Advisory Council

Coordinating Organizations

It is with the unanimous support of the Portland City Council along with the commitment from partner organizations throughout the city that we aspire to be a community friendly to people of all ages and ability.

AARP Oregon has been part of this project from the beginning and continues to focus age-friendly efforts in Portland and around the state. AARP Oregon is keeping Oregonians informed, active, and engaged.

Elders in Action is a nonprofit organization committed to the active involvement of older adults. This volunteer-driven organization advises local government, provides personal advocates for individuals over 60, and employs the Age-Friendly Business Certification program.

Portland State University’s Institute on Aging is dedicated to enhancing understanding of aging and facilitating opportunities for elders, families, and communities to thrive. Their research provides support and direction to leaders in the community on issues around aging.

Age-Friendly Portland Advisory Council 2014

Age-Friendly Advisory Council 2014 (click to enlarge)

Click here to read the Advisory Council’s charter.


Portland State University, Institute on Aging
Margaret Neal, Alan DeLaTorre (Coordinators)

AARP Oregon
Bandana Shrestha, Jerry Cohen

Elders in Action
Barbara Bernstein

Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veterans Services
Erin Grahek, Rebecca Miller

OHSU, School of Nursing
Corey Nagel

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Deborah Stein

Bloom Anew
Jay Bloom

Ride Connection
Julie Wilke

Venture Portland
Heather Hoell

Corporation for National Community Service
Stephanie Wrightsman

Asian Health & Service Center
Holden Leung

El Programa Hispano Católico
Patricia Rojas

Former Members:
Amy Daily, Bill Stack, David Hanson, Douglas Adams, George Hocker, John Mullin, Lauretta Slaughter, Lee Girard, Leslie Foren, Mark Knutson, Mary Henlon, Pamela Huff, Scott Robinson, Shailesh Vachhani