Welcome to the Cascade Chapter!
The Cascade Chapter serves the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington. We were one of the first official chapters of IAP2 and remain highly active with bi-monthly PI Networks, biennial PI Works conferences, and IAP2 certificate trainings. We are dedicated to serving our fellow practitioners and the practice itself by hosting regular training and networking events and supporting students pursuing P2 careers. As of 2017, we have awarded a total of $65,000 in student scholarships to graduate students at Portland State University (since 2008) and the University of Oregon (since 2011).
Happy New Year from all of us at IAP2 Cascade!
2017 PSU Scholarship Winner
CONGRATULATIONS TO ASHLIE DENTON, OUR 2017 PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY IAP2 CASCADE CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP WINNER!!
Ms. Denton is a PhD candidate and National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Research Education and Traineeship Fellow (IGERT) and Institute for Sustainable Solutions Fellow at Portland State University.
Her background includes AmeriCorps volunteer in New Mexico, non-profit work at the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and the Community Clinic of NW Arkansas. Through these and other experiences, she has gained insights to the impact and effects of individual engagement in peoples’ lives. This has led to a goal of providing public participation at every scale. Academically she is pursuing interdisciplinary research with the goal to embark in a career in international environmental management.
Ms. Denton is the latest in a continuum of outstanding scholarship awardees from Portland State University. Cascade Chapter of IAP2 has provided $62,500.00 to date in scholarships in support of future practitioners and advancement of best practices for public engagement. The Chapter stands behind the IAP2 goal of providing community members opportunity to be a part of the decisions that affect their lives.
Welcome to IAP2 and to the Cascade Chapter Ashlie!!
Francesca Patricolo, Chapter President, IAP2 USA Member Services Committee, Former IAP2 USA + Federation Board Member, Chapter Equity Subcommittee Member
Michelle DePass, Chapter Vice President, Chapter Equity Subcommittee Member
Brandy Steffen, Former Chapter President, PI Works! Conference Chair, Chapter Equity Subcommittee Member
Arwen Bird, Former Chapter Vice President, Chapter Equity Subcommittee Lead
Alex Cousins, IAP2 USA Board Member, Former Cascade Chapter President
Mike Dahlstrom, Treasurer, Chapter Scholarship Award Chair, IAP2 USA Chapter Liaison Chair
Doug Zenn, Former IAP2 USA Board President + Federation Board Member, Former Chapter President, Certified IAP2 Trainer
Julie Rawls, PI Network Series Co-Chair
Heather Coston, PI Network Series Co-Chair
Jen Colbert, Chapter E-news Director
Stephanie Slyman, Board Member
Anne Pressentin, Board Member
Gary Marschke, Board Member
Susan Hanson, Board Member
Jessica Pickul, IAP2 USA Communications Committee