Fernando Rodriguez

President/Co-Chair

Fernando Rodriguez joined the Ilwaco, WA branch of Craft3 as the Coordinator of the Hispanic Community Services Program in 2004. He has since been promoted to Director of Immigrant Programs (2006), Accountant (2009) and is currently Financial System Analyst. He is also active as Board Director of the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council.

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Rocio Simmons

Treasurer/Co-Chair

Rocio Simmons is originally from Mexico. She’s worked in Oregon with Hispanic communities through non-profit organizations and translation agencies since her arrival to the U.S. in 1994. She has a Bachelors Degree in Communication Sciences and more than 15 years of experience working with Latinos. She currently oversees our INEA program and Folkloric dance group.

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Patricia Aguilar Morrissey

Board Member

Patricia Aguilar Morrissey grew up in Lima, Peru and has lived in Oregon for over 25 years. Patricia has graduate degrees in Biology from both the ITESM in Mexico and from the University of Rhode Island. She started working with the Clatsop County Latino population in the early 90’s and founded the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council as a response to Hispanic needs in the area.

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Eileen Purcell

Secretary

Eileen has worked as an instructor and program coordinator in adult education and literacy at Clatsop Community College since 2003. She has been a board member of the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council since 2004. Nearly 10 years of experience as Outreach Literacy Coordinator. Double master in History and Library Science. Extensive experience working with Hispanic families.

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Adriane Tuttle

Board Member

Primary care provider, currently working at Mid County Health Center, a clinic that serves primarily immigrant and refugee families in Portland, OR. Has worked in community health with the Hispanic immigrant population for over 12 years, in direct patient care and formerly education and research. Previously worked in Clatsop County for 3 years as a PCP at Coastal Family Health Center and for Providence ElderPlace.

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Tess Chedsey

Board Member

Tess is a retired Systems Analyst for the Walt Disney Corp. and currently works as a freelance writer. She is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and learned computer science at California State University, Los Angeles.

She has been a volunteer ESL literacy tutor for many years and is justifiably proud of all her students, especially the one who had the courage to learn English from square one as an adult learner.

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Camille Padilla

Board Member

Camille was born in CA where she attended Vanguard University in Costa Mesa and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She’s always had a passion to serve others. In 2006 Camille returned to school to receive an MBA from University of Phoenix. That is where she realized how her love for people and business coincided. She quickly began her career in human services. Camille lived in CA for over 30 years and was very involved in church, her community, and human rights advocacy.

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Justin Saydell

Board Member

Justin is a Habitat Project Manager with the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST). Additionally, he is a volunteer tutor for the ESL program through Clatsop Community College and active in the Astoria Futsal league.

For fun, Justin likes to take advantage of outdoor opportunities on the North Coast and beyond.

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Rosa Martinez

Board Member

Rosa Martinez was born and raised in San Jose, California and joined the Lower Columbia community in 2015. She studied Social and Behavioral Sciences and Child Development and currently works at Warrenton-Hammond School District as the Family Liaison and Federal Programs Coordinator.

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Sande Brown

Board Member

Sande Brown retired in June of 2016 from the Seaside School District after 26 years of a combination of teaching at Seaside High School, and as principal of Gearhart, Seaside Heights, and Cannon Beach Elementary schools. She continues to work part time for the school district as the director of the program for English Learners.

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