The election of the Board of Directors of Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon (IDNO) was held at the Annual Meeting on Oct. 7, 2015.  The current members, and their offices, are as follows:

Rhonda Eppelsheimer, OHSU / UCEDD / University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Diana Keever, Community Activist
Patricia Kepler, Independent Living Resources, IDNO President
Andy Noethe, L’Arche
Angela Paz, Office of People with Disabilities, Archdiocese of Portland
Daniel Salomon, Community Activist
Corinne Spiegel, Jewish Family & Child Service, IDNO Secretary
Bruce Strade, Ret. Exec. Dir., NW Parish Ministries, IDNO Treasurer
Evelyn Villegas, Independent Living Resources
Cindy Wilkins, Community Activist, IDNO Vice-President

Interested individuals are invited to attend monthly meetings of IDNO, which are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30PM at Independent Living Resources, located at 1839 NE Couch St., Portland

The mission of IDNO is to activate the resources of faith communities to welcome, celebrate, and include the contributions of every person with a disability.


Members and guests of the Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon are invited to attend our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 1:30PM.  The meeting will be held at Independent Living Resources, 1839 NE Couch.  To confirm attendance, kindly email

Elections to the Board of Directors will be held at the Annual Meeting.  Current members of IDNO are eligible to vote at that time for two-year terms of office.  After the election of Board Members, officers for the next two years will be elected.

Running for re-election are:


*Diana Keever,Community Activist 

*Patricia Kepler, IDNO Co- President, Independent Living Resources

Kris Moore, IDNO Co-president, FolkTime, Inc.

*Corinne Spiegel, IDNO Secretary, Jewish Family & Child Service

*Rev. Bruce Strade, IDNO Treasurer, Retired, Northwest Parish Nurses

Additional nominations to the board include:

Andy Noethe, L’Arche

Angela Paz,  Archdiocese of Portland

Angela Weaver, OHSU

Roberta Dunn, FACT


Google has launched the Google ‘Impact Challenge: Disabilities’ to invest $20 million in technology that will help people with disabilities live more independent lives. “People with disabilities rarely get a lot of attention from any sector, and Google is taking a rights-based approach to promote the inclusion of people,” said Disability Rights Fund Founding Director Diana Samarasan