Board of Directors

Board Chair

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.


Elizabeth Bingold joined the NWRRC Board of Directors in 2017. Since joining the Board, Elizabeth has had the opportunity to witness many changes within the NWRRC, and credits its exceptional service and history to the hard-working leaders, staff, and Board Members who have worked together so seamlessly to ensure its continued legacy of excellence. Elizabeth currently serves as the General Counsel for the Siltronic Corporation, a silicon wafer manufacturer located in Portland, Oregon. Prior to her current position, she spent a number of years practicing law in private practice, in-house, and clerking for two federal judges.

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 38 years of architectural design, planning and construction administration experience. Bill has previously served as Chair of the Gresham (Oregon) Planning Commission and as a Board Member of the Gresham Design Commission. He currently serves on the City of Portland’s Building Code Board of Appeals. Bill joined the NWRRC Board in 2006.

Board Member and Former Board Chair

Tyece (Ty) Okamura is the ongoing President of the University of Washington Alumni Association, Portland Chapter and has fulfilled this role for the past 12 years.  She 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 and has served in key leadership positions with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association.  Ty has also help positions of Adjunct Faculty at Portland State University, College of Education following her years with Portland Public Schools as a Professional School Counselor and School Administrator. She joined the NWRRC Board in 2012.

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 Dresser 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

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.

Board Member

Billy J. Williams is a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon and now serves as a partner in Best & Krieger LLP’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice group. During his 20-year tenure with the Department of Justice, Billy became widely known as a consistent, balanced and effective litigator and leader who is dedicated to the pursuit of unbiased justice. Prior to his federal service, Billy served as a senior deputy district attorney in the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office in Portland, Oregon. Now in private practice, Billy serves his clients in Oregon and across the nation with this same fervent advocacy, always committed to solving the seemingly unsolvable. Billy enjoys a long history of community engagement and building bridges of understanding between diverse communities, law enforcement and business leaders. Billy joined the NWRRC Board in 2023.

Board Member Brandon Roben has over 20 years of professional experience in the attractions management industry, with over a decade in the non-profit sector. He currently serves as the CEO of the Oaks Park Association and was previously the Executive Director of Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. He has enjoyed helping to guide the strategic vision of the organizations he leads. Since 2003, Brandon has also served his community as a Soldier in the U.S. Army Reserve. Brandon joined the NWRRC Board in 2023.

MICHELLE SWEET Board Member Michelle Sweet has worked as an attorney with the Federal Public Defender’s Office for more than 20 years. Since 2005, she has been in Portland, Oregon Federal Public Defender’s Office. One of her primary interests is working with clients who are reentering the community after the conclusion of their custodial sentence. Michelle joined the NWRRC board in 2023.

Advisor to the Board and Executive Director
 and 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 .