Katrina is a visionary and believes Oregon can be a place where all who live here can exist and THRIVE. She serves as Executive Director of JOIN, a homeless service agency dedicated to supporting community members secure permanent housing and attain stability. Katrina is deeply engaged in volunteer efforts to empower community members to make Oregon equitable for all. Many housing and community initiatives in Portland and Oregon have her thumbprint, including the nation’s first Preference Policy aimed at returning the Black community to their historic roots in North and Northeast Portland; Portland’s Relocation Assistance policy aimed at compensating renters’ who have been unjustly removed from their home; the nation’s first Statewide Rent Control policy; Portland Metro’s Supportive Housing Services measure that will help end Portland’s homeless crisis; Oregon’s COVID-focused Eviction Moratorium and Landlord Compensation Fund. She serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Here Together, and a member of the A Home For Everyone Coordinating Board in Multnomah County. Katrina has her Bachelor’s Degree from Portland State University in Community Development: Housing & Economic Development with an emphasis on Race, Policy, and Communications.