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 email@example.com.
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.
Jessica Lee, Leadership Development Manager
Jessica came to the CCC in July 2013 from serving as the Patient Care Coordinator at North by Northeast Community Health Center which provides culturally-specific care. She worked at Basic Rights Oregon for six years, leading the Racial Justice and Alliance Building program as well as the Youth Organizing program. In addition to her current role, Jessica is a health sciences student at Portland State University and a consultant to various non-profit organizations. She is a graduate of Evergreen College. Contact Jessica at Jessica@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org.
Julia Meier, Executive Director
Julia came to the CCC from practicing law at Alaska Legal Services Corporation. Prior to legal services, Julia worked at the Alaska Native Justice Center where she oversaw and facilitated projects engaged in the establishment and implementation of restorative justice models. Julia graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oregon and earned a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 2005. Julia has been the acting director since 2009. Contact Julia at Julia@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maggie Tallmadge, Environmental Justice Manager
Maggie came to the CCC in March 2015 after working with EcoDistricts, a Portland nonprofit. She currently serves on the City of Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission, is co-chair of City Club of Portland’s New Leaders Collective and is a member of the Native American Youth and Family Center’s Community Leaders Council. She is a Citizen of the Cherokee Nation who brings a background working in Indigenous communities and social services within Oregon communities and internationally. Maggie is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she studied Indigenous rights and environmental justice in both North America and internationally. Contact Maggie at Maggie@coalitioncommunitiescolor.org.