Toni Tabora-Roberts has more than 20 years experience working in the nonprofit and private sectors in a variety of roles, with expertise in program management, communications, community engagement, grantmaking, and strategic planning. She has particular experience and passion for arts, culture, media, education, leadership development, civic engagement, and social justice. She founded Esper House, a small consultancy. Toni has worked with a wide range of organizations including the City of Portland, Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Alliance for Community Media, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland Parks Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, City Club of Portland, MediaRites, Shaking the Tree, Hand2Mouth, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Unit Souzou, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KBOO Community Radio, and Center for Asian American Media. She currently serves as Board Chair for APANO Communities United Fund, is a core member of Arts Workers for Equity, and co-produces Let’s Get Busy, a nonprofit-creative speed dating event at Design Week Portland. She has previously served with City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum Committee, on the Program Committee with Partners in Diversity, and as Board Vice-Chair with Bitch Media. She also makes time to play and create through writing, performance, terraria, and whatever strikes. Toni is a proud mama, wife, daughter, and tita.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers