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First Name

Cici

Last Name

Gaynor

Nickname

Cici

Organization Affiliation

The Arc Oregon

Gender Identity

Female

Phone Number

(503) 581-2726

Biography

My Expertise

After working in the ESL, Title I and Special Education programs at my local school district, I joined The Arc Oregon in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant. Eight years later, I am happy to still be a part of this great organization as Program Director for the Oregon Special Needs Trust (OSNT). I am passionate about working in a field that advocates for all people and enjoy serving in my position to enhance the quality of life for people who experience disabilities and their families.

Certificates and Training:

  • Family Strengthening and Support Network of Oregon – Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support Certification from the National Family Support Network
  • University of Delaware National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities – Oregon 2019 Leadership Institute Graduate
  • Notary Public for the State of Oregon
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification
  • Future Planning Consultant
My Why

I was introduced to The Arc at a very young age through the advocacy efforts of my aunt, Karen Staley, who was always striving to create the best quality of life for my cousin Jim. For me, there was never a thought that he shouldn’t have the same opportunities that are automatically afforded to people who do not experience a disability. Jimmy’s life was an inspiration to me and I feel grateful to be part of The Arc Oregon team and community and look forward to the changes we can help to shape in the future.

 

My Life

I love good food, good music, and spending time with family and friends. At a young age I got the “bug” to travel and explore new places and hope to do much more in the future. I am a vocalist in the Aspen Meadow Band and Hearts in Harmony and enjoy bringing messages of hope, joy, and inspiration through music.

What Other Like and Admire About Me

Others have said that I am:

  • Loyal – dedicated to the cause and the organization
  • Knowledgeable of my program and interested in making services accessible
  • Responsive and accountable – willing to answer questions, offer explanations, find answers
  • Kind, genuine, thoughtful, hospitable and welcoming (with a fun side)
  • Willing to help when needed
  • Approachable and easy to talk to

Work Experience

Job Title

Program Director – Oregon Special Needs Trust

Organization

The Arc Oregon

Year Started

2020

Job Title

Program Manager

Organization

The Arc Oregon

Year Started

2016

Year Ended

2020

Job Title

Administrative Assistant

Organization

The Arc Oregon

Year Started

2012

Year Ended

2016

Job Title

Educational Assistant – Title I, ESL, Special Education

Organization

Colton School District

Year Started

2004

Year Ended

2011

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