About Creating Opportunities

Our mission is supporting children and adults with disabilities, their families and communities in creating opportunities together.

Creating Opportunities is a community organization developed for the purpose of supporting families of children with developmental disabilities who live in Polk, Yamhill and Marion Counties.

Creating Opportunities encourages families to maintain a positive outlook while acquiring knowledge and taking action to create and expand resources in their local community.

Equipped with information and support received through the Creating Opportunities Family Network, families will direct the planning and implementation of their child’s services, and champion the empowerment of other families.

Creating Opportunities promotes active participation of individuals who have a developmental disability in all facets of life at home, at work and in the community. We join families in celebrating their strengths, unique gifts and personal achievements.

Our mission is supporting children and adults with disabilities, their families and communities in creating opportunities together.

Creating Opportunities is a community organization developed for the primary purpose of supporting families of children with developmental disabilities who live in Polk, Yamhill and Marion Counties.

Creating Opportunities encourages families to maintain a positive outlook while acquiring knowledge and taking action to create and expand resources in their local community.

Equipped with information and support received through the Creating Opportunities Family Network, families will direct the planning and implementation of their child’s services, and champion the empowerment of other families.

Creating Opportunities promotes active participation of individuals who have a developmental disability in all facets of life at home, at work and in the community. We join families in celebrating the strengths, unique gifts and personal achievements of people who experience developmental disabilities.

What Others Say About Creating Opportunities
We are proud to share some recent highlights of the work we’ve achieved in the Annual Updates provided below:

Meet Our Staff

Cheryl Cisneros

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Barraza

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Rebecca Hill

ERC PROGRAM MANAGER

Patrice-Qualman

Patrice Qualman

ERC CONSULTANT

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Darian Hauer

ERC CONSULTANT

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Gaby Estrada

ERC CONSULTANT

Anthony-Cisneros

Anthony Cisneros

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Alesha-Sangster

Alesha Sangster

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Want to create opportunities with us? If you are interested in joining the Creating Opportunities Staff, please email support@creatingops.org for an Employment Application and current openings.

Meet Our Board

Cheryl Cisneros

PRESIDENT

Jenny Carpenter

VICE PRESIDENT

Paula Markovitz

TREASURER

Marlee Hayes

SECRETARY

Natalie Bratton

DIRECTOR

Christy Rauwolf

DIRECTOR

Laura Petschauer

DIRECTOR

Kathy Schnebly

DIRECTOR

If you are interested in joining the Creating Opportunities Board of Directors, please email support@creatingops.org for a Volunteer Application.

Connect With Us

We welcome you to join Creating Opportunities. As a member you will be joining a network of other local families and community members who are supporting children with disabilities to live their lives to the fullest, while strengthening their families and communities. You are not alone!