Meet the Team

Meet the individuals committed to overseeing the Downtown Portland Clean & Safe District, and its essential programs and services.



Executive Director
Mark Wells





Director, Downtown Programs
Sydney Mead




Legal Assistant
Kae Zariwny




Executive Assistant & Board Liaison
Ashleen McGirk



Downtown Portland Clean & Safe is an affiliate partner of the Portland Business Alliance, greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. Shared staff include:



Vice President, Government Affairs
Jon Isaacs




Vice President, Strategic Communications
Vanessa BriseƱo




Senior Director, Finance and Operations
Ariana Alejandres




Director, Downtown Marketing
Sommer Martin




Director, Government Affairs
Amy Rathfelder




Downtown Retail Advocate
Chase McPherson




Senior Graphic Designer
Katie Mongue




Communications & Media Specialist
Shay Peterson



Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Cindy Laurila
World Trade Center Portland

Chair Elect
Terrence Paschal
The Standard

Chair Emeritus
Mark Schlesinger
The Schlesinger Companies


Ty Barker
Unico Properties

Matt Goodman
Downtown Development Group

Amanda Lowthian
Travel Portland

Board of Directors

Patrick Gilligan
Lincoln Property Company

Tiffany Hammer
Everett Street Autoworks

Jim Mark
Melvin Mark Companies

Shawn Menashe
Gevurtz Menashe

Eric Murfitt
Mercantile Portland

Peter Pappas
Condominium Representative

Tessa Peterson
General Manager, The Hoxton

Susan Steward
Building Owners and Managers Association of Oregon (BOMA OREGON)

Vanessa Sturgeon
TMT Development

Brooke Turner
Washington Trust Bank

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