Supporters

Many people contributed to making Portland’s Walk of the Heroines. Because of these committed individuals and professionals, who volunteered all or part of their time, the vision of honoring women in a special place is now fulfilled. They richly deserve deepest gratitude and appreciation.

EDITORIAL COMMITTEE

The Editorial Committee was responsible for choosing the quotations engraved on the Walk.

John Laursen, graphic designer, Press-22, committee chair 
Thomas Becker, independent scholar
Wendy Judith Cutler, Senior Instructor, Portland State University
Michele Glazer, Professor, Portland State University
Jan Haaken, Professor, Portland State University,
Fridericke Heuer, psychologist
Joyce Kerley, rehabilitation counselor
Barbara Horton Linn, architect, Portland State University
Megan McMorran, journalist and non-profit administrator
Frann Michel, Professor, Willamette University

DESIGN CHARETTES 

With leadership by Barbara Horton Linn, architect, these volunteers contributed to the workshops that led to the conceptual design.

Christine Burdette, artist
Fernanda (Nan) D’Agostino, artist
Jan Haaken, Professor, Portland State University
Sandra Harada, student and Women’s Studies Office Coordinator, Portland State University
Charlene Levesque, Special Event Manager, Portland State University
Prudence Roberts, Instructor of Art, Portland Community College
Sue Taylor, Professor, Portland State University
Marie Watt, artist
Bill Will, artist
Roberta Wong, visual artist

SITE DESIGN

The Site Design team worked intently to craft the final Walk of the Heroines architectural design from the conceptual plan.

Barbara Horton Linn, architect, Portland State University, site design team leader
Carol Mayer-Reed , landscape architect, Mayer-Reed
Teresa Chenney,  landscape architect, Mayer-Reed
John Laursen, graphic designer, Press-22
Adrienne Cruz, artist, Meditation Art
Jan Haaken, Professor, Portland State University
Charlene Levesque, PSU Special Events Manager, Portland State University
Martin Kyle-Milward, architectural illustrator
Linda Stein, artist, creator of the stage sculpture
Mary Jaffe, volunteer who conceptualized naming the fountain in honor of mothers

ART SELECTION COMMITTEE

The Art Selection Committee worked with the Regional Arts & Culture Council to organize a national search and select the artists whose work has been placed on the Walk.

Barbara Sestak, Dean, Fine and Performing Arts, Portland State University
Michael Reed, visual communications, Mayer/Reed
Gail Hayes Davis, Executive Director, Young Audiences
Jan Haaken, Professor, Portland State University
Peggy Kendellen, Public Art Manager, Regional Arts & Culture Council
Charlene Levesque, Special Events Manager, Portland State University
Barbara Horton Linn, architect, Portland State University
Roberta Wong, visual artist
Vicki Lynn Wilson, artist
Dee Poth, community volunteer

WEBSITE & KIOSK DESIGN

Ben Hartig, Academic and Research Computing, Portland State University
Matt Giraud, Grapheon Communications Design
Thomas Hamlin, Metaphor Lab

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Johanna Brenner, Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Johanna Brenner, Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology
Sherwin Davidson, Professor and Chair of Psychology, Portland State University
Jan Haaken, Professor of Psychology, Portland State University

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Holly Huillet Locke

PROJECT WEBMASTER

Bahar Jaberi

HONORARY COUNCIL

Gov. Barbara Roberts, Chair
Barbara Alberty
Gale Castillo
Sally Ford
Nancy Frisch
Leslie Garcia
Roslyn Hill
Paula Kinney
Maxine McCloskey
Gail McCormick
Steffani Menoza-Gray
Patricia Powell
Susie Stevenson
Kay Toran
Pat Mead Wall
Joella Werlin

WALK OF THE HEROINES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mary Jane Aman
Johanna Brenner
Patricia Cornman
Wendy Judith Cutler
Sherwin Davidson
Roslyn Farrington
Anne Glazer
Julie Gulla
Jan Haaken
Sandra Harada
Joyce Kerley
Charlene Levesque
Barbara Horton Linn
Holly Huillet Locke
Arezu Movahed
Dee Poth.

FUNDRAISING ADVISOR

Mary Jo Daly, development professional, Portland State University

FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEERS

Debi Coleman
Jeannie Dodson-Edgars
Lee Doss
Susan Duley
Ann Edlen
Mark Edlen
Nancy Goldman
Jacki Hunlow
Bill McCormick
Gail McCormick
Angel Pilato
Julie Neupert Stott
Peter Stott
Susie Stevenson
Sandra Suran
Frances Wilkins
Lynn Youngbar
Laura King and Lisa Anderson (Interfaith Friendship Garden)
Maxine McCloskey
Marguerite Wright
Mary Jane Sills and Joella Werlin (Friends of Maurine Neuberger)
Linda Hannan
Sheila Goldin
Julie Allen
Nancy Porter
Pam Judd
Mary Garrard
Chris Thompson (Campaign to honor Meg Eileenchild O’Hara)

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Portland State University leaders made essential contributions through allocating the space for the project, assigning professional fundraising and design support, and funding construction. Of special importance are:

Brian Chase, Director of Facilities and Planning, 1992-2002
George Pernsteiner, Vice-President for Finance and Administration, 1995-2002
Lindsay Desrochers,  Vice-President for Finance and Administration, 2005-2011
Tony Leineweber, Executive Director, PSU Foundation
Marvin Kaiser, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, 1993-2010
President Wim Wiewel
Phuong Lam, Portland State University Foundation
Rob Fullmer, IT Specialist, Portland State University
Jennifer Sharp, project manager, Portland State University Facilities
Ernest Tipton, project manager, Portland State University Facilities

CONSTRUCTION

Rob Fallow and Andy Franklin, Fortis Construction, Inc.