OK 18: Civic Equity Project Team
Team 18 members are representatives from organizations in the Civic Equity Project cohort.
Meeting time: Fourth Wednesday of the month from 11 to 2
Aly Waibel, PhD 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 recieved her PhD from the department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona College of Education. She has over ten years of experience teaching adults in a variety of businesses and community settings. Aly specializes in professional development, lifelong learning and community development. Since 2013, as a Certified Facilitator of the Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) program, Aly has facilitated classes in Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR and Bend, OR.
Susan Rotella is the Executive Director of the Council on Aging of Central Oregon. Prior to moving to Bend from the Bay Area in 2012, she had a diverse career in executive management roles in the wireless, Internet services, senior living and healthcare industries. She earned her MBA from the University of Michigan with an emphasis in Corporate Strategy and Marketing; and her CPA license in the State of New York. Susan was the President of the Board of Directors of the Council on Aging prior to assuming the Executive Director role. In addition to advocating for seniors, Susan is passionate about finding forever homes for shelter animals, especially those she works with at Three Rivers Humane Society in Madras.
I am the President of the Human Dignity Coalition, a full time OSU Cascades student, mom of 3 and inclusion trainer. My passion lies in safety, dignity and equity for all.
Elected to the Board of Mountain View Neighborhood Association in 2017, my major interest is in land use. When development is planned in my neighborhood, I want the Neighborhood Association to be an ally for residents wanting to address their concerns with developers and the City of Bend. I'm retired after a 30 year career in transportation. I discovered long ago that volunteering is fulfilling to me, as well as a way to support issues that matter to me.
Dianna was in the accounting and management fields for 22 years before transitioning full time to non profit management. Dianna is the founder and executive director of the Central Oregon Disability Support Network and a program coordinator for FACT Parent Training and Information Center for Central and Eastern Oregon. In addition to being active on several local and state boards, she is a 2010 graduate of Partners in Policy Making, the Chair of the State Interagency Coordinating Council and a certified Person Centered Plan Facilitator.