An Oregon native, Gina Shilhanek has expertise in teaching and human resources. For more than 20 years, she has been employed by – and consulted within – a variety of public and private organizations.
Gina earned both her BA in literature and MAT in secondary education from Pacific University and then went on to obtain her HR certification at Portland State University.
She joined Oregon Food Bank in 2013 and currently maintains oversight of the HR department, as well as coordinating the organization’s equity initiatives and culture work. She volunteers at local high schools, coaching students on resume writing and interviewing skills.
To round out her life, Gina spends time with her close-knit family and friends, catching rays or rain by riding her bike, running, climbing rocks and jumping in rivers whenever she can.