Staff & Board of Directors

Leading the charge

Halprin Landscape Conservancy

Our executive team and Board of Directors is comprised of residents, designers, property owners, business representatives, scholars and activists — talented, passionate people who guide, support and champion the work of the Halprin Landscape Conservancy. They volunteer their expertise, time and financial support to ensure that the Portland Open Space Sequence and today’s Fountain District return to an active, accessible and vibrant public amenity for all.

Board of Directors

Bob Naito, Naito Development

Vice President
James McGrath, Nelson Nygaard

Jay Waldron, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Julie Leuvrey, Oregon Pacific Investment & Development

Executive Director
Karen WhitmanHalprin Landscape Conservancy

Executive Assistant
Susan Lucke, Halprin Landscape Conservancy

President Emeritus

Randy Gragg, Portland Parks Foundation

Directors Emeritus

Steven Koch, Koch Landscape Architecture
Marcy McInelly, Urbsworks, Inc.
Grant Higginson, Resident

Board Members

Paul Andrews, Melvin Mark Brokerage Company
Scott Andrews, Melvin Mark Companies
Nancy Fishman, ZGF Architects
Sarah Iannarone, First Stop Portland
Zeljka Carol Kekez, PLACE
Kristine Pizzuti, First American Title
John Russell, Russell Development Company
Paige Schlupp, TriMet
Eric Shoemaker, Trask Group
Don Stastny, Architect
Stephanie Whitlock, Architectural Heritage Center
David Zier, MMDC Company


Jeff Joslin, Urban Designer, Architect, Planner, Developer
David Knowles, OTAK
Mark Rosenbaum, Rosenbaum Financial