Staff

Mychal Cherry

Executive Director

Mychal Cherry was born and raised in Oregon and is a proud member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde where she began her career in Indian Child Welfare. Most recently she 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 studying for her Master’s degree. She is happily married with 5 children and a grandson in Northwest, Oregon. Mychal feels honored to be serving in the role as the Executive Director for the Spirit Mountain Community Fund and representing her tribe.

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