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First Name

Paula

Last Name

Boga

Nickname

PaulaB

Organization Affiliation

The Arc Oregon

Gender Identity

Female

Phone Number

(503) 428-5436

Biography

My Expertise

Work Experience

  • 8 years of nonprofit management/leadership experience
  • 10 years of nonprofit volunteer and board service experience
  • 12 years of statutory compliance and training in the insurance claims industry
  • 15 years of small business management experience

Education & Training

  • California State University, Northridge – Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies
  • University of Delaware National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities – Leadership Institute Graduate
  • Family Strengthening and Support Network of Oregon – Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support Certification

 

My Why

After working in the for-profit corporate world for more than 20 years I was compelled to find a way to use my skills and experience for the greater good. My personal experience growing up with an aunt who experiences an intellectual/developmental disability, made the mission and vision of The Arc a natural fit for me. My grandmother was a trailblazer, advocating for full civil rights and community inclusion for my aunt back in the 1960’s, and I grew up not knowing that institutions even existed. I like to think I am continuing her legacy through my work at The Arc Oregon.

My Life

I have lived in Oregon since 1996, moving to Keizer from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County.  I’m basically an introverted homebody with big dreams for world travel in the future! When I’m not working I love to spend time with my three grown kids, watch movies, read historical fiction, and hang out with friends and family.

What Other Like and Admire About Me

According to others, I am:

  • an open and transparent leader
  • compassionate, supportive and accepting of others
  • genuine and dedicated
  • approachable – a good listener and easy to talk to
  • decisive
  • willing to hear and act on feedback received
  • a role model 🙂

Work Experience

Year Started

2017

Year Started

2016

Year Ended

2018

Year Started

2012

Year Ended

2015

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Salem, OR 97301

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