Stay tuned as we continue to post info about our 2020 speakers!

Ella L.J. Edmonson Bell is a Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is also an author, managerial consultant, national recognized researcher, and advocate on women’s workplace issues. She is the co-author of Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity. Her second book ….  Continue reading →


Ceci Dadisman is a multi-faceted arts administration professional with more than 10 years of experience marketing the arts and nonprofits utilizing innovative methods. Currently the Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, she is nationally recognized as a leader in digital marketing and specializes in multichannel communications campaigns. A frequent … Continue reading →


Gilda Montenegro-Fix is a Costa Rican woman, mother, wife, adventurous world traveler and global citizen. She represented her country in two Olympic Games (Barcelona ‘92 and Atlanta ‘96), in the sport of whitewater slalom kayak, being the only woman from all Latin America to compete in this discipline. Gilda studied Psychology at the University of …  Continue reading →


Jesse Beason is Northwest Health Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He leads the Foundation in pursuit of its vision of health for everyone in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Before becoming President in January 2019, Jesse served as the foundation’s Vice President of Strategy & Public Affairs. He has also been Executive …  Continue reading →


Jill Borovansky serves as La Clinica’s chief financial officer. She came to the organization in 2017 from Harry & David, where she served as vice president of finance and chief accounting officer and corporate controller. She was employed by Harry & David between 2012 and 2017 and between 2001 and 2008, serving in accounting management and  …  Continue reading →


Jim White currently serves as the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. He began this assignment in October of 2012. Jim is deeply committed to social change and has worked in the nonprofit sector both domestically and internationally for more than 20 years. He has a passion for affecting systemic change in the way that …  Continue reading →


Kurt Hildebrand grew up in Medford. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in English from Seattle Pacific University, he worked in copywriting, editing, and media relations. He then did research for the University of Washington on the foster care system. In 2006 he moved to Haiti to do research and grant writing for the National Human Rights Defense …  Continue reading →


Maria Ramos Underwood serves as La Clinica’s chief development officer and oversees all La Clinica’s fundraising activities. Maria came to La Clinica in 2000 and previously served as the organization’s deputy director and wellness and prevention coordinator. Before joining La Clinica, she was Hispanic outreach advocate for Dunn House, a Jackson  …  Continue reading →


Before joining Healthy Democracy, Robin Teater served for 14 years as Executive Director of the American Leadership Forum (ALF) of Oregon, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that joins and strengthens diverse leaders to work more effectively together in service to the public good. Robin’s previous experience spans over three decades in nonprofit admin…  Continue reading →