Suzy Jeffreys joined North by Northeast in September 2007, having just returned to Portland after a three-year absence in which she completed an MA in Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. Suzy oversees North by Northeast’s other staff members as well as 75 volunteers and participates in all aspects of North by Northeast’s clinical and non-profit management, from grant-writing and donor development to community outreach and policy creation. She was responsible for the coordination of North by Northeast’s move in August 2009 to the Garlington Center, into a newly constructed space four times the size of our first home. More recently, she has managed the development of the Garlington Garden from an empty lot into a highly productive and welcoming space utilized by the staff and clients of the three agencies occupying the Garlington Center. An organizer and list-maker by nature, Suzy loves using her administrative and planning skills to help further the mission of North by Northeast. Suzy recently completed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Ladder to Leadership Program, an 18-month-long initiative aimed at enhancing the leadership capacity of community-based non-profit health and health-related organizations serving vulnerable populations. Suzy became North by Northeast’s first Executive Director in November 2011.
Sharetta began with North by Northeast in February of 2010 as Office and Volunteer Coordinator, responsible for volunteer management, reception duties, patient inquiries and office management. In October 2011, she was promoted to Clinic & Volunteer Coordinator, taking on patient care duties and running several evening clinics each month. Sharetta staffs and facilitates the meetings of our Patient Wellness Council and can often be seen in the warmer months of the year offering blood pressure checks and health information at health and community fairs around North and Northeast Portland. A native Oregonian, Sharetta has lived in Portland most of her life. She brings a wealth of experience in social service as a volunteer coordinator for the American Red Cross and the State of Oregon, and as a program manager for the Salvation Army. Sharetta has a deep commitment to the health of our community and is excited to be part of our work.
Danielle joined us first as a front desk volunteer in 2012. When we needed additional staff help in the fall of 2012, Danielle stepped up to become our Program Assistant for several months, after which she left Portland to teach English in Santiago de Caballeros, Dominican Republic, for 5 months. Danielle returned to Portland in June 2013 and jumped right back into her role as Program Assistant. Her roles and responsibilities include receptionist duties, keeping our office running smoothly and ensuring an enjoyable and beneficial experience for all patients, staff and visitors to the clinic. Danielle has lived the majority of her life in Northeast Portland and is excited to use her position at the clinic as a means to give back to the neighborhood that helped raise her. In the future, Danielle plans to pursue a degree in medicine and help provide comprehensive healthcare to impoverished and diverse communities.