Who We Are

MCCC is staffed by an all volunteer board representing some of the many threads that weave Multnomah County together.

MCCC invites community members to apply to serve as Coalition members. Applications are reviewed by the committee. Each coalition member serves for three years and participates in our grants panel at least once during that term. MCCC encourages applications from all corners of the community.

To apply, fill out our questionnaire, sign our agreement, and send materials to info@multcoculturalcoalition.org for consideration. Thank you.

Current Member Roster:

  • Co-Chair:  Matthew Cowan, Oregon Historical Society
  • Co-Chair: Paul Susi, Portland Actors Ensemble/Shakespeare in the Parks
  • Treasurer: Bruce Livingston, PlayWrite
  • Secretary: FX Rosica, Self-employed Artist
  • Grants Chair: Kris Anderson, Consultant and Author
  • Outreach Chair: Brenda Morgan, Multnomah County Office of Citizen Involvement
  • Sharon Eldridge, BRAVO Youth Orchestras
  • Leslie Kay, Attorney
  • Kriya Krisnabai-Gitanjali, Portland Public Schools
  • Lydia Ness, Restore Oregon
  • Ivonne Saed, Graphic Designer, Author, Photographer, Translator
  • Carole Shellhart, Children’s Institute


  • Lisa Kay Yarborough, Consultant