Laura Golino de Lovato

Laura Golino de Lovato is the Executive Director of Northwest Pilot Project (NWPP), a nonprofit organization providing housing assistance, transportation, and advocacy to very low-income seniors in Multnomah County. In this role she is responsible for ensuring that the organization meets its mission: to offer opportunities for a life of dignity and hope to very low income seniors in Multnomah County by solving housing and transportation needs. Advocacy activities are critical to achieving that mission as NWPP is the voice of many low and very low-income seniors, all of whom are renters. She serves as a Commissioner on the Rental Services Commission providing NWPP the opportunity to advocate for policies and processes that address the challenges that low income renters face, as well as renters with barriers such as past convictions, rent debt and evictions, while ensuring the particular needs of seniors on fixed incomes are addressed.

Laura has over 25 years of fundraising and nonprofit management experience, providing leadership in fund development, strategic planning and community engagement. She worked at Oregon Food Bank prior to joining NWPP in October 2016. She has served on the boards of SCRAP, OPAL Environmental Justice, Portland Festival Symphony, and is currently the board president of PDX Jazz, Laura holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, Boston. She values social justice and peace, inclusive communities and animals. She lives south of Portland with her husband and two Golden Retrievers.

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