Bi-lingual, bi-cultural and the daughter of independent film makers, Nili thinks the best way to change the world and have a good time is to make movies. A supplemental educator for over a dozen years, Nili brings an allergy to injustice and a tested vision for the program. Before founding Outside the Frame, Nili created and ran an innovative and visible media program at Outside In for three years, with support from the Office of Minority Health. She continued amplifying the voices of youth with a mental health awareness campaign through Clackamas County, leading an educational program at Planned Parenthood and teaching film making with POW Girls.
Erin Yanke - President of the Board
Erin is a documentarian who works in the mediums of audio, print, and video. Her work focuses on themes of the untold story, the unheard voice, comparative experience across identities, and the clean and sharp edit. She is the co-director of the award winning film Arresting Power. She is also the Program Director at KBOO Community Radio. Erin makes sure Outside the Frame stays true to its mission and connects us to amazing collaborators.
Lydia Crumbley, CPA - Treasurer
Lydia believes all CPAs should study art, and vice versa. She is a senior accountant at Portland's most admired firm, Perkins & Co., by day, and a screen printer by night. Lydia does fiscal oversight for Outside the Frame.
Ramona McCarter, Secretary
Raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ramona describes herself as “a free-spirited motivator with lots of wisdom to share and love to spread, advocating for the youth of my generation.” Knowing what its like, Ramona is a fierce advocate of homeless youth. In addition to working as a Millwright, Ramona raises her 10 year old son and is active in her church.
Jose Terrance Flanagan, better known as “Talilo,” is a Filipino-American hip hop recording artist. Talilo produced his first music video with Outside the Frame's Nili Yosha after getting released from prison at age 21. He now has a band (Ancient Sol), a record label (RLM Entertainment), attends college and works mentoring youth. His purpose in this life is to help people find their own purpose in life. Talilo does outreach, advocacy and mentors program alums for Outside the Frame.
Former Director of Administration at FolkTime, Michele connects individuals living with mental illness through peer support and community-based activities. Michele brings 15 years of practicality and managerial experience to the arts, human rights and social services. When we have a question we don’t know the answer to, we ask Michele.
Cassandra, like her namesake, articulates what lies beyond the surface. We listen. An alumna of Outside the Frame’s programming, Cassandra brings the insight of someone who has lived on the streets of Portland and gotten out. She lives with her husband and children and is going to school to become a drug and alcohol specialist.