The Collins Foundation is excited to announce Latricia Tillman as our new Trustee. Well known to champions of equity and racial justice, Latricia specializes in equity policy development and implementation, coaching, consulting, public speaking, program design, along with equity, diversity and inclusion assessments, interventions, strategies, and implementation support. Latricia fills the seat vacated by Serena Cruz.
Ms. Tillman has promoted equity, diversity and inclusion in health and human services in Arizona, Massachusetts, and Oregon for over 25 years. After returning home to Oregon in 2000, she co-founded the African American Outdoor Association, established the Office of Equity and Inclusion in the Oregon Health Authority and the Multnomah County Health Equity Initiative, and served as the first African American Public Health Director in Oregon. She helped launch the Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission and the Equity Manager position for Oregon Housing and Community Services. She currently serves as Washington County’s inaugural Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer.
Ms. Tillman earned her master’s degree at Boston University School of Public Health and was awarded its Dr. Martin Luther King Fellowship, as well as a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation fellowship. She was awarded a Woman of Achievement Award by the State of Oregon Women’s Commission and Health Equity Champion Award by the State of Oregon Advocacy Commissions. She contributed a chapter on Health Equity in a book focused on Oregon’s experience with health care reform. She is most proud of the Black and Latino/a/x people she has supported to advance into equity leadership roles across the country.