Fast Facts!

Hours, Address, COVID Info, etc.

our people

Founded by three women seeking to create meaningful opportunities for young people experiencing homelessness, p:ear is at its core a community of compassionate people committed to caring for each other in powerful ways.

Founders & staff

Our people are the heart and soul of p:ear.
Beth Burns Executive & Co-Founder

Beth Burns

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Pippa Arend

Retired Co-Founder

Joy Cartier

Retired Co-Founder

Nathan Engkjer

p:ear Works Director

Antonio Camacho Martinez

Program Director

Stephanie Chase

Operations Manager

Jessica Kain

Education Coordinator

M. Antonio Lopez

Everybody Bikes Coordinator & Bike Mechanic

Alec Douglas

Wilderness & Recreation Coordinator

Kanani Miyamoto

Art Coordinator

Violet Aveline

Safe Space Coordinator

Nick Fix

Development Associate

Board of directors

Our board works hard for p:ear youth.

Sherry Copeland, Chair
Beacon Health Options

Jennifer Bruml, Co-Vice Chair
Community Volunteer

Donald Friedman JD, Co-Vice Chair
Community Volunteer

Philippe Boutros, Treasurer
ClearPath Strategies

Becky Polley, Secretary
Bev’s Kids Youth

Patrik Antich
Piece of PDX

Jonathan Donehower
Kaiser Permanente

Franke Duarte

Emily Goetz
Pyramid Communications

Susan Johnson MD
Oregon DHS ̧Office of Disability Determination Services

Jeffrey Keim
Regency BlueCross Blue Shield of Oregon

Justin Oswald
Community Advocate & Entrepreneur

Constantin Severe
State of Oregon

Want to join our Board of Directors? Contact us at to inquire!


Our volunteers help keep p:ear running.

100 Volunteers in 2019

4,000 Average volunteer hours per year

1/3 of volunteers have been with
p:ear for 5 years or more