Nancy is the founder and Executive Director of Specialized Advocacy, established in 2000 for the purpose of providing opportunities, social skills and living skills training, and appropriate supports for young adults with a variety of developmental disabilities. She has been in Education since 1975.
Nancy and her husband David have four sons and two grandchildren. They both enjoy traveling, entertaining and cooking gourmet meals for friends, when their busy schedules permit.
Jeannie Kinley is retired from the Redondo Beach School District, Special Education Division where she was employed for 17 years. During the last seven years of employment, she held the position of WorkAbility Coordinator overseeing transition services to disabled students district wide. Shortly after retirement in June of 2002, Jeannie, her husband and eldest son relocated to Bend. She is grateful to have her three sons and only grandchild live close by all in Oregon. Jeannie and her husband Tom have been married for 31 years, and are both strong advocates for people who experience disabilities. Jeannie also serves as secretary on the CORIL Board of Directors. She became involved with Full Access shortly after moving to Central Oregon.
Nick was elected to the board as member and Treasurer effective July 1, 2011. Nick has an extensive background in accounting, financial management and in the executive role of a private corporation. He has worked at a regional CPA firm specializing in non-profit auditing and low-income housing projects. Nick is excited to contribute his knowledge and experience to the Board of Directors.
Nick is a life-long resident of Oregon and recently became engaged to his fiancé, Mindi. They enjoy travelling, boating, and spending time with their two nieces and nephew.
Dayna graduated from Sheldon High in 1989 and graduated from Partners in Policymaking in 1998. She was part of the team that helped with starting the brokerage system. Dayna used to be the Vice Chair of the DD Council. She was the Chair of Self Advocates as Leaders. She is also an editor of RIOT Newsletter which goes nationwide, and with assistance she writes articles about news, movies, and other things for self advocates and professionals with the RIOT. Dayna says "Having a true friend is important to me. I love my family. I love going out, going shopping, and going to the movies with friends. Thanks to Full Access, this is possible." Dayna was one of the first clients of Full Access, and is pleased to be on the Board of Directors.
Liz Fox is the Executive Director of Alternative Work Concepts, a supported employment agency located in Eugene that assists people with multiple disabilities in finding jobs in their community. She has worked in the field of advocating for people with disabilities since 1987. She has a B.S. in Special Education from the University of Vermont and currently lives in Coburg, Oregon with her husband, John and three children, Roan, Aidan and Caitlyn. Non work hours are spent traveling, reading, and gardening with a little “Mad Men” thrown in for excitement.
An experienced business development professional, Tim Johnson believes that creating opportunities for people to better their lives and live independently is important to the health of our communities. Tim encourages people with disabilities in a manner that promotes initiative, dignity, self-respect and pride. His goal is to build quality partnerships with community organizations and individuals. In doing so, he strengthens the sustainability of Abilitree's mission and maximizes the quality of opportunities for those he serves. Tim actively advocates for individuals with disabilities while providing consistent opportunities for self-advocacy.
Tim graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communications. He served on the Advisory Board and Board of Directors for Abilitree before becoming a member of the management team. Tim also participates in EDCO & HIDEC events and is a Job Developer for Vocational Rehabilitation. He lives in Bend with his wife, Becky, their three old daughter. Camella, and one year old daughter, Madelyn. They enjoy everything Central Oregon has to offer, including golf, skiing, camping, hunting and fishing.
Michael Mills is a people person! He is well spoken and well known. He is willing to speak his mind and is willing to get in front of a TV camera and speak! He has been on the news several times speaking about Full Access and the Look Me in the Eye public awareness effort! He has many interests and loves a variety of music. He likes to travel and has acted in numerous plays including Grease and My Fair Lady. He works at The Olive Garden and has been a student at Lane Community College. He has a happy personality and is fun to be with!
Nick was born in Bend and grew up in the Sisters area. He loves outdoor activities like swimming, downhill skiing, camping and hiking. He also likes computers and anything to do with electronics. Nick is on the Planning Committee for Sisters Starry Nights. He helps with stage set up and loads in the sound equipment for the venue. He is also a volunteer for the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department. Nick is currently a Full Access client and is the newest member of the FAB Board of Directors. He has, “lots of fun making kids and adults live their lives to the fullest that they can be.”
Katie, a nearly 50 year resident of Bend has been around to watch and help Bend grow from a community with very little to offer people with disabilities to a community she feels is cutting edge in its supports.
Katie and her husband are very proud of their involvement with the Kearny-Norton Ave. Apartments and the COTP Board. With the help of Cascade Community Development and many parents and community members, they have built a safe and progressive environment providing independent living for people with an array of disabilities.
Katie has served on the Alyce Hatch Board, which is an early intervention program for birth to three year olds with disabilities. She served on several committees with Mental Health, and is now serving on the COTP Board. Katie is very proud to be a part of the Full Access Board of Directors.
With all her many activities in Central Oregon, she truly shows her values and commitments and states: " It is my desire and privilege to help whenever and however I can".
Shane is the founder and Executive Director of Making Magic Tours, a company that specializes in local travel for individuals with developmental disabilities. He has worked in the field of developmental disabilities since 1993. Shane has specialized in programming and directing recreational activities for various agencies during that time. He has been responsible for well over 1,000 travelers with disabilities throughout the country and abroad, on tours. Shane has also been a certified Special Olympics coach in basketball, and also coached bowling, softball, as well as track and field.
The "Mr. Fun" nickname was bestowed upon Shane by people in the field for his many years of fun, exciting, safe, and energetic adventures with all of his friends with disabilities. Shane married Jana, his wonderful wife in 1995, and together they have two great children, daughter Jaden, and son Evan.
"It is a passion of mine to give individuals with developmental disabilities an experience of a lifetime through recreation."
Darrel joined the Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon to develop residential supports for persons with disabilities. He planned a two year commitment and then a move to the Portland metropolitan area where career opportunities were more plentiful. That was 1975. Today he is the Foundation's Executive Director. His plans changed as he discovered a deep sense of purpose and alignment with his most deeply held values. Through the years Darrel has also been involved in a variety of state and local leadership activities. This includes many years on the Board of Directors of Oregon Rehabilitation Association and the Residential Providers Association. Also, he was President of the Oregon Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded Association. Active both on the legislative front with state agencies, Darrel advocates for improvements in Oregon's community based supports for persons with disabilities.