Board of Directors

Board Chair

Tyece “Ty” Okamura has over 25 years of involvement with community-based organizations including a broad cross section of cultural organizations and nonprofits. She has served as a member of the Portland Youth Gangs Violence Task Force for approximately 20 years as well as executive board member of the Police Activities League of Greater Portland for over 15 years. She has also served in key leadership and board positions with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association and Youth Leadership Academy and is President of the University of Washington Alumni Association Portland Area Chapter. As an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University, she is active in the American School Counselors Association and the Oregon School Counselors Association. Ty joined the NWRRC board in 2012.


Elizabeth Bingold joined the NWRRC Board of Directors in 2017. She currently serves as associate general counsel for the Pacific Seafood Group. Prior to her current role, Elizabeth served in the litigation practice group of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; a legislative aide in the United States Senate; an assistant to the Attorney General in the US Department of Justice; an aide in the Office of Counsel to the President in the White House; and as a law clerk in both the Eighth Circuit of the US Court of Appeals and US District Court for the District of Oregon.  She is admitted to the Oregon State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Missouri State Bar.

Board Treasurer

Chris Green has extensive experience in law enforcement, fire services, and ministry with a focus on emergency services. Most recently he has served with The Navigators in developing resources for first responders. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Public Safety Chaplaincy, President of Responder Life, and Chaplain for both the Sandy Police Department and Sandy Fire District.

Board Member

William (Bill) Bailey is a licensed Architect with Waterleaf Architecture where he serves as Partner-In-Charge for community and commercial based projects. He has over 24 years of architectural design, planning and construction administration experience. Bill was previously with SERA Architects from 1989-2001 where he served as Technical Director. Bill joined the NWRRC Board in 2006.

Board Member

Lisa Hay has served as the Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon since 2014.  Prior to assuming her current position, she served as an assistant defender and has been with the Oregon Federal Public Defender’s Office since 1998.  She started her legal career in complex commercial litigation, after clerking for two federal judges in Boston, Massachusetts.  Lisa speaks locally and nationally on the Fourth Amendment, electronic surveillance, and other criminal law issues. Lisa joined the NWRRC Board in 2014.

Board Member

David “Dave” Galt has over 35 years of professional experience in the insurance and risk management industry assisting numerous nonprofit and for profit organizations in the accomplishment of their organizational goals.  During that time, he has been an active member of the community serving on a number of nonprofit boards including Thomas Edison High School where he served three terms as Chair and, most recently, as Chair of the Mary’s Woods Continuing Care Retirement Community. Dave joined the NWRRC Board in 2016.

Board Member

A Central Oregon native, Linda Weinman moved to Portland in 1969. At 19, she began working in private industry before launching a career at the State. Through the Department of Human Services (DHS) Self-Sufficiency Program, Linda worked with families seeking services during the week. On weekends, she served with the U.S. Army Reserves 104th Training Division. After working for 20 years as a DHS manager, she transitioned to family case management with DHS Adult & Family Service Division. She helped set up health, food, employment services and other supports for women released from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Linda joined the NWRRC Board in 2020.

Board Member

Elizabeth Godfrey retired from the United States Department of Homeland Security on February 28, 2019, after more than 32 years in federal government service.  Prior to her retirement, she served as the Deputy Field Office Director of the Enforcement and Removal Operations Division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Oregon and Alaska.  In 1987, Ms. Godfrey joined the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and held a number of positions including Legalization Adjudicator, District Adjudications Officer, Deportation Officer, Supervisory Detention & Deportation Officer, and Assistant Field Office Director.  Prior to her federal government career, Ms. Godfrey worked as an “accredited representative” for the nonprofit agency, Immigration Counseling Service, and as a private contracting legal assistant specializing in immigration law for several Portland area private bar defense attorneys. Elizabeth joined the NWRRC Board in 2020.

Board Member

Kent Robinson spent 35 years as a criminal prosecutor for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) before retiring from federal service in 2015. He currently works in private practice. During his DOJ service, Kent served in a variety of capacities, including Acting US Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division in Oregon. He also was co-chair of a national advisory group that helped establish DOJ policies on reentry. Kent joined the NWRRC Board in 2020.

Board Member

Brian Ford is a State of Washington employee and has been for more than 26 years. He currently holds a position with Washington’s Department of Corrections, where he’s been with that agency since 2000. Additionally, Brian has been assigned to the US Marshals Task Force in Vancouver since 2006. He also sits on the Board of Directors at Cascadia Technical Academy for the Criminal Justice program in Clark County, Washington since 2010. Brian joined the NWRRC Board in 2020.

Advisor to the Board and Executive Director
 / Former Board Member
David “Dave” Looney began his career as a correctional officer at Oregon State Penitentiary in 1970 following his military service. He worked as a counselor in the institution before moving to community corrections as a probation officer. In 1973, he became a federal probation officer and held a variety of positions and job assignments within that agency including Chief, before retiring in 2000. He has worked with and maintained an interest in the NWRRC program since its beginnings as the Oregon Halfway House in 1976 and served as interim Director in 2006-2007. Dave has been a member of the NWRRC Board since 2008.

Executive Director Brian J. Martinek reports directly to the NWRRC Board of Directors .