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Board of Directors

Now Accepting Board and Committee Nominations and Applications

The Board Development Committee is accepting nominations/applications for Board positions to begin July 1, 2021. Applications are due by March 10th. Scroll down to view committee options and click here to submit an online application.​

The committee is specifically seeking Self-Advocates and Family Members of children and adults who experience I/DD.

Board & Committees

The Arc Oregon volunteers serve a vital role in guiding the direction and providing essential oversight of the organization. We are always looking for people who want to make a difference in the lives of Oregonians with I/DD by serving as a leader of The Arc Oregon.

2020-21 Board of Directors


Anna Keenan-Mudrick, Vice President

Anna Keenan-Mudrick

Jeff Whalen, Secretary

Jeff Whalen

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Russell Bowsky

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Canada Taylor

Patie Taylor, Board President

Patie Taylor


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Abbi Feltner

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DiAnna Hicks-Ross
Gold Beach

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David Proffitt

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Thomas Phipps
West Linn

Kaaren Londahl is a new member of The Arc Oregon Board of Directors

Kaaren Londahl

Corey Winslow

Members at Large

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Kimberly Taylor

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Jan Schroth

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Rob Tilley

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Vicki Smead


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee includes the four elected officers, the immediate past-president, and an appointed member of the board from the directors or at-large positions. This committee addresses urgent business that arises in between regular board meetings, and may work on special projects as agreed to by the Board.

Board Development

The Board Development Committee assures that the composition of the Board of Directors of The Arc meets the current and future leadership needs of the organization. The Committee establishes recruiting priorities, conducts outreach, screens and evaluates applicants, and recommends board and officer candidates, as well identifying potential members for The Arc’s committees.

Media & Outreach

The Media and Outreach Work Group was formed from the 2018 Board strategic planning work to develop a comprehensive plan for maximizing social and other media platforms to further our advocacy and outreach efforts throughout Oregon.

Public Policy

The Public Policy Committee identifies and researches current issues facing Oregonians with I/DD and their families to recommend the agenda for The Arc Oregon’s advocacy efforts during the legislative session and throughout the year. The committee works with staff to develop and draft policy and position statements for review and approval by the Board.


The Finance Committee oversees The Arc Oregon’s financial health. The Committee reviews and recommends approval of the annual budget, monitors financial performance and legal and regulatory fiscal compliance. It oversees the annual audit, develops and provides oversight on financial policies and practices, and reviews and makes recommendations on The Arc’s investments and investment policies.


The GAPS committee advises and provides oversight of the Guardianship, Advocacy, and Planning Services program. The committee reviews annual guardianship plans prepared by staff and advises the Board on necessary changes to program policies, fees, and overall direction of the program.


The OSNT Committee advises and provides oversight of the special needs trust program. The Committee evaluates the existing trust structures and procedures for clarity and compliance with best practices, advises the Board on strategic goals, policies and practices, and consults with staff on managing account activity if needed. Appeals and grievances are also reviewed as requested by trust beneficiaries.


The OTAC Committee advises and provides oversight of the Oregon Training and Consultation program. This is a new committee forming in 2020 and will be developing its course and scope in collaboration with the OTAC team.

Get Involved

Board of Directors are elected every year at our annual convention in May. Committees are always recruiting new members! Tell us about yourself and your interest volunteering at The Arc Oregon by submitting our online application.

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