Oregon Partnership Names Tom Parker as Communications Director

   Oregon Partnership, a statewide non-profit organization committed to providing alcohol and drug prevention education and treatment referral, has hired a highly respected Portland media/marketing professional as its new communications director.

Tom Parker, long-time broadcast personality and spokesman, joins the staff of Oregon Partnership, effective immediately.

“We received 70 applications for the Communications Director position, and Tom was selected from an outstanding field of candidates from the media, broadcast, and public relations world,” said Judy Cushing, OP President/CEO.  “I’m thrilled to have Tom as a partner in educating Oregonians about issues related to substance abuse and suicide.”
Many of you know Tom from his 13 year tenure at K103FM / Clear Channel where he was the very popular host of K103’s live afternoon radio show.
Tom went on to host a talk show on KPAM Radio and has most recently worked in strategic planning and core message development with a local ad agency.  He takes over for Pete Schulberg, who has served as OP’s Communications Director for the past four years.
“I’m delighted to be passing the communications baton to Tom,” said Schulberg. “I’m confident he will enhance the initiatives we have in place and expand avenues to reach even more people with our message of hope.”
Parker’s most recent efforts have focused on community involvement through various charitable organizations including Engineers Without Borders and Medical Teams International.
“I am excited to help make folks aware of Oregon Partnership’s mission to end substance abuse and suicide,” said Parker.  “One of our first orders to business is to get the word out about OP’s new confidential Military Helpline, a great opportunity for returning soldiers, vets and their families to get the help they need.”
OREGON PARTNERSHIP
Founded in 1993, Oregon Partnership is a 501-3c non-profit organization whose mission is to end substance abuse and suicide.
 OP is the state’s leading non-profit organization that promotes healthy communities through drug and alcohol awareness, prevention programs, and 24-hour crisis lines for treatment referral, crisis counseling, and suicide intervention.
OP’s crisis lines are now receiving more than 35-thousand calls annually, including an increasing number of calls for help from veterans and returning soldiers.  As a result, OP has recently begun offering more outreach and assistance to the military community in Oregon with a Military Helpline at 888-HLP-4-VETS (888-457-4838).

To learn more, visit www.orpartnership.org

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