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Special Olympics Wyoming provides a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WYOMING TEAM

Special Olympics Wyoming has a dynamic team to provide the resources and support to our stakeholders for their work. We look forward to hearing from you; please don't hesitate to reach out with questions, suggestions, and celebrations!


Jen Haines - CEO/President

The CEO manages the overall administration and management of the organization, including program services, development, and administration. Hire, lead, and coach a strong management team. Focus on planning and execution, fund development, and relationships with the community. The President & CEO advises the board on policy matters, will ensure plans and policies established by the board are followed and will communicate to the board all significant progress, opportunities, and critical events.

 
 

 Laura Kelly - Vice President of Programs

This position supervises the Director of Program Services and Director of Unified Champion Schools, and reports to the CEO. Supervision of the Director of Program Services involves work collaboratively to provide support and direction to all Area and Local Programs in Wyoming. Provides leadership to areas of competition, training, athlete recruitment, family services, volunteers, fundraising, and Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs). Supervision of the Director of Unified Champion Schools involves oversight and support of Unified Champion Schools, health programs, Unified Sports®, and Young Athletes activities.

  

Madi Miller -Vice President of Development

This position supervises the Director of Law Enforcement Torch Run and the Director of Communications & Special Programs, and reports to the CEO. The VP of Development executes a revenue plan, provides leadership, direction, and management of continual key fundraising efforts to support the agency’s mission. This position identifies and cultivates new and existing partnerships that increase revenue, including sponsorships, grants, and other funding.

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 Joe Moran - Director of Program Services

Responsibilities Include: Works closely with volunteers, athletes, coaches, and community partners and acts as a liaison between local programs and the state office. Provides support and direction to area directors and local programs and their activities.

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Cathy Bisiar - Director of Law Enforcement Torch Run

Responsibilities Include: Organization, delivery, and support to the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Wyoming including Torch Run events, fundraising, and the coordination of Jackalope Jumps.

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Amber Bliss

Amber Bliss - Director of Unified Champion Schools

Responsible for all functions of Unified Champion Schools (UCS). UCS program contact for Special Olympics Wyoming, providing UCS programming and services, information, equipment, and other resources to schools all across the state.

 

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Christine Rodriguez - Office Administrator

Responsibilities Include: Bookkeeping, Area Accounting, Database management, and inventory.

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Molly Blomstrom

Molly Blomstrom - Office Assistant

Responsibilities Include: Thank you’s, Inventory, Receptionist, filing, data entry, and general office support.

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Katy Brittain

Katy Brittain - Area 1 Director

Responsibilities Include: Providing support to local programs. Provide oversight to Area level competition. Assist in athlete training; program growth, and fundraising activities.

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Area 2 Director - Position Open

Responsibilities Include: Providing support to local programs. Provide oversight to Area level competition. Assist in athlete training; program growth, and fundraising activities in Southwestern Wyoming

Please email ceo@specialolympicswy.org to apply

 

 

Marsha Dial

Marsha Dial - Area 3 Director

Responsibilities Include: Providing support to local programs. Provide oversight to Area level competition. Assist in athlete training; program growth, and fundraising activities in Southeastern Wyoming.

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Carrie Pilcher

 Carrie Pilcher - Area 4 Director

Responsibilities Include: Providing support to local programs. Provide oversight to Area level competition. Assist in athlete training; program growth, and fundraising activities in Northeastern Wyoming.

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Barb Flinn - Area 5 Director

Responsibilities Include: Providing support to local programs. Provide oversight to Area level competition. Assist in athlete training; program growth, and fundraising activities in East Central Wyoming.

 

 


Board of Directors 

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the effective management, direction, and mission of the organization. The essential functions of the Board shall be policymaking, the assurance of sound management, increasing public awareness of the population with intellectual disabilities, and active participation in the provision of necessary funds.  The Board has the ultimate responsibility to carry out policies deemed to be necessary for the administration and development of Special Olympics Wyoming, Inc. as set forth by Special Olympics Inc., its parent organization in Washington, D.C.  I4acJ068

Officers

  • Chair: Kerry Namken, Platte Valley Bank
  • Vice-Chair: Carolyn Griffith, the City of Casper (retired)
  • Treasurer: Bill Rogers, Jonah Bank
  • Secretary: Lisa Foutz, Fremont County School District #1

Members at Large

  • Taryn Blackett, Natrona County SD # 1 
  • John Blomstrom, True Oil LLC
  • Jade Bult, Athlete Representative
  • Phil Grabrick, Gillette WY
  • Keith Groeneweg, Rocky Mountain Information Network
  • Tiffany Vermillion, Meru Health
  • Waverly Stevens, Food Bank of Wyoming
  • Jen Haines, President & CEO (ex-officio)