Allison P. Hobgood serves as Executive Director of the Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center, a day resource and community hub for individuals living in chronic poverty. She previously was Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Willamette University and now focuses on grassroots community organizing for disability and homelessness justice.
Abby Mulcahy is a co-founder of the Disability Equity Center. Abby completed their PhD in public health at Oregon State University and is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care at the VA Portland Healthcare System, as well as a Delivery Systems Science Fellow through AcademyHealth.
Kate Williams (she/her) serves as the Director of Advocacy Supports at the Disability Equity Center. Kate has supported the disability community professionally for twelve years, with experience serving folks across the lifespan and in both the private and non-profit sector. She is especially passionate about cross-disability community organizing and holistic health and wellness programming. She loves cats, yoga, and radical social justice!
Zina Allen hosts the Wellness Wednesday support group every Wednesday evening from 5:00-6:00pm Pacific Time.
Laura Estreich is a DEC Intern. She was born with down syndrome with developmental disability. She is a northwest down syndrome association OCCD council Member, self Advocate, and a Student at Wings Transition program.
Skyler Scott is a DEC intern. They are a student at Western Oregon University. Their major is Interdisciplinary Studies with focus areas in American Sign Language and Writing.
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Rebecca Olson is Associate Professor of English at Oregon State University. She is passionate about improving access in education through trauma-informed and critical pedagogy, programs designed to support working class students, and more inclusive open educational resources.
Lzz Johnk is serving as a media and website volunteer for the DEC. They are currently a visiting professor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Grand Valley State University. They previously worked as an Archival Assistant for the OSU Disability Archives.
Mike Volpe cheerfully and relentlessly pushed us to do better in serving people in Oregon and brought a perspective to our work that was both personal and deeply considered. We credit him for helping shape programs in Oregon that redefined how long-term services and supports should be delivered.