Beach Pace

Chief Executive Officer (any pronouns)

Beach has a passion for leadership. She loves the challenge and excitement of building teams & collaboratively overcoming challenges.
She is originally from New Jersey and holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MPA from Northern Michigan University. Beach served in the US Army in the Ordnance branch both domestically and overseas as a Bomb Squad Executive Officer and Commander. As a commander she led her unit in highly sensitive explosive disposal operations, improvised explosive device operations and State Department security operations for the US President, Vice President, Secretary of State and other dignitaries both foreign and domestic.
Her corporate experience comes from the pharmaceutical industry where she worked in sales and marketing for 9 years. She was a regional manager and led a highly successfully team of 26 covering the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. She inherited a last place team and led them to first in the company within 6 months. Afterward, her team routinely led the company in sales performance in several products spanning various medical specialties.
In the non-profit sector Beach served as the Vice President and Executive Director of City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley. Her organization served at-risk youth in San Jose schools and executed large-scale service projects all around the Bay Area. She was also the VP of Sales at Roadtrip Nation which brought career investigation curriculum, in gaming and video form, to youth nation wide.
She currently serves at the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia NW. Its mission is to ensure all children achieve success in life via 1:1 professionally supported, long term and consistent mentorship. BBBSCNW serves 500 youth and their 500 mentors in the Portland and Vancouver Metro Areas. It is part of the 104-year-old BBBS Federation of sites serving youth worldwide. BBBSCNW was voted as one of the top 10 Non-profits in PDX and recently won the BBBS National Gold Standard Award two years in a row placing it in the top 1% of the 256 affiliates nationwide for overall performance.
Beach was elected to the Hillsboro City Council in Nov of 2018 with 67% of the vote in an opposed race. This was her first run for elected office. She started her service as a city councilor in Jan of 2019.
Beach also serves on the board of the Westside Queer Resource Center.
The vision of the WQRC is to create & sustain an environment where everyone belongs and is supported on their journey. The mission of the WQRC is to foster a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for the LGBTQAI+ community, their families and allies by providing programs, education, advocacy and resources. We strive to embrace intersectionality and adapt to the needs of our diverse community through collaborative efforts.
She resides in Hillsboro, Oregon where she lives with her wife of 18 years, Jincy (Lieutenant, Hillsboro Police Dept, 23 years in law enforcement in both CA and OR) and their two teen children.