Ann Coffey has been selected as the next Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & SW Washington, following a national search.
“Ann is the perfect person for the position,” said current (and soon to be retiring) Executive Director, Bud Thoune. “As UCP's Community Services Director, she has been responsible for driving our values for nearly a decade and has great business sense. I look forward to working with Ann in a new venture, that of transitioning her in and myself out of this position I have enjoyed since 1978. Please join me in congratulating and supporting her.”
As Community Services Director, Ann Coffey has gained the respect of the DD Community. She has doubled our business, reinvigorated Supported Employment, and established our Brokerage. Now she will bring that same energy to the position of Executive Director.
As many of you may know, after nearly 40 years at UCP, Executive Director Bud Thoune is retiring at the end of 2011. Over the years, Bud has guided UCP through the ever changing models of services to where we are today: true person-centered services. Bud has been a tireless advocate in the field of disabilities rights. As Patricia Botsford says, "He sets the standards; others have tried to follow."
UCP, partnering with Waldron & Associates, has begun a national search for a new Executive Director. To find out more about the position, click here.
UCP's Executive Director, Bud Thoune, is retiring at the end of the year, after almost 40 years with UCP. We are very sad to see him go, and wish him well in his retirement.
Bud has had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of individuals and families, guiding UCP through the changing model of services. As Board-member Jerry Pattee says, "During his nearly 40 year career with UCP, he has navigated through the ever changing waters of the services delivery system. He has been a tireless advocate in supporting people who experience disabilities using professionalism, accountability, and respect. Bud's voice has joined with others to champion person-centered service delivery methods and to better the lives of many."
Bud, we will miss you. Happy retirement!