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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Lori Baumann
Journeyman Laborer, Liuna Field Representative, Local 737

Lori supports the work of OTI because it’s the only way she knows where women from all walks of life can rise up and join together to learn, teach,and empower each other. It’s feminism at its BEST!!!  In her opinion, the OTI community is a sisterhood that is unshakable and fiercely in its own category. Lori has been a lifetime vegetarian, loves to grow her own vegetables, and raise chickens. She is also very active with the recovery and Queer communities in Portland.

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Amy Eaton
Director of Development, University of Portland

Amy believes OTI is one of the most transformational programs out there for women because it has the ability to create systemic and generational change; bringing women out of poverty, bringing their children out of poverty, creating more access for their families, and the ability for them to contribute to their communities . She has close to 20 year career primarily focused on non-profit work and holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management. In her free time, Amy is a burgeoning activist, landscape gardener, hiker, painter, and sewer.

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Irais Gandarilla
Apprentice Steamfitter

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Monica Gauthier
Journey-level Pile Driver

Monica attended the Women in Trades Career Fair in 2005, which impacted her life in such a positive way. With relief, confidence and hope, she started her career in construction and has never looked back. When she’s not at work, Monica loves searching Pinterest for DIY projects and ideas.

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Sue Haley

Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, Vigor Industrial

Sue is passionate about the advancement of women in the trades and manufacturing and believes strongly about the benefits of diversity and the skill and ability that women bring in these non-traditional jobs/industries. Sue has over 20 years of experience leading, developing and integrating human resource, labor and risk management efforts in high growth organizations.  Sue, a Portland Native, holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University and an MBA from Portland State University.

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Leigh Jenkins
Journey-level Sheet Metal Worker

In 2001, Leigh enrolled in OTI’s Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class and this program was instrumental in helping her navigate her way to a challenging, rewarding, and sustainable career in sheet metal. She said, “It changed my life! I remember, and I see now as I work with OTI, the excitement about the possibilities for change and empowerment for all women and girls.” Outside of work, Leigh loves escaping by foot, bike, or canoe along the Columbia Slough and the Smith and Bybee Wetlands and getting to know the birds.

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Meghan W. Moyer
Owner/Managing Member of M.W. Moyer Construction

Meghan loves OTI’s mission and how effective our organization has been in changing the lives of the women we serve. She is all about empowering women and loves being a part of this work! Meghan has worn, and continues to wear many hats in her life. She is a former political science teacher, a former lobbyist for Portland Community College and SEIU, as well as a third generation contractor, and a single mother of a six-year-old boy who is a student in Portland Public Schools.

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Ali O’Neill
O’Neill Construction Group, Inc.

Ali has been inspired throughout her life by many strong women family members and friends. She joined OTI’s Board of Directors in May 2016 because of our unparalleled work to diversify the construction industry. Ali is excited to be welcoming and nurturing more women in this field because construction is an exciting and challenging industry!

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Ana E. Spain
Integrated Media Specialist, Sinclair Broadcast Group

Ana believes OTI opens often unseen doors and opportunities for women and helps them gain confidence and ultimately become independent and successful. She grew up in Mexico City, received her Bachelors Degree in Marketing from the Technological University of Mexico, and worked in advertising prior to moving to Portland. She has a strong interest in advocating for children and women.

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Tia Vonil
Journey Woman Electrician, EC Electrical

Getting to see more women in the trades industry fires Tia up and she loves being a part of OTI’s movement! She grew up in Chicago, Illinois.

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