Meet the team

Our Mission

Oregon Recovers is a statewide network of individuals and organizations working together across sectors to transform Oregon’s capacity to provide world-class treatment and support for Oregonians suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Right now Oregon ranks near the bottom in terms of adult and adolescent access to treatment and recovery services. Oregon Recovers propose to flip that metric on its head over the next 5 years by mobilizing a diverse and politically powerful constituency of recovery advocates, allied organizations, legislative champions and families of loss to secure adequate services and support to address Oregon’s addiction epidemic in a meaningful and impactful way.

Mike Marshall
Co-Founder & Director

Mike Marshall is an American, non-profit executive with 30 years of political campaign, civic engagement and advocacy experience at the national and international level.  The confluence of his career now allows him to advise civic organizations around the world on the strategies needed to achieve seemingly impossible goals.

A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Mike spent the early years of his career learning grassroots organizing within the ranks of the Democratic Party.  He worked at the presidential, congressional and city council levels to elect progressive policy makers by marrying modern technology with grassroots organizing.

When the Berlin Wall came down, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) recruited Mike to travel to Romania to build a national civic participation organization, Pro-Democracy Association, that helped insure that country’s first free and fair election. He has since traveled to more than 25 countries on behalf of NDI to assist in the creation of election monitoring, voter education and civic engagement organizations, as well as to advise political parties on winning campaign strategies.

In 1999, Mike played a leading role in the creation of the marriage equality movement in the United States, culminating in a national victory 15 years later. As a consequence of the national impact of his leadership, OUT Magazine identified Mike as one of the top 100 most influential gay Americans. In subsequent years he led critical campaigns for change that fought to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, promote urban greening and demand environmental restoration. Upon arriving in Oregon in 2013, Mike served as Campaign Manager for Oregon United for Marriage and then successfully stewarded Governor Kitzhaber’s 2014 reelection campaign. Most recently, Mike served as Executive Director of the City Club of Portland, one of the oldest civic engagement organizations in the United States.

Today, Mike lives in northeast Portland with his husband Rob and their hound, Ava.  As a volunteer he has served on numerous advisory boards including Friends of the Urban Forest, the Northern Ireland Community Foundation, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Advisory Board and the Salvation Army Women’s Emergency Shelter in Portland. 

Mike is profoundly grateful for more than 10 years of continuous recovery from the disease of addiction.


Andrew Swanson
Program Manager

Andrew grew up in San Diego, where he began his first career in motorsports at age 12. By age 16 he moved to Europe to drive for an Italian factory in the Italian Open. Eventually he moved back to the U.S. and drove Formula Mazda racecars for Moses Smith Racing and Texas Autosports. After over a decade in motorsports, he hung up his helmet and pursued a career in the music industry. He oversaw the opening of Narnack Studios and has had the opportunity to work with countless talented artists on projects ranging from album releases to licensing projects. Since recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction, Andrew has become a tireless advocate for the recovery community in Portland where he’s the Program Manager for Oregon Recovers. In his free time, you’ll find him exploring the trails of the Pacific Northwest with his dog and his girlfriend, or snowboarding on Mt. Hood.


Rayleen McMillan
Movement Building Director

Rayleen recently returned to her home state, and is thrilled to join the team at Oregon Recovers. Most recently, she served as an electoral consultant during the midterm elections in the Midwest and, prior to that, spent six years as a professional legislative advocate here in Oregon. Rayleen is called to the recovery movement as the adult child of a mother who suffers from addiction. Having spent her life intimately aware of the personal and familial impacts that inadequate recovery support can have, Rayleen is humbled by the opportunity to organize directly with communities impacted by addiction. She holds both a BA and an MA in political science, having focused her studies on the impacts that gender and race have on electoral and legislative environments. When she isn’t working, Rayleen can be found on her yoga mat, willfully lost somewhere along the Pacific Coast, or enjoying one of Portland’s countless performing arts offerings.


Kaitlyn Kean
Grassroots Organizing Intern

Kaitlyn Kean is a recent college graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Government. After spending a summer as an intern in Washington D.C. she took a special interest in drug policy that ultimately lead her to bring her talents to Oregon Recovers. As the Grassroots Organizing Intern, Kaitlyn helps build our relationship with the community to better help find solutions to Oregon’s ongoing battle with addiction. When she isn’t in the office you can find her at the local Salt & Straw or hiking the trails. Kaitlyn, above all, loves helping those around her and hopes to give the recovery community renewed faith.


Hailee Meacham
Policy and Events Intern

Hailee is a recent graduate from American University in Washington, D.C., where she studied Communications and International Relations. Her college internships ranged from doing media work at the small non-profit Young Peacebuilders to coordinating the Global Scholars Program at her school to working for the federal government. In her free time, you’ll find her cooking for her friends and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest wilderness.