Constituent Services, Scheduling, Media Contacts
Mustafa Washington, Constituent Services Specialist. Mustafa responds to constituent concerns and correspondence. He has a Master’s of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership from Warner Pacific College, and a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Warner Pacific College. He joined Mayor Hales’ staff after five years of working in patient care with Oregon’s largest health care system. Among his proudest accomplishments: Mustafa is the first person in his immediate family to complete a Master’s degree program. Mustafa grew up in Northeast Portland, and loves to try new restaurants, play basketball, and hang out with family and friends.
Trevaun Myrie, Administrative Support Specialist. Trevaun assists the constituent services specialist with correspondence, and supports policy staff. He is currently a freshman at Portland Community College, working toward becoming a HVAC Technical Specialist. He is a recent 2016 graduate from Jefferson High School-Middle College for Advanced Studies. Among his proudest accomplishments: Trevaun participated in the Nike Creation Project Experience program for two years. Trevaun grew up in Jamaica, is a huge fan of soccer and player of the sport. He loves music, dancing, movies and cars.
William McMillen, Special Assistant to the Mayor. William provides specialized administrative, analytical, and managerial support to the Mayor and the Mayor’s Office; he also represents the Mayor at community events and internal City meetings. He has a bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned his juris doctor from Willamette University, and an LL.M. from Columbia University. William joined Mayor Hales’ staff after nearly a decade in the legal field. Among his proudest accomplishments: serving as a White House Intern in the Office of the Vice President; earning the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America (the Eagle Scout Award): and completing the 2012 Portland City Marathon. William and his partner, Andres, live in the Montavilla neighborhood. Some of the many activities they enjoy together in the Portland area include: hiking and camping, practicing yoga, and going to the gym and the movies.
Brian Worley, Public Information Officer. Brian manages communications for the mayor, including media inquiries and online presence (social media, information dashboard, and website). He has a bachelor’s in Environmental Science and a Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate, from Oregon State University. He joined Mayor Hales’ staff after working in various offices at the Oregon State Legislature since 2008, most recently working for the Oregon Senate Majority Office and Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick (D-West Portland, Tigard), and former Majority Leader, Senate President Pro Tempore Diane Rosenbaum (D-SE Portland, Milwaukie). Among his proudest accomplishments: Supporting the successful passage of Oregon’s first legislatively adopted redistricting maps in 30 years, and receiving the Boy Scouts of America highest rank of Eagle Scout. Brian is a proud, third-generation Oregonian raised in North Portland, graduating from Lincoln High School, and currently lives in the Lents neighborhood with his wife, Heidi, and two cats. He loves everything OSU Beavers and Portland Trail Blazers, and enjoys cooking fresh, local food and trying new restaurants.
Office of Youth Violence Prevention
Antoinette Edwards, Director of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention. Antoinette oversees the office that works with the community to create healthy outcomes for youth. Antoinette served as the first Diversity and Volunteer Services director for the Oregon Trail Chapter for the American Red Cross. She has a bachelor’s in education from Portland State University. She joined Mayor Hales’ staff from former Mayor Sam Adams’ administration. Among her proudest accomplishments: Receiving the 2009 Gladys McCoy Citizen Involvement Award, and receiving the 2013 Social Justice Fund Northwest's Jeanette Rankin Award for being a tireless, lifelong activist. Other honors include the 2015 Equity Foundation "Women Who Lead" award, and the 2012 Big Brothers and Big Sisters Northwest Organization "Community Impact" award. Antoinette lives in Northeast Portland, and has 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She founded the first Black PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) chapter in the nation, and loves spoken word, reading, and reading to children.
Tom Peavey, Policy Manager for the Office of Youth Violence Prevention. Tom manages policy, grants and outreach for the office. He has a bachelor’s in police science administration from Washington State University. Prior to joining Mayor Hales’ staff, he was a staff member for former mayors Tom Potter and Sam Adams. He served as a Crime Prevention Coordinator in the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement from 2004 to 2006, following a 31-year career as an officer with the Portland Police Bureau (1973 to 2004). Among his proudest accomplishments: Receiving the Portland Police Bureau Medal of Valor. Tom enjoys baseball, and in 2000, he was a Little League World Series Baseball coach. In 2006 he visited Cuba with the USA Baseball U18 team.
Tera Pierce, Chief of Staff. Tera manages staff and policy, and is liaison to the Office of Government Relations. She has a bachelor’s in social work from Portland State University. She joined Mayor Hales’ staff from the Oregon State Legislature’s House Majority Office. Among her proudest accomplishments: Getting Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) and Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson (D-Portland) — the first Latina to serve in the Oregon Legislature — elected to office. Tera lives in the Sunnyside neighborhood, loves politics, the Trail Blazers and the New York Yankees. She’s consignment shop savvy, and enjoys exploring Portland with her 9-year-old son, Elliott, and two dogs, Cookie and Otis.
Diana Nunez, Deputy Chief of Staff. Diana supports the Chief of Staff to manage staff and policy. Additionally, Diana manages community outreach for the mayor, c community outreach for the mayor, creating opportunities for the mayor and policy directors to engage the city’s diverse communities in policymaking and initiatives, as well as developing creative strategies to help the Mayor’s Office deepen and expand its partnerships with the larger community. She has a bachelor’s in microbiology and clinical laboratory science from the University of Texas, Austin, and a master’s in library research and information science from the University of Washington, Seattle. She joined Mayor Hales’ staff from the Multnomah County Library’s early childhood programs. Among her proudest accomplishments: Working with communities of color of Portland and Multnomah County to promote and teach early literacy skills to families and educators. Diana lives in the Rose City neighborhood with her partner Deb and two kids. Her second home is the gym, and she can be a bit of a gym rat. You may recognize Diana from her roles as an extra on several Nickelodeon TV shows and movies.
Nicole A. Grant, Senior Policy Analyst. Nicole works on policy issues related to public safety, and supports the liaison to the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue. She has a bachelor’s in Latin American Studies from Yale University, and a juris doctor from Columbia University. She joined Mayor Hales’ staff after working as an attorney in Baltimore, Maryland. Among her proudest accomplishments: planning and hosting a conference on the juvenile justice system in New York City, which drew on the knowledge and experiences of concerned community members, commissioners, and New York City youth; passing the New York State bar exam; and mastering her mother’s curried shrimp dish. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Nicole moved to Portland in May 2015, and now lives in the Nob Hill neighborhood with her partner, Jesse, and his son. Nicole is a first-generation American (by way of Jamaica), a fan of the Oregon Ducks, and a voracious consumer of Haribo gummy bears.
Zach Klonoski, Policy Advisor. Zach serves as the liaison to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, assisting with policy related to sustainability and the environment. He is a “double duck,” with a bachelor’s in political science and a juris doctor, with a specialty in environmental law, from the University of Oregon. He joined Mayor Hales’ staff in November 2014. Among his proudest accomplishments: During the 2008 election cycle he served as executive director of a nonprofit that focused on registering historically disenfranchised populations to vote; he served as campaign manager for House Majority Leader Rep. Val Hoyle (D-Eugene, Junction City); and is currently serving on the board of directors for Basic Rights Oregon’s Equality PAC. Zach lives in North Portland, and loves to run. He’s completed four marathons (personal record: 2 hours, 58 minutes) and in 2013 completed the Boston Marathon.
Rachael Wiggins, Council and Special Appropriations Grant Manager. Rachael manages the mayor's City Council policy items, coordinates Council items among Commissioners' offices, and manages special appropriations grants. She has a bachelor’s in history from Northwestern University. She joined Mayor Hales’ staff from All Hands Raised, an educational nonprofit. Among her proudest accomplishments: Being promoted to policy assistant, and becoming the office expert on council proceedings. Rachael lives in North Tabor with her boyfriend and her amazing 9-year-old shelter dog, Hunter. Rachael has a weekly trivia team, played violin for 10 years, recently tiled her kitchen all by herself, and can rewire a light.
Ben Mauro, Houseless Policy Advisor. Ben manages issues related to housing, homelessness and livability and is the liaison to the City-County Joint Office of Homeless Services. He has a bachelor’s in Public Health from Tulane University, and a master’s in Global Policy Studies with a focus on water and sanitation in rural India from the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined Mayor Hales from the Office of Management & Finance. Among his proudest accomplishments: Working alongside disenfranchised communities to bring their wants, rights, and needs into the policy conversation. Ben lives in the Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood, with his partner Amy and their orange tabby Javier, and enjoys camping, hiking, and biking.
Stephon Hartley, Policy Assistant. Stephon assists part-time with administrative and policy support for the mayor’s office. Stephon is also a Senior Administrative Specialist for the City’s Office of Equity & Human Rights. Among his proudest accomplishments: completing twice the Black Male Achievement summer youth experience, focused on emotional intelligence and program development; and contributing to the successful pilot program for the Mayor’s Community Center Initiative, now in its second year providing free youth passes to teen programming at Portland Parks and Recreation. Stephon is a graduate of Jefferson High School, and is currently enrolled at Portland Community College pursuing a degree in Political Science. He enjoys basketball, music, and the outdoors.