Interim Co-Executive Director
Phone: 541-779-6691, Ext 334
Carlea started at ACCESS in April of 2004 as Program Administrator in the Housing Department.
She became the Human Resources Director in 2007. Her primary responsibilities include
compensation and benefits, recruiting, performance management, HR policies, and ensuring
compliance with federal and state employment regulations.
As Human Resources Director, Carlea has revised the organization’s Personnel Policies, built
and maintained a salary structure, and revamped employee benefits. Most recently, she
implemented an employee recognition program called Principles in Action.
She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) awarded by the HR Certification
Institute. The certification signifies that Carlea possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical
experience in human resource management necessary to pass a rigorous examination
demonstrating a mastery of the body of knowledge in the field.
She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and an Oregon
Notary. She is currently serving on the steering committee for the 2011 MBL Non Profit Salary
and Benefits Survey.
“I love working at ACCESS because of the people I get to work with every day,” Carlea says.
“Our employees aren’t just here for the paycheck and benefits; they are here to help people. It is
their knowledge and caring that makes our community a better place for everyone. ACCESS is a
vital asset to the community, providing a safety net to those who might otherwise fall through the
cracks. We lead people in need toward a greater level of self sufficiency that helps them become
valuable assets to our community.”
ACCESS welcomes Kellie Battaglia as the new Development Director for the organization.
Battaglia joins ACCESS with 19 years of experience in organizational leadership, resource and
business development, innovation, personal and performance management, program
development, budget management and stakeholder relations.
“We couldn’t be more happy to have found the high-energy, experienced, leading- edge
professional we were looking for in Kellie Battaglia,” says ACCESS Executive Officer Pamela
Battaglia will be responsible for individual major gift fund raising and related activity on behalf
of ACCESS. She will have responsibility for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift
prospects, as well as developing a fund-raising planning process to accomplish development
goals. In addition, Battaglia will oversee events, endowment, planned giving and donor
recognition for ACCESS.
“I am thrilled to join the ACCESS team and become a part of this well-respected organization
providing essential food, shelter and warmth to those most in need in Jackson County. I’m
looking forward to getting to know our community partners and supporters in the coming
months,” says Battaglia.
Most recently, Battaglia was the Client Services Manager at the City of Salem Housing Authority
leading Oregon’s largest Housing First Initiative to provide permanent housing and intensive
case management to Salem’s most vulnerable chronically homeless individuals. Before that, she
was in Montana and Colorado with non-profit and government organizations involved with
developing affordable housing
Food Programs Director
Interim Co-Executive Director
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our board is made of members from our local community.
Current Board Roster As of July 1st 2020
J.R. Wheeler, Chair
Jonathan Bilden, Vice Chair
Brad Earl, Treasurer
Kathy Sperle, Secretary
Julie Brown, Past Chair