Our People


  • Jessica Jarratt Miller

    Jessica Jarratt Miller

    Chief Executive Officer

    Jessica found her "dream home" at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oregon and Southwest Washington when she joined the organization as CEO in March 2014. She has more than two decades of non-profit leadership experience including having raised funds and developed programs for the Children's Cancer Association, OIT's Center for Health Professions and the National MS Society. Born in Texas and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, Jessica made Portland her home in 1997 and lives a short walk from the East House with her wife and two beautiful children.

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    • Phone: 971-230-6701

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    Grant Jones

    Board Chair 

    Grant has been part of the RMHC family since joining the board in 2009. He began his business career in public accounting in 1978 and has been a company owner at Perkins & Co since 1989. Grant specializes in working with closely-held business clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, construction, education and service organizations. He also provides services to nonprofit clients,and in 2002, he received the honor of Professional of the Year by the Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honorary Chapter of the University of Oregon for mentoring students. A lifelong Portlander, CPA, cyclist, photographer wannabe, and a Duck through and through.


Program Staff

  • Tommy Baker

    Relief Manager

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  • Ranithy Ben

    Lead Relief Manager

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  • Malinda Carlson

    Guest & Administrative Specialist

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    • Phone: 971-230-6700
  • Diana Copeland

    House Manager

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    • Phone: 971-230-6719
  • Shannon Douglas

    Relief Manager

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  • Cathryn Enninga

    Guest & Administrative Specialist

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    • Phone: 971-230-0808
  • Brittanie McGurk

    Assistant House & Volunteer Manager

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    • Phone: 971-230-6718
  • Anna Marie Penn

    Relief Manager

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  • Joy Scherzinger

    Relief Manager

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  • Katy Shepperson

    Lead Relief Manager

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    • Phone: 971-230-6705
  • Vanessa Vissar

    Relief Manager

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  • Lindsay Sage

    Assistant House & Volunteer Manager

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    • Phone: 971-230-6708
  • Nancy Willmes

    Community Involvement Manager

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    • Phone: 971-230-6702
  • Naomi Wagoner

    Relief Manager - East House

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Administrative Staff

Together our dedicated team of professionals ensures that Portland's two Ronald McDonald Houses keep their doors open to families every day of the year.

  • Eric Brown

    Chief Operating Officer

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    • Phone: 971-230-6703
  • Warren Buss

    Database Specialist

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    • Phone: 971-230-6706
  • Corey Mehl

    Community Walk Coordinator

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    • Phone: 971/230-6705
  • Kari Christensen

    Donor Relations & Special Events Manager

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    • Phone: 971-717-7134
  • Amy Frey

    Accounting Assistant

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    • Phone: 971-230-6711
  • Julie Miller

    Director of Marketing & Communications

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    • Phone: 971-230-6709
  • Andy Olds

    Operations Manager

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    • Phone: 971-230-6704
  • Ashley Schmidt

    Director of Development

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    • Phone: 971-230-6707


Intern

  • Clare Dawson

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Board of Trustees

Our amazing Board members contribute countless hours to ensure the successful and sustainable operation of our two Ronald McDonald Houses and the Outreach Program.

  • David Girt

    Treasurer

    • Certified Public Accountant, Moss Adams LLP
  • Michele Ferree

    Secretary

    • Co-Owner, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Portland/Vancouver
  • David Stoller

    Vice Chair

    • McDonald's Owner/Operator, D&PS Enterprises, Inc
  • Andy Davis

    • Partner, Stoll Berne LLP
  • Annie Sakaguchi

    • Civic Leader
  • Buz McDonald

    • President, Northwest Consulting and Marketing, Inc.
  • Cindy Luckman

    • Senior Vice President & Managing Director, The Private Client Reserve of U.S.Bank
  • David Payne

    • VP Short Term Disability, Absence Management and Contact Center Operations, The Standard
  • Douglas Wirges

    • Director of Sales , The Parr Company
  • Jan Murtagh

    • President, Component Design Northwest, Inc.
  • Janelle Irick-Bynum

    • McDonald's Owner/Operator
  • Janice Swanson

    • Regional Managing Director, The Principal Financial Group
  • Jared Ray

    • McDonald's Owner/Operator, CFO, Greentree Enterprises
  • Jessie Minton

    • Director, IT , OHSU, Information Technology Group
  • Jodi Coombs

    RN-Hospital Administrator, Doernbecher/OHSU

  • Julia Brooks

    • Civic Leader
  • Kiersten Shaw

    • Employee Relations Lead Manager, Nike
  • Mady Murrey

  • Michael Francis

    • General Manager, Nike Golf
  • Mona Westhaver

    President, Inspiration Software, Inc.

  • Monica Wehby, M.D.

    • Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Legacy Health Systems
  • Phil Fogg

    • President, Marquis Companies
  • Randy Beaulaurier

    • McDonald's Owner/Operator, Beaulaurier Enterprises
  • Steve Scott

    • SVP Corporate Partnerships Sales & Services, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Steve Tighe

    • Vice President, Chandler Group
  • Val Hadwin

    • McDonald's Owner/Operator, North Star Restaurants

Advisory Board

Advisory Board members are ambassadors and leaser whose influence and example significantly heighten the reputation of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

  • Bill Swindells

    Civic Leader

  • Constance Taylor

    Civic Leader

  • Doug Wacker

    McDonald's Owner/Operator, Wack Co. Restaurants

  • Jim Boyer

    President, Parr Lumber

  • Joanne Jene, M.D.

    Anesthesiologist, Oregon Anesthesiology Group

  • John Springer

    Chief Operating Officer, Nike Golf

  • Joni Myers

    • Marketing Manager, McDonald's
  • Joseph Chaplik

    • President, Joseph Bernard Investment Real Estate
  • Kris Minton

    Manager, Provider Relations, Health Net of Oregon

  • Laurie Whittemore

    Principal Broker , Windermere, Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc.

  • Lezli Goheen

    Vice President, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

  • Mary Ransome

    • Director, Lab Administrative Services, Salem Health
  • Michael Brown

    Entrepreneur

  • Mike Kennedy

    • McDonald's Owner/Operator
  • Munib Derhalli, DMD

    • President, Periodontal Concepts
  • Nicole Vogel

    Owner, SagaCity Media

  • Patti Sanders

    McDonald's Owner/Operator, M-D Sanders Restaurants

  • Paul Dehnert

    Program Coordinator , City University of Seattle @ Lower Columbia College

  • Scott Gettel

    • Vice President/Financial Consultant, RBC Wealth Management
  • Stephen Abouaf

    Social Artist

  • Stephen Kantor

    Partner, Samuels, Yoelin, Kantor, LLP

  • Susan Schnitzer

    Civic Leader

  • Tege Sauer

    • Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club