THANK YOU to our 2013 Cooperative Association Conference Presenters!
Erin Barnhart, Ph. D. | Engaging Communities Plenary Address
Erin, a dynamic, innovative service superhero who wants to share her
secrets about sustainably and effectively serving your community.
Erin earned her Ph.D. in Urban Studies from Portland State
University in 2012 and is an internationally recognized expert in
everything to do with volunteer engagement. She is a Fulbright Scholar, an AmeriCorps*NCCC alum, and carries an MPA in Public Policy as well as a Graduate Certificate in
Not-for-Profit Management. Early in her career, Erin worked as as Director of Volunteerism Initiatives at Idealist.org where she wrote and developed three of their free online information
centers on volunteer engagement, and developed the Idealist.org Global
Erin has shared her wealth of knowledge at a number of regional, national, and international
events and sends her guests away ready to serve - and save - the world.
Chris Havel | Visitor Experiences Conversation
Meet Chris, our charismatic communicator. He is the brains behind Oregon State Parks' approach to providing quality and memorable experiences for all park visitors and wants to share his strategies with you.
Chris works in the director's office at OPRD as part of the communications and research
division. He has been with the department since 1994, first as coordinator of the
volunteer program, and then as a market research analyst, webmaster, marketing
and public relations person before moving into strategic communications. To his
unending shame, he has not yet visited every state park in Oregon, mostly
because he is saving Succor Creek for a special occasion.
Rich Digirolamo | Permission To Speed Plenary Address
Meet Rich, our extra-qualified, success-saturated conference plenary presenter who will send you home inspired and ready to get stuff done!
Rich began his career in accounting and finance with companies such as Price Waterhouse, Avon and Carlson Companies. Aiming to make finance more like FUNance for others, he carried his career into teaching CPA review and recruiting for Robert Half International. Moving beyond the money field, Rich created Recess at Work Day, a fun opportunity to improve employee wellness, morale, and engagement that has since received international media coverage and attention from companies such as Keen. He is also the founder of the nonprofit organization Double D. Diner, is the Past President of the New England Chapter of the National Speakers Association, and has published three books!
Presently, Rich speaks internationally to groups ranging from the corporate sector to non-profits to governement. He approaches his audiences with a highly interactive and engaging demeanor, and the goal of sending them home energized and smiling.
||P.h. D.; Founder Effective Altruism, LLC
||Advanced Volunteer Management
|| Emma Agency
||Email Marketing: Making it work for you
||Assistant Director of Communications, OPRD
||Visitor Experiences Conversation
||Founder, Recess At Work Day and Double D. Diner
||Leadership/Nonprofit Board Development
||Writing Golden Grants
||Executive Director, Oregon State Parks Foundation
||Partnering with the Oregon State Parks Foundation
|Lou and Sharon Kolkhorst
||Friends of Shore Acres
||Purchasing Power for Stores
||Park Ranger, National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
||Life as Joseph Meek during the fur trade|
|Sarah Kreisman and Deborah Hill
||Friends of Tryon Creek
||Starting your own Interpretive Guide Program