Board Members

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Patricia Gardner

President; Planning & Transportation Committee Chair

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Bruce Morrison

Co-Vice President

Bruce Morrison is a 5th generation Portlander, but spent 30-plus years out of town as a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department. His last assignment was as Colin Powell’s chief information officer (assistant secretary for information technology). His PDNA goal is to help his neighbors make this a neighborhood that would be even …Read More

Bruce Morrison is a 5th generation Portlander, but spent 30-plus years out of town as a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department. His last assignment was as Colin Powell’s chief information officer (assistant secretary for information technology). His PDNA goal is to help his neighbors make this a neighborhood that would be even more astounding to his great grandfather.

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Yasmine Foroud

Co-Vice President

Yasmine Foroud has been an active member within the Pearl District community since first moving here in 2005. Her initial efforts were as a member of the Pearl Party Planning Committee. Over the years, she has become a board member, the chair of the Fundraising committee – focusing efforts on the Annual Pearl Party, and …Read More

Yasmine Foroud has been an active member within the Pearl District community since first moving here in 2005. Her initial efforts were as a member of the Pearl Party Planning Committee. Over the years, she has become a board member, the chair of the Fundraising committee – focusing efforts on the Annual Pearl Party, and most recently co-Vice President of the PDNA. She has seen the neighborhood grow into the vibrant and active community it is today and she wants nothing more than to continue to grow the community while keeping the integrity of the neighborhood’s goals intact.

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Bob Girsberger

Secretary

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Bill Dolan

Treasurer & Livability & Safety Committee Chair

Bill Dolan and his wife have lived in and enjoyed the Pearl District for 6 years.  His hope for the neighborhood is that it will maintain its livability and uniqueness.  50 years from now he would love for it to be a neighborhood that his children will be proud to have been raised in.

Bill Dolan and his wife have lived in and enjoyed the Pearl District for 6 years.  His hope for the neighborhood is that it will maintain its livability and uniqueness.  50 years from now he would love for it to be a neighborhood that his children will be proud to have been raised in.

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Dave Davis

Board Member

Dave Davis is a native Oregonian. He has lived in and owned a business in the neighborhood since 2002. David has served on all three committees and was past President and Vice President. His hope is that the District will continue focusing on Livability to guarantee its place as “the tinplate for urban renewal” throughout …Read More

Dave Davis is a native Oregonian. He has lived in and owned a business in the neighborhood since 2002. David has served on all three committees and was past President and Vice President. His hope is that the District will continue focusing on Livability to guarantee its place as “the tinplate for urban renewal” throughout its evolution.

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Bruce Levy

Board Member

Bruce Levy moved to Portland in 2004, drawn to the dense, European-like Pearl District for its fine-grained texture and “urban village” feel.  He’s participated actively in the PDNA by serving on all 3 committees at various times.  His hope is that we can collectively preserve the best of the Pearl’s industrial past while also creating an even more vibrant future …Read More

Bruce Levy moved to Portland in 2004, drawn to the dense, European-like Pearl District for its fine-grained texture and “urban village” feel.  He’s participated actively in the PDNA by serving on all 3 committees at various times.  His hope is that we can collectively preserve the best of the Pearl’s industrial past while also creating an even more vibrant future through new projects.  Bruce worked as a manager for 22 years with the New York City Transit Authority after earning his MPA degree at NYU.  He’s a New Jersey native and first studied community planning at the University of Cincinnati in the 1970s.

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Joan Pendergast

Board Member

Joan Pendergast is a retired pharmacist transformed into a professional volunteer. She has lived in the Pearl for 13 years and been on the PDNA board for 12 years. She serves on the board of the Zimmerman Community Center, is a member of the Pearl Rotary and First Immanuel Lutheran Church. She loves to knit …Read More

Joan Pendergast is a retired pharmacist transformed into a professional volunteer. She has lived in the Pearl for 13 years and been on the PDNA board for 12 years. She serves on the board of the Zimmerman Community Center, is a member of the Pearl Rotary and First Immanuel Lutheran Church. She loves to knit and read. Watching the neighborhood grow from one with no merchants or amenities to one with all the benefits of a small town has been exciting.

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Stanley Penkin

Board Member

As an advocate for livability and good communications, Stanley Penkin wants to help PDNA in fostering the goal of making  improvements where necessary while maintaining the core values that keep the Pearl vibrant, strong and a wonderful place in which to live, work and visit. Specifically, Stan want us to actively continue addressing livability and …Read More

As an advocate for livability and good communications, Stanley Penkin wants to help PDNA in fostering the goal of making  improvements where necessary while maintaining the core values that keep the Pearl vibrant, strong and a wonderful place in which to live, work and visit. Specifically, Stan want us to actively continue addressing livability and safety concerns including: noise; trash; graffiti; the intimidation of solicitors and some street people; and, with an improving economy, maintaining a watchful eye on future development.

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Jason Sharkey

Board Member

Jason Sharkey graduated from Western Oregon University with a BS in Education, Minor Business. He has an extensive Background in Management and Customer Service and also in construction and property maintenance. He has worked for Community Management, Inc. since 2007.

Jason Sharkey graduated from Western Oregon University with a BS in Education, Minor Business. He has an extensive Background in Management and Customer Service and also in construction and property maintenance. He has worked for Community Management, Inc. since 2007.

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Adonay Solleiro

Board Member

Adonay Solleiro is our Communications Chair. He has enjoyed living in the Pearl District for the past nine years and is familiar with a lot of the residents, as he bartended at Oba for almost seven years. Adonay is a commercial real estate broker specializing in medical office buildings throughout the state.

Adonay Solleiro is our Communications Chair. He has enjoyed living in the Pearl District for the past nine years and is familiar with a lot of the residents, as he bartended at Oba for almost seven years. Adonay is a commercial real estate broker specializing in medical office buildings throughout the state.

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Tracy Vicario

Board Member

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John Warner

Emergency Preparedness Committee Chair

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Kate Washington

Board Member

Kate Washington moved to the Pearl District with her husband in 2011 in order to attend Portland State University.  Kate is determined to explore more inclusive solutions. The Pearl is home to a wide variety of incomes and it is important to her that the PDNA finds ways to invite every neighbor to participate.  As …Read More

Kate Washington moved to the Pearl District with her husband in 2011 in order to attend Portland State University.  Kate is determined to explore more inclusive solutions. The Pearl is home to a wide variety of incomes and it is important to her that the PDNA finds ways to invite every neighbor to participate.  As a student with urban planning goals, Kate is grateful for the opportunity to experience urbanism at its finest, right outside her front door.