Midori Hamilton Award

The Midori Hamilton Award is presented by the Oregon Coalition to individuals who have provided exemplary service in the movement to end domestic & sexual violence. The award is named after Midori Hamilton, who began as a volunteer for OCADSV in the mid 1980's. In the early 90's, she began coordinating the women of color caucus as a volunteer. She was instrumental in developing the Coalition's membership and holding meetings of the caucus during lunchtime at OCADSV board meetings, among many other achievements to the benefit of women and children in our state.

Recipients of the Midori Hamilton Award are selected by OCADSV's board and staff members, and receive a framed certificate and special recognition during our Annual Conference.

Past recipients


Julie McFarlane, Oregon Health Authority


Nancy Greenman, Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force


Desiree Coyote, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla


Songcha Bowman, South Asian Women's Empowerment & Resource Center and Portland State University


Tawna Sanchez, Native American Youth & Family Center


Vanessa Timmons, Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordinator's Office (previous) and OCADSV (previous and current)


Toni Ryan, Saving Grace
Jessica Mindlin, Victim Rights Law Center


Denise Washington
Sybil Hebb, Oregon Law Center
Robin Selig, Oregon Law Center


Jayne Downing, Mid-Valley Women's Crisis Service
Phyllis Barkhurst, Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force


Chiquita Rollins, Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordinator

If you have any questions about the Midori Hamilton Award or our Annual Conference, contact Jonathan Gates, Communications and Events Coordinator at 503-230-1951 x302.

We are grateful to our conference sponsors for helping us strengthen our movement on behalf of survivors of domestic and sexual violence.