// News

OEA launches Educator-Led Improvement Toolkit

As an organization, we believe that all students, regardless of…

// Events

Organizing and Bargaining Summit

Jan. 27-28, 2017

If we are going to build the schools our students deserve, we must…

// Campaigns

Use It or Lose It: The Oregon Political Tax Credit

Did you know that the Oregon Political Tax Credit allows…

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Center for Great Public Schools

  • Dr. Colleen Mileham,  Assistant Executive Director for the Center for Great Public Schools
  • Teresa Ferrer, Professional Practice Consultant
  • Erin Whitlock, Professional Practice Consultant
  • Karen Hoffman, Professional Practice Organizer
  • Andrea Shunk, Education Policy and Practice Strategist
  • Penny Hildreth, Administrative Assistant
  • Tonia Davis, Administrative Assistant

Center for Public Affairs

  • Trent Lutz, Assistant Executive Director for the Center for Public Affairs
  • Emily McLain, Campaign/Research Consultant
  • Jared Mason-Gere, Government Relations Consultant
  • Laurie Wimmer, Government Relations Consultant
  • Jenny Smith, Statewide Political Organizer (field)
  • Jackie Judge,Administrative Assistant
  • Kaylan Dorsch, Administrative Assistant

OEA Communications

  • Meg Krugel, Today's OEA Editor & Communications Consultant
  • Vacant, PR / Media Consultant
  • Janine Leggett, Communications Specialist

Center for Business & Finance

  • Bob Sande, Assistant Executive Director for the Center of Business & Finance
  • Kathleen Doherty, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Executive Director of Business & Finance
  • Lee Merrick, Controller and Membership Director
  • Sheila Mangan, Membership Specialist
  • Stacy Redfern, Membership Specialist
  • Maggie Trimbach, Membership Specialist
  • Patty Treski, Membership Specialist
  • Milana Grant, Membership and Administrative Support Specialist
  • Adelaida Garnica, Accounting Specialist
  • Vacant, Copy Center Specialist

Information Technology Department

  • Danny Hernandez, Director of Information Technology
  • Justin Onnen, Technology Services Specialist

Center for Legal Services

  • Adam Arms, General Counsel
  • Erika Marion, Legal Assistant to the General Counsel
  • Theresa Hansen, Director of Administration & Human Relations
  • Kristine Klupenger, Office and Administrative Secretary

Center for Advocacy & Affiliate Services

  • Angela DiLeo, Associate Executive Director for the Center for Advocacy & Affiliate Services
  • Suzie Lyda, Advocacy & Affiliate Services Administrative Assistant
  • Robert Young, Bargaining Coordinator

Organizing Department

  • Jenny Smith, Interim Director of Field and Campaign Organizing
  • Sara Whelan, Statewide Organizing Coordinator
  • Lisa Fragala, Organizing Coordinator (Eugene)
  • Jim Grogan, Organizing Coordinator (Salem)
  • Jacob Rivas, Organizing Coordinator (PAT Office, Portland)

OEA Union School

  • Susan Crumpton, Assistant Executive Director for the OEA Union School
  • Peter Bauer, Education and Training Coordinator
  • Kaye Grensky, AdministrativeAssistant

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