Jesse Beason

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 Director of Proud Ground and Senior Policy Director of Housing, Culture and Planning for then-Commissioner Sam Adams. Jesse keeps saying yes to serving on boards – too many to list here. It’s a dangerous habit. He moved from Denver, Colorado to Portland to attend Lewis & Clark College two decades ago. Jesse is a proud uncle, a semi-closeted sci-fi geek and a middling beekeeper.



Jesse’s Tuesday Sessions:

Tuesday Breakfast Keynote Speaker – details coming soon

Panel on Civil Society – details coming soon