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 Rudiger
Executive Director

Katie Coombes
Senior Director of Programs

Sarah Edwards
Senior Director of Operations


Senior Leadership Team


Operations Support Directors

Jill Bakken
Director of Communications

Nathan Beil
Director of Information Systems

Sara Duerr
Director of Finance

Theresa Hansen
Director of People and Culture

Program Directors

Jenny Abeling
Director of the Essential Worker Healthcare Trust

Alice Cobb
Director of Carewell Benefits

Sarah Edwards
Director of Carewell Training

Patsy Richards
Director of Long-Term CareWorks

Kelley Weigel
Director of Uplift Oregon


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