Nonprofit Leadership Advisory Council

The Pacific University Master of Nonprofit Leadership program collaborates with leaders in the nonprofit world to ensure that students are guided by the best practices and innovations in nonprofit leadership. Meet members of the Nonprofit Leadership Advisory Council.


Maria Caballero Rubio is executive director of Centro Cultural and founder of the Latino Policy Council. Her career spans more than 40 years in government, philanthropy, and nonprofit sectors. Her primary career has been government criminal justice and police reform. In addition to her seven years at Centro, her nonprofit leadership experience includes executive director of the Community Policing Institute, and vice president of equity and organizational development at the United Way of the Columbia in Portland, Ore. Equity and organizational learning have woven throughout her career and are integral elements of her values and strategy.


Jen Levy, MS, is executive director of the Association of Nature Center Administrators. Jen is an experienced executive director with a demonstrated history of successful work in the nonprofit industry and a passion for sustainable organizations that connect people with nature. She offers strong business development and leadership skills including capacity building, strategic planning, board development and management, event planning, program development, and public speaking.


Katie McCleary, MFA, is a public speaker, expert facilitator, and coauthor of Bridge the Gap: Breakthrough Communication Tools to Transform Work Relationships from Challenging to Collaborative (McGraw-Hill, 2022). Her work with corporations, schools, nonprofits, and communities has been featured by Inc., Forbes, PBS, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Shondaland, New York Post, Mashable, and more. She is the host of NPR CapRadio’s leadership podcast, “The Drive.” She the founder of 916 Ink, a nonprofit that transforms vulnerable youth into confident authors. Katie serves on the board of Visions in Education and nonprofit boards in her beloved city of Sacramento, Calif. She also teaches in the Pacific University Master of Nonprofit Leadership program.


Parker McMullen Bushman (she/they) is chief operating officer of Inclusive Journeys, founder of Ecoinclusive Strategies, and a board member for Environmental Learning for Kids, Metro Denver Nature Alliance, and The Next 100 Coalition. Parker’s background in the nonprofit leadership, conservation, environmental education and outdoor recreation fields spans more than 24 years. Parker has a passion for equity and inclusion in outdoor spaces. Her interest in justice, accessibility, and equity issues developed from her personal experiences facing the unequal representation of people of color in environmental organizations and green spaces. Parker tackles these complex issues by addressing them through head on activism and education.


Jim Moore PhD has been an independent political analyst in the Portland area since 1990. Moore is currently the elections analyst for KATU television and the political analyst for KXL 101 FM radio in Portland. In addition, he is a regular source for a number of regional newspapers and several national media enterprises. Moore teaches politics at Pacific University in Forest Grove, where he is the political outreach director of the Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement.


Steve Patty, PhD, spent more than 13 years as a professor and administrator in higher education at Multnomah University and the International University of Monaco before stepping out of formal education to work with organizations in the nonprofit and public sectors. For the past 15 years, he has been developing the capacity of agencies that work with people to design strategy, develop people, and evaluate impact. He has taught thousands of leaders throughout North America and internationally how to design and implement a kind of evaluation that gets below the surface and into the heart of human change and transformation. Over the past few years, teams from over 500 agencies throughout North America have participated in Project Impact, a year-long program to build the capacity of agencies and institutions to run self-studies on their impact. He has also been facilitating leadership development cohorts for public and nonprofit leaders in the U.S., Canada and Europe. He is an author and conference speaker. He lives in Portland, Ore. He also teaches in Pacific's Master of Nonprofit Leadership program.


Jim White is the executive director of Nonprofit Association of Oregon. Jim is deeply committed to social change through private action and has worked in the nonprofit sector both domestically and internationally for more than 25 years. He has a passion for affecting systemic change in the way that the public, private and nonprofit sectors work together to support and strengthen civil society. Through NAO, Jim is proud to help build the capacity, leadership and voice of Oregon’s vibrant nonprofit sector. Before joining NAO, Jim worked for Mercy Corps both overseas and in Oregon. He has also worked for the International Organization for Migration and the American Red Cross. Jim has specific skills and experience in leading responses to complex humanitarian disasters all over the world and in the U.S. He has worked in Afghanistan, Colorado, Chechnya, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, New York (post-9/11), North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Tajikistan, and West Bank/Gaza providing disaster response and economic recovery programming, emergency food, shelter and housing, and public health support to displaced and vulnerable populations.

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