Teens building a better community


Headshot photo of Kristen Engfors-Boess

Kristen Engfors-Boess

Program Manager

Kristen is originally from Tucson, Arizona. After eight years of classroom teaching and nonprofit program management in the Bronx, she relocated to Portland with her husband, Tom, to be closer to family in the Pacific Northwest. A twin love of visual arts and history informs her lifelong professional goal – to provide engaging experiences where young people can critically question and take action. In her free time, Kristen loves horror movies, thrift shopping, and making art.

Headshot photo of Kelli Schlegelmilch

Kelli Schlegelmilch

Program Coordinator

Kelli is originally from Wisconsin, but she has called the Pacific Northwest home since 2012. Prior to CommuniCare, she worked in nonprofits as a coordinator and facilitator of educational programs for refugee youth. She is passionate about creating opportunities for youth to lead and participate in their communities. In her free time, Kelli enjoys birdwatching, reading the latest in non-fiction, and exploring the local coffee scene.