Board Members

Vadim Riskin, President
Mr. Riskin, an immigrant from the former Soviet Union, has been a leader in the Eastern European community for decades.  An original founder of the Russian Speaking Youth Leadership Conference 23 years ago and a long-time employee with Portland Public Schools, Mr. Riskin has been given numerous awards and has gained much recognition for his work with the community.

Michael Gourski, Treasurer
Mr. Gourski, a Russian immigrant, has been an employee with Portland International School and other K-12 educational institutions.  He has been an integral part of the Russian Speaking Youth Leadership Conference since the beginning, assisting with budgets and finance as well as facility procurement.

Jonathan Fost
Migrant Education Program Director at Columbia Gorge Education Service District

Renata Wilson
Chief Operations Officer at Meals on Wheels People

Gregory Goloborodko 
Sr. Project Manager – MFG Sector Lead/America’s Promise Lead at Worksystems Inc.