Advisory Board

Energetic, engaged Advisory Board members who enjoy working and playing together are essential to Playworks Pacific Northwest’s ability to provide physical activity and safe, meaningful play for children in the Pacific Northwest.

Katie Banks, Co-Chair

Product Analyst
The Standard


Tom Church Adams, Co-Chair

Cards and Payments; Senior Director 

First Tech Federal Credit Union


Meyer Freeman

Chief Operating Officer
Oregon Sports Authority


Darlene Ireland

Project Manager


Cliff Allen

Dean and Virgil Miller Professor
Portland State University School of Business


Blake Bowman

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt


Anthony Piluso

Vice President, Commercial Banking
U.S. Bank


Dr. Tia H. Ho

Community Health Strategist


Dr. Bertha Kao

MD, Providence Health & Services
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics


Berk Nelson

Senior Advisor
Portland, Oregon Mayor’s Office


Diane Penny

Executive Director
Oregon State University, Beaver Sports Properties


Shannon Davidson

Senior Advisor—Postsecondary Readiness, Youth Development, and Evaluation 
Education Northwest


Sara Kerr

Vice President, Education Policy Implementation
Results for America


Dawn Williamson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Jared Blank

Teamquest Dyslexia 


Lisa Kahlman

Chief of Staff 
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.


Hugh Kirkpatrick

Banneker Partners

Arnold Salcedo

AVP, Portfolio Manager 
Beneficial State Bank


Heather Eldon

Associate Director of Development
Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation 

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