Marcus C. Mundy, Executive Director

Prior to joining the CCC, Mr. Mundy was Principal at Mundy Consulting LLC, an Oregon state certified minority small business. His practice assisted clients in various disciplines including but not limited to: achieving equity, diversity and inclusion in personnel, contracting, supplier diversity, development and administrative areas; and achieving compliance with respect to applicable laws, regulations and accreditation standards for healthcare businesses and others. 

Prior to his role at Mundy Consulting, Mr. Mundy served as the President and CEO of the Urban League of Portland, was the Vice President and Regional Compliance Officer for Kaiser Permanente Northwest, and has held a host of other leadership positions. 

Mr. Mundy attended Howard University in Washington, DC, receiving his Bachelor (BBA) in Business Administration, and attended Howard University's Graduate School of Business. He received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Oregon’s Executive MBA program. 

Mr. Mundy has served the community through his participation on numerous boards and community advisory positions, including the OHSU Foundation Board, the State Labor Commissioner’s Oregon Council on Civil Rights, the Oregon Community Foundation’s Regional Advisory Initiative, the Coalition for a Livable Future,  EcoDistricts (formerly Portland Sustainability Institute) and, currently, Upstream Public Health. 

He is also a Senior Fellow in Oregon’s chapter of the American Leadership Forum, our state’s premier leadership training group for over two decades. His proudest achievement, however, and forever, is as a father to his four children. You can reach Marcus at:


Taren Evans, Environmental Justice Manager

Taren Evans will be joining the Coalition of Communities of Color as Environmental Justice Manager. For the past few years Taren has worked as Neighborhood Revitalization Manager at Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East where she worked along with Living Cully partner organizations, Verde, Hacienda CDC, and the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) on anti-displacement efforts in the Cully neighborhood. Prior to that she worked for the City of Portland at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability where she focused on applying an equity lens to the 2015 Climate Action Plan. Taren serves on the Parks and Nature Equity Advisory Committee for Metro and as a Steering Committee member for the Cully Boulevard Alliance. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Portland State University. You can contact her at


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.

Shweta earned her Masters from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, and her doctorate from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Shweta can be contacted at

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Joliana Scipio, Office Manager

Joliana joined CCC after working the past 12 years in corporate manufacturing at Intel as a program and commodity manager where she managed a variety of technical and non-technical programs. Additionally, Joliana was an active member and volunteer of several employees resource groups that supported the local community including WIN (Women of Intel), NIA (Network Of Intel African Americans), AVI (American Veterans of Intel). She’s also an active member of Thinkers and Tinkerers, a Hillsboro School District (HSD) program which expose middle school students to STEM and STEAM activities. Joliana has continued focused in many organizations providing knowledge and support to accelerate young minds.

Joliana is a retired military officer with multiple deployments to combat zones including Bosnia and Iraq.  Over her career, she successfully coached and mentored numerous young men and women to achieve their full potentials.

Among her accolades are Bachelors of Arts in Psychology (BA), Saint Martins University Lacey Washington. Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MA), Chapman University and Masters of Business Administration (MBA), George Fox University Graduate School of Business. Joliana can be contacted at

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Andrea Valderrama, Advocacy Director

Andrea is a first generation Latinx who lives in outer east Portland with her daughter and mother. Her passion for racial and economic justice, community self-determination, and strategic coalition work are rooted in her experiences of being raised by a single mom who survived domestic violence, working with her family as day laborers and hearing the stories they shared of fleeing Perú as political refugees. 

Andrea brings over a decade of experience in coalition building, policy development and implementation, and resource allocation experience including work with the Oregon Student Association, Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project, and most recently in the Office of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. She has contributed to the successful passage of dozens of policy and programmatic initiatives like Tuition Equity, Open and Accountable Elections, multi-jurisdictional Sanctuary declarations, tenant protections and workers’ rights. 

As the first person of color to ever serve on the David Douglas School Board, and now as Board Chair, Andrea has successfully championed comprehensive healthcare services in the health center, childcare at board meetings, and oversees the district’s strategic planning and budget processes. 

Andrea earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Oregon and her Executive Masters of Public Administration at Portland State University. Andrea can be contacted at