Board Members

 



Miriam Corona
(Vice-President)

Miriam was born in Michoacán, Mexico, immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 9 months, and grew up in Dayton, OR. A graduate of Linfield College in political science, Miriam currently works for the Yamhill Community Care Organization. Her experience as an undocumented immigrant in a mixed status family has fueled her advocacy for the Latino immigrant community.

Sally Godard (President)

Sally has lived in Yamhill County for 27 years and is a cofounder of Unidos. A graduate of Willamette University and Oregon Health and Science University, she has practiced psychiatry for nearly 30 years. In 2010, Sally completed a seminary degree and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Her volunteer ministry of justice and advocacy with Unidos balances her part-time psychiatric work.

Doug Johnson

Doug was raised in California, graduated from UC Berkeley in civil engineering, and obtained a master’s degree in environmental engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. He and his wife worked in Thailand for 22 years as missionaries of the Evangelical Covenant Church.  Doug teaches science and technology at Amity Middle School.  Doug chairs the Law Enforcement Relations Team (aLERT) of Unidos.

Janet Langenwalter

Janet was raised in Indiana and received her undergraduate degree in Music and Elementary Education from Taylor University and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Western Michigan University.  She taught for 15 years in Indiana, Michigan and New Jersey.

She uses her teaching skills and passion for justice with Unidos to prepare immigrants for their citizenship test.

Kathleen McKinney (Secretary)

Kathleen is a former teacher and state manager who created policies, guidance, and webpages for environmental justice.  She has a master’s degree in administration and has volunteered for many years on social justice issues in California, Washington, and Oregon. Kathleen has been the Board President of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of McMinnville, and provides leadership and teaching in the citizenship classes of Unidos.

Ines Peña (Political Advocacy Coordinator)

Ines grew up in Newberg, Oregon in a family with Mexican traditions rooted in Jalisco, Mexico. A graduate of  Linfield College, she works as the Fund Development Coordinator for CAPACES Leadership Institute in Woodburn. Because her parents are undocumented immigrants, Ines is committed to being their voice in the public sector as an advocate for human rights and immigration reform.

Valentin C. Sanchez

Valentin was born in the Mixteca region in Oaxaca, Mexico.  At the age of 13, he immigrated to the United States and was employed as a farmworker in the San Joaquin and Willamette valleys. A graduate of theTongue Point Job Corps in Astoria, he attended Clatsop Community College. Valentin is now employed by a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to low-income Oregonians. He speaks Mixteco, as well as Spanish and English.

Maria Sandoval

Maria was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and was raised in the U.S. since she was a young child. She received a Bachelor's degree at Willamette University and worked as an Administrative Law Judge for the state of Oregon for almost ten years. She was a leader in the successful campaign to save Dayton’s immigrant church, San Martin de Porres, from closure, and is a co-founder of Unidos.

 

Staff Members

Sally Godard - Executive Director Volunteer 

Miriam Corona - Associate Director Volunteer

Hanna DeMaster - Executive Assistant Part-time Employee

unidosyamhillcounty@gmail.com

Hanna was born in Northern California and moved to Yamhill County when she was 16. She graduated from George Fox University with a Bachelor's degree in International Studies and a Master's degree in Secondary Education. After living and teaching in Ecuador for two years, Hanna taught middle and high school English Language Learners in Yamhill County. She joined Unidos as an Executive Assistant in the summer of 2015.

Isaura Peña - Program Coordinator for Leadership and Volunteer Development Full-time Employee  

unidos.isaura@gmail.com

Isaura grew up in Newberg, Oregon here in Yamhill County with her family that migrated from Jalisco, Mexico. She graduated from Willamette University with a Bachelor’s in Politics and Spanish and a minor in American Ethnic Studies. Her mixed-status family has been the reason why she continues to fight against injustices.

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