Elena is an epidemiologist who has participated in, and/or directed, over 30 funded programs and research activities and public health centers in the last 20 years. Her work has also included substantive public health programmatic, service, and research in disability and health including serving as an advisor or expert on CDC surveillance on disability, caregiving, cognitive function, intellectual disability, and quality of life, Healthy People 2010 & 2020 for disability goals, and the Institute of Medicine Committee for "The Future of Disability in America." Elena also works closely with our University Center on Excellence in Disability (UCEDD), and is a representative to the Partners in Oregon for Disability Diversity (PODD).
Angela Weaver, MEd: Project Coordinator
Justin E. Ross comes from a background in Emergency Management. His experience includes vulnerable populations emergency planning, crisis communication planning, radiological disaster planning, community outreach, and delivering of disaster preparedness trainings. He holds a Professional Certificate in Emergency Management and a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management.
Currently Justin serves as the Chair of the Oregon Vulnerable Populations Emergency Planning Consortium, and is the Access and Functional Needs Lead on a local Emergency Sheltering Planning committee. He also is a Community Emergency Response Team trainer. He delivers technical assistance around emergency management related topics across the state as well as delivering disaster preparedness trainings.
Amy is a major contributor to several activities at the Oregon Office on Disability and Health. In addition to Amy's work at OODH she is a 2009 recipient of the "Making A Difference in Disability" award in the Youth Achievement Category, awarded by the City of Portland and the . In 2011, she wrote an article published in the National Gateway to Self-Determination: Research to Practice in Self Determination Series.