Libra Forde

Interim Executive Director

As a former athlete and business owner, Libra champions elite personal behavior.  She uses her education and elite athletic experiences to cultivate effective goal-setting that is manageable and sustainable.  In addition, over 25 years corporate, social justice and orator experiences enable her to relate to multiple levels of communities, professionals, and people. Libra is currently the Executive Director for the Women’s Foundation of Oregon, a philanthropist non-profit organization that focuses on gender justice. Libra will be concurrently serving as the interim Executive Director of Western States Center (WSC) to fortify a strong, synergistic relationship as WSC searches for their new Executive Directors. She is an elected member of the North Clackamas School board and the first person of color to run for Clackamas County Commissioner. Libra recently was the Chief Operating Officer for the second-largest minority social service non-profit agency in Oregon, is the founder of the largest hybrid charter school in Hawaii, and has been honored with awards in social justice, equity, and world championship speaking.