Higher Education Leader Added to Clackamas Women’s Services’ Board

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Chris Wilhite, Clackamas Women’s Services
Phone: (503) 557-5820
Email: chrisw@cwsor.org

Oregon City, Ore., February 28, 2016 Clackamas Women’s Services, which works to break the isolation of domestic violence, announces the addition of Jerry Kissler to its Board of Directors. Kissler, who has a unique background in higher education, government, and in the private sector, will bring his varied experience to Board leadership.

Founded in 1985, Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS) is a full-service shelter for women and children escaping family violence and domestic abuse. The 501c(3) nonprofit is built on trauma-informed best practices that promote self-determination. Participants in CWS programs receive no-cost services from highly trained staff with advanced expertise.

“Jerry is a longtime supporter with incredible leadership and administrative experience,” says CWS Executive Director Melissa Erlbaum. “I am so pleased that Jerry has joined our Board of Directors, and I am confident that he will bring passion, dedication, and a fresh perspective to this role.”

Kissler has more than 30 years of management experience. He held several leadership positions in higher education, where he led projects relating to budgeting and program development, and served as the Governor’s Higher Education Advisor, where he developed a new statewide higher education policy framework.

“Having known several people who have been victims of domestic violence, this is an issue that I am deeply concerned about,” says Kissler. “I want to be able to contribute to this work in the most productive way and I believe that I have relevant experience to offer Clackamas Women’s Services.”

To learn more about Clackamas Women’s Services, please visit https://www.cwsor.org/.

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About Clackamas Women’s Services

Clackamas Women’s Services was incorporated in 1985 as Clackamas County’s first shelter for women and children escaping family violence and domestic abuse. CWS’s service delivery framework is built on trauma-informed best practices that promote self-determination. Participants in our programs receive no-cost services by highly-trained staff with advanced expertise. The 24-hour crisis line is 1-888-654-2288. To learn more, please visit https://www.cwsor.org/.

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