OK 16: Nonprofit Executive Directors

OK 16

This team is made up of Executive Directors of local nonprofit organizations who work in direct human services.

Meeting time: Third Tuesday of the month from 12 to 2

Facilitators

Julie Lyche
Julie Lyche

Julie N. Lyche has lived and worked in Central Oregon for more than 20 years and has been the Executive Director of the Family Access Network (FAN) since 2003. She has worked with community agencies for over 25 years as a funder and agency provider, focusing on issues involving children and families.

Scott Cooper
Scott Cooper

I am the Executive Director of NeighborImpact and started my career in nonprofit management in 1988. I have served in leadership and staff roles in local, state and national organizations. I have been a local elected official since 1997, serving on the county commission, city council and school board. I have also served on various state boards and commissions.

Team Members

Carol-Ann Nelson
Carol-Ann Nelson

Carol-Ann is passionate about combining her love of the outdoors with bringing people to a new level of ability in their daily function. She is the founder of Destination Rehab. Carol-Ann grew up in Eugene and attended Willamette University before moving to attend Duke University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She demonstrated leadership and service as Class President of her DPT class, and upon graduating worked in Jacksonville, FL at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. Carol-Ann founded Destination Rehab in 2016 and enjoys working with patients with a variety of complex neurologic conditions including spinal cord injury, stroke, Parkinson's, Guillian-Barre, CP, spina bifida and multiple sclerosis. Carol-Ann is a licensed physical therapist in Oregon, and a member of the Oregon Physical Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association and the Neurologic Section.

Gina McClard
Gina McClard

I am a lawyer and the Founder/Director of Red Earth RISING. For the last 25 years, I have specialized in women's rights, human rights and, specifically, violence against women. My work life has ranged from life as a journalist in Liberia, Field Assistant with NSF in Antarctica to my legal career as legal counsel, lobbyist, and law professor. Currently, Red Earth RISING has two projects: one in Uganda and another in Guerrero, Mexico. I received a B.A. in Political Science and African Studies from the University of Georgia, Athens and my J.D. from Lewis and Clark School of Law.

Kara Tachikawa
Kara Tachikawa

I grew up in Central Oregon, graduated from Willamette University in Salem, and then lived (and learned) in Japan for 8 years. I have worked in education in both the US and Japan, in all levels of education from infant care and preschool to college classrooms. I am passionate about always taking the next step in my personal and professional life, and with my organization. I love that I get to continue teaching and learning with both children and adults in my position as executive director of Inspire Early Learning Centers

Christen Eby
Christen Eby

Christen is a PT and the Executive Director of Treehouse Therapies. She has worked in various treatment settings, including private practice, hospital, home, and school settings. She also has experience with aquatic and hippotherapy. Christen earned a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication from Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

Marinus Koning
Marinus Koning

Marinus is the Executive Director of ReachAnother Foundation. The ReachAnother foundation helps build capacity in Ethiopia for neurosurgery, and care for children with hydrocephalus and spina bifida. Sinds 2009 we helped train the countries' 12 neurosurgeons, and have provide surgery for 500+babies, who until a few years ago all would have died.