PORTLAND, Oregon – Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) is pleased to announce its new officers and board members for 2017-2018. Angela Franco Lucero was elected as president, having served previously as president elect, treasurer, and secretary. Ms. Lucero is a partner at Kranovich and Lucero LLC in Lake Oswego, practicing insurance defense and personal injury law. Amber Hollister was elected as treasurer, having served previously as historian. Ms. Hollister is the General Counsel for the Oregon State Bar in Tigard. Hon. Allison Boomer was re-elected as OWLS’ secretary. Ms. Boomer is a Tax Magistrate at the Oregon Tax Court in Salem. Joining the executive committee is Megan Burgess. Ms. Burgess in an attorney with Peterkin & Associates in Bend, practicing real estate and construction law. All OWLS officers are also members of the board.
In addition, OWLS is pleased to announce its newly elected and reelected board members: Maya Crawford (Portland), Sara Kobak (Portland), Katharine Lozano (Salem/Portland), Aruna Masih (Portland), Banafsheh Violet Nazari (Portland), Yumi O’Neil (Wilsonville/Portland), and Adele Ridenour (Portland).
Board members continuing their service are: Jacqueline Alarcón (Portland), Hon. Valeri Love (Eugene), Jennifer Nicholls (Medford), Susan Pitchford (Portland), Kristin Sterling (Portland), Amanda Thorpe (Grants Pass), Val Tomasi (Portland), Gloria Trainor (Portland), and Jim Yocom (Beaverton).
With over 1400 members, Oregon Women Lawyers is committed to the advancement of women and all minorities in the practice of law, including racial and ethnic minorities and members of the LGBTQ community. To achieve this goal we provide and support programming that includes attention to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and ability. We strive to make meaningful connections with other minority bar associations in Oregon and to partner with them to provide support for all underrepresented groups in our profession.