Our Staff

CONTACT: adam[at]necoalition.org, 503.388.5070

adam[at]necoalition.org, 503.388.5070

Adam Lyons
Executive Director                          

Adam provides overall management to the organization, engages with Directors from the other six Neighborhood Coalitions, and facilitates relationships with community partners. Born and raised in NE Portland, Adam spent the last seven years managing shelters and subsidized apartment buildings for both men and families with children throughout Portland. Service work has always been his passion. He is also a basketball, running and general outdoors enthusiast.

CONTACT: jessica[at]necoalition.org 503.388.5030


Jessica Rojas
Community & Environmental Engagement Manager

 Jessica is a 3rd generation Oregonian, raised in NE Portland. She provides technical assistance, advocacy support, and training for community and environmental groups in N/NE, including neighborhood associations. Prior to this position, she worked on the development of watershed restoration projects and best equity practices in granting. She also serves on the board for the NW Center for Alternatives to Pesticides.

CONTACT: laura[at]necoalition.org  503.388.6088


Laura Becker
Planning and Operations Manager

Laura manages NECN's operations, finances, and equipment and space rental. She also coordinates NECN's Board and Community Committees, providing research and staff support. Contact her with any questions, and she will get you pointed in the right direction. Laura is a nonprofit operations and governance guru and is passionate about Portland’s unique neighborhoods and pedestrian advocacy. She serves as board secretary of Oregon Walks and is co-chair of PBOT’s Bureau Advisory Committee.

CONTACT: mischa[at]necoalition.org 503.388.9030


Mischa S. Webley
Communications Manager

Mischa leads NECN's communications and media projects, and is the staff writer and co-editor of NECN's quarterly newspaper, Hey Neighbor!  He is also the coordinator for NECN's community grants program. Mischa was born and raised in NE Portland, is an independent filmmaker and screenwriter, and recently graduated from Portland State University after a long hiatus from school.