Board of Directors, 2023-2024

Robbie O’Brien


Robbie graduated from Oregon State University with a Master’s Degree in Education, with a focus on physical education. Her career spanned 30 years, where she taught students at all grade levels including community college. She has served as VP Fundraising and has been extensively involved in the chapter’s major fundraising events, as well as serving as chairperson numerous times. When not volunteering, she spends her time reading, golfing, and working out. Her passion – Assistance League “Paying it forward to the Community”.

Trink Easterday


Trink is a 5th generation Oregonian and proud of it!  She attended Stephens College for her AA degree and graduated from Oregon State University in broadcasting and journalism.  Trink’s professional career centered on directing volunteers primarily in health care in the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Her other passion besides her family, is volunteering in various nonprofits. Since joining the Assistance League in 2022 she served as the Procurement Coordinator for Promenade Portland. Trink has been so impressed with the high caliber of volunteers, as well as the mission and the extraordinary accomplishments of the league with its focus on children and families!

Patty Funes

VP Membership

Patty graduated from Willamette University in Salem. She taught Math in the Parkrose School District. She joined Assistance League: Greater Portland in 2003. Patty has worn many hats at the chapter including President, VP Membership, VP Philanthropic Programs, VP Finance, VP Strategic Planning, Treasurer, Fundraiser Chair, and Operation School Bell co-chair. She has a busy life full of friends, family, laughter, gardening, and good food.

Peggy Albertine

VP Philanthropic Programs

Peggy remains strongly committed to the mission of the Assistance League of Greater Portland and advocating for the needs of children suffering from poverty and homelessness.  Now retired, she spent 39 years teaching young children in the Centennial School District including many immigrant families, where she developed a deep understanding of their struggles and needs.  A 1976 graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Education, Peggy is the mother of three grown sons.  In retirement, Peggy spends her time reading, gardening, walking in her Irvington neighborhood, traveling, supporting opportunities for women’s education and reaching out with joy and care to everyone including her husband, Dave.

Caroline Young

VP Retail Sales

Caroline holds a BS in Economics and a BA in Music.  She spent the bulk of her career in Financial Services.  Caroline became impressed with the Assistance League’s achievements in the local community while consigning items for a family member who was downsizing, and decided she wanted to help.  She has worked in the Consignment shop in the Jewelry department, served on the Finance Committee, and was recently honored to accept an invitation to act as V.P. of Retail Sales.  Previous volunteer experience includes her tenure as President of the Board of Opera Idaho, acting as a transport volunteer for Pacific Pug Rescue, and as a volunteer choral conductor.

Penne Chapin-Zeigen

VP Resource Development

With a bachelor of arts in Arts Management, gallery management and interior design were natural choices to pursue.  When opportunities to work with non-profits in fund development were offered to her she knew that she had found her purpose – non-profit administration and organizing major fundraising events.  For more than 30 years she has worked with large non-profit organizations using her creative design experience to have raise funds to support the organizations programs. Penne joined ALGP in early 2022 and accepted the Co-Chair position for its signature fundraiser, Promenade Portland 2023, and now working on Promenade Portland 2024.

Michele Wiitala

VP Building Management

This passionate Gonzaga University graduate has spent years in the classroom as an educator and has committed the last 25 years as a community volunteer and board member of several nonprofits. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, zumba, her Neskowin beach house, and entertaining. She is transitioning from VP of Philanthropic Programs to all things building.

Jane Murphy

VP Marketing Communications

Jane graduated from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting and received a Masters of Arts in Teaching  in Secondary Education from Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, with an emphasis in Business Education.  Her career spanned 16 years in Accounting for Atlantic Richfield Company (Texas and Alaska) and Wonder Bread and Hostess Cakes (Colorado and Oregon).
She began a new career at Central Catholic High School in 1993 as their Business Manager and then moved to the faculty side teaching Sports Marketing, Personal Finance, School Yearbook, and administering AP Exams and retired in 2018.  She joined the Assistance League of Greater Portland in fall of 2022.  This will be Jane‘s first position on the board as VP Marketing and Communications.  She enjoys traveling,  cross-stitching, crochet and knitting.

Rudy Rudolph

VP Strategic Planning

Rudy has lived in Michigan, Utah, and Oregon. She graduated from the University of Michigan. Over her long career in education, she taught in elementary, middle, and high schools. Rudy spent many years as a principal and a school district director before retiring. Her two daughters and five grandchildren live in Salt Lake City, Utah. When not volunteering, When not volunteering, Rudy enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, creating crossword puzzles, and doing pencil drawings.

Mary Feldman


Mary grew up in Eugene and graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California. Then she and her college sweetheart husband Harold (later to become the 2nd male member of ALGP) moved back to Eugene where her 22-year career with the City of Eugene included years as a Human Rights analyst focused on the rights of people with disabilities and then as the City Recorder. After retiring Mary & Harold moved to Portland in 2019 to be closer to 2 of their 5 grandchildren. Since joining ALGP in 2021 Mary has enjoyed working in Consignment as part of the furniture team, helping with Operation School Bell, being on the Membership and Bylaws committees, and being around so many friendly, talented and dedicated volunteers. Besides ALGP, Mary’s passions are spending time with the grandkids, traveling, cooking, hiking in Forest Park, and reading.

Janet Murray


“Shopping is my vocation.” This quote might explain why Janet was drawn to the Consignment Shop. She loves jewelry and has worked in both shops, including managing the Consignment Shop and a long-time member of the jewelry team. Janet had a busy career in data processing and computer technical support, mainframe computer operations, hardware installation, technical staff training and development, project management, data storage systems and technical support. Janet previously has held the Chapter positions of President (2017 – 2018) and VP Strategic Planning.

Previous Board of Directors

Year 2022-2023

Year 2021-2022