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David Martinez

Deputy Director for Internal Operations

Ph: 503-883-6881 | Em: davidm@latnet.org

David Martinez is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of operations, finances, and facilities. Born in Ontario, Oregon, David is from a farm worker background and was the first member of his family to graduate high school and college. His life experience brings a lens that is aligned with the mission of our organization and the communities we serve.

David previously worked at Oregon Health & Science University as the Diversity Manager for Student Recruitment & Retention, and brings more than 20 years experience in higher education student affairs. He has also served in policy roles for Multnomah County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffey, Oregon Primary Care Association and for the Oregon Education Investment Board. 

David currently serves on the Program Committee for City Club of Portland, and is a past board member of Cascade AIDS Project, Portland-Guadalajara Sister City Association, Latino Network and Outside In. He was the past Chair of the Annual Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference, the largest Latino youth conference in the Pacific NW.

He was a founding board member of Portland’s Q Center and co-founder of Portland Latino Gay Pride (now PDX Latinx Pride). David has served on the City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission and Charter Review Commission. Past honors include, 2009 Basic Rights Oregon Equality Champion Award (Portland/Metro), 2012 Q Center/GLAPN Queer Hero NW Award, 2012 PCC Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Award, and 2013 Unid@s LGBT Visible Project Honoree.