Northwest Health Foundation believes that the board of an organization should reflect the communities it serves. We also believe our cultural, linguistic and community identities make our organization stronger, smarter and more effective. These identities, whether constructed by social, political or other forces, unite us in working toward a healthy region for everyone. That's why we asked our board to take an identity survey. We want to hold ourselves accountable for attracting and retaining a diverse board of directors.
Note: The survey was optional, and board members opted out of any questions they preferred not to answer.
Race and Ethnicity
NWHF board members identify as African American, American Indian, Asian, Black, Caucasian, Chinese, Latino/Hispanic, Filipino Japanese, Native American/Hawaiian, Native American/Pacific Islander, Western European and white.
One of our board members identifies as an immigrant. Two board members have parents who have identified as an immigrant or refugee.
Our board members currently live in Astoria, Ontario, Oak Grove, Portland and Salem, Oregon and Raymond, Washington.
Our board members were born in Brooklyn, New York; Concord, Massachusetts; Eugene, Oregon; Lebanon, Oregon; Longview, Washington; Michoacan, Mexico; Palo Alto, California; Portland, Oregon and San Jose, California.
They grew up in Atlanta, Georgia; Brooklyn, New York; Fair Play, California; Fayetville Manlius, New York; Glendora, California; Gresham, Oregon; Keauu, Hawaii; Lacomb, Oregon; Longview, Washington; Newport, Oregon; Palo Alto, California; Placerville, California; Pleasanton, California; Portland, Oregon; Redwood City, California; Salem, Oregon and Santa Ana, California.
Five board members have lived in rural communities, six have lived in suburban communities, and five have lived in urban communities.
Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, none, non-practicing Catholic and Roman Catholic.
Four board members live with just their spouse. Four live in a two parent household. One lives with their domestic partner.
One of our board members is Deaf/hard of hearing.
One of our board members has Attention Deficit Disorder.
Five female, five male.
Seven heterosexual, two gay, one lesbian.
Three of our board members are in their thirties, one is in their forties, two are in their fifties, and three are in their sixties.
Highest Level of Education
Board members: One associate's degree, four bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, one MD, one PhD.
Their parents: Two middle school, two high school, three bachelor's, two master's.
Three NWHF board members have used public assistance.
All of our board members are home owners.
All use a car as their primary form of transportation.
Other ways our board members identify
Active citizen. Grandmother. Grandparent. Mother. Mother of a millenial. Parent. Professional. Social justice advocate. Wife.