Susan Stoltenberg, Executive Director
Susan is a recognized leader in the Portland community, having served as executive director of many agencies over the past 30 years, including Cascade AIDS Project, Mt. Scott Park Center for Learning, The New Rose Theatre and Open Adoption & Family Services. Susan also currently serves as Executive Director of Impact NW. Her education includes Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Portland State University with a major in journalism and pre-law/social science. She has demonstrated successful leadership skills in non-profit organizational, financial and program development, education, marketing,advocacy, fundraising and outreach. She has served in a number of politically related capacities including, as a Commissioner on the Housing and Community Development Commission (2004-2007), a Board member at Southeast Uplift (2004-2006), a member of the SUN Service System Task Force (2006-2007), and on the Special Needs Committee of the Housing and Community Development Commission (2004-2007). Currently, Susan is a Commissioner on the Washington County Commission on Children and Families and is a member of the subcommittee on Community Schools for the Oregon State Commission on Children & Families.
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Patricia Martin, Program Manager, Domestic Violence Services
Patricia started her career at the YWCA as a domestic violence services volunteer and children’s program coordinator leaving behind a lucrative career in retail management to pursue her life long passion of working with and empowering survivors of domestic violence. Patricia is currently studying to become a life coach to further assist the women and families of the YWCA.
Mamak Tabrizian, Director of Senior & Adults with Disabilities Services
Mamak has been with Impact NW for 27 years. In her current position, which she has held since 1999, Mamak oversees all agency services for seniors and adults with disabilities, including transportation, case management, educational and recreational activities, and caregiver support. Mamak holds a B.A. in Communications from Lewis & Clark College and an M.S. in Counseling Education from Portland State University. She is a certified mediator and is fluent in Farsi. Mamak also sits on the Regional Transportation Coordinating Council’s Executive Committee. In addition to spending time with her family, Mamak is incredibly active in her life outside of Impact NW. She’s an active participant in Portland’s Iranian community and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Iranian Seniors’ Club, amongst her many other commitments.
Dara Snyder, Social Justice Program Manager
Dara has been working for social justice in different capacities for over ten years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University, and has previously worked as a case manager, community organizer and policy advocate, as well as the Program Director for multiple crisis alleviation services (including food, clothing and housing). Her work has spanned the country and the globe – she has lived and worked for social transformation in Philadelphia, Delaware, Guatemala and India. She is excited to now be in Portland and making a meaningful and lasting contribution through advocacy, community organizing and education.