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
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.
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 recieved 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.
After working as a journalist and journalism instructor in Bend for nine years, Erin Foote Marlowe founded a strategic communications and fundraising firm where she supported candidates, business and nonprofits to achieve project goals. She became the executive director of Bend 2030 in 2015 and now serves as the sole staff-member of this dynamic public policy advocacy organization devoted to accomplishing the Bend 2030 Vision.
Erin is the Membership and Events Manager at EDCO, Economic Development for Central Oregon.
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.
Ms. Drucker joined City Club as Executive Director in December 2012. Joey’s first career was that of IT Director and Associate for Psomas, a multi-office civil engineering and surveying firm, where she worked for over 20 years. On moving to Central Oregon, Joey took the opportunity for a career change and entered into the world of marketing. Her knowledge of technology blended with her passion for helping businesses grow was a perfect fit and she has been a successful consultant ever since. Joey brings these skills to City Club along with her love of the community and her drive for engaged citizenry.
I am a social entrepreneur with a passion for creating a connected world. In all of my work, I've learned the power in connecting people across sectors to address complex problems that matter to communities. I am a twice served Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, where I focused on creating community education solutions for rural communities to serve vulnerable students in Madagascar and Ecuador. I led a community impact approach to addressing homelessness within the Baltimore Mayor's Office. I've returned home to Central Oregon and am living my passion, leading education initiatives to benefit school districts in the tri-county area through The Central Oregon STEM Hub.