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Mary Schoen-Clark Resigns as CEO of ORCCA
Mary Schoen-Clark has resigned her position as Chief Executive Officer of Oregon Coast Community Action. With ORCCA’s campus project construction finished, Schoen-Clark looks forward to assisting other organizations with facility and resource development and starting work toward her Masters degree.
The board at ORCCA has named Pattie Gouveia as Interim CEO while the board conducts a search replacement.
For 47 years, ORCCA has provided programs that feed, house, and educate children and families on the southern Oregon coast. ORCCA is one of the first community action agencies created during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. ORCCA’s mission is that all south coast households are thriving and living with dignity, security and hope. ORCCA operates South Coast Food Share providing food to local emergency food pantries, Head Start schools, low-income weatherization assistance, shelters, court-appointed special advocates for youth, and emergency housing.
During Ms. Schoen-Clark’s leadership, ORCCA’s annual budget grew from approximately $5 million to $10 million and now employees about 160 employees. Key to the growth of the organization was the creation of a new development department to generate funds for the agencies progress as well as the creation of new programs like Snack Pack, and the expansion of existing programs such as Head Start to include Early Head Start.
Schoen-Clark served as Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2012.