Project Access NOW Staff

The heart of any organization is its staff. These are the people who take the vision and mission of the organization and make it real.

Leadership Team

Martin Taylor – Interim Executive Director

Martin brings with him more than 15 years of leadership experience, most recently as CEO of the Oregon Nurses Association and previously as Executive Director of Public Affairs at CareOregon. Martin is known for his dedication to equitable community health. He is a board member of the Oregon Latino Health Coalition, the National School Based Health Alliance, and Children First for Oregon, and is currently board chair at 211info.

Martin’s focus  will be advising the Board of Directors, the existing executive team and staff in our search PANOW’s permanent Executive Director, and ensuring an equity lens is upheld throughout the process. Martin will then support the successful transition of new leadership during an onboarding phase.

Janet Hamilton

At Project Access NOW, Janet combines removing barriers for our awesome staff and volunteers to effectively serve our clients with finding new opportunities to make those services as comprehensive as possible. She is passionate about winning the War on Poverty, which by the way, has not yet been won.

A recovering Californian, Janet fell in love with the Pacific Northwest in the early 1990s when she traveled here regularly for her work as a healthcare information systems consultant, a profession she has yet to fully shed despite various career forays as a coffee shop/specialty grocery store-owner, organizational development consultant, mediator, and even one day of law school.

When not at work, you can find Janet coaxing her tomato plants through the spring gloom, overspending at a farmers market, or paddling on one of Portland’s fabulous waterways.

Marianne Baca – Director of Finance and Operations


Senior Staff

Marisela Marquez – Classic Program Supervisor
Jennifer Gonnella – Classic Program Manager

Myrna Valdez – C3 Community Assistance Program Supervisor
Stephanie Marson – C3 Community Assistance Program Manager

Linzay Shirahama – Premium Assistance Program Manager

Katia Ariceaga – Outreach, Enrollment & Access Program Manager
Ellie Solares-Solis – Outreach, Enrollment & Access Program Manager

Marilyn Hartzog – Human Resources Manager
Sylvia Ní hIvers – Executive Assistant