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.
Anna Swanson, Operations Manager
Anna has taught diverse groups of Portlanders through NW Documentary's StoryCraft, Recording Resilience and Produced By Her. She is also a founding member of the radical queer video collective Sensory Organizing Project. She holds an MFA in Film/Video Production from the University of Iowa.
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.
Juliana Wallace, LCSW, CADC III, currently serves as the director of services at Unity Center for Behavioral Health. Juliana has over ten years experience working with homeless transition age youth in Portland. Wallace is an adjunct professor at Portland State University School of Social Work teaching a course on Trauma-Informed Care. She has presented at many national conferences on health care and homeless issues. A life long learner of Trauma Informed Care, Recovery, and the power of Love, her current clinical practice is grounded in the connection of trauma and stress to coping skills, self-reflection, and promotion of safe spaces to practice vulnerability and system change.
John Duke, MBA
John has been delivering health services to our community’s most vulnerable members experiencing homelessness, trauma and poverty for 30 years. He is a Clinical Officer for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. John served as Outside In’s Clinic Director and helped establish it as a Federally Qualified Health Center. John is also the current Board President of the Oregon Primary Care Association.
Talilo Marfil - Board Member Emeritus
Jose Terrance Flanagan, better known as “Talilo,” is a Filipino-American hip hop recording artist. Talilo produced his first music video with Nili Yosha after getting released from prison at age 21. He now has a record label, and runs Ascending Flow, a youth mentorship program he founded in his hometown of Klamath Falls. “I get the same thrill from mentoring youth that I used to get from gangbaning.”
Cassandra DeBaets - Board Member Emeritus
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 studying to become a drug and alcohol specialist.