Board of Directors

Annette Marcus, President

Annette Marcus is proud to be a social worker and confesses to laughing too loudly at really bad puns. She staffs the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide which helps guide a five-year-comprehensive Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan and is in an advisory role to the Oregon Health Authority. Before that she was the regional director of Oregon Family Support Network in Lane County where she learned about the struggles and strength of parents who advocate daily for their children who have behavioral and developmental health challenges.  In California, Annette was a director in the statewide Strategies project which provided cutting edge training and technical assistance to non-profits, county and state agencies. She was instrumental in the development of the California Strengthening Families Round-table, bringing together state, county and family leaders to promote cross-system collaboration to build protective factors. She lives in Eugene with her wife Sarah, cat and four chickens. She and Sarah met in 1986 walking across the United States on the Great Peace March for Nuclear Disarmament. This wonderful adventure gave her a sense of optimism about human resilience and the power of meaningful community.

“THP has been there for me and my family as we have been healing from a traumatic event that led to our move to Oregon. I love THP’s  warm and welcoming atmosphere, openness to multiple modalities for healing and understanding of the impact of trauma paired with hope and a belief in all people’s resilience. I want the Trauma Healing Project to thrive and hope that my participation on the board can contribute to that.”


Maritza Herrera, Vice-President


Ariel Lissman, Treasurer


Regie Sison-Valenti, Secretary


Current Opportunities

We are seeking members with fundraising & development skills and experience bringing products to market. The board of directors meets monthly. There are also occasional special meetings of the board and an annual planning retreat. For more information, email Elaine Walters or call her at 541-687-9447.