Inclusion Committees

OES Board Inclusion Committee

The purpose of the Inclusion Committee is to ensure the School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, is realized throughout the school.  This commitment is articulated in our Diversity & Value Statements.

As an Episcopal school, we recognize that learning happens in community, and building a diverse and inclusive community is essential. To that end, the Inclusion Committee oversees our commitment to our Diversity and Value Statements, all of our strategic initiatives, and ensures adequate resources are allocated  to meet our stated goals.

The Committee reviews the School’s performance in diversity, equity, and inclusion by monitoring key performance indicators and proposing major initiatives to support those goals.

Inclusion Committee Members
  • Chris Riser: Teacher, Portland Public Schools, OES Board Member, OES Parent
  • Christine Carr: Retired Transactional Attorney & OES Board Member
  • Jeanine Fukuda: VP, Impact & Improvement, All Hands Raised, OES Parent
  • The Very Rev. Nathan LeRud: Dean, Trinity Episcopal Church & OES Board Vice President
  • Lucy Reynolds: Owner & Coach, Olerai Leadership, OES Board Member, & OES Parent
  • Sylvia Salazar: CEO and Founder, TonoLatino & OES Parent
  • The Rev. Vijendran Sathyaraj: Religion & Philosophy Dept. Chair and Teacher, OES
  • Donovan Smith '10: Writer, Producer, Journalist & OES alumnus

Inclusion Advisory Council

Oregon Episcopal School seeks ethical, culturally competent, and visionary individuals to serve as members of the Inclusion Advisory Council. Council members work to advance and promote the commitments outlined in the Oregon Episcopal School’s Diversity and Value Statements.

One of the roles of the Inclusion Advisory Council is to engage the community in dialogue and conversation about equity and inclusion work. The council addresses the question, "why is equity and inclusion work vital to our school?" and provides multiple visions of why this work is at the heart of our values and mission as a school. It is a reminder, provocation, and invitation for all in our community to engage in considering the why of our equity and inclusion work.

Inclusion Advisory Council Members
  • Miriam Del Greco: OES Extension Lead Teacher
  • Laura Axon '86: Library Media Specialist, Portland Public Schools, OES Alumnus
  • Allison Caruthers: Senior Research Associate, Project Director, University of Oregon
  • Jeanine Fukuda: VP, Impact & Improvement, All Hands Raised, OES Parent
  • Priya Kansal: Physician, NW Permanente
  • Suzanne Lee: OES Third Grade Teacher
  • Ellen Pippenger: OES Middle School Administrative Assistant
  • Sachiko Vidourek: OES Executive Assistant to the Director of Enrollment Management
  • Dyan Watson: OES Director for Equity & Inclusion
  • Jenny Wolochow '06: Senior Product Manager, Coursera, OES Alumnus