Senior Leadership Team

Outside In is fortunate to have an experienced and dedicated leadership team that guides our strategic, mission-centered approach.

Amanda Antenucci | LCSW, MAC

Behavioral Health Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

Amanda has worked in non-profit and mental health treatment settings for over 20 years, serving individuals in a variety of contexts including outpatient, inpatient, residential, corrections, and community-based programs. Her areas of clinical focus include the treatment of complex trauma and LGBTQIA+ informed service provision. In 2014, Amanda joined Outside In and has been responsible for overseeing and developing mental health and substance use disorder services. She graduated from Stephens College and the Smith College School for Social Work. Amanda enjoys hiking, running, and making giant meals.

Bill Aronson | MS

Support Services Director

Pronouns: he/him/his

Bill joined Outside In in 1999. His tenure with the agency has included work in human resources, information technology, data & reporting, grants administration, facilities management, building multi-cultural capacity, and vendor accounts/relations. Bill is results-oriented, with a focus on continuous quality improvement agency-wide. Prior to Outside In, he achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology & Black Studies from UCSB, and a Master’s in Sociology from Portland State University. He gained professional experience by working and volunteering for other non-profits. When not at work, Bill enjoys socializing, running, cycling, hiking, camping, and most other (preferably outdoor) activities where he can relax.

Brian Sexton

Brian Sexton 

Youth Services Director

Pronouns: he/him/his

Brian has over 15 total years’ experience working in Human Services, with 8 years experience as a Director for several social service agencies throughout Oregon. As the Youth Services Director, Brian oversees the organization’s comprehensive support services for homeless youth including transitional and permanent supportive housing, employment and education services, and LGBTQIA+ supports. Brian is passionate about meeting the needs of the underserved in the community through low-barrier and low-risk programs. In his free time, Brian is an avid baseball fan, enjoys exploring Portland’s vast food and entertainment scene, coaching youth sports, and building LEGOS with his old daughter!

Kathleen Carter

Kathleen Carter | MPH

Health Services Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Kathleen Carter has dedicated her career to improving health equity, and brings a range of experience in non-profit and public health settings. Prior to joining Outside In as Health Services Director in 2021, she managed a Federally Qualified Health Center primarily serving Portland’s Native American communities. Kathleen spent years in patient advocacy work for a national non-profit, implementing a case management program designed to reduce barriers to care for chronic disease patients. She holds a BA in anthropology from Reed College and an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, focusing in health promotion and health policy. Kathleen enjoys spending time outdoors, practicing yoga and is a certified instructor.

Lori Slaughter

Development Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Lori is a seasoned philanthropy professional and brings over 22 years of non-profit experience to her role at Outside In. The majority of her career has been focused on building relationships with individual donors and helping them impact their communities through philanthropy. Lori has raised funds for higher education and health care organizations including the UCLA Foundation and the OHSU Foundation. Lori enjoys building development teams and expanding fundraising programs. Her areas of expertise include Individual Giving, Endowments, and Development Operations. In her spare time, Lori enjoys horseback riding and taking her dog Hunter on long walks around the neighborhood. 

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Meghan Brinson | ND

Medical Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Meghan Brinson was first drawn to Outside In as a volunteer in 2007 due to her interest in community health. She has a sincere belief that all people should receive compassionate, respectful health care as a human right. Meghan Brinson graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in 2010. After completing 2 years of residency, she joined Outside In as a primary care provider. Dr. Brinson values her work at Outside In because it enables her to provide excellent quality care to marginalized and underserved populations. Additionally, Dr. Brinson enjoys training residents and medical students in this clinical setting.

Patricia Patrón

Executive Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Patricia is a visionary servant leader with decades of executive management experience in the non-profit, healthcare and human services sector. She has successfully led clinical agencies through significant and transformational change. She has a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion and has been a tireless advocate for providing access to healthcare for all. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for the OPCA, CCHC, and Here Together. Patricia’s previous roles include Chief Executive Officer at Family HealthCare in Fargo, ND and Chief Operations Officer at NATIVE HEALTH in Phoenix, AZ. She has also served as a board member with the Arizona Public Health Association and an advisory board member of the Arizona State University – Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center.

Patricia is originally from Colombia, South America. She has bachelor’s degrees in Health Care Administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. She was selected as the YWCA’s “2010 Woman of the Year in Advocating for Equality.” In 2009, she received the “Latino Leadership Award for Woman of the Year” from Mujeres Unidas/Women United for outstanding community leadership. Patricia also received the “Star Award” from Dakota Medical Foundation for exceeding goals in ensuring the provision of healthcare services to noninsured/underinsured individuals and positively impacting the health of people. Patricia enjoys reading, spending time outdoors hiking and running, and cooking with her husband, Roberto. She has two children, Camilla and Sebastian; one is in college and the other is a graduate.

Terry Ndifuanja

Terry Ndifuanja

Finance Director

Pronouns: he/him/his

Terry Ndifuanja is the new Finance Director of Outside In. Coming from a very modest background, Terry is very passionate about helping others succeed and has dedicated his work over the past two decades doing so. He has broad experience working with international non-profits that alleviate poverty and ensure a more just, equitable and inclusive world.

 Terry is an innovative finance leader with a record of translating strategic thinking into concrete action plans and results. He has a distinguished history of sound financial management, strategic business partnering, leadership, donor relations, and compliance. He is visionary and innovative, with the ability to identify and resolve key business issues from multi stakeholder perspectives.

He is a certified professional controller and holds a BSc from the University of Buea. He loves spending time to support his local community projects and his girls when not working.

Board of Directors

Outside In is grateful for the commitment and passion of our dedicated Board of Directors.
We are most proud of our Board members who share their lived experience as former patients or clients at Outside In.

Anupam Narayan

Strategic Advisor, Rockwood Associates, LLC
Pronouns: he/him/his

Mr. Narayan has over 30 years of business experience and founded Rockwood Associates LLC in 2010. Since then he has provided strategic advice to clients in Peru, India, China and the United States. In 2010, he was invited by the Governor of the State of Washington to join her trade mission to China and Vietnam.

He most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Red Lion Hotels Corporation, A New York Stock Exchange company. Under his leadership, the company increased its focus on core business operations by divesting unrelated businesses, initiated a follow-on stock offering to raise equity, strengthened the balance sheet, improved its market position and profitability, and increased investor awareness.

Brian Weaver

Artistic Director, Portland Playhouse
Pronouns: he/him/his

Brian co-founded Portland Playhouse in 2008 with Nikki and Michael, and has directed productions of Peter and the Starcatcher, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, Angels in America, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Dying City, Detroit, The Light in the Piazza, After Ashley, and bobrauschenbergamerica.  Regional credits include Third Rail Repertory, Intiman Theatre Company, Shakespeare & Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and Seattle Public Theatre. Brian is also a founding member of New World Theatre and directed the U.S. premiere of the Spanish translation of Jose Rivera’s play, Marisol.

Chris Machuca

Chris Machuca

Experience Designer, Digital Product Creation – Insights, Nike

Pronouns: he/him/his

Chris draws from over 15 years of experience working with multiple stakeholders across sectors to build community, to deliver value, and ultimately, to improve the lives of others. He approaches his work with deep empathy to understand people’s needs and with a strategic mindset to achieve the greatest impact possible.

Some of his most rewarding endeavors include implementing an educational program to support underserved Filipino high school students through the Sibol Hesus School Foundation, managing products and services for professionals pursuing careers in the nonprofit and public service sectors at Idealist.org, and working with purpose-driven companies to solve problems using human-centered design at Context Partners. Currently at Nike, he is part of a team building a digital product creation ecosystem, culture, and business.

Born in California and raised in Metro Manila, Chris is happy to call Portland his home. He is grateful for the wonderful opportunities he has found here and, through Outside In, hopes to help others seize theirs as they move toward improved health and self-sufficiency.

John Rothermich | JD

Attorney, K & L Gates LLP
Pronouns: he/him/his

John Rothermich has represented clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation and government investigations, with a particular focus on the defense of False Claims Act lawsuits and investigations, fraud claims, and tax-related litigation in the health care, transportation and financial services industries.

Additionally, Mr. Rothermich has obtained favorable settlements for employers in discrimination suits.

Mr. Rothermich has a varied pro bono practice, including work with the Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Oregon Legal Aid Society’s Domestic Violence Project, and the local federal court pro bono panel.

Mr. Rothermich is committed to obtaining the best possible result for his clients in a compassionate, efficient, and strategic manner.

Laura Willingham Milne

Vice President

Owner, PALCO, Inc.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Laura Willingham Milne grew up a few miles from East L.A. in a multi-cultural community.  A graduate of Scripps College, her early career focused on marketing with a specialty in mass-market fund raising for non-profits.  Since moving to Portland in 2004, Laura and her husband, Paul, have owned a wholesale home décor business located in Troutdale.

Laura’s recent board experience includes serving for six years on the board of trustees of First Unitarian Portland.  During her tenure, Laura sat on the finance committee and was the liaison to the church’s Foundation board.  In her final year on the board, Laura led the Privilege Examination Team, a board effort to understand the impact of privilege on the board of trustees.

A mom to one young adult, Laura’s life is deeply enriched by the presence of queer and transgender family members.

Lucas Newman

Managing Director & Wealth Manager, First Republic Bank
Pronouns: he/him/his

Lucas Newman is a Managing Director and Wealth Manager with First Republic Investment Management. Prior to joining First Republic in 2011, Mr. Newman worked for Wells Fargo’s Private Bank for over ten years, most recently as a Vice President and Investment Manager. His previous experience also includes working for a regional investment advisor in western Montana.

Mr. Newman received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Montana and is a Certified Investment Management Consultant professional. His work has led to recognition on a number of industry rankings, including the Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisors list in 2019 and 2020.

Actively serving his community, Mr. Newman serves on the Board of Directors for Outside In. He enjoys skiing, golfing, and spending time with his wife Lisa and daughter Lily.

Nancy Cox

Retired, Intel
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Nancy Gislason Cox grew up in Minneapolis and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota. She moved to Southern California to work in Advertising (AST Research, Ingram Micro) and rode the high-tech boom culminating in a wonderful 25-year career in management at Intel Corporation. While at Intel, Nancy received the highest honor the company bestows, The Intel Achievement Award, for her 2005 leadership directing 400 Intel Volunteers providing life-saving support to Red Cross Centers during the Hurricane Katrina Crisis in Louisiana. Nancy retired from Intel 2016.

Joining the Board of Outside In 2009, Nancy has served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Board and especially loves volunteering in the Agency’s Education and Employment Center as a Mock Interviewer for the Youth.

Intel relocated Nancy and her family to Portland in 1990, where she continues to live and enjoys a very close relationship with her two grown daughters. After an exciting life traveling around the world for work, these days Nancy enjoys doing more touring inside the U.S. as well as spending time at her cabin near the coast.


Retired Physician, Kaiser Permanente
Pronouns: he/him/his

Dr. Wu is a retired pediatric obesity specialist from Kaiser Permanente of Tualatin, Oregon. His special interests include obesity prevention in children and promoting healthy living for families. Dr. Wu has been a pediatrician with Kaiser since 1997 and is currently working on broadening the scope of healthcare to include collaboration with community organizations/businesses in addressing healthcare disparities. He received his bachelors from Stanford University and completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.

Rei Riordan


Care Coordinator, CareOregon
Pronouns: they/them

Rei Riordan is a non-binary, transgender individual whose passion for serving others stems from their own lived experience of overcoming many of the challenges people who are unhoused face today. Rei understands on a deeply personal level, that each of us has untapped courage, strength, and the potential for positive change and growth.

When Rei was just 16, they were living on the street and trying to get clean. They held onto the hope of one day being in a position to help others. Suffering from depression and the loss of a job, Rei became isolated and suicidal. Luckily, caring friends took Rei to their first appointment at Outside In’s health clinic.

“My physician and behavioral health counselor treated me with dignity and respect. This was a new experience for me in a health care setting and, it was a turning point in my life.”

Once Rei received the care they needed to be healthy, they set their sights on furthering their education. With the help and support of Outside In’s staff, Rei was able to attend college and become a certified Medical Assistant.

Today, through their career and volunteerism, Rei is fulfilling their mission of helping others who are struggling. Rei is currently a Care Coordinator at Housecall Providers, a member of the CareOregon family that offers home-based medical care to over 2,300 chronically ill and homebound individuals throughout the Portland metro area. Prior to their work with CareOregon, Rei was on staff at Outside In’s clinic and served as a Panel Manager, helping vulnerable patient populations on their journey to improved health.

Rei’s commitment to community service inspires others and is demonstrated each and every day through their compassion and persistence in helping individuals tap into their potential for positive growth and change. In their spare time, Rei volunteers as a board member at Outside In. They also enjoy spending time with friends, taking and editing photos, and singing karaoke.

Ryan Hood

Project Manager, Related Northwest
Pronouns: he/him/his

A native Oregonian, Ryan was born and raised in Eugene and has spent most of his life in Portland. After spending much of his career in banking, he followed his passion to affordable housing development at a time when it is needed most.

As Project Manager for Related Northwest, Mr. Hood is responsible for managing all aspects of the development process, from inception through completion, for Related’s affordable developments located throughout Oregon.

Prior to joining Related, Mr. Hood was a project manager for Central City Concern where he managed all aspects of acquisition, entitlements, structuring, and securing funding applications, design and construction. He has been involved with the development of more than 330 affordable housing units in various development phases.

Mr. Hood holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Linfield College in Oregon and is an Oregon licensed real estate broker and property manager. He enjoys the outdoors, skiing, fly-fishing, and spending time with his wife and son.

Steve Jones | MD


Retired Physician, Kaiser Permanente
Pronouns: he/him/his

Steve recently retired from Kaiser Permanente following a career as a Physician that spanned 31 years and two states –  Northern California and Oregon. He is board certified in internal medicine and completed his residency at Kaiser Santa Clara. Steve earned his undergraduate degree at Whitman College and attended Oregon Health and Science University’s medical school.

Steve was born and raised in Heppner, Oregon. He lives in Portland with his husband Don. Steve’s son, Parker will be starting his college career this fall at Willamette University.

Tom Lee


Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Northwest Bank
Pronouns: he/him/his

Tom Lee has 29 years of experience in the banking industry with a focus on commercial and industrial lending. He is a member of the Central Eastside Industrial Council, Portland Business Alliance, Risk Management Associates and the Oregon Bankers Association. In addition to his professional life, Tom is committed to serving his community as demonstrated by a 12 year history of coaching youth soccer and his role as a Cub Scout Den Leader. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Washington, a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School. In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, soccer, and traveling. He is an avid OSU Beaver and Portland Timbers fan.

Success Stories


As a patient at Outside In, the dignity, compassion, and respect that I was shown by staff truly had a lasting impact on me and directly resulted in me wanting to get involved in helping my community.


Outside In made me want to be around excellence. Outside In shaped me. It taught me how to be kind to people less fortunate.


When I came out as trans and reached out to the community for help, everyone had something good to say about Outside In.


Through these connections I was able to get into school and graduate as a Certified Medical Assistant


Through Outside In’s guidance and support, I was in my own apartment completely self-sufficient within a week.


If you met me today, you might never imagine I spent countless nights sleeping under the Burnside Bridge.