Leadership

Senior Leadership Team

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

Nikki Alcala | MSN, RN

Clinic Operations Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

Nikki Alcala is an experienced public health nurse executive who is passionate about health education, sexual and reproductive healthcare, social justice, and patient advocacy. She is a passionate servant leader who strives to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion to her work on both a micro and macro level. Nikki works to empower health care leaders to remove barriers in health care settings so that patients receive the best care available.

Nikki proudly has over 15 years of nursing and leadership experience. She has worked in several nursing specialties but feels drawn to working in population health.  Her focus is on underserved and disenfranchised communities, including individuals experiencing homelessness, those living with HIV/AIDS, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Outside of nursing, Nikki enjoys yoga and running as well as pizza and sweet red wine (life is all about balance). She is happy to support her home teams: the Timbers, the Thorns, and the Rose City Rollers.

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.

Bonnie Ross | MBA, CIA

Finance Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Bonnie Ross joined Outside In as the Finance Director in June 2016. She is an experienced finance and accounting leader with more than fifteen years of experience improving the financial performance of organizations in staffing, healthcare, and not-for profit organizations through leadership in budget, business case modeling, and analysis. She has worked in the healthcare industry as a Chief Financial Officer for FQHCs in both California and Oregon, and as a Finance Director for the nation’s largest healthcare staffing organization. As a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) she understands the importance of compliance, GAAP, and adherence to Federal Guidelines and Regulations. Bonnie lives with her husband and their two dogs, Lucy and Hugo, and enjoys canning fruits and vegetables and boating during the summer months.

Heather Brown | MA Counseling Psychology

Youth Services Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Heather has over 25 years of experience working with mental health, housing, integrated behavioral health, and other social services. Heather joined the Outside In team in 1998 as the Youth Services Director, overseeing the organization’s comprehensive support services for homeless transition age youth including transitional and permanent supportive housing, employment and education services, and LGBTQIA+ supports. Heather received her BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University and her MA in Counseling Psychology from St. Martin’s College. A native to Portland, Heather enjoys creating amazing meals, playing cards with her family, and urban chicken farming.

Lori Slaughter

Development Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Lori is a seasoned philanthropy professional and brings over 20 years of non-profit experience to her role at Outside In. She has worked with organizations of all sizes including the University of California – Los Angeles Foundation, Oregon Health and Science University Foundation, United Way of Greater Los Angeles as well as Forward Step and Inner City Industry, non-profit start-ups in Southern California. Lori’s areas of expertise include Development Operations, High Impact Philanthropy, Medical Sciences & Research, Major Gifts and Endowments.

“My professional mission is to help people make informed and thoughtful decisions about how they direct their philanthropy AND, to be a tireless advocate for the protection of donor intent.”

Lori lives in Portland and enjoys horseback riding and taking her dog Hunter on long walks around the neighborhood. Her community interests include affordable housing, animal welfare and social justice issues such as health care and reproductive rights. Lori serves on the Oregon Health Forum’s planning committee and is a member of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable.

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.

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.

PHIL WU M.D.

President

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

Vice President

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

Secretary

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

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.

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.

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.

Mike Plunkett | DDS, MPH

Associate Director for Strategy and Business Development, Kaiser Permanente Dental Associates
Pronouns: he/him/his

Mike was born and raised in Arkansas, where he also attended college. He completed dental school and public health training in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Portland in 2007. Mike’s family is happy to call the beautiful North West home. As a dentist, he feels fortunate to have the unique opportunity to partner with patients to improve their overall health in Kaiser Permanente’s integrated system.

Mike is a general dentist whose practice is primarily focused on oral surgery procedures. His core philosophy in clinical care is that every patient deserves the highest quality of care and service that he can provide.

In his spare time, Mike loves to spend time with family and friends. He also enjoys cooking, sports, and exploring Oregon’s wonderful forests and coastline.

Mike earned his doctorate in dentistry at University of Missouri, Kansas City, Dental School in 2004.

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.

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.

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 Ban 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.

Laura Willingham Milne

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.

Success Stories

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.

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