Leadership and Staff

PRESIDENT: Miles Pendleton (2021-Current)

Miles Pendleton is the past President of the Eugene Springfield NAACP Youth Council and a recent graduate, with honors, from the University of Miami.  

Vice-PRESIDENT: Adam Wendt  (2019-Current)

Adam is the founder and CEO of Trifoia, a company that provides digital training. eLearning,  product design, and evaluation services to organizations worldwide. Adam has been volunteering with the local NAACP since 2011. He was acting Secretary during President Henry Luvert’s tenure and was elected Secretary twice during President Eric Richardson’s term.  In 2013 Adam took over the Freedom Fund planning and coordination team and stepped down from that role in 2017.  He continues to be involved in the annual Freedom Fund Dinner.  In 2019, when the Executive Director was hired, Adam was asked to rejoin the Executive Committee to support President Coulibaly’s transition. He was elected to the VP role in 2020. 

Secretary: Laura Vinson  (2016-Current)

Laura has been active in social justice work throughout Lane County for the last 20 years. She has worked with St Vincent de Paul, American Youth Soccer, National Association of Professional Women, and the NAACP.  Laura is the Talent Acquisition Strategist for Lane County.  Laura also sits on the Lane Workforce Partnership Board and the Equity Community Consortium.  

Treasurer: Rhiauna Vinson  (2018-Current)

Rhiauna is a native Oregonian and graduate of the University of Oregon.  Rhiauna has over five years of banking experience and has served as Treasurer of the NAACP since 2018.  


Eric Richardson
Isis Barone