VALEREE V. LANE
Program Coordinator, Klamath County Public Health, Jan. 2016-Present.
Lead community-driven collaborative group organized to identify policy, system and environmental changes, and craft and implement strategies and policies to increase health equity, reduce health disparities and address the social determinants of health. Work with coordinated care organization and other health systems, and serve as a bridge to communities experiencing health inequities.
Development Coordinator, Klamath-Lake CARES (Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services), June 2013-Dec. 2015.
Work closely with executive director to secure financial and other support for medically-based child abuse response organization. Closely collaborate with Sky Lakes Medical Center public relations director and foundation director to coordinate efforts within the community and beyond. Prepare newsletters, reports, grant proposals, and other collateral materials for agency. Represent CARES with Stop The Hurt coalition, promoting positive parenting and family protective factors in a multimedia awareness campaign.
Activities Director, Pelican Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care, June 2012-Oct. 2012.
Organize and lead activities for assisted living residents. Inaugurated a life-long learning lecture series and community outreach on the topic of Alzheimer’s.
Campaign Manager, Mike Angeli for Sheriff, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012.
Organize campaign activities, marketing and candidate appearances. Manage blog and facebook entries. Friend-raise and fundraise daily.
Retail Assistant, The Ledge, Jan. 2011-June 2012.
Help customers select items and encourage point-of-purchase extras. Work as needed to support schedule.
ASPIRE Volunteer, Bonanza Schools, Jan. 2010-June 2012.
Worked with students in helping them learn about post-high school opportunities, including higher education, vocational schooling, internships and the like. Helped students secure more than $100,000 in scholarships in the 2009-10 academic year, and $290,000 in 2010-11 (graduating class of 24). Also, helped students with senior project thesis essays.
Director of Public Affairs, Oregon Institute of Technology, Dec. 2005-Dec. 2009.
Reported directly to the President, serving institutional needs for writing, editing, presentations and other public and internal needs for communications. Lead university efforts for community tours, including quarterly President’s Tours, and special events, such as groundbreaking ceremonies and open houses. Participant in $38.5 million campaign to finance the Martha Anne Dow Center for Health Professions. Lead governmental affairs efforts on behalf of university, as state relations point person and chief liaison for Washington, D.C., lobbying firm. Awarded President’s Staff Award in September 2007.
Area Manager, Start Making A Reader Today, Oct. 2000-Dec. 2005.
Lead recruitment and fund-raising efforts in service to 19 schools in Klamath and Lake counties. Supervise part-time staff of 16 in delivery of literacy-based mentoring program to 857 students ranging in grade level from kindergarten to third. Manage budget in excess of $300,000. Provide training, coaching and other support to volunteer ranks of more than 700 adults.
MASTER OF SCIENCE Journalism: Public Relations, University of Oregon, Sept. 1996.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Industrial Management: Marketing, Oregon Institute of Technology, June 1990.
United Way, Klamath Country Volunteer of the Year: 2004 recipient of adult division honors, based on service to community through Kiwanis, American Association of University Women and other endeavors. Spearheaded Klamath Falls Kiwanis drive to provide eye exams and glasses to 1,400 rural Mexico residents.
Klamath Branch American Association of University Women: A named grant was made to the national Eleanor Roosevelt scholarship fund providing income to educators pursuing research and further education. In 2004, club members financed tribute to honor successful two-year tenure as club vice president.
Kiwanis International: Recipient of the Tablet of Honor, the highest level of achievement in Kiwanis. Awarded in 2000 to commemorate loyal service and support to Lt. Governor Boyd Beynon. Also named Kiwanian of the Year for Klamath Falls club in 2003.
2000 ONPA Better Newspaper Contest: 3rd place best writing.
1999 ONPA Better Newspaper Contest: 2nd place Lifestyles coverage; 3rd place inside page design; 2nd place special section.
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education: 1995 Gold public relations award; 1994 Bronze design award; 1990 student achievement recognition.
Klamath Falls and Linkville Kiwanis Clubs: Past president; past chair Youth Services; past chair Human and Spiritual Values committee; past member board of directors. Past president of local Kiwanis Foundation, which provides funding for scholarships and other charitable work within the community. Master of ceremonies for annual Christmas party for special needs children.
Klamath County Oregon Cultural Trust: Past president of granting agency seeking to enhance the broad spectrum of cultural life within the Klamath Basin.
Klamath County Historical Society: Member at large; writer and creative collaborator on society-sponsored book and exhibit project, Maud & Mary: A Century of Change. Contributor to monthly newsletter.