Introducing ORCCA's New Executive Director: Kim Brick
The governing board of Oregon Coast Community Action is pleased to announce Kim Brick as the newest Executive Director for Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA). Kim comes to Oregon Coast Community Action with over 23 years of non-profit leadership experience, many of which were spent holding various positions within South Coast Head Start. She has served as the Program Operations Director overseeing Head Start and Early Head Start Director for the past 10 years. Kim is passionate about services for children and families in our region and is a current board member of the Coos Bay School District.
Kim grew up in Coos Bay and is proud that she is a past Head Start parent. She began her leadership journey with an election to serve on South Coast Head Start’s Policy Council, an elected council of parents who are responsible for guiding the direction of the Head Start programs at the agency level. As a Steering Committee member for Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Coos, Kim has made many friendships and connections in our local business community through her work in the Health, Human Services, and Education arenas. Finding allies and connections who support the important work that is happening along the Southern Oregon Coast is a driving mission that Kim wants to continue.
Kim Brick said this “ORCCA is crucial to helping those in need find a voice, reach their goals, and provide vital services so people can confidently take steps towards self-advocacy. We cannot do this work alone. Each community we serve from Reedsport to Brookings, and all the places in between, have distinct needs and strengths. We need to recognize and celebrate these individuals while we provide services and resources; help people in need, foster self-sufficiency, and empower individuals and families.”
In her downtime, Kim and her husband Fred enjoy spending time with their 7 children, and 2 grandsons. You will often find their entire crew volunteering for community events such as MHS Booster and Key Clubs, serving meals for the hungry or working on yards for United Way ‘Day of Caring” or the Veterans Project, or enjoying the South Slough Reserve or Whiskey Run Beach.
For additional details on the news please see our official press release.