Board Member, Portland
Deb Schallert worked at Portland General Electric for 20 years, managing cultural and historic resources and environmental compliance for PGE’s hydroelectric and wind projects. Her responsibilities included tribal consultation with Northwest tribes. Prior to 1995, Deb held numerous positions throughout the state for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. In 1990, as an OPRD employee, she was the first participant in the year-long Oregon-Toyama sister state employee exchange program, during which she worked for the Toyama prefectural government and studied Japanese culture and language. Her most recent board experience was serving eight years on Oregon’s State Advisory Committee for Historic Preservation, several years as chair. She is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College. Retired since 2015, Deb now enjoys nurturing friendships, walking, yoga, traveling, foreign language studies, healthy cooking, creating art and needlepoint. She is a member of several Portland arts and cultural organizations, including the Portland Art Museum’s Asian Art Council, and is an Oregon Master Naturalist.