Refugee Care Collective Team

Megan Tragethon, Co-Founder & Executive Director
Megan Tragethon is responsible for the vision, strategy, and execution of Refugee Care Collective programs. Megan has worked with refugees in Portland, OR since 2009 and she’s deeply familiar with the existing needs and opportunities to help newly arriving families. Her background is in managing communications and marketing teams for both for-profit and non-profit organizations, and she’s passionate about the lives of refugees being profoundly transformed.

Holly Rodriguez, Refugee Family Mentor Coordinator
Holly Rodriguez is responsible for recruiting, vetting and matching volunteers with refugee families. She works closely with the case management staff at Lutheran Community Services to ensure that incoming families are well cared for during their transition to life in Portland. Holly’s background is in teaching English as a Second Language to refugees, immigrants, and international students, and she’s committed to seeing refugees restored and thriving in their new lives in Portland.

Founding Board
Michael McDonald is the Founder and Director of Hear The Cry, a non-profit serving a family of churches in Portland, OR. He works in a number of countries including Iraq, Somalia, India, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Haiti, and Nicaragua. Michael also serves as a senior advisor to the Ugandan Consulate Bob Goff. He is passionate about being a voice for those that are silenced and an advocate for refugees all over the world through long term, relational care.

Christopher Coffman is the Associate Pastor of Outreach of River West Church. As one of the co-founders of Refugee Care Collective, Christopher’s passion is to unite local churches to love and serve refugee families in Portland. In addition to mobilizing local efforts, he also mobilizes teams to support and care for the vulnerable internationally. He serves on the city’s steering committee for sexually trafficked children and has a degree in theology.