Our board brings together a wide variety of people with diverse experiences and expertise.
Israa Hasani - Iraq
Iraqi social worker and trained culturally-competent interpreter at OHSU's Intercultural Psychiatry Program.
Halima Nur Mohammed - Somalia
Somali social worker and trained culturally-competent intrepreter at OHSU's Intercultural Psychiatry Program.
Chhabi Koirala - Bhutan
President of the Oregon Bhutanese Community Organization. Employment Counselor at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.
R. Bernal Cruz-Munoz - Guatemala
Case Coordinator for Unaccompanied Children Program through the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Victoria Libov - Crimea/Soviet Union
Senior Project Manager at Work Systems
Cheryl Coon - United States
Founder and Lead Attorney, Refugee Disability Benefits of Oregon
Teo DT Cho - Vietnam
Tax Accountant at Louisiana-Pacific Corp
Javid Ghorashian - Iran
Retired high-tech executive
Dr. Bassel Beitinjaneh - Syria
Doctor of Cardiology and Internal Medicine
Nora Coon - United States
Law Clerk at Oregon Supreme Court
Director of National Initiatives of the Capaces Leadership Institute; co-founder of the Willamette Valley Immigration Project, precursor to PCUN, the largest Latino union in Oregon.
Director of the Health Resilience Program at CareOregon, formerly Refugee Resettlement Director at Catholic Charities NW; one of the founding Board members of RDBO.
President, Executive Director and co-founder of Islamic Social Services of Oregon; formerly software developer, quality test manager at Boeing, Evans and Sutherland, Intel and Mentor Graphics.