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Dani Ledezma, Interim Executive Director

Dani came to CCC after spending fifteen years in the public sector working towards equity for underserved communities though promotion of an equitable work environment and equitable public investments focused on inclusion and collaboration.  She served as Housing and Human Services Policy Advisor to Governor Kate Brown, and Education Policy Advisor to Governor John Kitzhaber.  Prior to these appointments, Dani was the Director of Equity, Policy and Communications for the Portland Housing Bureau. She also was the Policy Director for Portland Commissioner Nick Fish. Through her work with a variety of programs and community partners, Dani’s leadership furthered the City’s goals of creating and preserving affordable rental housing and forged important collaborations in the homeownership arena. Originally from Colorado, she holds a degree from the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of Unid@s.  You can contact her at dani@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org.


Kodey Park Bambino, Administrative Assistant

Kodey Park Bambino, Administrative Assistant

Kodey came to the CCC in January 2015, to help support with administrative duties related to scheduling, internal processes, and internal communications.  Kodey is currently a part-time staff, primarily in the office from Tuesday to Thursday in the later mornings and afternoons.  If you need to schedule a meeting with Julia, please contact Kodey.  As a transgender person, Kodey uses gender neutral pronouns (e.g., “ze” or “hir” or “they”) or their name, Kodey.  They enjoy this new administrative opportunity very much.  Kodey also enjoys living in Portland because of its overcast, mild weather.  Contact Kodey at kodey@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org.


Amanda Manjarrez, Advocacy Director

Amanda Manjarrez, Advocacy Director

Amanda came to the CCC after spending the last decade developing campaign strategies, and advocating for progressive causes in New Mexico. She has tackled critical issues related to election reform, minimum wage and health care policy, among others. Amanda moved to Portland to attend Lewis & Clark Law School and is now an active member of the New Mexico State Bar. Before law school, Amanda served as Chief Strategist at the Center for Civic Policy where she led the organization’s advocacy initiatives and developed strategy for the NM Civic Engagement Table. She also managed electoral campaigns and has consulted with a variety of candidates in New Mexico on communications and public policy issues. She brings creative leadership and a deep commitment to promoting social justice in her community.


Shweta Moorthy, Researcher

Shweta Moorthy, Researcher

Shweta joined the CCC in March 2016 after a stint as faculty at Northern Illinois University where she conducted research on forced migration. Being an immigrant woman of color, Shweta uses a transnational lens to understand and participate in ‘local’ social justice spaces, and brings her expertise in empirical research to those conversations. She earned her Masters from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, and her doctorate from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Shweta can be contacted at shweta@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org.


Jessica Lee, Leadership Development Manager

Rob nathan, Leadership Development director

Rob came to the CCC after spending the last six years working with Northwest Earth Institute delivering sustainability education programs focused on transformational learning and behavior change. For the past three years Rob has sat on the Emerging Leaders Board for OregonEnvironmental Council, is a 2042 Leadership Fellow with the Center for Diversity and the Environment, and is a chairperson for Portland’s local Environmental Professionals of Color chapter. 

He received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy from Portland State University and obtained his undergraduate degree from Prescott College in Political Economy. Contact Rob at rob@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org.


Maggie Tallmadge, Environmental Justice Manager

Maggie Tallmadge, Environmental Justice Manager

Maggie came to CCC in March 2015 after working with EcoDistricts. She serves on the City of Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission, Board of Governors for the Oregon's Citizens' Utility Board, City Club of Portland's Friday Forum Committee and the Native American Youth & Family Center’s Community Leaders Council. She is also a participant in the 2017 Emerge Oregon program and 2015 LEAD Native American leadership development cohort. Maggie is a Citizen of the Cherokee Nation who brings a background working in indigenous communities and social services within Oregon and internationally. She is a graduate of Wellesley College. Contact Maggie at Maggie@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org.