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


Heather Gurko

Education Manager

Lily Hart

Digital Content Manager

Courtney Yilk

Program Manager

Renea Perry

Education Workshop Facilitator

Louise Wilmes

Education Workshop Facilitator


Deanna Ouchida

Business Manager

Dawn Mattson


Woodrow Hunt

Filmmaker, Tule Films


Current Board

Antone Minthorn, Chairman (CTUIR)

Former CTUIR Chair, Pendleton, OR

Ann Jackson, Treasurer (Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota)

Project Manager, Wenaha Group, Portland

Connie Sue Martin, Secretary

Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson, and Wyatt
Seattle, WA

Mary Bishop

Portland, OR

Jane Jacobsen

Founding Director, Consultant
Vancouver, WA

Anthony Johnson (Nez Perce)

Nez Perce Tribe

Thomas Lauderdale

Pink Martini Band Leader, Portland, OR

Karissa Lowe (Cowlitz)

Community Grant Program Manager, Nature in Neighborhoods, Portland, OR

Kimm Fox-Middleton

Oregon Zoo, Manager of Inspiration & Connection

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

Sam Robinson (Chinook)

Vice-Chair Chinook Indian Nation

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