Paid Leave Oregon has been working to create a program that will benefit all Oregon communities. This takes teamwork. We value the input, suggestions and questions of many different communities and want to hear everyone’s point of view. It is an important part of the program’s success. Find out more about our leadership team, how you can stay connected, or join us at an upcoming event.
Meet the Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee is a group of people who represent communities in Oregon and give input on how Paid Leave Oregon is rolled out. The committee is made up of nine people who offer important advice about the program’s policies, rules, administration and more. Four members represent employees, four represent employers (including small businesses), and one represents the Oregon Employment Department.
Karen Humelbaugh, Chair
Representing the Oregon Employment Department
Jenny Dresler, Public Affairs Counsel
Linda Herrera, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)
Eric Hunter, CareOregon
Andrea Paluso, Family Forward Oregon
Eva Rippeteau, Oregon American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Paloma Sparks, Oregon Business and Industry
Jessica Giannettino Villatoro, Oregon American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Find out more about future and past Advisory Committee meetings.
Meet the Rulemaking Advisory Committee
The Rulemaking Advisory Committee is a group of committee members from the Advisory Committee who give input on any new rules or when rules are changed. The public is invited to give input and suggestions on any changes to program rules or the creation of new ones, or any financial impacts they may have. Learn more about Rulemaking Advisory Committee meetings.
Get in touch
If you have questions, suggestions, input, or concerns about Paid Leave Oregon, we'd like to hear them. Our program is stronger when we can learn from our communities.
If you have general questions, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and if you have questions about rulemaking, contact us at email@example.com.