Category Archives: Staff

Salvador Menjivar

 Photo of Salvador Menjivar, Executive Director, Beneficial State FoundationExecutive Director

Salvador Menjivar is the Executive Director of Beneficial State Foundation. Salvador has been in positions of leadership in the private and nonprofit sectors for over fifteen years. While attending school in New York he helped launch an import-export company brokering and selling organic foods from Latin America. He has also directed political campaigns on behalf of the California Democratic Party.  (more…)

Kate Rood

Community Engagement Officer, Portland

Before joining Beneficial State Foundation, Kate advised Portland State University’s Impact Entrepreneurs on social innovation events and community programs. Her background is in executive education, designing digital leadership development content and bringing business leaders together for collaboration and community.


Jhana Valentine

Social and Environmental Impact Associate

Originally from Iowa, Jhana spent the last five years in Portland, Oregon pursuing a degree in environmental studies from Lewis & Clark College. Both personally and professionally, Jhana is passionate about community development through sustainable business practices.