Rhonda Eppelsheimer

Rhonda Eppelsheimer, MSW, is the Assistant Director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability (UCEDD) at the Institute on Development & Disability. Eppelsheimer is credentialed as a licensed master social worker and clinical social work associate focusing on adolescent transition, mental health and strengthening supports and systems for families who are raising children who experience disability.

Eppelsheimer oversees programs, activities and data coordination for the UCEDD grant working in collaboration with other State agencies and other UCEDD organizations across the country to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities or special health needs.


Self-determination and independence for transition age youth with disabilities including developing healthy relationships, sexuality and planning for healthcare across the lifespan.


M.S.W., University of North Dakota,
B.S., Portland State University


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • National Transition Community of Practice, UVM
  • Special Interest Group AUCD Spirituality and Spiritual Support
  • Interfaith Disability Network of Oregon
  • Think College Oregon

Rhonda M Eppelsheimer, MSW, CSWA
Assistant Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Oregon Health & Science University
Ph: 503 494.2705
Fax: 503 494.6868