SOPA Staff Changes - January 2019

WELCOME NEW STAFF

Michael Jordan, Manager of Interscholastic Partnerships - Philadelphia

We are excited to announce that Michael Jordan has joined the SOPA - Philadelphia team as our new Manager of Interscholastic Partnerships!

Michael has been involved in the Philadelphia IUS program for the past three years as a Unified Bocce and Unified Soccer coach at Abraham Lincoln High School. His previous experience includes serving as a paraprofessional in a deaf/hard of hearing life skills classroom, intensive emotional support classroom assistant, and high school varsity soccer coach at Lincoln and Holy Ghost Prep in Bensalem, PA.

Michael is a graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, NY where he studied speech-language pathology and audiology. His first day with SOPA will be Wednesday, January 23rd. Michael can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215-671-5078.

Please join us in welcoming Michael to the SOPA team!

FOND FAREWELL

Eric Cushing, VP of Marketing & Development

After 10 years of leading our development team and significantly growing our revenues, Eric has moved on to become the first Executive Director of the Philadelphia Police Foundation. This is a great opportunity for him and we wish him the best. But, we will certainly miss his leadership, dedication to our mission, love for our athletes, and infectious positive attitude.

Kristie Davis, Program Manager – Area M

After 5 ½ years as the Area M Program Director, Kristie Davis will be leaving SOPA to take a Development Director position with JDRF Central PA Chapter.

Her last day will be Saturday, January 26th so that she can finalize and support the Area M Polar Plunge which is occurring on that date. Her desire to coordinate her start date with her new employer to be available to support SOPA through the Plunge is another example of the dedication she has displayed to the Area M program as their Program Director.   Her leadership, professionalism and warm personality will be missed.

OPEN POSITION

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks qualified candidates for a new position: Chief Development Officer. Click here to learn more.