Foundations for a Better Oregon

Janet is the Deputy Director of Foundations for a Better Oregon, where she works to bring community, policymakers, and philanthropy together to realize a shared long-term vision for all of Oregon’s children. She was previously a chief architect of the Rural Opportunity Initiative for Business Oregon, which employs community-driven strategies to ensure rural communities benefit from state economic development initiatives. As a Latina immigrant to the United States, a former field laborer, service industry employee, and a first generation college graduate, Janet has firsthand experience with displacement, anti-immigrant policies, and poverty. She is a champion for rural and racial justice due to her lived experience.