Meet our newest board members
By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager
We are so excited to add six new board members to an already talented and dedicated team. Meet our newest members below.
Queta González National Programs Director, Center for Diversity & the Environment
Queta is the National Programs Director for the Portland-based Center for Diversity & the Environment, where her work includes design and delivery of strategic engagement sessions, facilitation of both the Environment 2042 cohort and Exploring Power, Privilege and Tools for Change retreats, coordination of Equity Audits, leadership coaching and organizational consulting.
Her experiences run wide and deep, amounting to a litany of professional roles: assistant curator of an invertebrate museum; experiential and wilderness-based educator; recreation planner; advocate and educator with at-risk youth; gang rescue team; adolescent health care advocate and educator; food security advocate; champion of early childhood education; trainer; as well as serving in numerous leadership roles. Her life and work have thus been characterized by the advancement of diverse, inclusive and equitable environments and a deep connection to rivers, land and wilderness.
Kristin is an organizational development consultant specializing in intercultural relations and diversity. Since 2004, Kristen Lensen Consulting has assisted corporate, public-sector and non-profit clients in managing organizational change and creating more equitable, inclusive and productive work environments. Her clients come from a range of fields – environmental consulting, law enforcement and community justice, health and human services, academia, retail sales and public administration. Her focus is on helping clients to improve their business performance by better serving their customers, their employees and their community.
Previously, Kristin worked for CH2M HILL, where she served as intercultural services director, as a management consultant to external clients, and as human resources manager involved in curriculum development and training. She earned her master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from Antioch University and a bachelor’s degree in management from Marylhurst University.
Lake is a senior transportation planner at Metro and is currently managing the development of the Regional Active Transportation Plan. She is a passionate believer in the power of the bicycles to enrich lives. She sees the Community Cycling Center transforming lives and is excited to be part of that work. Susan B. Anthony said, “Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” Lake has had that experience and believes that it is true for everyone, and that the Community Cycling Center is helping to make it happen in Portland.
Keil is a trial lawyer at Stoll Berne. He represents individual and corporate clients in all manner of complex business litigation, including securities and financial fraud litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, contract disputes, franchise disputes, and trade secrets litigation.
Keil began volunteering at the Community Cycling Center’s drop-in nights in 2010 and also served on the Center’s Finance Committee. He is excited to deepen his involvement with the Center as a board member and to support and help shape our efforts to expand access to bicycling.
The only child of an immigrant mother from Taiwan and an Army veteran from Missouri, Vivian grew up in inner-city Chicago, where a passion for working with diverse communities and a desire to live in a more temperate climate brought her to Portland in 2008. She’s been lucky enough to pursue her dreams of continuing good work with the people and places that need it most, first with affordable housing in Outer Southeast Portland neighborhoods at ROSE Community Development, and now advocating for urban Environmental Justice at OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon. To add a bit of excitement in her life, Vivian enjoys racing bikes both on the road and on the velodrome and is excited to join the board of the Community Cycling Center to continue to engage residents of Portland in experiencing cycling as a safe, fun and healthful way to enjoy all that our city and region has to offer.
Jackie is the Sustainability Program Manager for Cambia Health Solutions, a Portland, Oregon-based health solutions company. Jackie works to embed sustainability into the company’s planning, decision-making, operations and culture.
Jackie lives with a dog and two cats in the Alberta neighborhood in NE Portland. She has long been a fan of the Community Cycling Center, donating bikes and other gear, taking her bikes in for repairs, buying gear, and providing financial support to the organization both personally and through Cambia funds. She likes to garden, but tends to spend most of her free time training for long distance bike rides. She rode Cycle Oregon for the past four years. During the 2013 Cycle Oregon, she volunteered at the Community Cycling Center charging station.
She holds an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is currently working toward a certificate in social entrepreneurship at Portland State University. She is also a certified Master Recycler.