Anjanet Banuelos Bolanos

Field Representative, LiUNA Local 737

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Abby Bandurraga, MSW

Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes of Research

Abby Bandurraga has over 20 years of experience working towards equitable access and outcomes in apprenticeship, workforce development, and education. Abby is a Senior Technical Assistance Consultant with American Institutes of Research where she serves as a subject matter expert and lead on projects related to the expansion of the U.S. Registered Apprenticeship system. In her role, she develops and delivers technical assistance and training to support state apprenticeship systems including systems alignment between workforce boards, policymakers, and community-based organizations. Her work prioritizes supporting efforts that advance equity in Registered Apprenticeship systems and programs.

Abby has significant experience implementing statewide apprenticeship initiatives and engaging system partners to develop program and operational systems that promote equity for historically marginalized and oppressed communities.
Her previous experience includes serving as the apprenticeship operations manager for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship and Training Division and as the Pathways Program manager at Oregon Tradeswomen.

Michael Burch, Board Secretary

Community Member

Michael A. Burch is a native Oregonian. He attended K – 8th grade at Highland, now King, Elementary School. Michael graduated from Benson High and earned a Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon. He also served six years in the Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam war era.

Michael has worked for almost 30 years in the nonprofit and alternative school arena. In his last position, Michael served as a Community Relations and Outreach Representative for the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, responsible for Oregon and SW Washington. He was actively involved in educating the community about the opportunities and benefits of a career in organized labor, and more specifically working in the construction trades as a Carpenter. His target population was the underserved communities of low-income women and ethnic minorities.

Michael currently sits on numerous boards and commissions. To name few, he sits on a Joint Apprenticeship Training committee for the Carpenters, he is on the Board of Directors for Portland YouthBuilders, Constructing Hope and is past Board Director for All Hands Raised. He was most recently appointed OSAT, the Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council for a 4-year term by Governor Brown.

Zuleyma Figueroa, Board Co-Chair

Laborers Local 483
Vice Chair of DEEP (Diverse Empowerment Employees of Portland)

Originally from Central America, Zuleyma emigrated from El Salvador to the United States at age 15. She attended Tigard High School and later earned a Bachelors Degree at Portland State University.

Zuleyma worked as a Portland Public Schools teacher for 15 years before starting her career in trades. After learning electrical, carpentry, and facility maintenance skills in trade school, she worked as a hazmat technician cleaning chemical and biohazard spills.

Zuleyma performed seasonal work for PBOT before starting in her current role as a full-time Utility Worker. As a Utility Worker, Zuleyma maintains streetcar platforms and ensures a clean environment on and around the streetcar alignment. She truly enjoys helping community members get around the city using the Portland Streetcar. Zuleyma also serves as a shop steward for Laborer's Local 483.

Zuleyma participates in DEEP and WE Lead to learn from other women in the City of Portland as well as build on her leadership skills.

Outside of work, Zuleyma enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family in the outdoors. At home, she has a tabby cat named Snoopy.

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.


Sanai Monae Hennessee

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Application for Board Service

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

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