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Cliff Jones | Interim Executive Director

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 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 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.

Cheryl Gunnell | Administrative Assistant

A recent St. Louis, Missouri transplant, Cheryl brings her passion for making a difference in the lives of others to MRG Foundation. As our temporary Administrative Assistant, she happily utilizes her 20 plus years of general office, customer service and organizational skill to assist us in our commitment of working for a diverse, inclusive society where justice and equity is a reality for all.