Board of Directors
Steve Weir, President
Steve was born and raised in North Portland, and graduated from Roosevelt High School. After honorable discharge from the Navy, he rediscovered the beauty of the northwest and returned to his roots. He became the third generation owner of Weir’s Cyclery, where for 25 years he had many opportunities to volunteer with many business and community leaders. Steve had served as Grand Marshal for the St. Johns Parade, received the Spirit of Portland Award, and was President of the North Portland Business Association.
Lisa Horne, Secretary
Lisa has lived in North Portland (Portsmouth neighborhood) for 20 years. She works for a software fulfillment company in St. Johns. Previously she directed an affordable housing non-profit corporation in North Portland that built/remodeled nearly 30 homes for sale to low-income home buyers, which also assisted local neighbors and small businesses with community improvement projects such as clean-ups and tree plantings.
Tamara Maher, Treasurer
Tamara has lived in North Portland for 6 years, and Portland for nearly 20 years. She is lawyer with a solo practice in estate planning, probate, elder law and protective proceedings. She also serves on the Elders in Action Advisory Commission, the Overlook Neighborhood Association board, and the Multnomah County Department of Human Services Citizen’s Budget Advisory Council.
Chris has lived in the Pacific Northwest for 10 years; of which 6 years have been serving North Portland and its residents as Bank Manager for Umpqua Bank (formerly Sterling Bank). He has served on the board of the North Portland Business Association, and Portland Metro East Habitat for Humanity. Chris currently serves on the Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Family Selection Committee, and the Washington State University Board of Directors of the Carson College of Business, Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program.
Jenna McCracken (Forzley)
Jenna Forzley McCracken is a Portland native living mostly in North and Northeast neighborhoods. She worked with social service, education and nonprofit organizations for many years until she and her husband opened Atomic Pizza in 2009. As a local small business owner she has been committed to being an active member of the community and has served on the board of the North Portland Little League, Overlook Neighborhood Association, the Overlook Livability Team and is former president of the Overlook Village Business Association.
Effective June 1, 2016, Jodi stepped down from the board to pursue out-of-state opportunities. We thank her for her commitment, expertise, and service to LVNPPA.