Staff and Board

Confluence has a small but dedicated staff devoted to the notion that elevating Indigenous voices in our understanding of our region will make the world a better place.

Current Staff

Colin Fogarty

Executive Director

Courtney Yilk

Program Manager

Heather Gurko

Education Manager

Lily Hart

Digital Content Manager

Deanna Ouchida

Business Manager

Dawn Mattson


Woodrow Hunt

Filmmaker, Tule Films


All-Time Staff

Karena Bennett

Andrew Braha

Bob Friedenwald, In memoriam

Jane Jacobson, Founder/Executive Director

Sarah Mackenzie Lonigro

Leslie Miller

Shirley Powell

Erika Rench

Mary Rose

Aili Schreiner

Shyla Spicer

Meaghan Stetzik

Current Board

Antone Minthorn, Chairman (CTUIR)

Former CTUIR Chair, Pendleton, OR

Ann Jackson, Treasurer

Project Manager, Wenaha Group, Portland

Connie Sue Martin, Secretary

Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson, and Wyatt
Seattle, WA

Jane Jacobsen

Founding Director, Consultant
Vancouver, WA

Mary Bishop

Portland, OR

Deana Dartt (Coastal Chumash/Mestiza)

Museum Consultant, Eugene, OR

Patricia (Patsy) Whitefoot (Yakama)

Director, Indian Education/Yakama Wellness Coalition, Toppenish, WA

Elizabeth Woody (Warm Springs/Dine)

Executive Director, Museum at Warm Springs, Warm Springs, OR

Debi Fitzgerald

Director, Center for Art and History, Lewiston, ID

Thomas Lauderdale

Pink Martini Band Leader, Portland, OR

Kimm Fox-Middleton

Oregon Zoo, Manager of Inspiration & Connection


All-Time Board

Chief Cliff Snider, In memoriam

Dan Cryer

David DiCesare, In memoriam

Kathleen Sayce

Michelle Peters

Royce Pollard, Ex Officio

Shirley Powell

Alisa Pyszka

Tom Moak