by email to info@oregontradeswomen.org.

Thank you!

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