Courtney Helstein (Board Co-Chair) grew up in a town where access to women’s reproductive health care was scarce and being pro-choice wasn’t very popular. It wasn’t until college that Courtney learned what pro-choice meant, or about the critical political work being done across the country to protect women’s access to reproductive health care. Courtney graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Sociology in 2011. After graduation, she worked with the Oregon Student Association and the Main Street Alliance of Oregon. Courtney attended the 2014 Oregon Women’s Campaign School, and later joined FuturePAC as a Campaign Manager for a winning State Representative race in a competitive district, later working as their Chief of Staff in the Oregon Legislature and the Deputy Director of SDLF. Courtney is currently a lobbyist with Strategies 360.
Courtney Graham (Board Co-Chair) graduated with her B.A. in Political Science and International Development in 2011, and went on to work in law before having a quarter-life crisis and diving headfirst into the world of politics by attending the 2014 Oregon Women’s Campaign School. Courtney previously served as the Field Director and later the Chief of Staff to Representative Susan McLain, the Communications Director for Raise the Wage Oregon, and as the Deputy Political Director at Our Oregon. She currently works as a contract lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and the Bus Project.
Nikki Fisher attended the University of Tampa where she obtained her B.A. in Government and World Affairs. After college, she worked for the ACLU of Florida on advocacy, policy, and political campaigns for nearly four years. Nikki has experience in Oregon politics as well, including managing the regional office for Oregon United for Marriage campaign, and as Campaign Manager for Senator Sara Gelser’s successful state senate race in 2014 and serving as Chief of Staff for State Senator Gelser in 2015. Her passion is driven by a focus on criminal and social justice reform, LGBT issues, reproductive rights, economic and racial justice, education and veterans’ issues. Nikki is currently the Executive Director of the Bus Project. She also serves on the WINPAC Board.
Lili Hoag has lobbied on gender and family policy issues in the UK and North America. As a native Oregonian, she believes that all women should have access to preventive health. She is the Policy Director for Family Forward Oregon, advocating for women’s and families’ economic security, nationally and locally. In her spare time she likes to travel and take in as many wonders as Oregon has to offer!
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Kelli Horvath got her start in politics doing education advocacy as a student leader and board chair of the Oregon Student Association. After college, she was hired as a professional staff member for the same organization, where she planned and executed the largest non-partisan youth voter registration drive in the nation and helped enfranchise more than 50,000 students in the 2012 election. Her passion for civic engagement and social justice eventually led her to work for Oregon United for Marriage. Kelli then successfully managed a competitive House race for State Representative Susan McLain in 2014. Currently, Kelli serves as a Field Representative for the only woman in Oregon’s federal delegation, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. In her free time, Kelli enjoys traveling, climbing, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.
Christine Lewis attended her first Oregon Women’s Campaign School in 2008 and has come back every school since as a presenter or member of the board. Christine first got involved in choice politics while a student at Reed College, from which she graduated with a BA in Anthropology. She has been engaged in public interest advocacy, policy, progressive ballot measures and candidate campaigns at the local and state level. She also serves on the boards of the Oregon League of Conservation Voters and Emerge Oregon.
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Past Board Members
Susan Drew Allen
Nichi Masters Linder
Stacy Shaffer Cowan
Barbara Smith Warner