Staff

Mychal Cherry

Executive Director

Mychal Cherry was born and raised in Oregon and is a proud member of the Grand Ronde tribe. She began her career with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s Indian Child Welfare unit and most recently worked for Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. as a Marketing Manager from 2009 to 2017. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and is enrolled in a Master’s program. She is happily married with 5 children and resides in Salem, Oregon & feels honored to represent the Spirit Mountain Community Fund as the Executive Director.

Email: mychal.cherry@thecommunityfund.com
Phone: 503-879-1401

Angela Sears

Program Coordinator

Angela Sears is an Oregon Native and proud member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. She attended The University of Oregon and achieved a BS in Journalism and Communications. She comes to SMCF from the marketing department at Spirit Mountain Casino, and is excited to begin her new adventure in Tribal Philanthropy.

Email: angela.sears@thecommunityfund.com
Phone: 503-879-1462

Jesse Knight

Grants Coordinator

Jesse Knight was born and raised in Oregon and is a proud member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. He has 17 years of experience in gaming for Spirit Mountain casino as an Assistant Manager in Table Games and a Manager in Poker. Most recently, he worked in Human Resources for both Spirit Mountain Casino and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Email: jesse.knight@thecommunityfund.com
Phone: 503-879-1637

Marissa Leno

Administrative Assistant

Marissa has served the Grand Ronde tribe in various capacities for a number of years. She has an extensive background supporting tribal programs with direct customer service experience & will be a wonderful addition to the Community Fund team, congrats & welcome aboard Marissa!

Email: marissa.leno@thecommunityfund.com
Phone: 503-879-1400