Connie Carley, Board Secretary – is currently a Program Analyst 2/Multi-Cultural Intervention Coordinator, State of Oregon; and served over 20 years in other positions that focus on improving the lives of youth and families. She also has several years of program and project management experience. Her interests include theater arts, music and volunteering in her community. Connie's volunteer activities include community project planning; co-founder, Passin’ Art Theatre Company (oldest African American producing company in Oregon); Sisters Network OR & SW OR Board; Portland Women Crisis Line and Portland Center for Performing Arts. She continues to advocate for our children and youth, so they can grow and thrive in an empowering environment of love, peace, justice and opportunity to succeed.
Meet  Our Board 
KaShonda Newman
Constance Carley
          K aShonda Newman,
           Brand New Member 
             (...more to come)
 Allyson Spencer, Treasuer- grew up and developed within the neighborhoods and institutions of NE Portland. She supported her family through a 40year career in public service as a trainer, planner, advisor and program manager on the city, county and state level. As a member of Black Women for Peace, she feels fortunate to be a part of bringing young people and the performing arts together in order to express their present realities and future dreams.
Allyson values the diversity as well as the commonality within people and works for a present and future where we can share healthy, happy and harmonious lives in a beloved local and global community. Allyson enjoys her grandchildren and teaching Tai Chi and Ki Goong to older adults in the community.
Allyson Spencer
Shei'Meka Unique Jessica Owens, Vice Chair,
(formerly Shei'Meka Newmann),
Uplifts and empowers families to thrive, working for Albina Early Head Start (in cooperation with Healthy Families Oregon and Healthy Births Initiative). She has over 20 years of experience leading, guiding Loving and inspiring youth to grow towards and walk in being their best; Young Life, Real Me, Acts 29, D.I.V.A.S, Lunch Jones, co-launching the Jefferson High Community Room, teaching Middle school, Caldera Arts Program, and most recently, learning and growing as a fulltime Mother of two exceptional human beings!!!
Regena Warren
 Regena Warren Chair, recently retired from Multnomah County.   She has twenty years’ experience managing, developing and evaluating youth development programs and 15 years’ community development experience including management of federal housing and community revitalization grants.  She has served on numerous executive boards and committees addressing health, public safety, education, community and economic development initiatives.  Her time is now spent developing the organization, playing tennis and traveling.
Shei'Meka UJ Owens