Board

Board

Board President: Monica Beemer

Board Secretary: Ruth Pleaner                         

Board Treasurer: boona cheema 

Monica Beemer was the Executive Director of Sisters of the Road, a 29-year-old community organization in Portland, Oregon. She is on the National Coordinating Committee for the Poor People's Economic and Human Rights Campaign.

Ruth Pleaner is the Fiscal Coordinator of WRAP. She has been involved in non-profit work around homelessness and poverty for over 23 years. She acts as a mentor to numerous social-justice non-profit organizations in their incubator stages - assuring compliance, training bookkeepers, and providing administrative support.

boona cheema was the Executive Director for Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency, where she has served for nearly 30 years. Over the years, she has also served on boards of Directors for Oxfam America, Seva Foundation, Food First, Eureka Communities and California Homeless and Housing Coalition.

Ibrahim Mubarak (At Large) is a long-time homeless rights activist. He helped found both Dignity Village and Right 2 Survive in Portland, Oregon. He is also a leader in Right 2 Dream Too, a non-profit organization which runs a space where people can rest or sleep safely and undisturbed.