Board Members


Leadership Team

Doug Johnson

Doug was raised in California, graduated from UC Berkeley in civil engineering, and obtained a master’s degree in environmental engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. He and his wife worked in Thailand for 22 years as missionaries of the Evangelical Covenant Church.  Doug teaches science and technology at Amity Middle School.  Doug chairs the Law Enforcement Relations Team (aLERT) of Unidos.

Janet Langenwalter

Janet was raised in Indiana and received her undergraduate degree in Music and Elementary Education from Taylor University and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Western Michigan University.  She taught for 15 years in Indiana, Michigan and New Jersey.

She uses her teaching skills and passion for justice with Unidos to prepare immigrants for their citizenship test.

Ines Peña

Ines grew up in Newberg, Oregon in a family with Mexican traditions rooted in Jalisco, Mexico. A graduate of  Linfield College, she works as the Fund Development Coordinator for CAPACES Leadership Institute in Woodburn. Because her parents are undocumented immigrants, Ines is committed to being their voice in the public sector as an advocate for human rights and immigration reform.

Joshua Payton

Biography in progress.

Board of Directors

April Alvarez

Biography in progress

Sally Godard 

Sally has lived in Yamhill County for 27 years and is a cofounder of Unidos. A graduate of Willamette University and Oregon Health and Science University, she has practiced psychiatry for nearly 30 years. In 2010, Sally completed a seminary degree and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Her volunteer ministry of justice and advocacy with Unidos balances her part-time psychiatric work.

Kevin Martinez

Biography in progress

Kathleen McKinney 

Kathleen is a former teacher and state manager who created policies, guidance, and webpages for environmental justice.  She has a master’s degree in administration and has volunteered for many years on social justice issues in California, Washington, and Oregon. Kathleen has been the Board President of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of McMinnville, and provides leadership and teaching in the citizenship classes of Unidos.

Valentin C. Sanchez

Valentin was born in the Mixteca region in Oaxaca, Mexico.  At the age of 13, he immigrated to the United States and was employed as a farmworker in the San Joaquin and Willamette valleys. A graduate of theTongue Point Job Corps in Astoria, he attended Clatsop Community College. Valentin is now employed by a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to low-income Oregonians. He speaks Mixteco, as well as Spanish and English.

Oliver Vera

Biography in progress.

Staff Members

Miriam Vargas Corona - Executive Director 


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