Empowering Latinos in Oregon

Latinos Unidos Organization, OHSU’s employee resource group for Latinos and their allies, welcomed the OHSU community to a talk by Gale Castillo, founder and president of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber.

With more than 800 members, the Hispanic Chamber is the largest of its kind in the Northwest. Its primary mission is to work with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Latinos in Oregon and southwest Washington.

Ms. Castillo has worked in both the private and public sectors. She held positions at AT&T and Pacific Northwest Bell, and is the co-owner of Cascade Centers, Inc., a national provider of staff development andEmployee Assistance Program services. Working for the State of Oregon, she managed the Oregon Economic Development Department’s Job Training Administration. She serves on the Linfield College Board of Trustees, the Portland Mayor’s Economic Cabinet, Multnomah County’s Business Advisory Council, Metro’s Community Investment Initiative, and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Business Advisory Board.