Our People

We believe that excellent people make excellence happen.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington is fortunate to rely on a network of outstanding staff and board members who work to deliver our mission every day using the four core values of RMHC. These people and values help us to be mission-focused and guide decision-making while aligning with each other on the crucial work that is done. Our values are:

Extraordinary Hospitality: We demonstrate exceptional care to ensure that our families, employees, volunteers, board members, and donors feel welcome, respected, and valued.

Compassion: We show empathy for our families, and work to anticipate and address their needs. 

Collaboration: Recognizing that we are “better together,” we engage the diverse talents and perspectives within our organization and the larger community.

Excellence: We hold ourselves and our teams accountable to the highest standards in how we serve our families and steward our resources.


Jessica Jarratt Miller
Chief Executive Officer

Eric Brown
Chief Operating Officer

Lauren Olander
Chief Development Officer

Brandy Schenk
Senior Director of Human Resources & Administration

Anna Williams
Senior Director of Development & Communications

Development & Communications

Nonnie George
Director of Events & Engagement

Shannon Gianola
Director of Philanthropy

Sara Kraus
Director of Brand & Communications

Jessica Ubel
Development Director, Willamette Valley

Kelsey Vaughn
Development & Communications Manager

Penny Whipps
Development Director, Central Oregon

Administration & Finance

Maribel Loeches
Finance Coordinator


Danielle Braithwaite
Building Operations Manager

John Thompson
Operations Coordinator

Walter Voght
Operations Coordinator

Family Support

Kara Faughn
Director of Volunteers & Family Support

Christy Burch
Family Support Specialist

Stephen Garfield
Food Program Manager

Amber Gauntlett
Family Support Coordinator

Lex Ruscoe
Family Support Coordinator

Guest Services

Springfield Ronald McDonald House at the PeaceHealth Heartfelt House

Robin Yozzo
Springfield House Director

Roxanne MacDonald
Guest Services Manager

Nikki Bartram
Guest Services Coordinator

Michelle Brotherton
Guest Services Support

Shaene Cox
Guest Services Coordinator

Sequoia Nix
Guest Services Support

Taylor Watson
Guest Services Coordinator

Chelsie Wong
Guest Services Coordinator

Jordan Zerkel
Guest Services Coordinator

Portland East House

Luis Elias
Front Desk Coordinator

Yesenia Ruiz
Front Desk Coordinator

Portland Family Placement Team

Jacque Lee
Family Placement Manager

Cynthia Butler
Adult Family Placement Specialist

Jolie Jessie
Family Placement Administrative Assistant

Maria Quintanilla
Family Placement Specialist

South Waterfront Ronald McDonald House at the OHSU Rood Family Pavilion

Tony Sonera
Portland Houses Director

Annabel Connelly
Front Desk Manager

Naomi Wagoner
Front Desk Manager

Janae Jessie
Front Desk Coordinator

Iliana Lopez Carrillo
Front Desk Coordinator

Jenni Ramirez
Front Desk Coordinator

Kate Somerville
Lead Front Desk Coordinator

Bend House

Tina Haskell
Bend House Director

Deby Carnahan
Guest Services Coordinator

Emma Considine
Guest Services Support

Rachel Crispell
Guest Services Coordinator

Brandy Gallagher
Guest Services Coordinator

Lynndee Hargous
Guest Services Coordinator

Stephanie Hargous
Guest Services Support

Preston Johnson
Guest Services Coordinator

Portland Support Staff

Josh Francis

Leonor Garcia

Vickie Pierce

Xochitl Ponce

Alina Ziak

Board Members

Scott Gettel | Chair
Senior Vice President, Baird

Kelly Corah | Vice Chair
‎Senior Vice President, Investment Services, ‎First Tech Federal Credit Union

Tania Gitch | Treasurer
Shareholder & Tax Department Chair, Geffen Mesher

Christine Chang | Secretary
Community Volunteer

Jared Ray | Chair Emeritus
McDonald’s Owner Operator, CFO, Greentree Enterprises

Alison Daugherty
Senior Director, Global Employee Relations, Nike Inc.

Pleschette Fontenet
Account Executive, Lenovo

Brian Gonsalves
Co-Founder and CEO, Netrush

Mike Hettick
Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships, Portland Timbers and Thorns

Danielle Hosmer
Retired Pulmonologist & Community Volunteer

Bronwyn Houston
CAO, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

Tracy Mack-Askew
Program Director – HD Vocational Platform Development, Daimler Trucks North America

Mary Beth Martin
Vice President, Women’s and Children’s Services, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Gordon McDonnell
Senior Director, Global Technology, Nike

Derek Morrison
Brand Senior Vice President, Communications, Davis Elen Advertising

Andy Murray
Director, Becker Capital Management

Sean Ray
Partner, Barran Leibman

David Soyster
Retired, Sanderson Safety Supply Co.

Stacey Squires
Owner of Admiral Properties, LLC

Tim Williamson
McDonald’s Owner Operator

Anne Denecke
President, Denecke Employment Law

Angie Fogg
Counselor, Adolescents and Individuals

Evan Friese
Vice President of Property & Casualty Advisor, k.p.d. Insurance

Matt Godt
Project Manager, Walsh Construction Co.

Eugene Gott
Civic Leader, Retired McDonald’s Owner Operator

June Hall
Senior Paralegal, Portland Trail Blazers

Mike Kennedy
McDonald’s Owner Operator; States Advertising Co-op Chair

Randi Ray
McDonald’s Owner Operator

Paul & Kathy Rodby
McDonald’s Owner Operators

Patti Sanders
McDonald’s Owner Operator

Carla Seaman
McDonald’s Owner Operator

Damon Smedley
Proud Dad

Joy Soyster
Civic Leader

Dan Turner
McDonald’s Owner Operator

Cynthia Whittington
McDonald’s Owner Operator

Dahniel Barney

Deanna Eames

Karen Hoevel

Kyle Kendall

Kristin Long

Dana Mosley

Mason Rodby

Josh Werner

Hank Iba  

Jillian Goodman  

Elise Jansen 

Javan Nelson 

Jessie Stroud 

Audrey Kay Friedman

Jenna Patterson

Deja Fitzwater

Anisha Dasgupta

Aidan Schenk

Samiyyah Sadruddin

Julia Shih

Quinn Stevens

Margaret Cox

Aiyushka Choudhury

Zara Myers

Tatia Benkovich

Erin Cunning

Kiley Flieger

Matt Kendall

Karen Lyons

Steve Mims

Dan Morrow

Jill Morrow

Shiloh Powers

Stephen Abouaf

Mick Bittler

Jim Boyer

Michael Brown

Munib Derhali, DDS

Phil Fogg, Jr.

Beth Irish

Joanne Jene, MD  

Grant Jones

Stephen Kantor

Mary Ransome

Mike Rich

Annie Sakaguchi

Susan Schnitzer

John Springer

David Stoller

Bill Swindells

Nicole Vogel

Doug Wacker

Join Our Team

Join us in creating a home away from home for seriously ill or injured children and their families.


Volunteers play a vital role in taking care of our families and supporting our programming.