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.
In his capacity as Program Coordinator, Greg assumes a multifaceted role. He leads the management team, orchestrates the creation of an annual events calendar, manages the program’s financial matters, enforces volunteer protocols, facilitates competition entry submissions, and serves as the program’s representative at various area, regional, and state meetings.
Functioning as both Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator, Angie takes on multifaceted responsibilities. She expertly facilitates communication flow within the management team, upholds meticulous records and files, and meticulously captures minutes during meetings. Her role extends further to identifying the volunteer needs of the program, actively sourcing and engaging volunteers, and managing the Volunteer Management System (VMS) to ensure accurate onlilne registration/orientation and the up-to-date status of Class A Volunteers.
Furthermore, Angie’s passion and dedication also extend to the realm of sports. Specifically, she coordinates the sport of equestrian, collaborating closely with two riding centers. This additional responsibility showcases her commitment to fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
As the Finance Secretary and Fundraising Coordinator, Cheryl’s role encompasses a spectrum of responsibilities. These include procuring the annual budget, pinpointing diverse avenues of income, preparing and submitting fundraising proposals to the state office, orchestrating fundraising events, and ensuring the secure deposition of funds.
As our Athelte & Family Coordinator, Melinda is responsible for identifying eligible athletes, creating recruitment campaigns, registering athletes, supporting family involvement, and setting recruitment goals.
He previously held the position of Assistant Sports Coordinator. Dan is a mechanical insulator with the Cincinnati Heat and Frost Insulators Local #8.
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 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 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 Technology Coordinator, Jesse is responsible for researching, recommending and monitoring IT vendors used by the Program, reviewing the adequacy and allocaiton of IT resources, and manage the Games Management System (GMS).
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.