Se-ah-dom Edmo | Executive Director

Seahdom@mrgf.org

Se-ah-dom Edmo, Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce & Yakama, is MRG’s Executive Director. She brings deep experience in community organizing for racial and social justice work across the nation. She is co-editor of the Tribal Equity Toolkit 3.0: Tribal Resolutions and Codes for Two Spirit and LGBT Justice in Indian Country and American Indian Identity: Citizenship, Membership & Blood. Prior to joining MRG  served as the Sovereignty Program Director at Western States Center where she was the coalition convener of Tribal History: Shared History (Senate Bill 13, 2017) in Oregon – this law established and funded teaching of Indian History and Sovereignty in K – 12 Schools across the state. A hallmark of her career has been fostering relationships and collaborations between tribes and organizations that do social, racial, environmental, and economic justice work across the region. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee of Oregon Recovers and is an ALF Senior Fellow. She lives in Portland with her husband James and their children Siale, Imasees and Miyosiwin, as well as her parents, Ed and Carol Edmo.

Se-ah-dom’s ancestors are from Celilo, a fishing village along the Columbia River and one of the oldest known settlements in the West.

Pronouns: she / her / hers

 


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Cliff Jones | Advisor

Cliff@mrgf.org

Cliff Jones is the Interim Executive Director for MRG Foundation. He has over 30 years’ experience in social services, community education, and human rights advocacy. Cliff is co-founder of Tools for Diversity, a comprehensive curriculum led by a multi-cultural team that addresses problems caused by discrimination and prejudice and supports building culturally competent organizations.  His wide range of organizational experience includes skill-building for boards and supervisors, planning, mediation, workplace diversity, multicultural alliances, conflict resolution, and group facilitation. Cliff has also served on MRG’s Board of Directors and Grantmaking Committees.


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Kelley Weigel | Interim Deputy Director

Kelley@mrgf.org

Kelley Weigel is Interim Deputy Director for MRG Foundation.  She left her role as Executive Director at Western States Center in the fall of 2017. Previous to her role as ED she served as Associate Director and started out as the Western Progressive Leadership Program Director.  Kelley has also worked on the staff of Rural Organizing Project and Community Alliance of Lane County.  Kelley’s first Board of Director service was with MRG Foundation and she has also been Grantmaking Committee Chair.


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Lindy Walsh | Finance and Operations Director

Lindy@mrgf.org

Lindy brings to MRG more than 30 years of experience in non-profit finance and administration.  She served on the MRG Board of Directors, Grantmaking Committee and has volunteered and worked for organizations that have received funding from MRG for much of her work life.  Prior to joining our team, Lindy worked at the Community Cycling Center, Partnership for Safety and Justice, and River Network.