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Alison Dennis

INterim Executive Director

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Alison helps organizations, teams and individuals realize their missions and achieve their goals. Strategy, leadership and collective action are the threads that run through all she does - whether serving as an executive director, providing guidance as a consultant or sharing tools with the next generation as a teacher at colleges and universities. She is a graduate of Bennington College, and earned her MBA from Portland State University.

Alison ran and finished her 12th Portland Marathon this past October, and loves how it feels when thousands of people all run in the same direction together at the same time. She also loves visiting her parents in Ashland, Oregon, watching horror movies with her dad and seeing as many plays as she can each season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

In 2004, Alison and her husband eloped and took a year off to travel, visiting 27 countries across six continents in 365 days. (Her engagement ring was an onion ring.) They have lived in North Portland’s Arbor Lodge neighborhood since 1995.

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