Staff

Executive Director
David Fidanque, on staff since 1982, is the chief spokesperson and press liaison for the ACLU of Oregon. He sets policy and direction for the ACLU of Oregon after consulting with the ACLU of Oregon Board of Directors and National ACLU policy. He also oversees staff and volunteers and all programs, including Litigation, Legislation and Education.

Development Director
Gail Anderson, CFRE, joined the staff in 2011 and  directs all aspects of our fundraising program, including membership, the annual giving campaign, Liberty Dinner and planned giving opportunities. 

Outreach and Office Coordinator
Sarah Armstrong joined the staff in September 2010. She combines volunteer coordination and community outreach work with managing office operations.

Associate Director/Litigation Coordinator
Jann Carson, on staff since 1986, assists the Executive Director in overall administration and management of programs, staffing and volunteers.

Legal Director
Kevin Díaz joined the staff in 2010. In his role as Legal Director, Mr. Díaz supervises and directs all litigation on behalf of the affiliate. He works with cooperating attorneys and staff throughout the country using an integrated advocacy model to advance the organization’s goals.

Development & Communications Associate
Teresa Domka, on staff since 2006, assists with various aspects of the development program. She also works with staff to coordinate online and print communications.

Legislative Director
Becky Straus joined the staff in 2011 and directs ACLU’s advocacy and lobbying efforts before the Oregon Legislature and coordinates ACLU testimony before public bodies on the full range of civil liberties and civil rights issues in Oregon. She is also ACLU’s primary lobbyist on City of Portland matters.

Fiscal Manager
Stephanie Van Zuiden, on staff since 1999, manages all fiscal transactions, financial reporting and annual audit reviews.