Placed Leaders

Kyndall Mason

Executive Director

Basic Rights Oregon

We partnered with Basic Rights Oregon on its search for an Executive Director. Basic Rights Oregon’s mission is to ensure that all LGBTQ2SIA+ Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

Our work resulted in the recruitment of Kyndall Mason to the role.

Mason has over 15 years of experience in legislative and public affairs to the role. She has mobilized broad coalitions that included fast food workers, home care and long-term care workers, and educators to fight for better wages and working conditions in Oregon and Pennsylvania.

Having served as member of the communications team at Basic Rights Oregon over a decade ago, Mason is thrilled to have returned to the organization.

Her experience includes more than a decade with the Service Employees International Union and most recently with the Oregon Education Association.

Mason had her first experience in Oregon politics on the 2002 campaign to raise Oregon’s minimum wage. After that, she managed an afterschool program for youth of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds at a nonprofit community center in Portland.

She was born in Mississippi, and spent her childhood summers in Wallowa County, where her grandmother and mother were born and reside. In her free time, Mason can be found buzzing around the wilds of Oregon.

She and her wife are proud foster parents and dog moms.

Mason earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Western Washington University.