Our Team


Gerald Pearce, Executive Director

Since joining Abilities at Work in 1990, Gerald has forged relationships with every person passing through the organization’s program. His effective leadership style is fueled by a unique combination of business savvy, program dedication and human compassion. Gerald was named Executive Director in 2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oregon State University.

Amanda Alessi, Supervisor
Anthony Green, Employment Specialist
Anthony Popovic, Employment Specialist
April Hinden, Employment Specialist
David Einhorn, Job Development Coordinator
Doug Harlow, Job Coach
Eli Smith, Employment Specialist/Administrative Support
Enola Smith, Administrative Coordinator
George Paulson, Employment Specialist
Justin Lee, Employment Specialist
Karen Clark, Job Coach
Kim Fry, Employment Specialist
Mary Jo Kessinger, Program Manager
Mattie Davis, Employment Specialist
Sheri Roesler, Job Coach
Tosheona Coleman-Bulter, Employment Specialist/Administrative Support

Board of Directors

Kurt Lynam, Bonneville Power Association

Bev Peloquin, retired from positions at Tektronix, Photon Kinetics and Executive Forum

Lucia Reynolds, Amerisal Financial

Raymond Robertson, retired from Kaiser Permanente

Kurt Shusterich, Kaiser Permanente