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Our People

Special Olympics Oregon is led by a staff and board with broad corporate and nonprofit experience. We are also supported by several volunteer groups, all of whom share a commitment to put the athletes’ best interests at the center of everything we do.

Our people take great pride in offering sports and programs that help our athletes develop new skills, get healthier, grow their self-confidence and make lifelong friendships. Living with an intellectual disability can be a very isolating experience. It’s our goal to change that for every Special Olympics athlete.

Photo depicting the "people" of Special Olympics Oregon | A member of SOOR staff with Athletes at Providence Park

Learn more about the people and teams that make Special Olympics Oregon happen:

Our Staff

Oregon-based professional staff

Our Board

Volunteer Board of Directors

Local Program Coordinators

Volunteers who oversee all aspects of Special Olympics Oregon at the local level

Athlete Leadership Council

Special Olympics athletes who provide valuable input and ideas to improve our programs

Law Enforcement Torch Run Council

Law enforcement professionals who help shape and oversee aspects of the Torch Run

Put your time and talents to work for Special Olympics Oregon.

Explore our volunteer opportunities or browse careers and internships.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are at the heart of all that we do at Special Olympics Oregon as we strive to promote unity and create a community where everyone belongs.

We value, celebrate, and support all differences, backgrounds, abilities, and viewpoints. We believe that a focus on greater diversity and inclusion will enrich our organization and our world.