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Chief of Staff
Michael was previously Mayor Wheeler’s Communications Director at Oregon State Treasury. He has more than a decade of experience in campaigns and government in Oregon and California.
Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Operations
Kristin most recently served as Mayor Wheeler’s Chief of Staff in the Oregon State Treasury, where she previously served as Policy Director. Earlier, she was an aide to Oregon State Senator Richard Devlin. She was elected to serve on the Lake Oswego City Council at the age of 22 from 2007 to 2010 and worked for a plastics recycling company in Portland. Kristin holds a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and is a member of the Oregon State Bar.
Director of Bureau Relations
Kyle has worked in City government since 2006 when he began in former Mayor Tom Potter’s office, after previously working in the private sector. Since that time, Chisek has worked both in capital project management in the Policy, Planning, and Projects group as well as Program Development in the Development, Permitting, and Transit group. Chisek was also the project manager for the City of Portland’s Smart City Challenge grant application to the US Department of Transportation.
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Jennifer serves as a key political strategist, managing and cultivating external relationships on behalf of Mayor Wheeler. She also coordinates community partnerships around key issues involving the mayor’s priorities. She previously worked as Ted Wheeler’s Transition Manager, leading policy discussions to help develop the mayor’s priority issues. She also served as Finance Director for Ted Wheeler’s mayoral campaign. Jennifer has more than a decade of state and federal legislative experience in Georgia and Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Georgia State University.
Elisabeth began working in the Mayor’s Office as a Hatfield Fellow focused on resiliency after graduating from Tulane University with a M.S. in Disaster Resilience Leadership. From there, she became the Mayor’s Senior Policy Advisor focused on Resiliency as the liaison to the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM), Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC), and leading Smart Cities initiatives throughout the City. As the liaison to BOEC, she worked with the Mayor to hire a new Director and is proceeding to work with the Mayor and Human Resources to hire a new PBEM Director. As the leader on Smart Cities efforts, Elisabeth successfully implemented a partnership with AT&T on transportation sensors and is engaging the private sector in partnerships.
As a Changemaker at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, Elisabeth received The Victor C. Alvarez Spark Innovation Award as initial funding to start the MyNew Orleans Photo Project in 2016. The project aims to increase awareness and reduce stigma around homelessness in New Orleans.
Elisabeth hopes to transfer her skills working with both marginalized groups and disaster professionals to make communities more resilient through engagement, training, and community informed decision-making.
Berk attended the University of California, Davis School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2005. Berk received his undergraduate degree from the Colorado College where he received his B.A. in Sociology in 2000. He comes to us from Perkins Coie where he did contract work in the commercial litigation department and was previously with Molina Healthcare, Inc. where he served as in-house counsel.
Michelle most recently served as an aide to Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack, where she advised the commissioner on issues relating to early learning, food policy, public safety and land use. After studying History at the University of Oregon, Michelle worked for non-profits and then as a legislative assistant for then-Representative Michael Dembrow and Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek.
Prior joining Mayor Wheeler’s Office, Cupid worked as a Senior Housing Policy Analyst with the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) after joining the bureau in 2015. As a member of the Policy team, Cupid has overseen the development and implementation of the Bureau’s North/Northeast Housing Preference Policy, lead the development of the racial equity plan, worked as the bureau’s district liaison to Northeast Portland, and worked to help develop and staff both the Stakeholder Advisory Board and the Bond Oversight Committee associated with the General Obligation Bond. Prior to joining PHB, Cupid worked for the Department of Housing Services of Washington County from 2003-2015.
Cupid earned his high school diploma from Portland’s Wilson High School, Played college basketball at Western Oregon University, and graduated with his Bachelors in business from Warner Pacific College. He also earned both his Graduate degree in Real Estate Development and his Masters in Public Administration from Portland State University.
In addition to his work experience, Cupid has a vested interest in volunteerism and bettering the city of Portland. He has served as a board member of The Re-Building Center, and the Trail Blazers “Make It Better” foundation Professional Board. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and the President of the Urban League of Portland’s Young Professional’s Chapter.
In his spare time, he can be found reminding his kids that he is better than them at basketball, working on his house, traveling, reading, or enjoying one of Portland’s various local ciders.
Senior Policy Advisor
Nicole joins the Wheeler Administration as a Senior Policy Advisor after having served as the Senior Policy Analyst and Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Liaison for the Hales Administration. As Senior Policy Analyst, Nicole has primarily worked on public safety policy issues, particularly those falling under the DOJ settlement agreement. Nicole moved to Portland in May 2015 after practicing law in Baltimore, MD. Nicole is a Maryland native, and a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School.
Senior Policy Advisor
Andrea most recently served as Portland City Hall’s first Policy and Outreach Advisor dedicated to East Portland and coalition engagement under Commissioner Novick, where she advised on transportation, housing, public safety, budget,worker friendly, and government affairs policy, and developed regional strategies on displacement mitigation in economic development and transportation projects. Andrea is the first and only person of color serving on the David Douglas SchoolBoard, and was recently named one of Portland’s Top 10 Social Change Makers by Prichard Communications. She earned her BA from the University of Oregon and is pursuing an Executive Masters of Public Administration at Portland State University’s Hatfield School of Government.
A lifelong Portlander, Sophia worked as an editor at Willamette Week and KATU News before joining the Office of the Mayor in February 2018 as a Communications Writer. She graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon. She enjoys salad rolls and biking to work.
Policy Advisor and Community Affairs Liaison
Seraphie serves as a Policy Advisor and Community Liaison to Mayor Wheeler. As a Policy Analyst, Seraphie has primarily worked on homelessness, livability, housing and education policy issues. Seraphie also serves as the Mayor’s liaison for issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community. Seraphie received her B.A. in English and Gender Studies from Lewis & Clark College. She previously worked in education and continues to work with young adults as a Ultimate Frisbee coach.
Environmental and Sustainability Policy Advisor
Amy serves as a Policy Advisor to the Mayor on environmental, sustainability and climate issues. She also works as a liaison for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Prior to joining Mayor Wheeler’s staff, she worked as a Communications Director for Eric Burnette in Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District and in a communications-based position for Joe Trippi & Associates.
Amy has also worked in advocacy and outreach roles with the Oregon League of Conservation Voters and Renew Oregon, primarily on policy working to create clean energy jobs in Oregon. She also served briefly as a constituent liaison in Salem for the Kitzhaber administration. She earned a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Public Service/Civic Leadership from Portland State University, and will graduate with a Master’s in Political Communication from American University in Washington, D.C. in December of 2018.
In her spare time, Amy is an avid hiker and general outdoor enthusiast. She loves landscape photography and CrossFit, and is always game for an adventure.
Community Relations Advisor
Amber worked as a Constituent Services intern for Mayor Ted Wheeler before being hired on as the Mayor’s Constituent Services Specialist and Community Relations Advisor. Amber’s roles include addressing the questions and concerns of Portlanders, informing constituents, assisting in planning community outreach events and supporting policy advisors. Amber was drawn to public service after years of experience in the hospitality industry. She is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Political Science from Portland State University. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, cooking and travel.
A native Portlander, Lisa has held a variety of jobs and is jack of a lot of trades, including years of experience performing executive-level administrative and managerial support. Lisa has a BA in Graphic Design from Portland State University. She always votes and loves the arts.
Constituent Services Manager
Mustafa 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. Prior to joining Mayor Wheeler's staff, he was a staff member for Mayor Hales as the Constituent Service Specialist and later promoted to Executive Assistant. Among his proudest accomplishments: Mustafa is the first person in his immediate family to complete a Master’s degree program.
Constituent Services and Policy Intern
A Portland native, who attended Jefferson High School where she served on the Student Council and represented Jefferson in the Student Advisory Committee for the Superintendent of PPS. Currently attending Howard University, majoring in Clinical Laboratory Science on the pre-medicine track. Her career goal is to become a physician that primarily works with underserved/underrepresented communities.
Constituent Services Specialist
Trevaun provides services to constituents and supports policy staff. He graduated from Jefferson High School-Middle College for Advanced Studies. Among his accomplishments: Trevaun has participated in a Nike Creation Project Experience (NPCE) program for two years. Trevaun grew up in Jamaica, big fan of soccer and he is also player of the sport. Loves music, dancing, movies and cars.
Constituent Services Specialist
As a native Portlander, Lucy is thankful to be a part of the Mayor’s team where she helps to support the staff a. Lucy believes that her work, and the work of the office, is constantly dedicated to make the City of Portland a more beautiful place for all its residents. Lucy has been a Rose Festival Princess for St. Mary’s Academy, as well as creating and teaching a film class for young women at Reynold’s Middle School. Lucy is a student at Reed College and is currently studying to be a Political Science major Her intent is to attend graduate school for law.
Director of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention
Antoinette served as the first Diversity and Volunteer Services Director for the Oregon Trail Chapter for the American Red Cross. She has a Bachelors in education from Portland State University. She joins Mayor Wheeler's staff from working with Mayor Adams and Mayor Hales respective administrations. Among her proudest accomplishments: the Gladys McCoy Citizen Involvement Award in 2009, Social Justice Fund Northwest’s Jeanette Rankin Award for being a tireless lifelong activist in 2013, and the Equity Foundation's “Women Who Lead“ award in 2015. Antoinette founded the first Black PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) chapter in the nation. Antoinette lives in NE Portland and enjoys being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loves spoken word, reading, reading to children and the art of Feng Shui.
Policy Manager for the Office of Youth Violence Prevention
Tom has a bachelor’s in Police Science Administration from Washington State University. Prior to joining Mayor Wheeler’s staff, he was a staff member as the policy manager of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention for former mayors Tom Potter, Sam Adams, Charlie Hales as well as Commissioner Dan Saltzman. Tom served as a Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement (2004 to 2006), following a 31-year career as an officer with the Portland Police Bureau (1973 to 2004).
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