Meet Our Team

 Lead Staff

Diane Scottaline

Executive Director

Margo Lyons

Bookkeeper

Ronda Jameson

Office and Program Support

Christen Clark

Social Media Specialist

Jonah Browning

Benton Co. TAAP Manager

Nikki Holland

Lincoln Co. TAAP Director

Misha Marie

Social Navigator

Elizabeth Black/ Julie Hardenburger

Art Instructors

Ann Morey Ross

Thirft Stores
General Manager

Anna Stevenson

Philomath Store Manager

Jill Gerlach

Volunteer
Coordinator
Smiling Family

Meet Our Board of Directors

John Gotchall, M.D. is the President of the Board and has been a Board Director since 2018. John is a retired critical care physician with a strong interest in the power of intellectual diversity, adverse effects of heuristics and bias on decision-making, evidence-based practices and process improvement. He has relatives experiencing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). John believes that the disproportionate entanglement of people with IDD in the criminal justice system can be improved through education, support and accommodations at every intercept in the system.

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Rachel Stalter was elected Board Secretary beginning July 2021. Rachel is a Special Education Teacher for the Corvallis School District, where she co-leads the WINGS Transition Program for students who have graduated with modified or alternative diplomas. She has 12 years of experience working with transition-age students. Rachel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education from Illinois State University, endorsed in Special Education from the University of Arizona. She studied Movement Studies and Disabilities at Oregon State University, and earned her Masters in Education with a focus on Special Education, Autism, and Health Education.

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Rahul Shah was elected Treasurer of the Board in 2023. He and his wife, a physician with Good Samaritan Health, and two kids moved to Corvallis in 2015, in part to find a better schooling system for their youngest daughter, Annika.  Now in her teen years, Annika experiences autism with a series of developmental challenges and delays.  Their older daughter is in the Honors College at OSU.  Rahul has been a public markets investor for 20 years and currently works as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).  Rahul is from New York, graduating from MIT and earning an MBA from the Ross School at the University of Michigan.  Outside of work, Rahul enjoyes traveling, exercise and making Indian condiments.

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Sally McCallum is the Immediate Past President, having served as President of the Board of Directors since July 2019. She has lived in Corvallis since 1998 and began volunteering with The Arc in 1999 at the age of 14. She was an active volunteer through her teens with The Arc’s afternoon socialization program. Sally and her husband, Josh, currently run two group homes for people with IDD, and Sally is passionate about facilitating the best life they can have. In her free time she loves gardening, canning and hiking.

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Joel Goodwin was elected onto the Board in 2021. He began his career as a police officer because he was looking for a challenging career that made a positive impact on his community. Over the years, Joel became increasingly involved with Special Olympics Oregon, finding supporting people with intellectual disabilities an important benchmark of protecting and serving. Now a Captain with the Corvallis Police Department, Joel recognizes the importance of continued advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the role of local leaders as a component of a more inclusive community.

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Chris Eberhart has been appointed as a Director-at-Large through June 30, 2023, at which time she will have the option to be nominated for a full term. Chris is retired from fifteen years of library outreach work in Washington State, has served on the board of a local nonprofit that provides housing for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and is currently a volunteer at The Arc Thrift Store in Corvallis. She has a passion for improving access to services, employment, and opportunities to benefit individuals, their friends and families, and our society.
In her spare time, Chris loves to garden, learn new languages, and share life with friends, family, and pets.
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Victoria Bassingthwaite was elected onto the Board in 2023 to represent Lincoln County.  She has been a primary care Physician's Assistant with Samaritan Toledo Clinic for 20 years where she has earned the NewsTimes voters choice for favorite healthcare provider on 2 occasions. One of Victoria's 3 daughters experiences a disability, which inspired their involvement with Special Olympics. Victoria has represented Special Olympics Oregon in Washington D.C., advocating for the Healthy Athletes Initiative. Victoria's passion is inclusion and finding opportunities for those with IDD.   

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Henry Cansler was elected onto the Board in 2023 as the representative of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, where Henry serves as their Risk Manager.  The Arc Board leadership position is preparing Henry for similar roles in his future, and it connects The Arc to the OSU student body, particularly the Greek housing culture.  Henry organizes the Pi Kappa Phi members in volunteering for various projects at The Arc, including fund- and friend-raising events, property maintenance, public awareness and other tasks as needed.  In the summer of 2023, The Arc partnered with the Pi Kappa Phi Ability Experience, Journey of Hope, a cross-country bicycle trip to raise awareness about intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Diane Scottaline has been The Arc Executive Director since 2014. Her interest in the lives of those who experience IDD began with an internship at a YWCA in Florida while earning her undergraduate degree at Palm Beach Atlantic College.  Carrying out the activities of daily living among women with autism provided a perspective that would be later revisited when she became a job coach in 2013, and then joined The Arc team.  Diane enjoys working with others to creatively solve problems.  In her spare time she enjoys renovation projects, listening to audio books and swimming.     

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Are you interested in learning more about service on The Arc Board of Directors?

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