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Our Story

For many Oregon families, a sudden illness, unexpected expense, or loss of wages can quickly turn into a crisis. And when that storm hits, these families find themselves facing agonizing decisions. Pay the gas bill or buy food? Lights or medicine? Rent or heat? But it doesn’t have to be that way.

At the Oregon Energy Fund, we have a vision. A vision that includes neighbors helping neighbors. Together, we can help provide basic needs to families facing hardships – powering our neighbors’ lives when they need us most.

The Oregon Energy Fund is a 27-year-old statewide charitable organization providing energy assistance to thousands of Oregonians in times of unexpected crisis. Through the generous contributions of their neighbors, we help struggling Oregonians keep a roof over their heads, food on the table, light to see and heat in the cold. With the power of giving, we can provide the basic needs that allow people to live productive and healthy lives.

Meet Our Team

Advisory Council

  • Scott Bolton
  • Pacific Power
  • Kristen Stathis
  • Portland General Electric
  • Lori Russell
  • NW Natural Gas
  • Bob Harding
  • Columbia Bank

Board of Directors

  • Tori Bryson, President
  • Hoffman, Stewart & Schmidt, P.C.
  • Sarah Simmons, Vice President
  • R/West
  • Anne Wahr, Secretary
  • Portland General Electric
  • Kristen Brown, Treasurer
  • NW Natural Gas
  • Marisa DeCristoforo, Director
  • Consultant
  • David DiMatteo
  • Latino Network
  • Becky Eberle
  • Pacific Power
  • Jason Heuser
  • Eugene Water & Electric Board
  • Margi Hoffmann
  • Hoffmann Consulting, LLC
  • Daniel Huggett
  • West Oregon Electric
  • Jess Marpe
  • Community Action
  • Melissa Nottingham
  • Pacific Power
  • Tyler Richardson
  • Portland General Electric
  • Miguel Santos
  • US Bank
  • Bob Walsh
  • Walsh Trucking Company
  • Adam Lowney, Immediate Past President
  • McDowell Rackner Gibson PC

Management Team

  • Brian Allbritton
  • Marietta Doney
  • Will Preston
  • Audrey Bell