Board of Directors
Robert Lusk, MD, President
Providence Health & Services
Robert and his husband, Christopher Bailey, have lived in Portland since 2001. Robert teaches in the Internal Medicine residency at Providence Portland Medical Center. In his practice, he cares for many types of infectious diseases, but HIV/AIDS is a large part. He has also served on the board of Our House of Portland and as their Medical Director since 2002.
Robert Goman, Vice President
An 18-year veteran of NIKE, Robert Goman works on the North America Retail Brand team in product presentation, an area of expertise and passion he has worked in for over 25 years. An active leader with the company’s LGBT & Friends Network at NIKE, Robert works to continue to educate and inspire NIKE employees and leaders on the value of being involved and invested as a NIKE employee through the lens of #BETRUE.
Nancy Haigwood, Secretary
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) / Oregon National Primate Research Center
Nancy Haigwood heads up the Oregon National Primate Research Center (one of seven national centers) and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology at OHSU. For more than 30 years, Nancy has dedicated considerable efforts to HIV/AIDS research in the areas of vaccines and mother-to-child transmission. She has worked in both academia and with pharmaceutical enterprises on HIV vaccine design and testing, and she currently leads a highly collaborative research group at OHSU exploring the role of antibodies in controlling HIV. Nancy and her husband Andy McNiece are enthusiastic supporters of CAP.
Jason R. Jurjevich, Ph.D., Treasurer
Portland State University (PSU)
A Wisconsin native, Jason earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. After working in public accounting, he earned his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Arizona. Currently, he serves as the Assistant Director of the Population Research Center and Assistant Professor in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. He has been an AIDS Walk volunteer and has served on the CAP Finance Committee.
Warren Jimenez, Former President
Portland Parks & Recreation
Warren is Assistant Director of Portland Parks & Recreation. Before coming to work in Portland’s city government nearly ten years ago, he served as the Executive Director of the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center. During his tenure, he built the internal infrastructure capacity of the organization and increased awareness to policy makers about the issue of HIV in Native communities.
Vibrant Table Catering & Events
Kurt Beadell is owner and creative director of the VT Group, which manages Food in Bloom Catering, Vibrant Table Catering & Events and the f & b café & catering companies. He has been an active contributor to Cascade AIDS Project and Our House for over 21 years. Since 1990, Kurt has held several roles on CAP’s Art Auction Planning Committee, applying his expertise in the area of events, food and beverage management, and design to help raise valuable dollars at CAP’s annual fundraising auction.
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Elise Brickner-Schulz is Director of Litigation Workflow & Productivity at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP. She has been with the firm for 28 years. She serves as the co-chair of the firm’s Diversity and Pro Bono Committees and sits on the Technology Committee as well. Elise is currently serving as the co-chair of CAP’s Development Committee. She has been a supporter of CAP for 25 years and has attended almost every Art Auction. Elise has been active in the community and is currently the President of the Foundation for Cedar Sinai Park as well as a board member.
M. Lamar Bryant, Jr., MD
The Vancouver Clinic
Lamar Bryant is originally from Mississippi, where he attended Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi’s School of Medicine in Jackson. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Lamar and his husband have been active supporters of CAP, Our House and Equal Rights Washington since moving to Vancouver in 2005.
State of Oregon
Karol Collymore is the public affairs director of the early learning division at the State of Oregon. She was also recently the executive director of the Equity Foundation. She has worked in government, politics and non-profits for over 10 years. She has worked with diverse organizations such as the American Heart Association, Pro-Choice Oregon, Multnomah County, and Raphael House. Karol is also on the boards of City Club of Portland, Morrison Child and Family Services, Portland Playhouse and the Oregon Commission on Black Affairs.
Judge Susan M. Svetkey
Multnomah County Circuit Court
Susan Svetkey is a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge in the Family Law Department. She currently serves as a board member for the Oregon Law Institute and Child Centered Solutions. She established and for over 10 years has administered a court project providing pro bono lawyers and advocacy for children embroiled in domestic disputes. In her judicial work she has turned to CAP as a resource for families.
Former Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Alere, Inc.
Until his retirement in 2014, Paul Hempel was a senior executive of Alere Inc, a leading manufacturer of HIV tests. His roles there included General Counsel, Sr. Vice President of Leadership Development and Human Resources, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. Paul is currently a member of the Oregon HIV/Viral Hepatitis/STI Integrated Planning Group. He has also served as a director and officer with Worcester County Habitat for Humanity and the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. Paul has lived with his husband in Oregon since early 2011.
Leo Channing Bancroft
Leo Channing Bancroft, Technical Consultant at Nuance Communications, returned home to Oregon in 2009 after earning a Master of Arts in Theology in Berkeley, CA. His passion is advocating for both the HIV and LGBTQ communities as a person of faith. In 2013, Leo came out publicly as transgender, as a trans man. He is transitioning surgically and hormonally, sharing his process publicly with gratitude to those who have lived “out” lives before him.
Fred Meyer Stores
Edwin is part of the accounting/finance team focused primarily on Fred Meyer’s operations. He also received his Post-Bac. Accounting Certificate from Portland State University in 2012. Edwin enjoys being involved in community events and has participated in AIDS Walk and other CAP events for several years.
William T. Patton
Lane Powell PC
Bill Patton is a shareholder at Lane Powell PC. He focuses his practice in the areas of employee benefits and ERISA/life, health and disability litigation.
Tawnie Nelson, a senior vice president, manages Wells Fargo’s Small Business Banking in Oregon and southwest Washington. She joined Wells Fargo in 1992 as a teller in Portland. Tawnie has volunteered as a Board member for Meals on Wheels People for six years, as well as being on CAP’s Board. Additionally, she has volunteered at Astra Women’s Business Alliance for 15 years. She was named one of Wells Fargo’s outstanding managers in Oregon in 2009 and one of its top volunteers nationwide in 2010.
Portland Trail Blazers
Brian Buck is the Corporate Sales Manager for the Portland Trail Blazers, where he meets with business owners, group leaders and individuals to focus on how the Trail Blazers can help them reach their goals and create a memorable experience. Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Board of Advisors
CAP’s Board of Advisors is composed of emeritus member of the Board of Directors, as well as prominent members of the community engaged in the fight against HIV. We depend upon the Advisors for special direction, insight, and assistance.
CAP Client Advisory Board
Cascade AIDS Project’s Client Advisory Board consists of a diverse and representative group of our clients whom we engage to ensure that our programs, strategic planning, and mission are relevant to those we serve.
Pivot Client Advisory Board
Pivot’s Community Advisory Board members helps ensure that Pivot’s programs align with the actual needs of gay, bi and trans* communities. Pivot’s CAB members help prioritize issues and strategies for Pivot’s community engagement, and they act as ambassadors between Pivot and the communities most impacted by HIV.