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PDX PATHWAYS PARTNERS are experienced leaders from a range of professions, industries and occupations who have demonstrated proven success in their field.They are also exceptional role models in the Jewish community, with significant leadership experience and wisdom to share with younger members of our community. 


PDX PATHWAYS Mentors will be selected from among this incredible group of Partners to serve as Group Leaders to PDX PATHWAYS participants.  


In their role, Group Leaders guide and support PDX PATHWAYS participants in both their career development as well as their engagement in Portland’s Jewish community.


PDX Pathways Chairs

Kim Rosenberg, Rob Shlachter, Jennifer Singer

Alan Bacharach, Wealth Strategies Northwest, Financial Services


Jack Birnbach, Jack Birnbach CPA, Accounting/Finance


Karen Blauer, Metro, Community Relations

Arlene Cogen, CFP Arlene Cogen Consulting, Philanthropic Leadership Consultant Read bio

Josh Frankel, CFP, West Bearing Investments, a division of Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Financial Services

Hank Kaplan, Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan, Law

Priscilla Kostiner, Community & Non-Profit Professional Leadership (retired)


Liz Lippoff, Liz, ink, Marketing and Communications, PR

Elizabeth Menashe, Community & Volunteer Leadership, Philanthropy

Jim Meyer, Criterion Investment Company, Business-Real Estate Investor 

Debbie PlawnerDiscovery Collaborative, Marketing Consultant/Market Research


Jordan PlawnerIntel, Tech, Strategic Planning

Richard RamerRamer Architecture, Architecture

Marisa RebyBB Camp, Non-Profit/Development

Laurie Rogoway, Community & Non-Profit Professional Leadership (retired)

Steve “Rosy” Rosenberg, Gregory Funding, Financial Services

Lisa Schroeder, Mother's Bistro & Bar, Restaurateur

Rob Shlachter, Stoll Berne, Law

Marshal Spector, Gevurtz Menashe Attorneys at Law, Law

Ed Tonkin, Tonkin Family of Dealerships, Automotive Business

Jason Waxman, Intel, Tech


Michael D. Weiner, Law (retired)