Meet Our Staff

janet1Ms Arenz is the Executive Director of the Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs, starting in this position in 1996.Ms Arenz was concurrently the Association Manager for the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs Association of Oregon for five years; and for the Children’s Array of Psychiatric Programs for nearly two years.At the national level, Ms Arenz is the past President of the National Organization of State Associations for Children, and on the Board from 1998-2008. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) for two years. Additionally, she was Chair of the CWLA Western Region for five years and was Public Policy Chair for six years.

In addition to these national and regional leadership roles, she has also been a president, officer, or director for numerous other organizations. This includes a three-year term as the first woman President of the Flyfishers Club of Oregon.

Previously, Ms Arenz was the Director of the National Clinic Defense Project for two years; and Education Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon for eight years.

She was Campaign Co-Chair, steering committee member, or Campaign Director for five statewide ballot initiatives; each campaign won.

She is the recipient of the American Library Association’s “National Free Expression Award.”



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