Staff &
Board

Our Staff

CASSIE PURDY, POLITICAL DIRECTOR

cassie.purdy (at) PPAOregon.org
she/her

Cassie grew up in a large, working-class family in Northern California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Environmental Studies in San Diego. Cassie brings with her almost a decade of labor, community and political organizing experience around racial, gender and economic justice through her work with organizations like the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, PCUN Oregon and the Oregon AFL-CIO. She is excited to join the PPAO team and continue advancing the political power of working-class, BIPOC and immigrant communities in Oregon through the lens of reproductive justice. When she is not at work, you can find Cassie out climbing, on a hike with her dog or baking up a batch of cookies.

LINDSEY SADLOU, FIELD DIRECTOR

lindsey.sadlou (at) PPAOregon.org
she/they

Lindsey began her work with PPAO as a 2017 Legislative Fellow, and is thrilled to develop her passion for community building and reproductive justice on the field team. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bennington College, where she studied Political Economics and Environmental Studies. Her previous experience as an activist and organizer focused on environmental advocacy, from marching in the 2014 People’s Climate March in New York City, to community art-builds in New Orleans. In her free time, Lindsey bikes around Portland, liberally adds books to her bedside reading stack and enjoys any opportunity to explore the outdoors.

OMI STRAIT, NORTHERN REGIONAL FIELD ORGANIZER

naomi.strait (at) PPAOregon.org
she/her

Naomi (Omi) was first introduced to PPAO as a Legislative and Electoral Fellow in the winter and spring of 2021. She received her bachelor’s degree from Macalester College with a major in American Studies and a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Omi, who began her advocacy work by focusing on sexual violence prevention and racial justice, is excited to continue to fight for reproductive justice with the PPAO team. Outside the office, Omi loves to read, visit local restaurants and binge-watch her comfort shows: “Derry Girls” and “The Great British Baking Show.”

REBECCA NELSON, SOUTHERN REGIONAL FIELD ORGANIZER

rebecca.nelson (at) PPAOregon.org
she/her

Rebecca began volunteering with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon as a Legislative Intern in 2013, and she was a member of the PPAO Lane County Leadership & Advocacy Team from 2013 to 2020. She’s thrilled to be joining the PPAO team to continue the fight for reproductive justice. Rebecca received her bachelor’s degree from Mills College in Public Policy with a concentration in Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy. She has worked as a staffer in the Oregon Legislature as well as for Congressman Peter DeFazio. Her passion for advocacy work began in high school as a young queer person organizing around LGBTQ+ rights. Outside of work, she loves to hike/backpack, paddle board, travel, and spend time with family, friends, and her two cats. Rebecca recently thru-hiked 1,600 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail through California, Oregon, and Washington.

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Our Board

Planned Parenthood
Advocates of Oregon

Board of Directors

Courtney Graham, Chair, Portland
Lindsey O’Brien, Vice Chair, Portland
Shawneen O’Brien-Lee, Secretary, Salem
Andie Petkus, Treasurer, Portland

Dr. Paula Bednarek, Portland
Karim Bouris, Redmond
Sally Brown, Portland
Kellie DeVore, Eugene
Crys O’Grady, Portland
Marta Hanson, Portland
Julia Harper, Portland
Lili Hoag, Portland
Mika Ingram, Portland
Rabbi Rachel Joseph, Portland
Anne Mattson, Eugene
Sarah-Kate Sharkey, Eugene
Lauren Sommers, Pleasant Hill
Sharon Robbins, Portland

Planned Parenthood
PAC of Oregon

Board of Directors

Courtney Graham, Chair, Portland
Lindsey O’Brien, Vice Chair, Portland
Shawneen O’Brien-Lee, Secretary, Salem
Andie Petkus, Treasurer, Portland

Dr. Paula Bednarek, Portland
Karim Bouris, Redmond
Sally Brown, Portland
Kellie DeVore, Eugene
Crys O’Grady, Portland
Marta Hanson, Portland
Julia Harper, Portland
Lili Hoag, Portland
Mika Ingram, Portland
Rabbi Rachel Joseph, Portland
Anne Mattson, Eugene
Sarah-Kate Sharkey, Eugene
Lauren Sommers, Pleasant Hill
Sharon Robbins, Portland

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Our Boards of Directors are volunteer leaders who uphold the organization’s missions and values, guide its development and strategic direction, and provide excellent stewardship.