Meet Our Board

Lisa Faust Senior Vice President, Pacific West Bank

Lisa Faust serves as the Board President for Open Signal and Portland City Council Board appointee. Lisa has served as a board member for Open Signal for over 8 years. Lisa is truly passionate about nonprofit leadership and financial education.

As a banking and finance professional for over 25 years, her focus has been supporting the nonprofit community both with banking services and financial education for over 15 years. She also serves on the board of Friends of the Children - Portland and is a member of the Quest Center for Integrative Health Advisory Board.

Ron Craig Executive Director, Astoria International Film Festival

An expert on the history of York, who was William Clark’s slave and the only African-American member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Ron served as a consulting producer on the OPB documentary, "The Undiscovered Explorer: Imagining York." He continues to lecture about York at area universities.

A Portland native, Ron's most recent creative endeavors include developing a situation comedy and launching the Astoria Jazz Festival in 2016. 

Sue Diciple Principal, Sue Diciple Group

Sue is pleased to act as the MHCRC liaison for the Open Signal Board.

She designs and facilitates collaborative planning, organization development and issue resolution initiatives. In her 30-year practice, she has served over 300 clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors.  

Sue has held several media and telecommunications-related public service positions in the State of Oregon, including serving on the national board for The Alliance for Community Media and serving for 20 years as a commissioner representing the City of Portland on the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC).

Andrew DeVigal Associate Director, Agora Journalism Center at University of Oregon

Andrew is an Emmy Award-winning visual storyteller and the Associate Director of the Agora Journalism Center, the gathering place for innovation in communication and civic engagement at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism & Communication.

Andrew is also the former Multimedia Editor of The New York Times, where he conceived and produced groundbreaking storyforms and processes that helped shape the industry.

Phoebe Ebright Development Officer, Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC)

Phoebe serves as a Mayoral appointee to Open Signal's board.

She brings 17 years of fund development experience to Open Signal, having worked on initiatives that include child and family services, eradicating cancer, education and youth development, and arts education.

Her role at RACC is to work in tandem with investors to build strong community partnerships that help to ensure sustainable funding for the many arts education initiatives that RACC actively supports.

Karim Hassanein Sr. Marketing Coordinator, Bora Architects

Karim spent his formative years outside the US, living in Egypt before moving to Oregon in 2007 to study Landscape Architecture. 

Karim is passionate about amplifying civic engagement, particularly in the urban environment. He loves cities and believes in the power of community media to positively impact Portland's social, political, and physical landscape. Karim is motivated to serve the Open Signal community, supporting citizenship as a visible, vocal, active process. 

Matt Jacobson Founder, Relapse Records, Co-Founder, Sizzle Pie

A serial entrepreneur, Matt has helped launch a number of businesses and organizations since 1991, including Relapse Records, Sizzle Pie, the White Owl Social Club, Mini Mini and Wayfinder Beer. He also serves on the boards for both Open Signal and XRAY.FM, where he is vice president of the board of directors.

Themes that run through all of his organizations include music, art, culture, independent ideas & community—continuing this thread with Open Signal.

Joaquin Lopez Arts & Culture Manager, Latino Network

Joaquin serves as an advisory board member for Open Signal.

An accomplished musician, Joaquin also acts as Arts & Culture Manager for Latino Network, where he designs after-school arts programs and events, including Sabor Folklorico and Festival Latino.

Joaquin holds a passion for producing cultural events that honor Latin American heritage. He has created Latinx-focused programming for many local venues, including the Portland Art Museum, PDX Latinx Pride, Filmuzik, the Hollywood Theatre and more. 

Evelyn Liu Membership/Outreach Director, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce

Evelyn is a native Oregonian, and is involved with many community organizations and causes, including United Way Tools for Independence Vision Council, JOIN, Living Stages, Theatre of the Oppressed, Micro-Enterprise Services of Oregon and Colored Pencils Art & Culture.

She has served as Vice-Chair for Diversity Initiatives at Daimler Trucks North America, as well as holding positions with Portland State University, PacifiCorp, Legacy Health Systems and Haimoff International Jewelers.

Fiona McCann Senior Editor-at-Large, Portland Monthly

Fiona McCann is a journalist and writer based in Portland. She is currently Senior Editor-at-Large at Portland Monthly. Previously she’s worked at social media news agency Storyful, the Irish Times newspaper, Reuters news agency, and RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster.

Dawn Smallman Festival Director, Portland EcoFilm Festival

Dawn is the Festival Director of the Hollywood Theatre's Portland EcoFilm Festival, the largest environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest. Dawn also manages the Hollywood Theatre's Fiscal Sponsorship Program, which supports the production of independent films.

Dawn is also a documentary filmmaker whose work includes films for exhibits at Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, as well as political campaign ads for Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty.

Tyesha Snow Director, Stream PDX, Experience Design Consultant

Tyesha is the Director and co-creator of Stream PDX, a community podcast and storytelling studio. She brings a passion for the unique way in which audio can be used to tell completing stories and connecting with people in a deeply personal way.

A native Oregonian and mother or two, Tyesha is also an active member of the Portland tech, startup, and design communities, having worked with many local companies and agencies as an Experience Design consultant and mentor.