Project Director

Kris Smock, Kristina Smock Consulting.  

While the Equity Atlas involved the work of many people, our greatest thanks go to Kris Smock.  Kris developed the strategic direction and managed the many complex elements involved in creating the Equity Atlas with extraordinary dedication and skill.


The Regional Equity Atlas 2.0 is a collaborative effort involving numerous public and private partners. CLF’s primary partners on the project are Metro, the Portland metro area’s regional government, Portland State University’s Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, and Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation.  Metro developed the mapping tool and provided technical expertise. PSU provided methodological expertise and played a lead role in the preparation of data for the mapping tool. Quality Corporation provided data and expertise on health care and health outcomes.

Special thanks to Clint Chiavarini, Ted Reid, and Ben Sainsbury at Metro, to Meg Merrick and Andree Tremoulet at Portland State University, and to Summer Boslaugh at Quality Corporation.

Advisory Committee

We are grateful for the leadership and contributions of our Advisory Committee members:

Marcelo Bonta, Center for Diversity and the Environment
Sam Chase, Coalition of Community Health Clinics
Elizabeth (Betsy) Clapp, Multnomah County Health Department
Beth Cohen, Oregon Food Bank 
Rey España, Native American Youth and Family Center
Brendon Haggerty, Clark County Public Health
Mary Anne Harmer, Oregon’s Health CO-OP
Jim Labbe, Audubon Society of Portland
Kari Lyons-Eubanks, Multnomah County Environmental Health Services
Julia Meier, Coalition of Communities of Color
Jennie Proctor, Washington County Office of Community Development
Midge Purcell, Urban League of Portland
Alejandro Queral, Northwest Health Foundation
Ted Reid, Metro
Tricia Tillman, Oregon Health Authority, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Andree Tremoulet, Portland State University
Ben Visser, Housing Authority of Clackamas County

Affiliations are listed for identification purposes only and reflect affiliations during the time the individuals were on the Advisory Committee.  Advisory Committee members’ input does not necessarily reflect the views of their employers. 

Equity Fellows and Interns

Thank you to our fellows and interns, who have put in countless hours to make the Equity Atlas possible.  Thanks also to the many volunteers who contributed to the success of the Atlas project.

Diane Besser, Graduate Research Assistant
Scott Ellis, Equity Fellow
Dawn Hanson, Equity Fellow
Carl Hedman, Intern
Erik Olson, Equity Fellow
Caroline Zavitkovski, Intern


Thank you to Tumblehome Enterprises, the local computer services company that built CLF's website, including the many Equity Atlas pages. 

Major Funders

The Equity Atlas was made possible with generous support from the Bullitt Foundation, Kaiser Permanente Community Fund, Meyer Memorial Trust, Northwest Health Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.