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Jen Website_0.pngJen Shin (she/her), Operations Manager, Email
Jen believes in equitably redistributing resources to marginalized communities and challenging dominant culture narratives, policies and systems that create and perpetuate disparities and injustice. With experience at agencies such as Central City Concern and New Avenues for Youth and a Master’s in Public Administration, Jen uses her nonprofit and project management knowledge to reimagine best practices and create inclusive systems and environments that value all. Through her own personal journey with addiction, Jen seeks to destigmatize mental health within BIPOC communities in her free time by sharing her story and critically reflecting through the written word.

 
 
Jessica Website (5) small.jpgJennifer Cruz Hernandez (she/her), Student Health Advocates Coordinator, Email
Jennifer had been a prior Student Health Advocate at OSBHA for three years. Now she comes as a Student Health Advocates Coordinator to pursue her passion in giving back to her community and wanting to help empower youth to make their own change. Jennifer graduated from Portland Community College and is starting her senior year at Pacific University with an interest in Public Health and Sociology. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and being a homebody with her dog. Her life purpose is to serve, empower, and inspire families and students. Everyone deserves to be represented. Everyone deserves to be heard. Everyone deserves an opportunity and be supported through it.

 


 
Jessica Website (5) small.jpgJessica Chambers(she/her), Administrative Coordinator, Email
Jessica has a passion for non-profit management work, and provides administrative support and management for several Oregon non-profit groups.  She also has several years experience in Government Relations for Human Services, Health Care and Housing non-profits. She is committed to creating policies and procedures that best serve Oregon and its most vulnerable citizens. 

 

 

Maureen Hinman(she/her), Interim Executive Director, EmailMaureen Website (1) Small.jpg
Maureen has been an advocate for school health services with the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance for the last nine years and has worked in public health for two decades. Prior to her work with OSBHA, Maureen worked in the Oregon Public Health Division doing program, policy, and operations work, provided health education internationally, and was the administrator of a youth-focused safety net clinic. With OSBHA she has worked with school health providers, school districts, and community partners to support the development of systems of school health supports for students. She has also overseen OSBHA’s policy initiatives, increasing legislative funding to double the number of school-based health centers, and leading development of legislation and technical assistance for Oregon’s trauma informed schools pilot projects.

 
  
mykia small.pngMykia Hernandez (she/her), Youth Engagement Specialist, Email
As the Youth Engagement Specialist at OSBHA, Mykia empowers youth to advocate for equitable access to healthcare for marginalized populations. She is an alumni of The University of Oregon’s Class of 2019, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She has since dedicated her life to empowering disenfranchised youth through her work with nonprofits throughout Oregon. She lives her life through a Black feminist lense which motivated her to become a trained birth doula and child birth educator. Her experience with childbirth influenced her dedication to making birth an empowering experience for Black women and femmes. She believes in and continues to be inspired by the following words by Audre Lorde: “...and that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength.”

 

 
 

Shian Gutierrez (she/her/ella), Community Partnerships Coordinator, EmailShian Website.png
Shian comes to OSBHA as a Community Partnership Coordinator to advocate and amplify the voices of the Latinx communities in Oregon. With over two decades of experience in the education sector in both Mexico and the United States and a Master's degree in Psycho-motor Skills Development, Shian has created unique bi-lingual curriculums and frameworks for schools and non-profit programs. In 2019 she joined Latino Network, where she still currently works, to create workforce and talent development programs. Through these experiences, Shian continues to build strong relationships with communities of color and public and private agencies in Oregon.