Natalie Reitman-White with Organically Grown Company talks with "Think Out Loud" host Dave Miller about the "perpetual purpose trust" that now owns the business.

Natalie Reitman-White with Organically Grown Company talks with “Think Out Loud” host Dave Miller about the “perpetual purpose trust” that now owns the business.

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  • Louis Picker is the associate director of the OHSU vaccine and gene therapy institute, and closing in on an AIDS vaccine. He talks about his start in medicine and how what he thought he’d be doing when he started compares with what he’s actually doing decades later.
Louis Picker has spent his career fundraising for and developing an AIDS vaccine.

Louis Picker has spent his career fundraising for and developing an AIDS vaccine.

Photo courtesy Oregon Health & Science University

  • Denise Peña is a community justice manager in Multnomah County and was recently recognized for her work on the “case companion” tool, designed as an online portal for victims to navigate the criminal justice system. She tells the story of what it was like to work first with survivors of domestic violence, and how that eventually led to working with offenders.
Denise Peña, a community justice manager for Multnomah County

Denise Peña, a community justice manager for Multnomah County

Courtesy Denise Peña

  • Portland State University student Alex Dassise created a toy in his business innovation program  — and then a whole company —  tailored to meet the specific needs of autistic kids. He named his company, Seiji’s Bridge, after his brother, who has autism. Dassise says toys — like the talking, music-playing, orange throwing disc he’s pictured holding — facilitates interaction and connection between people with autism and friends and caregivers.
Comic book writing powerhouse, Kelly Sue DeConnick

Comic book writing powerhouse, Kelly Sue DeConnick

Ed Peterson

  • Natalie Reitman-White is the vice president of organizational vitality & trade advocacy with the Organically Grown Company, which is at the forefront of transforming the structure of a for-profit business. OGC is now owned not by shareholders but by a “perpetual purpose trust.”
Natalie Reitman-White is the VP of Organizational Vitality & Trade Advocacy with OGC.

Natalie Reitman-White is the VP of Organizational Vitality & Trade Advocacy with OGC.

Rohan Reitman

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