Carol Cheney

Former staff

She / Her
carol [at]

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.
Marge Piercy

Carol is driven by a passion for equity and inclusion and a conviction that each of us has a role in creating a just society for everyone.

Carol was adopted with her twin from South Korea and grew up in Maryland and rural Oregon. Her experiences advocating for the rights of women, people of color and the LGBTQ community have taught her many life lessons and cemented her determination to continue to work for these communities, no matter where her career path may lead.

“I believe that everyone has a piece of the truth, and try to act from that belief. I hope that I always remember that tenet as I work to support our grantee and funder partners. If I don’t, call me on it!”

Carol has worked as a farmworker, domestic violence advocate, health educator, nonprofit consultant and trainer and, most recently, as equity and policy manager in the Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion. She has served on the boards of the MRG Foundation, the Hambleton Project and the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence.

Carol joined Meyer in 2016.