BOARD AND STAFF

OEA Choice Trust is made up of the Board of Trustees, consisting of five board members and nine staff members. With representation from across the state, the Trust offers expertise and experience in helping to build a culture of health, well-being and resilience for all Oregon public school employees. Learn more about the OEA Choice Trust Board and staff members below.

OEA CHOICE TRUST BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MARI JONES, BOARD CHAIR
Elementary Title 1 Teacher Coordinator – Fern Ridge School District

CHUCK ALBRIGHT
Third Grade Teacher – Gearhart Elementary School, Seaside School District

DEBBIE BRUDEVOLD
Retired 7th Grade Math Teacher – Eagle Point

JORDAN NG
Physical Education Teacher – West Powellhurst Elementary, David Douglas School District

REED SCOTT-SCHWALBACH
OEA President

OEA CHOICE TRUST STAFF

LAUREN BOOTH
Executive Director
lauren@oeachoice.com

LORENE DIAZ
HR and Administrative Assistant
lorene@oeachoice.com

INGE ALDERSEBAES
Associate Director
inge@oeachoice.com

CORA BORDLEY
Community Engagement Coordinator
cora@oeachoice.com

SIRI NGAI
Community Engagement Coordinator
siri@oeachoice.com

RACHEL DRUSHELLA
Education Employee Well-being Program Manager 
rachel@oeachoice.com

CAT WILLETT
Communications and Grantee Liaison
cat@oeachoice.com

ASTA GARMON
Grants Manager
asta@oeachoice.com

ARIEN BATES
Grantee Liaison and Communications Associate
arien@oeachoice.com

OEA GROW PODCAST EPISODE: WELLNESS GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

OEA Choice Trust’s Colleen Sump and Jon Archer (former David Douglas educator) talk with Jesse about grant opportunities and programs to increase education employee well-being. Through its grant programs, events, and free online resources, OEA Choice Trust strives to improve the health, well-being, and resilience of district, ESD, and community college staff across all job roles and classifications. Colleen explains how the Trust embraces a holistic model of health and well-being that goes beyond things like exercise and nutrition to also include social, emotional, mental, and financial well-being. As a recipient of a five-year Trust grant, Jon talks about the importance of communicating staff needs to the district, the critical key of leadership buy-in, and the power of partnerships in impacting educator well-being.