Liz Field, Interim Executive Director
Liz Field joined the Foundation in 2015 to lead the organization during the transition period, as the Board conducts its search for the next Executive Director. Portland has a remarkable parks system, Liz says. It’s a true honor to be leading an organization that has an instrumental role to play in maintaining, expanding and enhancing that system. Liz is an organizational consultant and member of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon’s executive transition services team, and has served as Interim Executive Director of Audubon Society of Portland, Portland Community College Foundation, Equity Foundation, among other Oregon nonprofits. She has a B.A. from Amherst College and M.B.A from Yale University.
Nick Warren, Development & Operations Manager
Nick Warren manages the Foundation’s development and operations and joined the Portland Parks Foundation in early 2014. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies, Political Science, and Economics from the University of Oregon, and works to ensure everyone can access a green space. Nick also makes sure he accesses green spaces, and outside of work you can find him running or hiking in Portland’s beautiful parks.
Mattie Courtright, Program and Communication Manager
Mattie Courtright manages the Foundation's community engagement and communication and started at the Foundation in the spring of 2015. Mattie holds a B.A. in Communication from Southern Oregon University and for over a decade served as the programmatic ‘hub’ for a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations both here and abroad. As a passionate community supporter and park enthusiast, Mattie spends most of her time outside of work enjoying nature and volunteers at least 15 hours per month both in and outside of Portland's parks.
Heather Doyle, Program Coordinator
Heather Doyle oversees the foundation's summer programs. She recently received her Bachelor’s of Science in Community Development at Portland State University. With a mixed background in environmental science and social science, she is passionate about environmental justice and connecting communities with access to healthy lifestyle options.
Heather began her work with the Foundation as a Summer Outreach Intern, attending Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Free For All concerts and movies in the park. She spread the word about Portland park needs through programs like Parke Diem, and helped pass the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond, bringing $68 million to Portland’s parks.
Heather now manages the Summer Outreach Program she once interned for, and is excited to be attending parks events again this year!