Meet the 2014 Women Who Lead Planning Committee

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The Equity Foundation has partnered with local women community leaders to plan and implement the 2014 Women Who Lead Luncheon. The committee chaired by passed award recipient, Sherri Murrell will take on the planning and implementation of this year’s event, and collectively decide on the 2014 award recipients.

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 amato_web Paula Amato OB/GYN, Fertility – OHSU Dr. Amato specializes in the science of caring for patients with infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, and menopausal issues. Her research interests include stem cells, metabolic-endocrine interactions, and environmental impacts on reproductive health. Dr. Amato finds her work intellectually stimulating and highly rewarding. The science of reproduction and connecting with individuals and families are what inspired her to pursue a career in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

 Annette Campista

Annette Campista AVP Store Manager – Umpqua Bank With over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, Annette dedicates her time in building strong relationships within her community.  As the AVP/Store Manager with Umpqua Bank, Annette actively volunteers her time with  Hillsboro Schools Foundation as a Board of Director.  Her commitment to the community has been fostered through participating in multiple nonprofit committees and boards within Washington & Multnomah county.


Cecilia Giron Adelante Chicas Program Director – Adelante Mujeres Cecilia joined Adelante Mujeres in 2010. She has over 18 years of experience working with at risk Latino children, youth, and families in Washington County. Prior to Adelante, she worked as program assistant at Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H and co-implemented the 4-H Tech Wizards program in Washington County.
 Lopez Reyna Lopez Director of Civic Engagement – CAUSA Reyna Lopez, is a dedicated advocate and young leader of the social justice and Latino Immigrant Rights movement. Inspired by her family’s own immigrant story in Oregon, she has always felt a great commitment to values of equality and representation. Reyna is a graduate of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. During her time at Willamette, she began working for Senator Ben Westlund in the 2007 Legislative Session, focusing on constituent issues like access to health care, and education. In 2009, Reyna became an organizer at the Bus Project, mobilizing thousands of young people to building a voice for a more forward thinking Oregon through people powered politics. Today, she is the Director of Civic Engagement at Causa, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Organization, building a base, coalitions, and a movement for Latino Immigrant Rights on the state and national levels.


Sherri Murrell (Event Chair) Head Coach – PSUI absolutely love working with people and spending time with my family. I have been teaching and leading for 22 years. I love the outdoors. I enjoy volunteering at my alma mater St. Mary’s Academy. I serve on the Equity Foundation Board to help fund equality. I am a member and coach at the Multnomah Athletic Club. You may find me on a basketball court, in a park with my kids, or at a local fundraising event.


Sue Orchard Dean, Counseling and Student Support Services – Chemeketa Community College Sue is a licensed psychologist who’s worked in higher education for the past 15 years. Her focus has been on diversity and inclusion, student success, and training. Her previous positions have included providing counseling support, disability services, cultural competency programming, and administration. Sue volunteers for Basic Rights Oregon’s Transgender Working Group, and has been actively involved in LGBTQ advocacy and support.


Natalie Sept District Representative – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Primary outreach to inner-Washington County and Multnomah County and point person for a diverse portfolio in the district office: Business, Arts & Culture, Trade, Superfund, District-Wide Transportation, Health Care, Women’s Issues, Social Services.


Judith Woodruff Principal Consultant – Woodruff StrategiesResults-driven executive with twelve years experience designing, developing and directing multi-sector, multi-year, multi-state strategic initiatives. Proven ability to provide collaborative leadership, cultivate deep funding and community partnerships, and develop strategies to scale up successful programs. Strong track-record of optimizing all systems and processes within an organization.

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