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
Third Grade Teacher – Gearhart Elementary School, Seaside School District
Retired 7th Grade Math Teacher – Eagle Point
Physical Education Teacher – West Powellhurst Elementary, David Douglas School District
OEA CHOICE TRUST STAFF
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.