Summer Conference 2023

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Come reconnect and make new connections!

The Power of You

  • When: Thursday, July 27 2023
  • Where: Oregon Garden Resort – a beautiful outdoor venue with plenty of space for social distancing!
    • Room block deadline is June 27
  • Cost: $150

Schedule: Thursday, July 27




Breakfast and Opening Remarks


Tawna Sanchez

Speaker: Rep Tawna Sanchez

Leading From Where You Are

Representative Tawna Sanchez is honored to serve in the Oregon Legislature, where she proudly represents North and Northeast Portland. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and Co-Chair of the House Conduct Committee. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Audits.

Rep. Sanchez has been advocating for social justice her entire life and is proud to bring that experience and dedication to the Oregon Legislature. From serving as a foster parent to co-founding the Native American Youth and Family Center, she has seen firsthand the numerous obstacles faced by children and families in our community. Rep. Sanchez is committed to removing these obstacles by improving our behavioral health system, investing in affordable housing, and strengthening early education. Fighting for the underserved in our district and our state remains her top priority.



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Zarya Rubin

Speaker: Dr. Zarya Rubin

Is Work-Life Balance A Myth? How to Keep Juggling Without Feeling Like You Joined The Circus

Dr. Zarya Rubin is a Harvard-educated physician, a functional medicine health coach, and keynote speaker. She helps passionate, high-achieving women get to the root causes of chronic illness symptoms and burnout so that they can heal from the inside out and truly thrive.

She is the founder and CEO of Dr. Zarya, a boutique functional medicine practice in Portland, OR.




Chelsea Kimmett

Workshop: Chelsea Kimmet

Vision Boards – Putting It All Together

For the past 15 years, Chelsea Kimmett developed emerging leaders by supporting and guiding initiatives, programs and organizations led by students. A graduate of PCC, Chelsea is passionate about the mission of community college and believes in the power of education and experiential learning. As an undergraduate, she was actively involved in student government, campus programming and Greek Life. Professionally, Chelsea began her career at Linn-Benton Community College in 2008 as the Student Activities Coordinator. In 2010, she moved to Portland Community College as the Clubs & Programs Specialist, which later developed into an Assistant Director role with Student Life & Leadership. After working with the PCC Foundation as the Events Coordinator, Chelsea returned home to PCC Student Life to lead a new student leadership program. Currently, Chelsea coordinates Sustainability Leadership & Basics Needs, a program which aims to support PCC students so they can thrive. The program she coordinates provides access to resources and engagement opportunities that support a healthy community in the face of a changing climate. Chelsea lives in Northeast Portland with her partner and many pets when she isn’t plotting her next trip to Disneyland.




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