Governance Councils

Parent Accountability Council

The Parent Accountability Council (PAC) ensures that family voice guides ELM's work. Parents from African American, African immigrant, Asian, Latino, Native American and Slavic communities form the council. In addition to the monthly* PAC meetings, partner organizations convene quarterly culturally-specific Parent Leadership Team meetings for broader parent input.

The PAC's Guiding Principles are central to ELM's approach (also available in ChineseRussian and Spanish).


Oversight Council 

ELM's Oversight Council, made up of select PAC and Sector Council members, ensures that ELM is meeting its state-funded requirements. The council meets quarterly* to hold ELM accountable to its state contract and work plan, to allocate funds, and to review outcomes of ELM investments. 

Oversight Council members are: 

  • Petra Hernandez, PAC member
  • Lam Hoang, PAC member
  • Lydia Gray-Holifield, PAC member
  • Christine Waters, CCR&R
  • Joy Jerome Turtola, Mt. Hood Community College