SOPA Staff Changes – June 2019


Demika Poole, Director of Special Events

Demika Poole recently left Special Olympics Pennsylvania to pursue a new career as a real estate agent.  Her last day was Friday, June 14th.

Demika was a vital member of SOPA’s development team for 11½ years, having led LETR in the east, the Eastern Polar Plunge, and the Beaver Stadium Run.

During the transition of leadership within the development office, Demika single-handedly led this year’s 10th Annual BSR and did a FANTASTIC job, raising more than $412,000!

We will miss Demika and wish her only the best in her future!


Gina Reid, Sr. Field Director

We are both proud and pleased to announce that Gina Reid has accepted our Sr. Field Director position. We are all familiar with Gina’s great work with our Competition Team (as the former Senior Competition Director), and we are pleased that she will continue to provide outstanding leadership for our Field Team and programs – now and as we move into our next phase of our reorganization.

As the Department Head overseeing our local programs, Gina will have a unique perspective with her competition experience combined with her great appreciation for and recognition of our athletes and volunteers! She has a broad and deep understanding of our organization’s functions and needs given her work with all levels of Special Olympics – from local support and community development to World Games coordination.

Gina can still be reached at 610-630-9450, ext. 234 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Open PositionS

If you know of anyone who may be interested, please share information about our open positions.

Sr. Competition Director

Part-Time Healthy Communities Coordinator