Our Team

Youth Action Council

Youth Action Council members are currently homeless, in transition from homelessness and youth who have never been homeless but want to help. The Youth Action Council provides input and feedback about 15th Night youth-related topics

Youth Action Council Members

Alex, 18 (founding member)

Jacob, 16

Jacob, 21

Jamica, 22 (founding member)

Jared, 15

Katie, 16

Makayla, 19  (founding member)

Mattias, 17

Miya, 18

Seth, 18 

Core Leadership Team

Core Leadership Team is a small group within the larger Catalyst Team that supports agile and responsive decision-making and operational effectiveness.


Carmen Urbina

Community Volunteer

Chris Parra
Superintendent, Bethel School District

Chris Pryor
Eugene City Councilmen

Craig Opperman
CEO, Looking Glass Community Services

Dana Petersen
Deputy Administrator, Sheltercare

Dave Williams
Executive Director, Hosea Youth Services

Grace Serbu
Community Volunteer

Greg Erwin
Principal & CEO, Sapient Private Wealth Management

Honorable Judge Valeri Love
Lane County Circuit Court

John Iglesias
President & CEO, Northwest Community Credit Union

Jon Ruiz
City Manager, City of Eugene

Lieutenant Doug Mozan
Eugene Police Department

Linda Hamilton
Community Volunteer

Marshall Peter
Community Volunteer

Molly Gillett
Early College & Career Options High School Principal,
Eugene 4J School District

Noreen Dunnells
President & CEO, United Way of Lane County

Rick Varnum
COO, Oregon Social Learning Center

Ruth Bichsel
Community Volunteer

Steve Buss
Executive Director, One Hope

Susie Dey
Executive Director, Willamette Family Services