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.


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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Diana Copeland
Guest Services Director
Phone: 971-230-6719
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Tracy Scott
Program Director
Phone: 971-230-6710
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Kate Baldwin 
Development Director 
Phone: 971-230-6705
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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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Dru Rosenthal 
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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Maria Gargano
Volunteer Manager of Groups
Phone: 503-943-6673
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Warren Buss
Database Specialist
Phone: 971-230-6706
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Amy Frey
Finance and Payroll Coordinator
Phone: 971-230-6711
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Cathryn Enninga
Family Placement Coordinator 
971-230-6702
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Leah Sobieck
Development Assistant
Phone: 971-230-6707
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Guest Service Coordinators

Ranithy Ben
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Christy Burch 
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Lindsay Dance 
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Shannon Douglas
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Janelle Fenall 
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Kaitlyn Mackaben 
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Anna Marie Penn
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Joy Scherzinger
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Katy Shepperson Phone: 971-230-0808 
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Vanessa Vissar
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Naomi Wagoner
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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.

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

David Payne | Vice Chair
Vice President, Short Term Disability, Absence Management and Contact Center Operations, The Standard

David Girt | Treasurer
Partner, Moss Adams LLP

Scott Gettel | Secretary
First Vice President & Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management, Inc.

Anne Denecke
President, Denecke Employment Law

Buz Mcdonald
President, Northwest Consulting & Marketing

Chris Ruelle-Macmillan
President, Infogroup Northwest, Inc.

Damon Smedley
Logic Technology & Development Manufacturing Engineer, Intel Corporation

David Frank
Safety & Project Manager, Parr Lumber Company

Doug Wacker
McDonald’s Owner Operator, Wack Co. Restaurants Inc.

Grant Jones
Shareholder, Perkins & Co.

Jan Murtagh
President, Component Design Northwest

Janelle Irick-Bynum
McDonald’s Owner Operator, Mcdonald’s Franchisee

Jared Ray
McDonald’s Owner Operator, CFO, Greentree Enterprises

Jodi Coombs, R.N.
Hospital Administrator, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Kiersten Shaw
Employee Relations Lead Manager, Nike

Michael Francis
General Manager, Nike Golf Usa

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

Phil Fogg
President, Marquis Companies

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

Steve Tighe
Vice-President, Chandler Group

Vena Ford
Operations Manager- Medicaid & Charitable Programs, Kaiser Permanente


Advisory Board

Ann Adrian

Cynthia Whittington

Joseph Chaplik

Joni Myers

Lauren Taylor

Lezli Goheen

Mike Kennedy

Patti Sanders

Paul Dehnert

Randi Ray

Robert Ehrhart

Scott Miller

Tabitha Christensen

Tege Sauer

Tracy Powelson


Board Emeritus

Annie Sakaguchi

Beth Irish

Bill Swindells

David Stoller

Dr. Joanne Jenne

Dr. Munib Derhali

Jim Boyer

John Springer

Mary Ransome

Michael Brown

Mike Rich

Nicole Vogel

Stephen Abouaf

Stephen Kantor

Susan Schnitzer