“My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” — Maya Angelou
Toya is driven by her passion to ensure all kids, regardless of background or ZIP code, have access to the tools they need to reach their full potential.
Humble beginnings, amazing family support and great public schools brought Toya to this place and time.
“The education I received from the public schools gave me the tools to choose my own path in life. I work in the field of education because I want to pay it forward.”
Toya has served on boards and commissions in the Portland area, including the Portland City Club’s Board of Governors, Portland Public Schools’ Citizens Budget Review Committee, Oregon Food Bank’s Board of Directors and the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission.
Toya joined Meyer’s Board of Trustees in 2016.