Community Partners Council

UCEDD CPC group photo

Meet the CPC!

Executive Committee:


Joseph Basey - Chair
Jerry Pattee - Treasurer
Kiersi Coleman - Secretary
Paulina Larenas - Member at Large
Jerrid Williams
Sherri Osburn
Ted Wenk - DRO
Ryley Newport - OCDD

The Community Partners Council (CPC) serves as an advisory group for the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at OHSU. The council members serve to represent the voices and needs of Oregonians with disabilities, and their friends, families, and supporters. They also represent the geographic, racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, rural and urban makeup of the state of Oregon. The CPC makes sure, through an interactive partnership with the UCEDD, that individual, group and community concerns and needs are related to, and addressed by, the ongoing work of the UCEDD.

The CPC is open for membership to any Oregonian who experiences a disability, has a family member with a disabilities, or has interest in the facilitation and supports of persons with disabilities and their families.

Please contact us for more information on the Community Partners Council.


Community Engagement Grant Program

The UCEDD and Community Partners Council have collaborated to support local community-based projects and programs related to spirituality, sibling support, and health promotion intended to result in meaningful benefits for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Community Engagement Grant Program was created to provide financial support to Oregon-based non-profit organizations to promote full access, capacity building, systemic change and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities. Visit the Community Engagement Grant page for information on how to apply.