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Meet the Commissioners
Jackie moved to Salem, Oregon in 2011. She speaks Chinese, Spanish, and learning to speak Chuukese. She has a Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of Iowa and a Juris Doctorate from Willamette University College of Law. She is a PhD student at Oregon State University. She is an advocate for domestic violence survivors, examining legislative issues affecting the Asian and Pacific Islander community, cultural competency training programs, and organizes social justice oriented programs within the community. Jackie currently works as a Community Organizer and Community Health Worker Supervisor and assists Micronesian Islanders including COFA citizens on health issues.
Susan is Vice President Policy & External Affairs at Holt International and is an internationally recognized expert and presenter on child welfare and adoption. She testifies regularly before Congress on these issues and has attended numerous White House briefings on public policy regarding adoption and child welfare; was instrumental in passing legislation providing automatic citizenship for children adopted abroad and to ratify the Hague Convention on Intercountry adoption in the U.S.
Marilyn McClellan was born in the Philippines and grew up in the small town of Lakeview, Oregon. After graduating from High School she attended International Air Academy.
She has 17 years of Law Enforcement experience. She was employed with the Klamath County Jail/Klamath County Sheriff’s office for eight years, the Oregon State Police for three years and the Oregon Department of Corrections for 6 years. She currently works at the Oregon Department of Human Services and is an active member of multiple diversity groups in Salem and Portland area.
She was involved in mentoring/volunteering for the Oregon State Penitentiary Asian/Pacific Islanders Club. This involved quarterly meetings with the Adult in Custody members of the club and working together on special projects. One special project was the grand opening of the Japanese Healing Garden at the prison. This was such a wonderful and emotional moment for the adults in custody, employees and invested members of the community. She hopes to see more Japanese Healing Gardens in our State. It’s time for healing and a time to celebrate our cultures.
Born Sang Tzun Phan (pronounced PAWN), Sam is a first-generation American. He is of Iu-Mienh descent, a minority group originating from China, and has lived in Portland his entire life. Throughout his life, he has continuously served his community directly which has led to him being a recipient of the Ford Scholarship. Sam attended the University of Oregon where he received a Bachelor’s in Political Science along with a Minor in Planning Public Policy, and Management. Upon graduation, Sam worked at Trillium Family Services, a mental health non-profit for children and teenagers, as a Supervisor for their secure adolescent in-patient program in Corvallis. He is currently a Program Coordinator for Multnomah County’s Legal Resource Center where he assists self-represented litigants in their cases. While at Multnomah County Courthouse, he has also founded the Presence of Color Employee Resource Group, an employee resource group dedicated to becoming a strategic partner with the management of Multnomah County Circuit Court to promote a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion through continual learning, where he too serves as the co-chair. In addition to this, he has also founded Local Grown, a non-profit dedicated to providing resource information around Oregon. He is currently working on developing a community-funded scholarship through this organization.
Khanh Pham is the State Representative for Oregon House District 46 (Jade District, SE/NE Portland). She was first elected in 2020 and is the first Vietnamese American legislator in the State Legislature, and currently the only elected Asian Pacific Islander in Oregon State Government.
185.610 Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs; confirmation; term; officers; quorum; compensation and expenses185.620 Duties185.625 Additional duties
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