Meet Our Board

Lisa Faust Senior Vice-President, Columbia Bank

Lisa Faust serves as the Board President for Open Signal and Portland City Council Board appointee. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, with the last 16 years at Pacific Continental Bank. 

Lisa is truly passionate about nonprofit leadership and financial education. She also serves on the board of the Willamette Valley Development Officers, N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy Oversight Committee and Quest Center for Integrative Health Advisory Board.

Liz Rhodes Professional Growth and Development Lead at ZGF Architects, LLP

Liz Rhodes is the Secretary for Open Signal's board. For over a decade, Liz has worked with nonprofit art and educational boards as a program developer, administrator for public outreach, fundraiser and place-maker.

She believes in empowering communities through history, storytelling and expression through art and media, creating common grounds and common connections.

Joaquin Lopez Arts & Culture Manager, Latino Network

Joaquin serves as the Mayoral Appointee 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. 

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 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). 

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

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.

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 Healthy Systems and Haimoff International Jewelers.

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.