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Genevieve Reaume is a multi-award winning reporter for KATU in her hometown of Portland. Before pursuing her career, Genevieve went to Jesuit High School and the University of Missouri - the world’s first journalism school.
Genevieve was the lead reporter on KATU’s year-long project focused on youth mental health, Kind is Better. It was the most challenging yet most rewarding project of her career thus far and led to her joining the board of ASHA International, a non-profit focusing on mental health education, training and support.
Genevieve is the youngest of four kids and is now “Auntie Gigi” to two nephews.
She is engaged to her high school sweetheart, Jordan.
Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome.
Storm spent the 90s as a club singer in San Francisco. She moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but in 2002 a last-minute cancellation at the Portland club Dante’s led to a standing weekly engagement for Storm and her band. It wasn’t long before Storm had a cult-like following in Portland, and a renewed singing career.
Storm first gained national attention in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova. She’s performed with talented artists and bands including Pink Martini, Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton.
Storm debuted her autobiographical musical one-woman show, Crazy Enough, in 2009. Her 2012 memoir, also titled Crazy Enough, was named Oprah’s Book of the Week and was awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Storm and her band, Le Bonheur, continue to tour concert halls across the country, accompanying the country’s top symphonies and orchestras. In the fall of 2014, Storm & Le Bonheur released a record titled Le Bonheur designed to capture their subversive interpretations of the American Songbook.
In 2021, Storm made it to the quarterfinals of the most recent season of America’s Got Talent, where she won over audiences nationwide with her show-stopping covers of songs like “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.”
CULTURE OF CARING AWARD 2021 HONOREES
JEREMY OKAI DAVIS, Artist
Culture of Caring: Art & Social Justice Award
Jeremy Okai Davis was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and received a BFA in Painting from UNC-Charlotte. After a few years of trying to push through the North Carolina art scene, Davis relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2007. Davis splits his time as a professional graphic designer and as a professional fine artist. Davis has shown locally and nationally in Los Angeles, Seattle, Nashville, and at the famed Studio Museum of Harlem in New York City. He has permanent installations of his work in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon’s Allen Hall. He recently installed a large-scale portrait at the newly renovated Ledding Library in Milwaukie, Oregon. He is currently represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in downtown Portland.
ERIKA PREUITT, Multnomah County Director of the Department of Community Justice
Culture of Caring: Health & Civic Engagement Award
Erika Preuitt is the Director of the Department of Community Justice. Her core value is that people can change. She is committed to evidence-based practices, community engagement and community partnership. Her over 20 years of experience within DCJ has helped to shape and anchor these values. Erika’s experience includes working with intensive case management and the Adult Gang Unit as probation and parole officer. She served the Department as Community Justice Manager for eight years. Her responsibilities were diverse and included supervising Centralized Intake, the Peninsula Field Office, Juvenile Services (Intake, Day Reporting Center, and Skill Development program), Day Reporting Center, and North District Field Office.
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