|Jan Aho, Executive Director|
|David Heggestad, Chief Operating Officer|
|Scott Zimmerman, Payroll & Benefits Manager|
|Carla Comartin, Staff Accountant|
|Carla Gregston, PBPS Receptionist|
|Resource Development Staff:|
|Sheila Grossman, Grants Coordinator|
|Dena Amend, Development Director|
|Catherine Williams, Development Assistant|
|Adult Services Staff:|
|Natasha DeSantis, Director of Adult Services|
|Holly Powell, Assistant Director of Adult Services|
|Will Ellingsworth, Production Manager|
|Deanna Ruge, Vocational Case Coordinator|
|Jennifer Lee, LEAP Case Coordinator|
|Doris Steele, Placement Consultant|
|Lori Polk, Placement Consultant|
|Preschool Program Staff:|
|Renée Van Norman, Pearl Buck Preschool Director|
|Emily Collins, Assistant Preschool Director|
|Sally Steinman, Parent Navigator Outreach|
|Marion Bauer, Parent Navigator|
|Pamela MacPherson, Parent Navigator II ISRS|
|Elizabeth Jurich, Family Support Coordinator|
|Lisa Roush, Preschool Teacher|
|Jeanne Jackson-Gistelli, Preschool Teacher|
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3690 W 1st Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97402
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PEARL BUCK CENTER MISSION STATEMENT: Pearl Buck Center offers people with disabilities and their families quality choices and support to achieve their goals.
Pearl Buck Center was founded in 1953 by Lisl Waechter.
Location: 3690 W. 1 st Ave. Eugene, OR. 97402
Three Programs are offered at Pearl Buck Center:
⇒ A Comprehensive employment service at the Eugene site and in the community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Businesses contract with Pearl Buck Center for mailing, packaging, assembly, manufacturing, and other jobs that clients perform in the vocational training center. Businesses receive quality, cost-effective products and services, while the jobs provide training and wages for the clients. In addition, clients are matched with positions in local businesses, and supported in achieving job success.
⇒ Life Enhancing Activities Program (LEAP) offers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are also medically frail or aging, opportunities to explore creative expression through arts and crafts, storytelling, film, music, and adaptive gardening, in a cheerful environment. LEAP also includes community integration to build social skills and enrich
⇒ Pearl Buck Preschool program provides specialized preschool, parenting education, and case management/outreach to families led by parents with cognitive difficulties whose children are at risk. Our program’s aim is that the children fulfill their development potential and enter school ready to learn and that their parents provide a safe, stable home.
To learn more about Pearl Buck Center please contact Dena Amend, Development Director.
email@example.com (541) 484-4666 ext. 5109