Anne Stone, MA, MPA | Executive Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
With over twenty years experience in program development, evaluation, management and strategic planning in a wide array of human services, I received my Masters in Public administration at Lewis and Clark college and Masters in Communication Disorders from Washington State University. Working with OPS has been a challenging and exciting experience. The potential to enrich the lives of children across the state drives my desire to grow the organization and support pediatricians in all avenues possible. I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children (when they’re home) and get lost in gardening, wine tasting and movies whenever the opportunity arises!
I was born and raised in Oakland California. Visited the Northwest a few times for business and thought this would be a good place to relocate. When my daughter and son-in-law relocated to Portland, my decision finalized. Before coming to OPS, I worked 4 years at a non-profit that focused on health care for low-income seniors. Working for OPS makes me feel a little like Benjamin Button (from seniors to children). After working years in the corporate world, I enjoy working for non-profits that are passionate about improving the health care of people, especially those in low-income communities. I enjoy reading, drawing, painting, camping, and being around any form of water-- especially beaches.
Peg King | START Program Manager | email@example.com
After receiving a BA in English from Duke, I spent 4 years overseas, first as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, and then continuing work in East Africa and Asia. I have a Masters Degree in African Studies from Yale and a Masters in Public Health from Portland State. My work background is broad and eclectic and includes education, public health, philanthropy and non-profit work, research and freelance writing. Underlying all of it has been my strong commitment to social justice and to children's health and well-being. In my spare time, I am an avid traveler and hiker (with my husband and children), a habitual crossword puzzler, and a sporadic fiction writer.
Maria Sleeman | Membership, Communications, Reach Out and Read Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
After receiving my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon Journalism School in the creative and management Advertising tracks, I moved to San Francisco and gained great experience working for clients such as got milk?, Netflix, Foster Farms and Banana Republic. Having missed the Northwest, I returned to Portland, where I built up a specialty in Branding. The past 10 years, made up of marketing, communications, team management, business ownership and organizational development experience have helped me discover that small clients, big causes and non-profits are where I am meant to be. OPS is a perfect fit. With my incredible passion for child health and having seen the direct impact of early literacy efforts, I am thrilled to have such an active role in a wonderful organization. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and running after my two beautiful kiddos!
Gretchen Morehouse | Program Assistant | email@example.com
It was my good fortune growing up to have experienced both city living and country rearing. I was born in Portland but later moved to rural eastern WA State where my family took up farming. After earning a BA in Sociology from Washington State University I returned to my roots in Portland (I missed the trees and the rain!) I join the team at OPS with over 10 years of non-profit experience having worked for two reputable health charities advocating and providing services for individuals coping with developmental, neuromuscular and other physical challenges. I treasure time spent with my husband, going to lunch with my mother, catching up with my nieces and nephews and volunteering for a local literacy program.