Kimberely Dixon


Program: District Coalition and Diversity Civic Leadership Program

Kimberely Dixon is Civic Life’s new District Coalition Supervisor. She has spent over 25 years in the Portland/Vancouver area with her flourishing family of 10 children and 14 grandchildren. She currently serves as vice-chair of the Focused Intervention Team Community Oversight Group and as a member of the Board of Trustees  for Trillium Family Services. Kimberely’s natural born advocacy evolved to interface and inform with and for a variety of stakeholders and policy makers after a significant loss of one of her children to community violence. She acquired her post-secondary education in Business Management and Management and Organizational Leadership while raising her family. Her areas of expertise include advocacy, training and facilitation, organizational leadership and behavior, emotional intelligence, appreciation of human capital, starting over and being a voice to the voiceless. Kimberely’s professional and personal life continue to find intersections in the areas of economic and housing stabilization, improvements in education access/delivery, community empowerment through social and restorative justice. She finds joy in being a home chef, sports enthusiast, and wave watcher.


Lishao Chen

Operations and Communications Coordinator 

Program: Operations

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Lishao Chen is serving as the Operations and Communications Coordinator. She immigrated to the United States from China in 2005. She can speak both Cantonese and Mandarin. She’s a first-generation student, which she graduated from Portland Community College and Pacific University with a degree in Sociology in 2018.  She’s really excited to be part of East Portland Community Office to provide community building and civic engagement support for the community. /epco-staff