Leadership

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.

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Brandy Richardson | SHRM-CP, MPA

Human Resources Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Brandy has been supporting strategic and collaborative Human Resources practices for the past decade. Brandy is dedicated to serving others, and leverages her servant leadership mentality towards supporting organizations dedicated to the public good. Specific things she brings to Outside In are a unique focus on equity and inclusion in human resources and organizational practices, facilitating critical discussions at and across all levels of an organization, and balancing the needs of the employer with the needs of staff to fully support the needs of the organization overall.  

Brian Sexton

Brian Sexton

Youth Services Director

Pronouns: he/him/his

Brian has over 15 years of experience working in Human Services, with eight years of 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.

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KIKO GARCIA | EdD

Associate Executive Director

Pronouns: he/him/his
Kiko grew up in California’s South San Joaquin Valley in a small farm town called Porterville where his family thrived as farm laborers.  Kiko has spent much of his professional life in educational and nonprofit settings to help improve community outcomes in education, health, housing, economic development, and asset-building for families. Prior to joining Outside In as Associate Executive Director, Kiko worked as the Healthy Communities Director for DevNW, where he worked with underserved communities in the Mid-Willamette and Portland Metro Area. Kiko has regularly advocated at the local, state, and federal levels to secure funding for housing, small businesses, public projects, and underserved community initiatives. Kiko holds a BA in Political Science from San Francisco State University, a Master of Public Administration from University of San Francisco, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Neuroeducation from University of Portland. Kiko enjoys learning about music history, playing guitar, spending time outdoors, riding motorcycles, and attempting to cook random culinary delights.

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.

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Tess anawalt

Development Director

Pronouns: she/her

Tess Anawalt joined Outside In in 2015, transitioning from a career in corporate sales in the gourmet food industry so that she could connect with a mission-driven organization meaningfully improving the lives of people in her community. She found that at Outside In.

Tess began as the agency’s first Major Gift Officer and in her time she has led the agency’s tremendous growth in its major and planned giving programs. Her fundraising work has supported the expansion of existing programs as well as the opening of a second clinic location in East Multnomah County. Tess is responsible for directing and overseeing the agency’s fundraising and communications activities.

Raised in Southern Oregon, Tess received a BA in Communications from Lewis & Clark College. She lives in Northeast Portland with her husband and young daughter, with whom she enjoys hiking, camping, mushroom foraging, cooking, and gardening.  

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.

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.

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Hannah Hoffman

Attorney, Markowitz Herbold PC
Pronouns: she/her/hers

They say there is no such thing as a former journalist and Hannah Hoffman is a prime example.  Although she left her journalism career to pursue a law degree, Hannah brings strong communication, reasoning, and investigative skills to bear for her business litigation clients in both appellate and trial courts. Hannah is an excellent writer and oral advocate.

Most recently, Hannah served as a Clackamas County deputy district attorney, where she managed a caseload of 200 cases, tried five cases to verdict, prosecuted multiple civil commitment hearings before judges, and argued on behalf of the state on dozens of contested probation and diversion hearings, sentencing, and plea hearings.

Hannah was also an assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice’s Solicitor General’s Office.  She argued ten cases before the Oregon Court of Appeals and drafted and filed 45 appellate briefs.

She honed her legal skills as a law clerk for the Honorable Michael Mosman of the U.S. District Court of Oregon where she assisted with the drafting of opinions on behalf of the court.

During her journalism career, Hannah reported on politics, government, and education for the Willamette Week, McMinnville New-Register, and the Statesman Journal.

 

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Joe chapman

Secretary

Director of Human Resources, Vancouver Clinic
Pronouns: he/him/his

Joe Chapman is a mission driven leader committed to fostering trust and creativity for an inclusive, innovative, and effective community of service. Joe brings over a decade of experience in nonprofit leadership, human resources, and equity & inclusion to the OI team and has primary professional interests in human systems, social equity, and group dynamics and process. Joe received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Humboldt State University and a master’s of public administration from Portland State University. He is currently working as the HR Director at Vancouver Clinic and prior to that was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Central City Concern. Joe got his start working in nonprofit HR at Planned Parenthood.

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john Karp-Evans

Diversion Court Clinical Service Specialist, Multnomah County
Pronouns: he/him/his

John Karp-Evans is a Diversion Court Clinical Services Specialist with Multnomah County Health Department. John has over a decade of experience working with local nonprofits, specializing in transitional housing programs for justice involved individuals. His roles have included being a Recovery Mentor, Case Manager, Supervisor, and Associate Director.

He has helped develop and improve housing programs and integrate culturally specific services. John uses his experience of formerly being justice involved and currently in long term recovery from substance abuse, to help guide him in the work he does daily.

He enjoys spending time with his family, playing slow pitch softball, and barbecuing.  

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.

PHIL WU M.D.

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.

Steve Jones | MD

President

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

Steve retired in 2018 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 is a Junior at Willamette University majoring in Psychology and Studio Arts with plans to continue with Psychology in graduate school.

Tom Lee

Tom Lee

Treasurer

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.

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YOana Molina Marcial

Community Leader, Health Advocate & Educator, Guerreras Latinas
Pronouns: ella/she/her/nosotras

Yoana Molina is a natural leader, advocate and activist committed to bringing social justice, unity and prosperity to her community. In her more than 23 years as a volunteer with the Latino community and from her own experience, she learned about the different needs and barriers that the BIPOC community has to face every day.  It was for this need that she founded Guerreras Latinas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women through information and education, and over the last six years has managed to serve over 500 hundred women and their families.

Yoana Molina has dedicated her life to building safe and healthy communities in the U.S. and in Mexico.   In her previous role as Director of Operations for the Rosewood Initiative, Yoana had the opportunity to engage with over 100 partner organizations to bring resources and services to the Rosewood neighborhood.  From managing a government department for the prevention of addiction and STDs, collaborating with stakeholders to deliver social services to vulnerable populations, to educating Multnomah County residents about preventing domestic violence and sexual assault, Yoana is a role model for caring deeply about community and those who have historically been oppressed. In addition to her board role at Outside In, Yoana is currently a member of East Portland Resilient Coalition and leads Guerreras Latinas.  Yoana is also an immigrant from Chautengo Guerrero Mexico and a mother of three kids.

When Yoana is not serving the community, it is probably because she is enjoying life with her family, running, writing poetry, dancing with friends, watching movies or just getting ready for the next day.

Success Stories

Anthony

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.

Shay

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

River

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

Rei

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

Jason

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

Anna

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

Ollie

I wanted independence and stability. I wanted to belong. I found Outside In.

Courtney

Housing at Outside In is so much more than a roof over your head. The staff is helpful and amazing. They were always there for us anticipating our needs. Finally, we weren’t hungry anymore and we were safe.

Ramad

I feel safe at Outside In. I love Outside In people. How they love us, care for us. The wonderful and fresh food, the health care, the accommodations, the hospitalities. People talking to me, listening to me. Changing lives. It is a great moment.

Adrianna

By the time I was 17, I didn't trust anybody...except Outside In. The staff took my concerns seriously, and took a holistic approach. They protected me.