Elena worked for ten years in the nonprofit sector before recently taking on the role of Community Relations Officer at Pacific Continental Bank. In her current work, she supports businesses and nonprofit organizations through organizational development, training and workshops. She sits on the board of Neighborhood Partnerships, a statewide organization focused on creating opportunities for Oregonians through asset building, housing and policy advocacy.
Elena graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. In her class, you can expect a hands-on approach to fundraising, incorporating local nonprofit leaders as guest speakers and getting project inspiration directly from organizations in our community.