Board of Directors

Updated: June 28, 2016

Robert Boyer

Former Senator Robert Boyer,  Chairman

 Senator Boyer brings political experience and offers strong and long-standing connections with the state legislature, local nonprofits and Oregon’s African-American community.
 
Former Oregon State Senator, 
Democratic Committee Precinct Person, North & NE Portland
senbob65@yahoo.com
 
  
David Drinkward-2013

David Drinkward

David Drinkward,  Vice Chairman                              

Dave Drinkward is an attorney for Hoffman Construction Company.  He handles myriad issues related to construction law including contract negotiation and management; human resources and employment; litigation management; labor relations; corporate governance and compliance; and insurance and bonding.  Mr. Drinkward is active in Portland’s nonprofit community, currently serving as a Board member at Loaves & Fishes Centers.

Attorney, Hoffman Corporation
David-Drinkward@Hoffmancorp.com
 
 
AlanAvila

Alan Avila

Alan Avila,  Treasurer

As a Project Engineer on a large high tech manufacturing sustainable site near Portland, OR, I handle multiple projects simultaneously and collaborate with multiple trade Unions (Carpenters, Electrical, Plumbers and Sheet Metal) on a daily basis. We work together to deliver a quality project that is beneficial to our site, and then implemented on an international level. I am on the forefront of making a better tomorrow in construction by working closely with our trade partners & minority groups. I’m happily engaged with MWDBE, NAMCO and Portland Hispanic Commerce.
 
Alan A. Avila, Project Engineer
aavila@tcco.com
 
 

Kelly Haines

Kelly Haines, Secretary

Kelly Haines is in charge of implementing the high road standards, which includes monitoring wage and healthcare compliance, developing training support, and working with community partners, contractors and stakeholders to collaborate and develop policy and incentives. She brings extensive sustainability and social equity experience to Clean Energy Works Oregon. Prior to joining Clean Energy Works Oregon, she conducted indicator research for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Kelly has also been a union organizer and is very involved in the local labor community. In her free time, she loves to go for walks in Portland’s Kenton neighborhood, practice Kung Fu, and explore alternative economic theories.
 
Kelly Haines, Workforce Specialist 
Clean Energy Works Oregon                     
Kelly@cewo.org
 
 
Michael Burch

Michael Burch

Michael A. Burch

Michael A. Burch is a Portland native. He is a Representative for the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters. His primary focus is community outreach and public relations, so his job keeps him very focused on educating the community about the opportunities and benefits of a career working as a Carpenter in the construction trades. Through the building of coalitions and working in partnerships throughout our area, he has been successful engaging and recruiting low income women and ethnic minorities into construction careers. 

Michael A. Burch, Representative
mburch@nwcarpenters.org               
 
 
Zack Culver

Zack Culver

Zack comes to us with 15 years of experience in the Construction trades working out of Local 296 in Portland Oregon. He has worked for multiple contractors, and has an excellent aptitude for what it takes to meet the hiring needs of Contractors regarding potential employees.  In January 2014 Zack became a Business Representative for Laborers International Union Local 296.

“I’m a firm believer in apprenticeship programs and the roles they play in the future of our industry. Being newly elected to the constructing hope board I look forward to Impacting people’s lives in positive ways.”

Zack Culver, Business Rep.
Laborers local 296                   
zackc@union296.com
 
Keith Edwards-2013

Keith Edwards

Keith Edwards

Keith Edwards has served as a Shop Steward, Business Manager and President of IBEW Local 48.  He has held Executive Board positions at the Oregon AFL-CIO; Northwest Oregon Labor Council; Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council; Construction Apprenticeship & Workforce Solutions, Inc.; and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette.  He has organized volunteer licensed electricians to rewire our training facility.
 
Keith Edwards, Retired International Representative
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Ninth District
lakesr49@msn.com
 

Anne Raccine Fishe

Anne Raccine Fishe

Anne Fishe is an architect and principal of ANNE RACCINE FISHE, ARCHITECTURE, and a sole proprietorship firm which has been providing architectural services to public and private clients in the Portland area since 1992.  The firm has focused primarily on public, community, commercial and multifamily projects. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, she accumulated years of experience in offices in New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, California and Brussels, Belgium.   Her work experience has been with most all types of architectural projects. From 1995 to 1997 she was a Project Architect for the Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation where she oversaw numerous Architectural projects.
 
Anne Raccine Fishe, Architect
ARF Architecture
afishe@msn.com

 

Art Hiemstra

Art Hiemstra
Bank of the Cascades
ahiemstra@BOTC.com
 
 

Jack Roy

Jack Roy 

 Jack Roy has participated in apprenticeship interviews for Laborer’s Union Local 296 and provides key connections for job placement and understanding workplace needs.  He has worked for Laborers’ International union of North America Local 296 and 320 for 36 years, and served with the Fair Contracting Foundation.
 
Business Representative
Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local No. 296
jackr@union296.com
 

Patricia Weekly

Patricia Weekly, Equity Coordinator
Portland Development Commission
weekleyp@pdc.us