Board of Directors


 
 
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Shane Devins, Board Chair

Shane Devins (He/Him/His) has several years of nonprofit board experience, including as Chair of the Associate Board of Shelter Partnership (Los Angeles, CA), as a member of the Associate Boards of Friends of the Parks (Chicago, IL) and SGA Youth and Family Services (Chicago, IL), and as a member of the Chicago Steering Committee for the Human Rights Campaign. He also previously served as a Commissioner on the Human Relations Commission for the City of Long Beach, California. Shane moved to Portland in 2017 and quickly became involved in LGBTQ+ advocacy in the Portland area, including volunteering with the Q Center, Pride Foundation, and Basic Rights Oregon. During the day, Shane is an attorney for the law firm K&L Gates in its corporate and real estate practice groups.

 

 

eRIN WATERS, BOARD TREASURER

Erin Waters (she/her) is a healthcare educator and community activist who moved to Portland with her partner in 2011. She immediately began discovering local sushi restaurants and comic book stores where she is still regularly found. She currently works for Kaiser Permanente in the Gender Pathways Clinic service trans, non-binary, and gender expansive members every day. As a member of the trans community, her goal is to call out injustice while finding better ways of improving health outcomes and breaking down barriers to accessing affirming care. She firmly believes that as we learn how to better support the most marginalized voices in our communities, we create a rising tide of change that raises all ships.

 

 
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Cinthia D. Calvo, Board Member

Cinthia Diaz Calvo (She/Her/Hers) has an international business background and practical experience managing a small business and small business consulting. Cinthia has several years of experience in employee engagement and process improvement through her work with the City of Portland and has recent experience working with and supporting the Portland Utility Board. She has participated in some of Q Center’s events and groups and looks forward to becoming more involved and making a meaningful impact in the LGBTQ2SIA+ community.

 

 

Kevin bumatay, board member

Kevin (He/Him/His) and his husband, John, moved to Portland in late 2015, and thoroughly enjoy living in the Concordia/Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland. Together, Kevin and John enjoy travel hacking, learning about cultures through food, wine tasting, and dreaming about early retirement. Kevin also enjoys “reading” via audiobooks, conjuring up new dishes, and calisthenics training. Kevin has been a public servant for the past 17 years. He started his career serving in the U.S. Navy and subsequently worked for the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Health and Human Services. Kevin currently works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a bureau of the Department of Interior. Kevin has a Bachelor degree in Decision Information Sciences and an MBA from the University of Florida and the University of Maryland, respectively.

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BUSCH, BOARD MEMBER

Busch (They/Them/Theirs) is of Cherokee, Potawatomi, and European heritage, and serves as a Nothing But Solutions Board member, Northwest Gender Alliance Steering Committee member, and the Q Center’s Friday Night Transgender Women’s Support principal co-facilitator. Busch started their career in the US Army, subsequently worked for the Clackamas County Sheriff, former Chief of Military Police for the Portland Air National Guard Base, and as an Emergency Medical Technician. Busch is committed to paying forward the love, support, and blessing they have received throughout their life by being present and helping to hold, build, and sustain a safe and welcoming space for all under the rainbow.

 

 

derron coles, bOARD MEMBER

Derron (he/him/his) is a learning strategist with over 14 years of experience designing learner-focused competency development training. Upon completing his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, he moved to Oregon to complete a masters and doctorate in civil engineering at Oregon State University. After earning his masters, he spent eight years managing the mathematics program for the OSU Educational Opportunities Program. His love of helping underserved folks get interested in science and math lead to his current positions as executive director of The Blueprint Foundation, where he develops extracurricular programming for Black-identified youth interested in careers in environmental science and green building.

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BRIAN ASTER, BOARD MEMBER

Brian (he/his/she/her) has been in the brand marketing industry for the past 11 years, and currently works as the Special Project and Business Director for Nike Skateboarding. Brian grew up in rural Oregon, but has been living in North Portland since he was a teenager. His family includes his husband Diego, two dogs, and two cats, and loves to read, hike, work out, and meditate.

 

 

Muz afzal, board member

Muz (he/him/his) earned a BA in Philosophy with a Minor in Global Sustainability. He was a Public Relations Aide with city government in Sacramento, and worked in housing and support services for houseless community members in Portland before joining SE Uplift as a community engagement liaison. He is motivated by a desire for a more just and kind world by raising awareness to disparities stemming from cultural, racial, economic and social injustices. Muz works with the Portland United Against Coalition, a community initiated partnership of organizations, concerned communities, and the City of Portland, working with the Office of Community and Civic Life to build a rapid response system that combines reporting and tracking of hateful acts and providing the support and protection our communities need in this uncertain era. He spends his time volunteering, fostering dogs, hiking, cooking and gardening. Muz speaks Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi.

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