Verlea G. Briggs

Human Solutions Board President

Sr. Manager, Utility Asset Management, Portland General Electric

Something that inspires me about the work Human Solutions does is their dedication to the human journey for a better life. It is done through their holistic approach to program design and the committed staff who deliver the services.

Verlea joined the Human Solutions board because over ten years ago, she was searching for an organization to serve. Human Solutions mission spoke to her: no one should be without a place to call home where they can feel safe and secure. In those ten-plus years, she has seen the organization grow focus exponentially on racial and economic justice. Faith, family and friends are Verlea’s lifeline, and she is inspired by the Desmond Tutu quote, “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”

Favorite place in Oregon: I don’t have a favorite place in Oregon. Even though we have been here over 22 years, my family and I continue to learn and explore the beauty of Oregon.