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Enriching the lives of people with disabilities.

about us.

Founded in 1986, Community Providers Association of Oregon (CPAO) represents and assists residential, employment, and day service providers who serve people with developmental or mental and emotional disabilities in Oregon. Networking, education, and advocacy enable CPAO members to strengthen their programs to better serve individuals they support in our community.

Our focus.


Working together to improve the rights, services and supports for Oregonians with disabilities.


An experienced lobbyist to represent the interests of our providers and the individuals we support.


Training opportunities for financial, programmatic, and leadership procedures from leading experts.


Connecting with service providers about concerns, new rules, best business practices, and more.

What We Stand For.

Our mission, vision and values are the principles that guide our organization.

Our Misson.

Enriching the lives of people with disabilities.

Our Vision.

The people we serve have the resources to reach their dreams.

Our Values.

Celebrating Diversity – Seeking the vision, experience and possibilities of all people in order to make us whole.

Partnerships –  Promoting interdependent relationships that are honest, respectful, and open to equally influence lives.

Absolute Integrity – Providing trust, safety, and accountability. Doing the right thing.

Open Leadership – Sharing information, supporting each other and shaping the future.

BLM - Our Pledge.

Community Providers Association of Oregon wants to be clear: we stand with the Black community. Today and forever: Black Lives Matter. Ethnic and racial disparities negatively impact Oregon’s Black community. Given the senseless loss of Black lives at the hands of law enforcement and the global unrest in response to the killing of George Floyd, silence is complicity.

Therefore, Community Providers Association of Oregon pledges to the Black community:
•We will speak up against acts and words of racism and hold individuals and institutions accountable for their actions.
•We will do the work within ourselves so that we can put a stop to the institutional racism that is all-pervasive.
•We will listen more and talk less.
•We will advocate for you, collaborate with you, and help you tell your stories with the dignity and respect deserved.
•We will not allow fear and systemic racism to guide the services we provide.

Black Lives Matter. Silence is Complicity.


Loralei LaVoie

Executive Director
Oregon Mennonite Residential Services


Michelle Silbernagel

Executive Director
Silvernail NW

Vice President

Wynter Yancey

Associate Director
Cornerstone Valley

Member at Large

Dimitrios Zourkos

Executive Director
Kefi Care Programs


Carrie Dickson

Chief Programs Officer
Exceed Enterprises

Member at Large

Aimee Orr-Besa

Integrated Supports for Living

Join Us.

Learn about the benefits of becoming a CPAO member!

Get in Touch

Questions? Drop us a a line and send it our way.