Our Team

Who We Are

RISE Partnership is a team of mission-driven people who believe workers’ hard-won benefits should be delivered with Respect, Integrity, Service, and Equity. Meet our Senior Staff.

Executive Leadership Team

Brian Rüdiger
Executive Director

Katie Coombes
Senior Director of Programs

Sarah Sacia Edwards
Senior Director of Operations

Senior Leadership Team

Operations Directors

Jill Bakken
Director of Communications

Nathan Beil
Director of Information Systems

Sara Duerr
Director of Finance

Kayla Lowery
Director of Training Services

Program Directors

Tom Browne
Interim Director of Carewell Benefits

Molly Malone
Director of Carewell Training

Michelle Sanders
Interim Director of Long-Term CareWorks

Kelley Weigel
Director of Uplift Oregon

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