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ACT SIX STAFF AT PORTLAND LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

Adam Ristick

Adam Ristick

Act Six Portland Director

A graduate of Cleveland High School in Southeast Portland, Adam has lived in the city his entire life. Adam is an Act Six alum from the first cadre at Warner Pacific College, where he served as student body president and earned a B.S. in Human Development in 2013. As Portland Director, Adam provides leadership for the PLF team in the selection, training and support of Portland scholars.

Ben Sand, M.Div.

Ben Sand, M.Div.

CEO, Portland Leadership Foundation

In his role as CEO of Portland Leadership Foundation, Ben is committed to strengthening leadership for the spiritual and social renewal of the city. Ben’s experience and expertise align well with the opportunity Act Six provides for leaders in Portland and he provides support in key areas of the initiative. He also serves on the Act Six Central Office team.

Kaela Gilges

Kaela Gilges

Program Development Adminstrator

Kaela is a Portland native and graduated from Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon and then received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology at the University of Oregon. Since graduating from college, Kaela has worked as the College Administrative Assistant at First Baptist Church of Eugene, started her photography business - Kaela Mey Photography, and is currently working as a Program Development Administrator for Portland Leadership Foundation.

Pamela Ryan

Career Development Consultant

Pamela and her family have made Portland their home for the past 20 years. She spent most of her career working for large corporations in leadership roles ranging from department start-ups to managing large teams. Most recently she worked for Nike retiring in July, but from 2010 - 2013 she stepped out of corporate life at Nike to lead the Act Six initiative in Portland. She continues to mentor students and is excited to now leverage her business and leadership experience with the Emerging Leaders Internship.

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OFFICE

Portland Leadership Foundation
809 N Russell St #203
Portland OR 97227

CONTACT

Adam Ristick
Act Six Portland Director
503 477 3255  phone
[email protected]

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