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Free Webinar: Age, Race and Friendship
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Category: Educational Events

Age, Race and Friendship

This virtual panel is an open discussion on age, race and friendship and how these three things can open the door to positive relationships that transcend both age and race. Join local thought leaders exploring how to have open and heartfelt conversations as we endeavor to live our lives in a more diverse and inclusive world.

Intended audience: This presentation is intended for general interest.

About the panelists:

Ruby Haughton-Pitts is AARP Oregon State Director. Ruby brings both direct and management experience with advocacy, outreach, communications, and strategic planning within AARP as well as with various nonprofits, consulting firms, and corporations. Prior to joining the AARP Oregon team, Ruby served as Director of Outreach and Advocacy at AARP Illinois. Before that she spent many years in Oregon including as Director of Legislative and Public Affairs at CareOregon, Vice President of External Affairs for OCHIN, and Vice President of Government Relations for U.S. Bank. Ruby also served as a member of AARP Oregon’s Executive Council before moving to Illinois and was member of Illinois' volunteer leadership before being hired as staff. Ruby serves on the Midwest Asian Health Association Board of Directors and was recently appointed to Governor Brown’s Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Implementation Committee. She is a proud graduate of the University of Oregon.

Dr. Derenda Schubert is Executive Director of Bridge Meadows. She is a licensed psychologist with extensive professional experience counseling children and families and creating, managing, and evaluating foster care, mental health and developmental disability programs. Additionally, she has conducted research in the areas of developmental disabilities and children’s mental health. She has held several executive leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer and Associate Director of Training at two of Oregon’s largest child and family mental health agencies.

Dr. Schubert is an intergenerational champion, leading the team that created Bridge Meadows, advocating nationally for intergenerational solutions to complex social challenges, spearheading strategic planning and shaping Bridge Meadows’ expansive vision for the future. Dr. Schubert speaks locally and nationally on the topics of children’s mental health, community building, and intergenerational living.

Under Dr. Schubert’s leadership, Bridge Meadows has received national and international recognition from the following organizations: The National Home Builders Association; Angel in Adoption TM by Senator Wyden; recognized as the 2014 award winner for the Intergenerational Excellence Prize by The Eisner Foundation; winner of the 2017 Fostering Innovation Award from Corporate LiveWire; ranked fourth among the top 10 Most Admired Non-profits by Portland Business Journal. In 2016, Dr. Schubert was honored as Extraordinary Executive Director by Portland Monthly Magazine and recognized as a 2017 Woman of Influence by the Portland Business Journal. She is an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow and an Encore Public Voices Fellow.

Dr. Schubert is a graduate of Purdue University and DePaul University. Her passion for making the world a better place is inspired by her own children and the love of her grandmothers.

Edmond Jensen is the former president and CEO of Visa International in San Francisco and former Vice Chairman of U.S. Bancorp. While now retired, he was formerly active on many civic boards in Portland and San Francisco. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Health Group at UCSF, and the Providence St Vincent Hospital Foundation. He chairs the Providence Ethics Center Board of Advisors. His community interests include healthcare and minority youth development. 


To make this event as accessible as possible, registration is free for everyone!

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