Announcing our New Executive Director

We are ecstatic to share that Elizabeth Stock is the new Executive Director of Oregon MESA. She was selected from a competitive pool of candidates where her passion for MESA’s mission, her experience in nonprofit leadership, and her commitment to advocating for equity and justice rose above the rest. We are so grateful for her service as Interim Executive Director here at MESA for the past seven months and excited to see what the future holds under her leadership.

“The importance of the work MESA is doing to build the next generation of diverse innovators, creators and game-changers cannot be overstated” Elizabeth shared. “Moving into this position is a responsibility and privilege I do not take lightly and I am eager to continue to drive forward the brilliant momentum that MESA has gained in its nearly forty years serving the community.”

A special thank you to Jani Iverson at Page Two Partners for leading the search and playing a pivotal role in helping us find the perfect candidate to guide us into this new chapter.


About Elizabeth Stock
Elizabeth is an innovative leader bringing extensive experience driving nonprofits and community-based initiatives. Most recently, Elizabeth served as the inaugural Executive Director of PDXWIT (PDX Women in Tech), a Portland based organization dedicated to creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging in the tech industry. Prior to her work at PDXWIT, Elizabeth produced and managed several large scale art installations with Diversa Edu and worked for nearly a decade in child welfare at Boys & Girls Aid across many departments. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon and a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University and has a lifelong passion of taking apart electronics to see how they work. Sometimes she even puts them back together! A trained mediator, she is passionate about Restorative Justice and applies restorative principles to all of her work. She lives in Portland Oregon, and is a mom to two young boys, Westley and Maxwell.

Connect with Elizabeth on LinkedIn and please join us in congratulating her on her new role!