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Karis Stoudamire-Phillips is vice president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Community Initiatives at Moda Health and Delta Dental of Oregon.
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 14 May 2024

ernesto fonseca PhD courtesy oregon community foundation introErnesto Fonseca, PhD (Photo courtesy Oregon Community Foundation)Oregon Community Foundation’s Board of Directors has elected two new members who bring extensive experience in community engagement and housing development.


Karis Stoudamire-Phillips
 is vice president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Community Initiatives at Moda Health and Delta Dental of Oregon. Ernesto Fonseca is CEO of Hacienda Community Development Corporation, a long-time OCF partner that strengthens families by providing affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities. After a unanimous vote, Stoudamire-Phillips and Fonseca join the 15-member board that oversees Oregon’s statewide community foundation.

"On behalf of Oregon Community Foundation Board of Directors, I welcome Karis and Ernesto into this exciting evolution of philanthropic potential in Oregon,” said Lane Shetterly, board chair of Oregon Community Foundation. “New leadership means new opportunities for discovery and meaningful impact in a state hungry for positive change in Oregonian’s daily lives.” 

"The foundation’s next stage of growth will depend upon our ability to bring Oregonians together around the state to deliver bold solutions with innovative resources,” said Lisa Mensah, president and CEO of Oregon Community Foundation. “Karis and Ernesto bring tremendous experience and insight to advance our work.”

Stoudamire-Phillips and Fonseca replace former board chair Kimberly Cooper and board member Patrick Criteser, who both served 8 years on the OCF Board of Directors. 

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