The Management Team, appointed and supervised by the Program Coordinator, is responsible for making a year-round program of sports training and competition available to all eligible Special Olympics athletes in the given counties of Ripley, Ohio and Dearborn.
As our Program Coordinator, Greg oversees the management team, is responsible for planning an annual calendar of events, manages the program’s finances, implements volunteer policies, submits competition entry forms, and represents the program at area, regional, and state meetings.
As our Secretary/Volunteer Coordinator, Angie is responsible for coordinating communication amongst the management team, maintaining files and records, and recording minutes of meetings, identifying the program’s volunteer needs, recruiting volunteers, registering and assigning volunteers at events, and coordinating volunteer training and recognition program.
As our Finance Secretary/Fundraising Coordinator, Cheryl is responsible for securing an annual budget, identifying income sources, submitting fundraising applications to the state office, conducting fundraising activities and assuring deposits of funds.
As our Outreach Coordinator, Melinda is responsible for identifying eligible athletes, creating recruitment campaigns, registering athletes, supporting family involvement, and setting recruitment goals.
As our Public Relations Coordinator, Curtis is responsible for developing an annual public relations/education plan; compiling a media and PR directory; writing news releases; preparing promotional materials, media kits, and fact sheets; and administering our Facebook account and website.
As our Family Coordinator, Kim is responsible for coordinating social activities for our athletes, their families and our volunteers; develop four focus areas for family engagement; refer families to appropriate programs and/or resources, and organizing an EKS Day.
As our Health Coordinator, Lisa is resposible for managing our athlete medicals assuring that all are up to date and complete, admintistering medications during overnight competitions, providing training, and coordinating health clinics and trainings.
As our IT/GMS Coordinator, Jesse is responsible for researching, recommending and monitoring IT vendors used by the Program, reviewing the adequacy and allocaiton of IT resources, manage the Games Management System (GMS), and administering our Facebook account and website.
As our Utility Player, Dan is responsible for coordinating our annual weekend camp, assisting with local competitions, and assisting the management team as needed.
As our Coach Education Coordinator, Jeanette is responsible for assisting our coaches in developing their coaching skills. She accomplishes this be sharing information with our coaches, coordinating training, and managing cetifications.
As our Athlete Representative, Randy is responsible for attending athlete leader training, representing athletes during meetings, and assisting the management team according to his strengths.
As a Utility Player, Gary hopes to help our athletes and their families by helping develop programs that include appreciation of music, dance and art and other practical life experiences that will enhance the Special Olympians athletic and social experiences.