VISION / MISSION
What Are Our Goals?
Creating, supporting, and maintaining communities of acknowledgement and celebration in order for LGBTQIA2S+ youth to flourish.
How We Plan to Get There:
Project Bravery fosters the creation of safe spaces of open expression for LGBTQIA2S+ youth; it promotes and encourages their visibility within, participation in, and leadership of the community; and it builds equitable resources and partnerships in order to support them; all in the pursuit of creating communities of acknowledgement and celebration.
I have wanted to be a doctor since I was very young. When I graduated from medical school in 2003, I devoted myself to women’s health. I completed my residency in OB/GYN in New Orleans in 2007. After practicing medicine for 4 years in Seattle, the opportunity arose to move to the Oregon Coast and continue providing excellence in women’s health care. Answering a call in 2015, this time to ordained ministry, I graduated from Church Divinity School of the Pacific with a Master’s in Theological Studies in 2017, and was ordained an Episcopal Priest in June of that year.
My call, whether medical or clerical, has always been to service, to love my fellow human beings, and to respect the dignity of every human being. As physician owner of Integrity Women’s Health & Wellness in Newport, and as priest-in-charge at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Toledo, I am living into that call. I know that as an Olalla Board Member I can continue to make a difference in my community, as an extension of my service as physician and priest.
On a personal note, I am a husband, son, brother, and uncle, and father to four great kids and two amazing dogs. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, exploring new adventures in cooking, and curling up with a good book (or two, or three).
Integrity Women’s Health & Wellness, LLC
Priest-in-charge, St. John’s Episcopal Church
Olalla Center Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Member
Robb has lived on the Oregon Coast for nearly six years, but the Northwest has always been home to him. He earned his master’s degree and teaching certificate in 2006, then decided to teach overseas for a decade or so. He taught English lit in Central America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. During that time, he worked with students from ages ten to nineteen, all with unique intersectionalities. In 2015, he returned to the U.S. He loves working with young adults but wasn’t sure he wanted to continue teaching. Then the pandemic happened. Between then and now, Robb pursued a couple of his other passions: espresso and books! Then, through volunteer work with the first Newport Pride celebration in September 2022, he was made aware of Project Bravery. Robb is looking forward to Newport Pride ‘23, and he is really looking forward to working with Olalla Center, Project Bravery, and especially LGBTQIA2S+ young adults throughout Lincoln County!