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 with your resume and cover letter 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
  • Philip Cuomo, Producing Artistic Director, CoHo Proudctions
  • Sharon Eldridge, BRAVO Youth Orchestras
  • Leslie Kay, Attorney
  • Lydia Ness, Restore Oregon
  • Ivonne Saed, Graphic Designer, Author, Photographer, Translator
  • Carole Shellhart, Children’s Institute


  • Lisa Kay Yarborough, Consultant