Lisha Shrestha- Executive Director

She joined DMA as an Interim Executive Director on Jan 2018 and took a permanent role from July 2018. She brings her 13 years of local and international experience to the work. She has previously worked at IRCO, the City of Portland New Portlander Program, and Elders in Action. At present, she is also pursuing her doctoral degree at Portland State University. Her involvement with the diverse community in Portland brought her recognition in the form of the PSU President’s Diversity Award in 2015 and Community Leader of the Year Spirit of Portland Award in 2017. She is passionate about transforming needs of individuals and communities into opportunities for economic prosperity. In her free time, she enjoys hiking or simply trying new foods from different cultures.

Board Of Directors

Dawn Luethe

Dawn Luethe

Board President
2016 - Present
Tom Badrick

Tom Badrick

Co-treasurer
2016 - Present
Leslie Hickox

Leslie Hickox

Co-treasurer
2017 - Present
Anne Downing

Anne Downing

Board Member
2014 - Present
Trevor Hopper

Trevor Hopper

Board Member
2016 - Present

Layla Assam

Board Secretary
2017 - Present

Community/Business Outreach Liaisons

From Left to Right: Lwe Wah Shee, Speaks Karen | Mohan Subba- Speaks Nepali | Yonas Kassie- Speaks Tigrinya | Lute Richards- Speaks Tongan

From Left to Right: Lwe Wah Shee, Speaks Karen | Mohan Subba- Speaks Nepali | Yonas Kassie- Speaks Tigrinya | Lute Richards- Speaks Tongan

Committee Chairs

Anthony Moreschi

Anthony Moreschi

Capital Improvement
2014 - Present
Ann Ereline

Ann Ereline

Marketing Chair
2016 - Present
Lorelei Young

Lorelei Young

Events Chair
2013- Present