Program Development Director
Jim passionately believes that every person is born to this planet with a purpose, a genius unique to them, and a people to serve. He believes that first and foremost we all need valuable social roles, jobs, and an ability to contribute meaningfully to the community. In 1994, Jim found his career working alongside people with the most significant developmental and intellectual disabilities, primarily in their search for employment. Since 2001, Jim has been honored to work at WISE, a recognized leader in facilitating paid community jobs for people with even the most difficult challenges, and an early adopter of the WA state, Oregon, and national Employment First movement. Jim is a skilled project manager, career counselor/person-centered plan facilitator, community organizer, events planner, disability employment consultant, curriculum developer and trainer, and learning management system administrator. In his free time he loves to make painted leather costume masks, take part in art shows and installations, cook, and loves Italy.
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