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


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Jeff Anderson, Executive Director


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-based organizations, 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.

Jessica Green, operations officer


Jessica Green joined the Portland Parks Foundation in January 2017. Prior to coming to PPF, she co-founded her own run coaching company in Brooklyn, NY offering virtual and personal training throughout the U.S. For the last six years she oversaw all operational and financial components for her business in addition to providing coaching services.  Before starting her own business, Jessica was committed to the outdoors working as a geologist for TRC Environmental Consulting, Inc., an environmental remediation firm.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Geology from Hamilton College in upstate New York.  Her passion for the outdoors and public parks is strong. She spends much of her free time running along the trails in Forest Park or playing in one of Portland’s many amazing parks with her husband and two children.  


JR Lilly
Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA)

Mary Anne Cassin
Retired, Portland Parks & Recreation

Melissa Naito
Retired, City of Portland Bureau of Development Services

Cristin O'Brien
Sorel Footwear

Zari Santner
Former Director of Portland Parks & Recreation

Ex Officio Members                    
Todd Lofgren
Senior Policy Director, Commissioner Nick Fish

Jim Owens
Cogan Owens Greene, LLC
PP&R Board Member

Kia Selley
Interim Director, Portland Parks & Recreation

Mary Ruble - Chair
U.S. Bank

Rich George - Vice-Chair
Portland General Electric

Lee Novak - Treasurer
Fore Property Company

Pamela Weatherspoon - Secretary
Legacy Health

Julie Vigeland – Past Chair
Community Volunteer

Jules Bailey - At-Large Exec. Committee Member
Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative

Kathryn Beaumont
Retired, Portland City Attorney's Office

Jim Francesconi
Moda Health

Jorge Guzman
Vive Northwest

Jack Jewsbury
Portland Timbers and Thorns