Michela Bedard, Portland Director, brings 15 years of experience in program management and advocacy within non-profit, corporate, and civic organizations. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she is actively involved in various community-based organizations throughout the Portland area, producing strategic partnerships to benefit some of the city’s most marginalized members. Michela serves as Chair of the Board of Rahab’s Sisters and as a member of the women’s civic action group RUTH. She earned her master’s degree in Public Administration and her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Southern California. Michela can be reached at michela@mynewredshoes.org.