Staff Biographies

Chris BakerCommunity Engagement Coordinator[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 313Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Chris BakerCommunity Engagement Coordinator[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 313Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


In her role as Community Engagement Coordinator, Chris helps coordinate and support key initiatives and programs that engage with the community, helps support the organization as a whole through meeting and technology support, and supports the operations, development, and program teams with ongoing and specific projects and events.

Chris holds a B.S in Women, Gender & Sexualities Studies with a minor in Community Health Education and a B.S in Liberal Studies with a minor in Indigenous Nations Studies, both from Portland State University. Before coming to Hunger-Free Oregon, Chris served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) in Portland. She is dedicated to surrounding herself in work that supports grassroots social change, women’s empowerment and advocacy, and policy changes that reduce racial, social and gendered disparities.

Chris lives in the suburbs of Portland with her two boys and her beloved dog Lucy.

Chloe EberhardtSenior Program Manager, SNAP[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext.308Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Chloe EberhardtSenior Program Manager, SNAP[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext.308Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Chloe joined Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon in July 2015. As the Senior Program Manager, SNAP, she works with local communities and statewide leaders to identify access barriers, provide training, tools and support to community partners, and increase SNAP participation statewide.

Previously, Chloe worked with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, supporting AmeriCorps members throughout the Northwest, and Ten Rivers Food Web, as a community organizer focused on local food system efforts in Lincoln County, Oregon. She also served as a RARE AmeriCorps member in eastern and coastal Oregon conducting community food assessments. Chloe holds a B.A. in International Political Economy from Fordham University in New York.

Marianne GermondOperations Director[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 306Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Marianne GermondOperations Director[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 306Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Marianne directs operations for Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, including, budgeting, finance, human resources, information and risk management, and technology.

Before joining PHFO in 2012, Marianne provided contract research and writing services, and previously worked for Community Action Program of East Central Oregon. Marianne graduated from Grinnell College and has volunteered in schools and with the League of Women Voters of Oregon.

Fatima JawaidChild Hunger PreventionProgram Manager[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 307Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Fatima JawaidChild Hunger Prevention Program Manager[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 307Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Fatima joined Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon in August 2018. In her role as Program Manager, Child Hunger Prevention, Fatima provides support and outreach to help nutrition program providers connect with parents to increase the number of children participating in the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the After School Meals and Snack Program (CACFP), and the Summer Food Service Program.

Prior to working at PHFO, Fatima had an extensive background in the social service sector where she worked to connect individuals of diverse backgrounds to community resources, employment, stable housing, and other needs. She has a strong passion for social justice, equity, and grassroots organizing. Originally from northern Minnesota, Fatima has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a BA in Journalism and International Studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Alison KilleenSenior Program Manager, Community Engagement[email protected]Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Alison KilleenSenior Program Manager, Community Engagement[email protected]Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Alison builds collaborative partnerships with individuals and organizations statewide using community organizing strategies, volunteer opportunities, and legislative advocacy. A Minnesota native, Alison previously served at an interfaith social justice coalition in Minneapolis directing its legislative advocacy network.

Alison holds a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Luther College in Decorah, IA, and a Master in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Alison is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, with her calling in the social justice arena.

Annie Kirschner, Executive Director[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 309Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Annie Kirschner, Executive Director[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 309Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Annie leads our efforts to prevent hunger across Oregon. Previously she acted as Hunger-Free Oregon’s program director, development director, and for seven years oversaw our childhood hunger efforts, managing statewide outreach for the Summer Food Program and After School Meal and Snack Program, building partnerships and increasing awareness. Annie came to the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force as an AmeriCorps VISTA for a year, before joining the staff of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon in 2006.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and previously worked with a teen anti-drug media project and taught ESL to recent refugees.

Lizzie MartinezDirector of Development and Marketing[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 300Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Lizzie MartinezDirector of Development and Marketing[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 300Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Lizzie is passionate about using fundraising and communications to connect people with social justice and anti-poverty initiatives. In Portland, she has worked as a fundraiser for Housing Oregon (formerly Oregon Opportunity Network) and Latino Network. She joined the Hunger-Free Oregon team in the spring of 2018.

She volunteers as a member of the Multnomah County Library Advisory Board and as a board member with MRG Foundation and Willamette Valley Development Officers. She is also active in the Fundraisers of Color affinity group. In her spare time, she likes to travel around the world, read good books, and enjoy the beautiful PNW!

Matt Newell-ChingPublic Affairs Director[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 303Pronouns: He/Him/His

Matt Newell-ChingPublic Affairs Director[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 303Pronouns: He/Him/His


Matt joined Hunger-Free Oregon in 2015 and has 15 years of experience as a grassroots organizer and policy analyst on issues relating to hunger, homelessness, global health and international development. He has worked at organizations including Bread for the World, Feeding America, Sojourners, the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee and the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
He lives in Portland with his wife, Megan, two kids and three chickens.

Etta O’Donnell-KingCommunications and Donor Relations Coordinator[email protected]Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Etta O’Donnell-KingCommunications and Donor Relations Coordinator[email protected]Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs


Etta joined Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon as the Communications AmeriCorps VISTA member in March 2017. Since July 2018, they have been the Communications and Donor Relations Coordinator. In this position, they manage external communications for the organization and support the Development Director in fundraising work.

Prior to joining PHFO, they earned a Bachelors of Art in Government and Applied Statistics from Smith College, as well as interning at the Centre for Multiparty Democracy in Nairobi, Kenya.

Joanie PioliSNAP Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA[email protected]Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Joanie PioliSNAP Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA[email protected]Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Joanie joined Partners for Hunger Free Oregon as the Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA member in August 2017. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelors of Art in International Development, spending her senior year interning with Generations for Peace in Amman, Jordan, while continuing her studies in Arabic and Middle Eastern Foreign Relations. She is passionate about languages, food and social justice issues, as well as fútbol.

Steve WytcherleyProgram Director[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 302Pronouns: He/Him/His

Steve Wytcherley, Program Director[email protected](503) 595-5501, ext. 302Pronouns: He/Him/His


Steve joined Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon in July 2016. Coming from a 20-year history of nonprofit and international aid work, Steve lived and worked in Asia, Africa and Latin America with organizations including Health and Nutritional Development Services and Medical Teams International. Prior work has involved both emergency relief and response with refugee and vulnerable populations, and community development among under-resourced communities. Steve is passionate about helping people to flourish. He believes in serving people, families and communities in order to encourage stability and hope.

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