Michelle Luedtke, MBA

Communications Director

Michelle (she/her) brings more than fifteen years of experience in strategic communications, design, marketing, research and data integration, and organizational development. Her upbringing in a multigenerational household and her identity as a multiracial, disabled woman of Mexican heritage informs her dedication to activating meaningful change through a commitment to equity, access, and authentic storytelling. Michelle believes in supporting the self-determination of individuals and communities to undo systems of oppression and realize a just future. Previously, she served as Communications and Data Integration Director and then as Deputy Director at Our Children Oregon, where she was a co-creator of the All Children Thrive (ACT) Collective. Michelle began her nonprofit career working with community leaders and direct service organizations at United Way. Her journey then led her to the social research and evaluation field, where she worked in partnership with communities to leverage data, information visualization, and stories to support social change before moving to Oregon in 2019. 

Michelle has her Masters in Business Administration and undergraduate degrees in History and Art (Printmaking). She enjoys hiking, family runs, digital illustration, and dabbles in ceramics. Michelle lives in NE Portland with her partner, two young children, pets, and an ever-growing collection of houseplants.

 

Get in touch with Michelle: mluedtke (at) ocj (dot) org