PHAME Names Jenny R. Stadler, Ph.D., Executive Director

Executive Director Jenny R. Stadler Ph.D.

The Board of Directors of PHAME is pleased to announce that Jenny R. Stadler, Ph.D., will become PHAME’s Executive Director on September 11, 2017. Stadler brings extensive experience as an arts and educational non-profit leader, most recently as the Executive Director of the Portland Revels.

PHAME is a 32-year old nonprofit organization in Portland that inspires individuals with developmental disabilities to lead full, creative lives through arts education and performance. In recent years, PHAME has adopted the core values of Self-Determination, Opportunity, Dignity of Risk, Excellence and Inclusion.  Stadler obtained her Ph.D. in Human Development from Boston University. After working as a researcher and research director for several years, Stadler became theCalifornia State Executive Director for Citizen Schools, a national social entrepreneurial after-school program for low-income middle-school children.  Since 2008, Stadler has become a member of Portland’s cultural fabric in her roles with the Revels and as a
member and past-Board President of the Choral Arts Ensemble.

“We are excited to have Jenny lead PHAME into its next chapter,” Board Chair Eryn Karpinski Hoerster stated. “She is a strategic thinker who has the skills and vision to plan and implement the next phase of the PHAME Forward initiative to increase PHAME’s capacity and the opportunities available to its artists and Portland’s arts community as a whole.”

Anticipating her new role, Stadler said “I’m honored to have been asked to lead PHAME at an exciting time in its growth and development. I’m so impressed with PHAME’s board, staff and artists, and am eager to work with this dynamic and impactful organization.”

Stadler will succeed Stephen Marc Beaudoin, who recently announced his relocation to the East Coast and will be the Executive Director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.  Under Beaudoin’s leadership, PHAME adopted new values and vision, greatly increased its programmatic opportunities for students, and transformed its role in regional advocacy for arts and disabilities issues, including the launch of the Oregon Arts Leaders for Inclusion Coalition.

Anya Roberts