Northwest Health Foundation believes that the staff 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 staff to take an identity survey. We want to hold ourselves accountable for attracting and retaining a diverse staff team.
Note: The survey was optional, and staff opted out of any questions they preferred not to answer.
Race and Ethnicity
NWHF staff identify as bi-racial, Black, Caucasian, Latino, white, American, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, European American, Filipino, German, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Latinx, Puerto Rican, Scottish, Southeast Asian, and Welsh.
Two staff members have parents who have identified as an immigrant or refugee.
Seven of our staff members currently live in Portland, Oregon. One lives in Troutdale, Oregon.
We were born in Bellevue, Washington; Denver, Colorado; Makati Manila, Philippines; Paramount, California; Richmond, Virginia; Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico; San Francisco, California; and Santa Clara, California.
We grew up in Albany, New York; the Applegate Valley in rural Southern Oregon; El Centro, California; Half Moon Bay, California; Holmen, Wisconsin; Littleton, Colorado; Pendleton, Oregon; Reno, Nevada; Seattle, Washington; and Spokane, Washington.
Agnostic, Atheist, Catholic, non-denominational Christian and none.
Two of our staff members live in a two-parent household with one or more children. One lives in a multi-generational household. Two are single parents. One lives alone. One lives with roommates. Two live with their partner and no children.
No staff members identify as disabled.
Four women, four men.
Four straight, two gay, one queer, one pansexual.
Five of our staff members are in their 30s, and three are in their 40s.
Highest Level of Education
Us: Seven bachelor's degrees, one master's degree.
Our parents: One middle school, one some college, three bachelor's, two master's and one doctorate.
Four NWHF staff members have used public assistance.
Six own their home. Two rent.
Six use a car as their primary form of transportation. Two get around by public transit.
Other Ways we identify
Fat. Nerd. Person with mental illness.