Sunrise Enterprises Announces Leadership Change

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Jane Maritz to lead organization as Interim Executive Director

Roseburg, Ore (June 23, 2024) – Sunrise Enterprises, a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing employment services to adults with disabilities in Douglas County since 1969, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Maritz as Interim Executive Director.

This leadership transition follows the recent resignation of Jim Wilson, who served as CEO for the past two years. During his tenure, Wilson established strong community connections and collaborated with the leadership team to develop financially sustainable business models, with the goal of ensuring the long-term viability of Sunrise’s mission.

Maritz, who joined Sunrise’s leadership team for the first time in 2004, brings continuity to the Executive role. As someone with a disability, Maritz immediately connected to Sunrise’s work in breaking down the barriers people with disabilities face in the workplace. She holds BBA and MBA degrees with a focus in nonprofit and healthcare management. In addition to her experience as CFO for Sunrise, Maritz has worked with organizations across the US and Africa.

In her new role, Maritz expressed confidence in the organization’s future. “Wilson’s leadership has strongly positioned Sunrise with multiple pathways forward. With our experienced leadership team and the unwavering support of our community, Sunrise’s mission to support people with disabilities will continue to thrive well beyond our 55-year legacy in Douglas County.”

Board President Barry Robinson shared, “The Board of Directors greatly appreciates all the hard work and excellent leadership by Jim Wilson over the past couple years. Jim came to Sunrise at a critical time in our great history.  Through Jim’s leadership and his development of our management teams, Sunrise is poised to continue its outstanding service to our community. When Jim came to us, we knew he was the right person at the right time. Jim was not looking for a job; he was looking for a mission. Due to Jim, our management teams, and our dedicated employees, Sunrise’s mission has never been stronger, and we look forward to many more wonderful years ahead.”


About Sunrise Enterprises

Sunrise Enterprises has been a cornerstone of employment support for adults with disabilities in Douglas County since 1969 and has seen tremendous growth over the last 55 years. Serving over 130 people with disabilities throughout Douglas County, Sunrise utilizes its wood products mill (including tiny homes), thrift retail stores, janitorial, landscape, and retail transportation sectors as training grounds for those with disabilities. It also provides employment supports to individuals seeking work elsewhere in the community. In addition, Sunrise offers innovative and educational community inclusion activities to those who have chosen an alternative to employment. Sunrise’s diverse range of services is designed to empower individuals and create a more inclusive society.

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