Board of Directors & Chapter Staff

Oregon APA is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors consisting of elected and appointed representatives. Our staff facilitates our programs and supports our volunteer committees.

Elected Officers & At-Large Members

President

Aaron Ray, AICP (he/him)

Aaron is Senior Aviation Planner for the Port of Portland and has previously worked in both long-range and current planning in Hillsboro, Benton County, and Cottage Grove, Oregon. He joined the Board in 2016.

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Vice-President

John D. Tovey III "J.D." AICP

J.D. is Planning Director for the Umatilla Indian Reservation with past work in urban design and academia. He has been on the Board since 2018.

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Secretary

Matthew Davis, AICP

Matthew is a Principal with Architectural Resources Group, a historic architecture, conservation and planning firm with offices in Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has been on the Board since 2016.

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Treasurer

Serah Breakstone, AICP (she/her)

Serah is a Senior Planner and Project Manager with Otak, where she leads their public planning practice and focuses on helping her clients achieve their community visions. She joined the Board in 2020.

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Board Member At-Large and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group Co-Chair

Puja K. Bhutani, AICP (she/her)

Puja is the Senior Strategic Site Planner with Intel, specializing in land use planning & urban design. She has previously worked in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco & India. She joined the Board in 2021.

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Board Member At-Large

Nancy Ferber, AICP (she/her)

Nancy is a Coastal Planner at the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce, where she specializes in environmental planning. She previously worked as the Planner for the City of Astoria. She has been on the Board since 2020.

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Board Member At-Large and Membership Committee Chair

Amanda Ferguson, AICP, CFM

Amanda is the City Planner at the City of Cottage Grove, where she focuses on long-range planning, housing, emergency preparedness, floodplain management, and historic preservation. She rejoined the Board in 2021.

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Board Member At-Large

Kate Holmquist, AICP, RLA, LEED AP ND, BD+C

Kate, Principal of WerkSTADT Urban Planning + Development, has over 15 years experience including affordable housing development in Portland and city planning for the City of New York. She joined the Board in 2021.

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Board Member At-Large

Dana Nichols (she/her)

Dana is the Planning Manager at the City of Bandon and has previously worked in transportation and small city planning throughout Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. She has been on the Board since 2020.

Standing Committee Chairs

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Professional Development Officer

Li Alligood, AICP, LEED AP (she/her)

Li is a Senior Planner and Project Manager with OTAK focused on land use entitlement work for private and public clients. Her previous experience includes affordable housing development and municipal planning. She has been on the Board since 2019.

Education and Outreach Committee Chair

Brian Campbell, FAICP (he/him)

Brian is retired with 44 years of planning experience with the Umpqua Regional Council of Governments, Clackamas County, Port of Portland, City of Portland and as a volunteer with APA. He joined the Board in 2007.

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Legislative and Policy Affairs Committee Chair

Eunice Kim, AICP, LEED GA (she/her)

Eunice is the Long Range Planning Manager for the City of Salem. She previously worked as a planning consultant in Massachusetts, focusing on housing and land use. She has been on the Board since 2020.

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Emerging Planners Group Chair

B. Danielle Schulte

Dani is a PSU MURP graduate who has worked for the Planning Office of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation since 2018, currently as the Transportation Planner. She joined the Board in 2019.

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Communications Chair

Joshua Williams, AICP (he/him)

Josh is a Senior Planner with the City of Gresham, having previously worked in Southern California in the public and private sectors before moving to Oregon. He has been on the Board since 2016.

Ex-Officio Members (Non-Voting)

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County Planning Commission Representative

Brad Bennington

Brad works on education, advocacy and policy support for the building industry in Southern Oregon to create affordable housing. He also serves as a Jackson County Planning Commissioner. He joined the Board in 2016.

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Faculty Liaison | Portland State University

Greg Schrock, Ph.D. (he/his)

Greg is Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University, and serves as program coordinator for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning. He has been on the Board since 2016.

Student Liaison | Portland State University

Angie Martinez (she/her)

Angie is a first-year student of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University. Her focus is economic development, land use and real estate development. She has been on the Board since 2021.

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Faculty Liaison | University of Oregon

Rebecca Lewis, Ph.D. (she/her)

Rebecca is Associate Professor in Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon and directs the Master of Community and Regional Planning Program. She has been on the Board since 2019.

Student Liaison | University of Oregon

Isabella Rivera Kjaer (She/Her)

Isabella is a second-year student in the Community and Regional Planning program at the University of Oregon. Her focus is diversity, equity and inclusion within long range planning. She joined the Board in 2021.

City Planning Commission Representative

Vacant (in recruitment)


Staff

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Chapter Administrator

Stephanie Green

Stephanie supports OAPA's board and committee volunteers with her 25+ years of non-profit and event management experience. She's also OAPA's Conference Administrator. She's been in this role since 2013.

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Program & Policy Coordinator

Susan Millhauser (she/her)

Susan supports OAPA's amazing volunteers with her 20+ years of community planning and sustainability management experience in local government, non-profit, and consulting sectors. She has been in this role since 2018.