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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    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.


 

Leadership & Staff 

Jessica Jarratt Miller
Chief Executive Officer 
Phone: 971-230-6701
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Eric Brown
Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 971-230-6703
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Ashley Schmidt
Director of Development
Phone: 971-230-6707
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Diana Copeland
Guest Services Director 
Phone: 971-230-6719
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Julie Miller
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 971-230-6709
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Andy Olds
Operations Manager
Phone: 971-230-6704
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Kari Christensen
Donor Relations & Special Events Manager
Phone: 971-717-7134
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Lindsay Sage
Guest Services Manager (East House)
Phone: 971-230-6708
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Brittanie McGurk (West House Waterfront) 
Guest Services Manager
Phone: 971-230-6718
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Warren Buss
Database Specialist
Phone: 971-230-6706
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Amy Frey
Accounting Assistant
Phone: 971-230-6711
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Corey Mehl
Community Walk Coordinator
Phone: 971/230-6705
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Cathryn Enninga
Family Placement Coordinator 
971-230-0808
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Guest Service Coordinators

Malinda Carlson
Phone: 971-230-6700
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Katy Shepperson
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Tommy Baker
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Ranithy Ben
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Shannon Douglas
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Anna Marie Penn
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Joy Scherzinger
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Vanessa Vissar
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Naomi Wagoner
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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.

Grant Jones | Board Chair 
Shareholder, Perkins & Co

David Stoller | Vice Chair
McDonald's Owner/Operator, D&PS Enterprises, Inc

David Girt | Treasurer
Partner, Moss Adams LLP

Michele Ferree | Secretary
Co-Owner, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Portland/Vancouver

Randy Beaulaurier
McDonald's Owner/Operator, Beaulaurier Enterprises

Julia Brooks
Civic Leader

Jodi Coombs
RN-Hospital Administrator, Doernbecher/OHSU

Andy Davis
Partner, Stoll Berne LLP

Phil Fogg
President, Marquis Companies

Michael Francis
General Manager, Nike Golf

Val Hadwin
McDonald's Owner/Operator, North Star Restaurants Inc

Janelle Irick-Bynum
McDonald's Owner/Operator, McDonald's Franchisee

Cindy Luckman
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, The Private Client Reserve of U.S.Bank

Buz McDonald
President, Northwest Consulting and Marketing, Inc.

Jessie Minton
Director, IT OHSU, Information Technology Group

Maddy Murrey, RN
Chief Administrative Officer, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

Jan Murtagh
President, Component Design Northwest, Inc.

David Payne
VP Short Term Disability, Absence Management and Contact Center Operations, The Standard

Jared Ray
McDonald's Owner/Operator, CFO, Greentree Enterprises

Annie Sakaguchi
Civic Leader

Steve Scott
SVP Corporate Partnerships Sales & Services, Portland Trail Blazers

Kiersten Shaw
Employee Relations Lead Manager, Nike

Janice Swanson
Regional Managing Director, The Principal Financial Group

Steve Tighe
Vice President, Chandler Group

Monica Wehby, M.D.
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Legacy Health Systems

Mona Westhaver
President, Inspiration Software, Inc.

Douglas Wirges
Director of Sales, The Parr Company

 


Advisory Board

Joni Myers

Scott Gettel

Doug Wacker

Terge Sauer

Kris Minton

Joseph Chaplik

Paul Dehnert

Lezli Goheen

Scott Miller

Tracy Powelson

Ann Adrian

Randi Ray

Dave Frank

Tabitha Christensen

Lauren Taylor

Brenda Aspnes

Robert Ehrhart

Cynthia Whittington

Mike Kennedy

Patti Sanders


Board Emeritus

Stephen Abouaf

Michael Brown

Jim Boyer

Dr. Munib Derhali

Dr. Joanne Jenne

Stephen Kantor

Mary Ransom

Mike Rich

Susan Schnitzer

John Springer

Bill Swindells

Constance Taylor

Nicole Vogel