Jo Ann Bowman
"Jo Ann Bowman is the Executive Director of USAction affiliate Oregon Action, a statewide multiracial membership organization that works on issues of racial, social and economic justice. Since 2004, she has created many leadership development programs that have produced remarkable new leaders who now have the skills to advocate for their own best interest.
"In 1996, Bowman was elected to the first of three terms as an Oregon State Representative. She serves on the board of several organizations, including: USAction, the Coalition for a Livable Future and the NW Constitutional Rights Center. Bowman is a member of the Social Justice Fund and serves as co-chair of the Social Justice Fund’s Basic grant committee. In 2007, Bowman was given the Jeanette Rankin Award by the Social Justice Fund of the Northwest; the award is given to a lifelong activist who has provided extraordinary service to the Social Justice Fund." 
- Vice President, USAction