Emily Evans,
Executive Director,
Women's Foundation of Oregon

As Interim Communications Director for the Women's Foundation of Oregon, Trina has been key to the successful launch of our Count Her In report, and to our ongoing positioning efforts. She provided 360-degree communications services—everything from big-picture strategic communications planning to writing website copy.

Trina’s expertise and her relationships with media, community-based organizations, and policymakers were instrumental in the Women's Foundation's recent accomplishments, including:

  • Sparking a statewide conversation on gender equity

  • Securing 50+ media hits—including a Sunday Oregonian op-ed, and

  • Setting in motion over $4 million in additional state and federal funds that will go directly toward services for women and girls in Oregon.

I value Trina as a thought partner and trust her counsel 100%. I worked closely with her for several months, and her time with us was characterized by three things: consistent excellence, superior judgment, and unfailing good humor.



Penny Lara,
Consultant & Education Specialist,
Public Health Seattle-King County

Working with Trina on multiple projects was a real pleasure. She is both professional and warm. She was instrumental in ensuring accurate messaging and media training during the rollout and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which successfully reached diverse audiences. She assisted me during multiple interviews on Univision, a Spanish-speaking television network that has a wide reach in Washington State and was a primary tool for outreach. Throughout the entire process, she made me feel comfortable as well as involved in the direction in which our project was going. 

Additionally, she helped produce videos that helped our audience with the navigation of the Washington Healthplanfinder website. Due to the complexity of the project, Trina’s attention to detail was highly appreciated.


Kelly Healy, 
Advocacy and Communications Manager,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

I had the pleasure of working with Trina on the ROTA Council's global advocacy efforts. She was a reliable strategic partner, helping to hone our advocacy strategy, developing effective advocacy materials, compiling member input to produce a thorough white paper, and managing well-executed side-events at conferences such as the International Rotavirus Symposium in Delhi. She also secured media coverage in major national outlets within our target countries.

The result was that we empowered our coalition of scientists to effectively communicate with policymakers, positioned the ROTA Council as a trusted source for media on rotavirus and rotavirus vaccines, and ultimately contributed to several countries introducing the life-saving vaccines into their national immunization programs. Trina always offered smart, strategic counsel and was very capable and efficient in execution of activities. She dedicates herself deeply to the causes she works on and handles herself with ease with various stakeholders from diverse cultures.