Board of Directors
Carolyn Lindberg, President
West Multnomah SWCD, Communications Coordinator
Carolyn has worked in communications and development for the past 10 years and currently works as Communications Coordinator for West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. She brings an extensive background in media relations and communications. Carolyn spent 25 years as a broadcast journalist, primarily in radio news, and more recently honed her public relations, event planning and development skills as a free-lance communications consultant. Carolyn holds a Broadcast Communications degree from Oregon State University and is completing a degree in Arts & Letters with a minor in music from Portland State University. She has also taught radio writing and reporting at Mt. Hood Community College. She performed a wide variety of tasks for her private P.R. clients from event production, performance bookings, media buying, public relations, development, marketing, publicity and media relations. Carolyn also is a voice talent for commercial and in-house productions.
Al Niknabard, Vice-President
City Center Parking, Account Mgmt. Director
Al Niknabard immigrated to United State in 1984 from Iran. He lived in Eugene, Oregon for approximately 5 years and has been in Portland since 1988. He has been with City Center Parking since his arrival in Portland. He is directly involved in all operational components of CCP. Al enjoys several different hobbies including playing music, sculpting, biking, motorcycles and occasional one-off artistic endeavors. Al works closely with CCP clients to achieve objectives outlined for each of the properties we operate. Having been involved in the business community through his work at CCP, Al has established many strong relationships in the community and is very familiar with Portland’s business and community objectives.
Don Krause, Treasurer
Don Krause is a business coach and chief financial officer who has 20+ years of establishing financial infrastructures and building business foundations. A graduate of the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, Don has worked with a wide variety of large and small businesses around the country.
He is described as a decisive, solution-focused management professional known for keen business acumen – he knows “how a business works.” He brings strategic and fiscal leadership to private and non-for-profit decision makers and provides a strong hands-on approach to accounting processes, reconciliations, and financial reporting. Don has a proven record of solving complex issues and providing sound judgement, using analytical and financial skills to identify issues, evaluate alternatives and find solutions. He maintains a high level of demonstrated integrity, accuracy, dependability, enthusiasm and confidentiality.
Don’s specialties are: Managerial Accounting, Budgeting, Contract Administration, Financial Reporting, Strategic Planning, Organizational Restructuring, Financial Analysis, Policy Implementation, Human Resources, Auditing, Software Conversions, Payroll Administration, Internal Controls, Project Management, and Benefits Administration.
Ron Ennis, Treasurer
Pathways OI Global Partners, Principal
Dr. Ennis has over thirty years' experience as a Career Counselor, Organizational Development Consultant and Entrepreneur. He specializes in senior and executive level coaching and counseling, entrepreneurial start-ups, sales, and organizational and management development. Ron was an Organizational Consultant at Tektronix, Inc.; the Dean of the Oregon Graduate School of Professional Psychology; a Professor and Counselor in the Master’s program in Business at Marylhurst College; and he has successfully initiated and completed four business start-ups. Active in community development, he has assumed leadership roles in many civic organizations focusing on Sustainable Business Practices, Local Business Development, the Arts, Education and the Environment. He has a B.A. in Psychology and History from Stanford University, an M.S. in Human Relations from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Vanderbilt University.
Kelley Stember, Secretary
Care Partners, Dir. Of Partnerships
Kelley is an accomplished sales and management professional with over 25 years of sales and strategy execution in public sector accounts, partnership building, retail management and marketing in a variety of industries. A change agent, she achieves outstanding results delivering top line revenue, over-achieving growth and retention targets, and meeting profitability goals. As a strategic account manager, Kelley is adept at contract negotiations and building long-term executive and C-level relationships. She has marketing, advertising and public relations experience on both agency and client sides. Kelley graduated from Brown University with a BA in English. She currently works as the Director of Healthcare Partnerships at Care Partners Hospice & Palliative Care. When not working, you’ll find her playing soccer, skiing or in a dragon boat on the Willamette River.
Lajos Balogh, Founder & Music Director
Oregon Festival Symphony, Vice-President
Lajos is the Founder, Music Director and Conductor of the Portland Festival Symphony. He was born in Hungary and studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, as well as in Munich and Hamburg. Maestro Balogh has been an active member in Oregon’s classical orchestra community. He spent many years as Principal Second Violin with the Oregon Symphony and is a former member of both the Portland Opera Orchestra and the North Coast Chamber Orchestra. He was the founding Music Director and has been the Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony since its inception in 1974. He is also the Conductor of the Marylhurst Symphony Orchestra.
Neil Kelly, Design Consultant
Fabian has nearly 30 years’ experience in design and construction, working in both traditional and contemporary styles on mid-sized to multi-million dollar projects . He studied interior design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles and continued his education at UCLA. Fabian worked as a lead kitchen and bath designer at Euro Concepts and Cooper Pacific Kitchens in the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. He also owned his own Design/Build company, specializing in residential remodeling and was a licensed general contractor in California. After moving to Portland in 2008, he worked as a freelance designer and as a manager and designer for Pearl Woodworks, before joining the Neil Kelly team as a design consultant. His work was featured recently in Portrait of Portland Magazine.
Creative Marketing Solutions, CEO
Debby Garman is an independent consultant, and has enjoyed a diverse career in nonprofit leadership, including multiple board and officer positions, as well as serving as Executive Director for Portland Revels, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon and the Siletz Bay Music Festival. She currently serves as the Chair of the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council, and consults as a business and marketing advisor for the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir. Debby has had a parallel for-profit business career in books and publishing, serving as Public Relations and Publicity Manager for Timber Press publishing company.
Laura Golino de Lovato
Volunteers of America Oregon, Director of Development and Communications
Laura has worked in fundraising and nonprofit management for over 25 years. Previous to Volunteers of America, Laura worked at Oregon Food Bank for 8 ½ years, advancing to Director of Development, Marketing and Communications. She also served on the board of SCRAP and has recently joined the board of OPAL Environmental Justice. After growing up in Southern California, her family moved east. Laura received her bachelor’s degree in History from Suffolk University, Boston and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the Simmons College, Boston. In the past 25 years she has served as Executive Director and Development Director of nonprofits in California and ran her own nonprofit consulting business for several years. When time and weather allow, Laura spends time in her garden and working on craft projects. She loves listening to all types of music, learning as much history as possible, supporting causes that address animal welfare, social justice and music. Laura lives south of Portland with her husband and two Golden Retrievers.
- Read the 2015-2018 PFS Strategic Plan (PDF)
PFS Advisory Committee:
- Diane Boly – Boly:Welch
- Barbara Brady
- Worth Caldwell – Pacific Marketing and Publishing
- Everett Carson – Pacific Marketing and Publishing
- Victoria Dinu
- Brigid Flanigan – Shamrock Holdings
- Garen Horgen – Viridian Window Restoration
- Arthur Kayser
- Leslie Labbe
- Wayne Landsverk – Miller Nash LLP
- Rebecca Langdon
- Wendy Liebreich
- Mike Lindberg – CML Communications
- Steve Reinisch – Reinisch Mackenzie, P.C.
- Fred Sautter – Musician
- Rachael Wiggins – Policy assistant and City Council liaison for Portland Mayor Charlie Hales