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Young Professionals Council (YPC)

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The Young Professionals Council is a body of passionate young individuals dedicated to support and advance the efforts of Special Olympics Oregon through community engagement opportunities, volunteering, and fundraising.

Marlo Eckert, Chair

Safety Specialist
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC

Melissa Beh, Vice Chair

Transition Program Analyst
CBRE

Hilary Kissell, Secretary & Nominations

Marketing Communication Specialist
CLACKAMAS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Carolina Garcia, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Global Merchandising Operations Director
APPAREL AT NIKE

Chloe Hammond-Bradley, Athlete Engagement

Project Manager
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

Jon Jensen, Development

Ticket Sales & Services Manager
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Mauri Fabio

Assistant Scientist
INTEGRAL CONSULTING INC.

Michael Bathurst

Sourcing Analyst
GLOBAL FOOTBALL APPAREL AT NIKE

Megan Patrignelli

Program Coordinator

Ebony Foreman

Program Manager & Advisor
PORTLAND GEAR

Diego Herrera

Account Manager
PRECISION DYE CUTTING

Adam Beard

Communications Manager
JORDAN BRAND AT NIKE

Lauren McGinley

North America Chemistry Reporting Manager
NIKE

Nick Myers

Innovation Manager
NIKE

John Merge 

Account Supervisor
SPLASH WORLDWIDE

Levi Watkins

Ticket Operations Manager
HILLSBORO HOPS & TIMBERS2

Joe Harvey, Staff Liason  

Sr. Director of Programs & Volunteer Services
SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON

Volunteer Spotlight: Lauren McGinley

By Special Olympics Oregon | November 1, 2020

The halt of in-person programming hasn’t stopped Athletes and the Young Professionals Council [YPC] from breaking a sweat through the SOOR Active community – over 1000 members strong and …

The Young Professionals Council Turns “One” and Is Expanding!

By Special Olympics Oregon | May 28, 2020

In 2019, Special Olympics Oregon established our first-ever Young Professionals Council (YPC) and in May we celebrated turning “one”. The YPC is a body of …

Diego Herrera-Cortes high fives athlete at competition

Volunteer Highlight: Diego Herrera-Cortes

By Special Olympics Oregon | April 30, 2020

Spend a little time with Diego Herrera-Cortes and you’ll realize that he has a motto for life and he doesn’t just say it – he …