|Adam Lyons – Interim Executive Director adam[at]necoalition.org, 503.388.5070
Adam provides overall management to the organization, engages with Directors from the other six Neighborhood Coalitions, and facilitates relationships with community partners. Born and raised in NE Portland, Adam spent the last seven years managing shelters and subsidized apartment buildings for both men and families with children throughout Portland. Service work has always been his passion. He is also a basketball, running and general outdoors enthusiast.
|Jessica Rojas– Neighborhoods Program Manager Jessica[at]necoalition.org, 503.388.5030
Jessica is a 3rd generation Oregonian, raised in NE Portland. She provides technical assistance and support and training for the N/NE neighborhood associations. Prior to this position, she worked on the development of watershed restoration projects and best equity practices in granting. She also serves on the board for the NW Center for Alternatives to Pesticides.
Zena Rockowitz – Public Affairs Coordinator
Zena manages communications materials to connect NECN’s neighborhoods to events, organizations, people, and all other things of interest. She also coordinates NECN’s Community Committees, providing research and staff support. Her experience is in social work and public policy with a focus on public health in the nonprofit and public sector. She enjoys biking, reading, and writing.
|Fran Ayaribil – Grants and Fiscal Sponsorship Coordinator
Fran coordinates NECN’s Fiscal Sponsorship and Community Grants programs, providing technical support, trainings and financial oversight. She also works on special projects involving community initiatives. Her professional background spans the corporate, academic and non-profit sectors in Portland.
|Laura Becker – Operations Manager
Laura keeps the office moving! Contact her with any questions, and she will get you pointed in the right direction. Laura is a nonprofit operations and governance guru and is passionate about Portland’s unique neighborhoods and pedestrian advocacy. She serves as board secretary of Oregon Walks and is on PBOT’s Bureau Advisory Committee.