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First Name

Denise

Last Name

Porter

Nickname

ddport

Organization Affiliation

The Arc Oregon

Gender Identity

Female

Phone Number

(541) 215-0795

Biography

My Expertise

My career began in the physical therapy field and continued through work in private clinics, hospitals and home health settings for over 20 years. In 2004 I was hired to manage the Rehab Department at Eastern Oregon Training Center. EOTC was a residential program for individuals experiencing I/DD. This facility closed in 2009 but provided me with the opportunity to support individuals to achieve their optimal physical independence and function. Through the closure of EOTC, an opportunity emerged for a career transition. I began work as a Resource Development Specialist with the Eastern Oregon Regional Crisis Program in 2007.  I worked with children and adults in a 13 county region in Eastern Oregon. This position presented many opportunities to support individuals in the I/DD field including, foster care certification, coordination of children’s residential services, behavior consultation and coordination of crisis services. I began my employment with The Arc Oregon in February 2020. I am privileged to continue supporting individuals in Eastern Oregon as an ERC Consultant.

My Why

I have always been passionate about assisting people to be independent, healthy and happy. My goal is to learn what is important to and for the individual and help to create tools and supports to blend these two. I love collaborating with individuals to create these personalized tools and assisting them with finding a worker who will best help them to attain their goals. I strive to create person-centered supports that help to empower people in the decision making process.

My Life

I have a large family including 12 grandchildren which provides for a very FULL life. I love to garden, travel, kayak, listen to music, and spend time with family and friends. One of my favorite activities is spending weekends with family at our cabin in the mountains.

What Other Like and Admire About Me

Dedication to work and family

Concern for other people’s needs

Take pride in a job well done

Compassionate and thoughtful

Ability to plan ahead

Passionate about the things that matter to me

Strive for organization

Work Experience

Organization

The Arc Oregon

Year Started

2020

Job Title

Developmental Disabilities Coordinator

Organization

GOBHI

Year Started

2017

Year Ended

2019

Job Title

Resource Development Specialist

Organization

Mid Columbia Center For Living

Year Started

2007

Year Ended

2017

Year Started

2004

Year Ended

2007

Job Title

Rehab Therapy Manager

Organization

Eastern Oregon Training Center

Year Started

2003

Year Ended

2007

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