Meet Kari Lyons-Eubanks!
Our new Welcome Home Coalition Director.
After an exhaustive and competitive search process, we're excited to introduce you to our new Maestro! Kari Lyons-Eubanks comes to the Welcome Home Coalition from the Multnomah County Public Health Division, where she was a Senior Program Specialist for twelve years. During her time at the county, she coordinated community coalitions, facilitated strategic planning and police development processes related to healthy, stable housing policy, and contributed to the Multnomah County Equity and Empowerment Lens.
Prior to her time at the County, she worked in Southern and Eastern Africa on public health projects, working with local women's groups to improve access to water through local artisans developing sand dams and wells, and at an orphanage as a community health worker supporting children who were HIV+. She is a strong believer that equity and transparency are vital to ensuring community members are involved in decisions that impact their lives; and that they key work of change agents is to dismantle the structures which uphold white privilege systems and create trauma for socially oppressed groups.
Kari has a Masters Degree in International and Intercultural Management. She'll begin her work with the coalition on August 7th! - Be on the lookout for details on a Meet & Greet for Kari next month!