Dee Anne Everson

Dee Anne Everson is the CEO/Executive Director of United Way of Jackson County, having been appointed in 1997. Under her leadership, United Way launched the Day of Caring, WiLL (Women Living Leadership), the Meth Task Force, CAN (Child Abuse Network), the BIG IDEA (a project focused on 100 percent high school completion for the Class of 2020), and In This Together, a southern Oregon suicide prevention campaign.

She is past president of the Association of United Ways of Oregon and is a graduate of Stanford University’s Nonprofit Leaders Program. Dee Anne serves on Oregon Community Foundation’s Southern Oregon Leadership Council, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors, United Ways of the Pacific Northwest Board of Directors, Jackson County Juvenile Justice Committee, Jackson County Threat Assessment Committee as well as numerous other committees and boards.

Dee Anne spent 13 years in the corporate financial sector. Making the switch to nonprofits, she was the economist at the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce from 1990-93. Since joining United Way, she has been recognized by Oregon Business Magazine as one of Oregon’s 50 great leaders and by the American Red Cross as a Community Hero. She was awarded the Citizen Peacemaker Imagine Award and named the Nonprofit Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award from the Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. She regularly lectures on leadership and the nonprofit sector.

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dee Anne grew up in Arizona and relocated to the northwest in 1990. She began volunteering in the 7th grade and it’s been a passion since. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.

Dee Anne Everson’s Monday Session:

Building Organizational Resilience: Preparing for Economic Downturns and Other Surprises

Is your organization ready to weather the next economic downturn? Are you prepared to take quick and decisive action to ensure your organization can continue fulfilling its mission despite the ups and downs of the economy or other unforeseen setbacks? Too often, disruptions and upheavals sneak up and surprise us. This session will offer participants critical guidance for making your organization more resilient by planning ahead, getting your finances in order, and learning to recognize the signs of economic downturn before it occurs. You’ll hear from a panel of experts with real-life experience about how data, trends, and specific planned steps can help your nonprofit be more resilient, adapt to changes, and swiftly recover from setbacks. This lively panel discussion, facilitated by Annie Jenkins, Consultant at 28-East, will feature individuals who all gained valuable lessons during the last economic downturn, and who each bring a unique perspective, including the nonprofit sector and the financial services industry: The session will leave participants better-prepared to take preventive action through a list of critical steps before an economic downturn begins.