OK 20: Community Engagement Nonprofits

Team 20 members are key employees in nonprofit organizations that promote economic development and community engagement in Central Oregon.

Meeting time: First Wednesday of the month from 8 to 10am

Facilitators

Jen Rusk
Jen Rusk

Jen is the owner of Rusk Coaching & Consulting. For more than 30 years, she has helped nonprofit organizations achieve success in the areas of planning, organization development and fundraising. She currently serves on the board of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.

Team Members

Aly Waibel
Aly Waibel

Aly Waibel is the Executive Director of Opportunity Knocks. She works closely with the Board of Directors to oversee the strategic planning and operations of Opportunity Knocks. Aly received her PhD from the department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona College of Education. She is the owner of Compassion Education.

Carli Smythe
Carli Smythe
Hanai Foundation

Carli is the Executive Director of the Hanai Foundation. With a masters of art in teaching and experience teaching at both high school and college levels, Carli is committed to exploring how learning works both in traditional settings and in creative environments. The Hanai Foundation will provide a space for individuals to grow in community with one another, and Carli's work in the coming months is to connect with the people and organizations who will contribute to that goal.

Erin Reilly
Erin Reilly

Erin is the Membership and Events Manager at EDCO, Economic Development for Central Oregon.

Heather Ficht
Heather Ficht

I am the Executive Director of a newer non-profit called East Cascades Workforce Investment Board. I have over 20 years experience in non-profits in Oregon and have been in the field of workforce development for almost 15 years. I hold a Master's Degree in Social Work from Portland State University and a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology from University of Wisconsin Madison.

Steven Remington
Steven Remington

Before coming to Sisters-Folk-Festival,-Inc. as Development Director, Steven served executive stints at Minnesota’s St. Paul Winter Carnival, Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, and several of Oregon’s iconic festivals including da Vinci Days, Waterfront Blues Festival, Eugene Celebration and the Oregon Truffle Festival. He has taught event management as an adjunct faculty member for Arizona State University’s Hospitality and Tourism program, the University of Oregon’s Arts and Administration graduate program, and in the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music. He and his wife Kat, a Eugene native, have lived in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, and Ashland and moved to Sisters in 2017.