OREGON PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA

Serving Those Who Served

aka OPVA   |   Salem, OR   |  http://www.oregonpva.org

Mission

Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America (OPVA), incorporated in 1976, is a chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. OPVA serves the needs of its Members–U.S. military veterans with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D)–& helps them enjoy the highest possible quality of life. OPVA, Members, Associate Members, Family Members, Volunteers, & allied organizations work to provide leadership and advocacy in • Improving health care & SCI/D research & education • Protecting veterans rights & benefits • Improving awareness of disability rights • Offering sports & health-promotion activities • Increasing accessibility & removing architectural barriers in Oregon, SW Washington, & Idaho. A 501(c)(3) charity, OPVA relies on grants and donations from members of the public.

Ruling year info

1955

President

Mr. Larry Gardner

Main address

3700 Silverton Rd NE

Salem, OR 97305 USA

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EIN

93-0713859

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sports

The Sports and Recreation Program shall facilitate the participation of veterans and other disabled persons, especially those involving the central nervous system, in sports and recreation activities and to encourage the development of sports and recreational programs and facilities. It shall be the policy of Oregon PVA to sponsor individual and team sports activities to the extent that resources permit.

Population(s) Served
Health

Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America Members Recreation Fund shall assist members in enjoying their recreational goals with a maximum reimbursement of expense not to exceed an amount set by the Board of Directors in each annual budget.

Population(s) Served
Health

Oregon PVA shall maintain a program of advocacy in which local, state and federal law will be monitored and litigated in order to ensure compliance with mandates relative to accessibility and barrier-free design issues. The director of the program shall, through testimony, public speaking, and representation of disabled persons, advocate on their behalf using all available resources.

Population(s) Served
Health

Oregon PVA shall maintain a program in which information can be passed to members, the general public, and others who might share an interest in the programs, goals and objectives of OPVA. The Communications Program shall, to the greatest possible extent, keep pace with the rapid expansion of electronic and print mediums.

Population(s) Served
Health

Where we work

Financials

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OREGON PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA

Board of directors
as of 3/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Larry Gardner

Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America

Term: 2018 - 2021

William Gray

Daniel Service

Carolyn Hamstreet Shores

Larry Gardner

Paul Dahlke

Larry Ricklefs

Dennis Hooper

Don Wyatt

Dustin Simmons

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/08/2021

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Leadership

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Disability status
Person with a disability

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