Emilie Wylde Turner

Emilie Wylde Turner is the Chief Executive Officer at Living Opportunities, a non-profit organization that supports people who experience disabilities to live in the same neighborhoods, work for the same employers and aspire to all of the same things that you and I do in our community.  

Emilie founded the state-funded family network, Families For Community, a program supporting families who have children with disabilities via a peer-delivered model and worked to create a community that is inclusive and welcoming to all.  That state funded family network is now called Bridging Communities and continues to support families in Jackson and Josephine Counties.  She is a 2010 Oregon Partners In Policymaking graduate and in 2011 she was awarded the state Al Soenekker Memorial award for innovative excellence in the field of disabilities.  

Emilie is the mom to three boys, Andrew, Brennan and Parker. She loves camping with her husband and their combined family of 7, ballroom dancing and spending time with her extended family in California.



Emilie’s Monday Session:

So Your Budget Has Been Slashed

Funding sources have dried up – now what? Come and listen to a panel of nonprofit professionals who have experienced significant changes in their budget.  How did they adjust?  Who did they ask for help?  Discover best practices including: never compromising safety, encouraging staff, sticking to your fundraising, and focusing on the target market.  Also, learn about reducing budgets, developing a contingency plan, monitoring the data, and keeping everyone informed.

Roger Hassenpflug, Consultant, Former CEO of Living Opportunities

Amy Thuren, Director, The Valley School
Barbara Johnson, Executive Director, Community Works
Emilie Wylde Turner, Chief Executive Officer, Living Opportunities