Staff & Board

Allister Byrd
Board Treasurer

Allister (she/her) was born in St. Louis and has spent the last 8 years living in Portland and Seattle. Her passion for empowering and advocating for Black and POC communities was actualized during her time as a development associate at Black United Fund of Oregon and put into practice as a board member of RDDCL (Radical Donors of Color for Collective Liberation) and during the Gender Justice Giving Project in 2016 where she first learned about participatory grantmaking.

In her current role as the Program Officer for the Justice Oregon for Black Lives Initiative at the Meyer Memorial Trust, she works to position community power as the way forward to transform and reimagine philanthropy. When she is not working, you can find Allister cheering on her favorite team the Portland Trailblazers or caring for her long stemmed pothos plants.