Now in our 15th year, we've contributed over $11 million for Portland's parks and parks programs.  Through leadership and partnership, we continue to raise friends and funds for Portland's parks future.


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Jeff Anderson, Executive Director

Email: janderson[at]

Jeff Anderson assumed his role as Executive Director of the Foundation in October 2015.  He served for nearly 17 years with The Oregon Community Foundation, first as Senior Program Officer and then from 2010 to 2015 as Executive Vice President and COO, where among other work he led OCF’s initial development of equity, diversity and inclusion strategies.  Jeff’s background also includes leading a major development campaign with Lewis & Clark College, grantmaking and organizing for community-basedorganizations, chairing the board of Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington, and serving on the leadership council for Partners in Diversity.  Jeff moved to Oregon decades ago, within a couple of years of receiving his B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and immediately became a fan of Portland’s parks, where he continues to enjoy concerts, biking, hiking, learning and just plain idling—in addition to helping build the support to sustain these great public spaces.

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Nick Warren, Development and Operations Manager

Email: nwarren[at]

Nick Warren manages the Foundation’s development and operations and joined the Portland Parks Foundation in early 2014. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies, Political Science, and Economics from the University of Oregon, and works to ensure everyone can access a green space. Nick also makes sure he accesses green spaces, and outside of work you can find him running or hiking in Portland’s beautiful parks.


Mattie Courtright, Program and Communication Manager

Email: mcourtright[at]

Mattie Courtright manages the Foundation's community engagement and communication and started at the Foundation in the spring of 2015.  Mattie holds a B.A. in Communication from Southern Oregon University and for over a decade served as the programmatic ‘hub’ for a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations both here and abroad.  As a passionate community supporter and park enthusiast, Mattie spends most of her time outside of work enjoying nature and volunteers at least 15 hours per month both in and outside of Portland's parks.


Alex Occhipinti
Northrup Corporation

Mary Ruble
U.S. Bank

Julie Vigeland
Former Chair of Portland Parks Board

Ex Officio Members                    
Mike Abbate
Portland Parks & Recreation Director

Josh Alpert
Office of Mayor Charlie Hales

Jim Owens
Portland Parks Board Member

Gina Eiben – Board Chair
Perkins & Coie LLP

Matt Pullen - Treasurer
Deloitte & Touche LLP

David Thompson - Secretary
Portland Business Alliance

Zari Santner - Officer
Former Director of Portland Parks & Recreation

Charlie Baker
NIKE, Inc.

Jim Francesconi
Moda Health