Principal & Executive Vice President | Metropolitan Group
As MG’s multicultural engagement practice leader, Maria Elena designs and implements public will building campaigns and programs to increase participation and engagement, change attitudes and behaviors and amplify the power of voice of traditionally hard-to-reach communities.
She holds a master’s in business administration with an emphasis in international marketing from Portland State University and a bachelor’s in languages from Georgetown University. She recently moved back to Portland after opening and leading MG’s Washington, D.C. office for twelve years.
Nate Waas Shull, Vice-Chair
Vice President of Partnerships | All Hands Raised
Nate Waas Shull works as Vice President of Partnerships at All Hands Raised where he helps lead a community-wide effort to ensure equity and excellence in education for all Portland and Multnomah County students from cradle to career.
Nate previously served as a policy advisor to two Portland mayors focused on youth engagement and education. Nate also served as director of a non-profit mentoring program for Latino youth in Portland Public Schools. A native of the Midwest, he spent his first year in Portland as an advocate for youth with developmental disabilities through an AmeriCorps member placement. Nate’s work is guided by the conviction that equitable educational opportunities form the foundation for a just and prosperous community.
Alan Finn, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer | Lewis & Clark College
Alan has 25 years of accounting and finance experience in a variety of public and private industry organizations. The 10 most recent in higher education; including at the State University of New York and as the Associate Vice President of Budget and Finance for Portland State University, as well as his current position as CFO at Lewis & Clark College
Alan earned a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Clarkson University, and a Masters in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College at the State University of New York at Albany. In his free time he enjoys hiking, cycling, reading, and spending time with his son.
Annette Campista, Secretary
Vice President/Store Manager | Umpqua Bank
With over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, Annette dedicates her time in building strong relationships within her customer and community. As the Vice President/Store Manager with Umpqua Bank, Annette actively volunteers her time with Hillsboro Schools Foundation as a Board of Director and proud to serve as a Board of Director for the Latino Network.
Annette is a proud graduate of the UCLA Latino Leadership, Hispanic Metropolitan Leadership, City of Hillsboro Leadership, and Unidos of Oregon. Her commitment to the community has been fostered through participating in multiple nonprofit committees and boards within Washington & Multnomah County.
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