Board of Directors
Founder / Board Member
Mary Docherty is a homeless advocate, and has worked with Astoria’s underserved community for several years. She started replacing IDs and birth certificates in June 2016. Mary realized early on that the lack of current ID was one barrier that she could help remove, making it possible to obtain employment and housing. Through the ID Replacement Program, her clients are able to trigger other resources, such as veteran’s benefits and education. Mary also fills in for Corri Buck and Filling Empty Bellies, as well as helping to start a Sunday Brunch Program at the Astoria Armory. Being a practicing Buddhist, Mary believes that the best way to spread compassion and lovingkindness, is through service to those in need.
Marketing Director / Board Member
Scott Docherty is the owner of Redhare, a local firm that does custom graphics, advertising, social media marketing, web sites, photography, music production and promotion. He has created sites locally and nationally for nearly 25 years. Also a professional touring musician, Scott has played with many luminaries for over 40 years. Scott moved from Los Angeles to Astoria, Oregon in 2007, and shortly thereafter opened the Redhare Gallery, which was an art gallery that hosted world-class musical performances. He met the love of his life, Mary, a few years ago, and she introduced him to the rewarding work of helping houseless people. Scott helped Mary put Riverfolk together, producing the Riverfolk Benefit Concert and doing all of the branding, including this website.
Sheryl Redburn is an art therapy counselor who has lived in Astoria for 24 years, and currently works with Hope House in Astoria, Oregon. I have always wanted to help homeless people and I am inspired by the work that Mary Docherty is doing . I wanted to be apart of Riverfolk so that she could help change the lives of people who needed a hot meal and kindness. I believe that no one chooses to be homeless or hungry.
Shana Powell is a proud Astorian who finds great joy in building positive, proactive community. With a background in mental health, Reiki, and service work, Shana takes a realistic, hands on approach to eliminating obstacles and elevating her fellow community members through helping them reach their full potential. Always learning, always growing, and always finding new and creative ways to facilitate the growth of others, Shana sees every day as a challenge to rise above prejudice, systemic limitations, and the pains of navigating life.
Secretary / Board Member
Nicole Adamczyk is the Financial Officer and Co-owner at worker-owned cooperative Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe. Nicole has a background in the healthcare, nonprofit, and hospitality industries; previously serving as an office administrator, patient advocate, business analyst, and consultant. When Nicole isn’t baking organic bread or spending time with family, you’ll find her participating in community organizing around justice and equality of opportunity.