Ambassador Board

Portland Opera’s Ambassador Board brings young professionals together to engage and promote the work of Portland Opera. These individuals are some of Portland’s brightest young professionals working to raise the philanthropic profile, awareness and mission of Portland Opera through marketing, event fundraising and relationship building among the next generation of patrons and donors.


By engaging in our mission, Ambassador Board members are the next generation of Portland philanthropists that serve as advocates for cultural diversity and musical excellence.

The Portland Opera provides Ambassador Board members the opportunity to engage in a classic and revered art form with a prestigious organization as well as opportunities for professional development, board leadership development, networking, and support connecting members with board service and service to our community.

Leadership Team

Megha Desai, Chair, Multnomah Defenders Inc.
Justin Thede, Vice Chair, Thede Culpepper Moore Munro & Silliman, LLP
Meagen Kincaid, Secretary, Bon Appetit at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry


Carolyn Juergens, Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative
Christine E. Lewis, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries
Kevin Sasse, Oregon Tax Court
David Salerno Owens, Lake Oswego School District
Nicholas Lim, Key Private Bank
Kate Bushman, Cadeo
Augustina Ragwitz, IBM

Questions? Please contact Angela Glabach-Vu, Donor Relations Manager at 503-417-0601.

Ambassador Board Member Application