The People Behind the Oaks

Molly Alloy &
Nathanael Andreini,

Leading the organization as a collaborative team, Nathanael (he/him) and Molly (they/them) utilize their shared brain to keep the museum stable but never stale. Hit them up about strategic partnerships, collaboration opportunities, events and public programs, and other wild schemes.

Mariah Berlanga-Shevchuk,
Cultural Resources Manager

The Cultural Resources Manager, Mariah (she/her), ensures that the museum’s cultural resources are well cared for, organized, and accessible for the benefit of the community. From supporting researchers, interns and guest curators to keeping up with the latest in collections care — if objects that tell important stories are involved, Mariah’s the one for the job.

Rachel Brumit,
Operations Coordinator

As Operations Coordinator Rachel (she/her) is responsible for the overall support of the museum through varied administrative duties, facilities maintenance, memberships and general operations and event support. For general inquiries, and if you’re not sure who to reach out to, Rachel will sort you out.

Victoria Sundell,
Learning Coordinator

As the Learning Coordinator, Victoria (she/her) integrates dynamic, inclusive learning into all aspects of audience experiences. This role builds engagement pathways for learners of all kinds through direct visitor service, educational programs and field trips, interpretive materials, and social media. So, for all things learning, you need Victoria’s capable help.

Linden How,
Critical Librarian

Linden (she/her) is a librarian and museum professional working on a project with the museum to evaluate our library of books and helping us cook up a new vision of how to put them to best use.

Veronika Kiss and Dennis Trune
Volunteer Grant Writers

Veronika (she/her) and Dennis (he/him) are an indispensable support in our grant-writing work.

Mario Gallucci

Mario (he/him) is the visionary photographer behind the majority of the pictures on this website. Find more of Mario’s work here.

Past and Current Guest Curators

Lehuauakea – Current
Co-curator, DISplace, School Year 2020-21

Kanani Miyamoto – Current
Artist & art educator
Co-curator, DISplace, School Year 2020-21


Becca Owen
Art historian & curator
Curator, Gender Euphoria: Contemporary Art Beyond the Binary, Summer 2020

Steph Littlebird Fogel
Artist & writer
Curator, This IS Kalapuyan Land, School Year 2019-20

Board of Directors

Richard (Dick) Schouten – President
Commissioner, Washington County (District 1)

Cierra Johnson – Interim Treasurer
Owner/Bookkeeper, Oak Books

Vanessa Benedetti – Secretary
Director of Real Estate & Facilities, Vestas

Ameena Bossier Djanga
Technical Recovery Analyst, Nike

Nafisa Fai
Founding Director, Pan African Festival Foundation

Meet Our Board of Directors

Tom Hughes
Metro Council, Former Mayor at City of Hillsboro

Kira Iwasaki
Owner/Lead Designer, Habitat Landscape Design

Stephanie Kim
Color Designer, Nike

Alfredo Moreno
Community Relations Manager, Portland Community College Rock Creek

Cultural Resources Committee

Alanna Colwell – Committee Chair
Archivist & Records Supervisor, Washington County

Mariah Berlanga-Shevchuk – Museum Staff Representative
Cultural Resources Manager, Five Oaks Museum

Ameena Bossier Djanga – Museum Board Representative
Technical Recovery Analyst, Nike

Eva Guggemos
Archivist & Instructional Librarian, Pacific University

Linden How
Reference & Instructional Librarian, Portland Community College

Virginia (Ginny) Mapes
Author/Historian, Self-Employed

Jordan Rosenblum
Senior Adjunct Instructor, Portland State University School of Art+Design