Board of Directors
Kristen is a Senior Vice President, Community Impact Officer at Heritage Bank. She brings high energy, sound idea and small business experience to support the needs of her clients. She specializes in serving non-profit organizations, including some of the region’s leading organizations whose missions focus on a broad range of sustainability and social justice issues. Active in the community, Kristen also serves on the board of the Oregon Law Foundation and the Jessie F Richardson Foundation. She is also a member of the EarthShare OR Finance Committee, and a co-founder of the Portland Corporate Sustainability Collaborative.
Kristen holds a degree in international economics from University of Colorado Boulder with a minor in business administration. Her ideal day would be one spending time outdoors with her daughter and dog.
William Henderson co-founded Portland-based Ride Report, a software platform used by cities around the world to monitor and encourage biking. His past work includes founding the consumer technology startup Knock, as well as leading the team behind Square’s massively popular credit-card acceptance app. He graduated from Reed College with a degree in Mathematics.
Anna is the Founder and CEO of Avenue, a digital marketing agency that amplifies the impact that purpose-driver companies have in the world through results-led digital marketing. Prior to founding Avenue, Anna held a variety of executive leadership roles at regional digital and full-service agencies, her work spanning digital marketing leadership, agency operations, sales, account services, talent recruitment and mentorship.
She is passionate about having a meaningful impact on our community through volunteerism, and in addition to her work at BBPDX, she has served on the Statewide Board of Directors for SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), as the Engage Conference Director on the Board of Directors for SEMpdx (Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland), and the Board of Directors for the Cascade Academy Foundation. She is also a speaker and instructor for organizations such as the American Marketing Association, SEMpdx, ACT -W, Clark College and Portland State University on the topics of digital marketing, entrepreneurship and women in technology. Anna was also recognized on the Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award List for 2017.
Jenn Lynch is a General Partner at Portland Seed Fund, an early stage venture fund focused on Oregon-based companies. Prior to PSF, Jenn managed her own fund, Upstart Labs, after a career as a software product manager and product marketing manager with companies such as Dachis Group, Unicru, BrassRing, and Yahoo. In addition to BBPDX, Jenn sits on the boards of Oregon Public Broadcasting, Schoolhouse Supplies, and the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety. She was recognized on the Portland Business Journal's Forty under 40 list in 2013. She has earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University.
Mara Zepeda is the CEO and Co-Founder of Switchboard, a software and strategy company that partners with colleges, universities, and independent schools to make meaningful connections between students and alumni. She is the founding board chair of XXcelerate, a fund and educational program for Oregon women entrepreneurs. She’s also a co-founder of the Zebras Unite movement, which is building an ethical and inclusive startup culture.
She’s been recognized by Conscious Company as 30 world-changing women in conscious business; Portland Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and Business Insider as one of the 20 hottest startups founded by women. An award-winning journalist, she previously reported for Planet Money, Marketplace, The Boston Globe and NPR as an economic reporter. She graduated with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Reed College with a degree in Russian.