NPNS Staff

Pamela Plance

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NPNS Office Manager

Tu-F 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
pamela@npnscommunity.org
503.823.4524

Pamela Plance manages the NPNS office and the Historic Kenton Firehouse. Pamela is a longtime activist in St Johns. She was a driving force in the development of the ground breaking St Johns Mainstreet program.


Tom Griffin-Valade

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Director NPNS

M-Th 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m./variable
tom@npnscommunity.org
503.823.4524

Tom Griffin-Valade serves as the Director of NPNS serving 11 North/Northeast Neighborhood Associations, North Portland Neighborhood Services, Inc., and North Portland Community Works and its Family of Community Building Programs. He has spent the past 30 years serving community groups and has been with North Portland Neighborhood Services from its inception 19 years ago.


Mary Jaron Kelley

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Associate Program Director

M-Th 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m./variable
mary@npnscommunity.org
503.823.4524

Mary Jaron Kelley serves as the Associate Program Director for NPNS. She began her work with NPNS fifteen years ago as a University Park resident engaged in combatting graffiti and has since facilitated many of the NPNS district’s most important projects. She provides staff support to the district wide land-use committee, North Portland Land-Use Group.


Doretta Schrock

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Project Manager

M & Tu/variable
doretta@doretta.com
503.799.9144

Doretta Schrock is a longtime activist who served as the chair of Kenton Neighborhood Association before becoming a member of the NPNS staff. She currently serves as project manager for the Historic Kenton Firehouse, NPNS/City budget policy, and new community building initiatives. She provides staff support to the district Parks committee.


Laurie Sugahbeare

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North Portland Tool Library Coordinator

Tues 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sat 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nopotool_library@yahoo.com
503.823.0209

Laurie Sugahbeare is the face that greets the 4500 members of the North Portland Tool Library community. As the North Portland Tool Library Coordinator, she can be found checking out tools, organizing, cleaning tools, and giving members advice.


Arolia McSwain

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Program Assistant

Variable hours/part-time
arolia@npnscommunity.org
503.823.4524

Arolia McSwain served as the North Portland Tool Library Coordinator before taking on special project work for NPNS. Her flexibility has allowed her to head up projects from archival work to outreach to underrepresented groups.


Cindy Robbins

HKFH Event Staff

Variable hours/part-time
info@npnscommunity.org
503.823.4524

Cindy Robbins is the onsite staff for events at the Historic Kenton Firehouse. She is on hand to welcome Firehouse renters and helps ensure that the events at the Historic Kenton Firehouse meet good neighbor standards.


Teri Thomas Petersen

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Community Clean-up Coordinator

Variable hours/part-time
info@npnscommunity.org
503.823.4524

Teri Thomas Petersen serves as the NPNS coordinator of the spring neighborhood clean-ups. She has spent many of the last years creating community as a founder of SCRAP and now as a member of the North Portland Tool Library board.