An executive leader with over twenty years’ experience in guiding non-profit organizations, Kaleen brings strong leadership, financial, strategic, and development skills to the nonprofits she serves.  

As one example, in 2010 as the Executive Director for Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, Kaleen focused on the mission to empower children and adults with disabilities through overnight recreational programs. Guided by Kaleen’s leadership, the camp stabilized its financial position, strategically grew its revenue base, and established new partnerships within the community. With a sustained focus on equity and inclusion, Kaleen enhanced MHKC’s work to bring together campers and student counselors, setting the stage for them to break down misperceptions, create lasting friendships, and encourage personal growth.

In 2017, when the Boy Scouts of America announced they were opening all of their programs up to boys and girls, Kaleen volunteered to help to lead the way to full inclusion at both the local and national level. She is currently serving on the Executive Board for the Cascade Pacific Council, on a regional committee to share her knowledge of recreational programming with Scouts in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska, and was recently asked to help staff the introduction of a new national leadership training to be rolled out in 2020.

Kaleen Deatherage