Scott Hatley Visits MDA

Last week, Scott Hatley made an exciting trip to the Muscular Dystrophy Association Headquarters in Tucson, AZ. After being involved with MDA for 23 years, Scott was able to reach out and increase Incight’s partnership with MDA. He appreciated the recognition from the national level and loved the tour of the headquarters. Favorite stops from the tour included the printing press, recording studio, and Jerry Lewis Shrine with the ‘famous’ letter from Gregory Peck. Scott sends an extra THANK YOU to Kim Bruna and Jodi Wolfe!

Check out the photos below!

Incight: 2011 Spirit of Portland Award Winner

Incight is thrilled to have been selected as a recipient of the 2011 “Spirit of Portland” award from the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, in the Non-Profit category. This award represents the first major recognition Incight has received from the City of Portland.

The City of Portland’s annual “Spirit of Portland” awards – selected by representatives from the Mayor’s and City Commissioners’ offices, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the Neighborhood District Coalition offices, Business Associations, diverse non-profit community organizations and past award winners– recognizes community leaders who contribute to civic life in the City of Portland.

Past nonprofit winners of the award include: Portland Youthbuilders, Loaves and Fishes, and Street Roots. For more details, visit this link:

Incight will accept the 2011 “Spirit of Portland Award” in the nonprofit category Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 7pm to 9 pm at the East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, near Mall 205.

2011 Incight Masquerade Gala

We are pleased to announce that Incight will be presenting the 5th Annual Fall Gala dinner and auction on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Leftbank Annex.  This year’s event theme is Masquerade as “Things are not always as they APPEAR”. Why do we host this event every year? Only 16% of disabled Americans possess college degrees and 1 in 5 have a full time job. Since its inception, Incight has provided more than $3,000,000 in support of education, employment, networking and independence toward empowering people with disabilities to contribute to society.

2011 Incight Masquerade Gala
Wednesday, October 26TH, 2011 – 6:15PM
The Leftbank Annex
101 N Weidler, Portland, OR 97227
Tickets – $50

We are pleased to announce that the Safeway Foundation, The Standard, and DeStefano Family Foundation will be the event’s major sponsors. We are excited to also have Pacific Power, High Temp, UPS, Schnitzer Care Foundation, Dynamic Connections, Life Care Centers of America, Benedictine Health System, OSU Foundation, PSU, Keen Healthcare, Aequitas Capital Management, and Immix Law Group as important sponsors for the evening.

The 2011 Masquerade Gala, where guests will be adorned with a mask, begins with cocktails, themed  entertainers providing enjoyment for the guests, an elegant  dinner and an oral auction to close the  evening.  As part of the event, Incight will debut an intriguing, inspiring video highlighting the organization mission as well as successes of self-sufficiency of individuals supported by Incight in their pursuit for independence. Your support will play an essential role in our mission-driven efforts to empower people with disabilities.

Please join us on the evening of October 26th and don’t forget to buy your tickets! To RSVP please contact Lauren Mannix before October 24th.

Lauren Mannix
(971) 244-0305


Career Exploration Day and First Annual Walk-A-Thon!

Friday, August 20, 2010
Oaks Park Amusement Park, South Grove
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland OR 97202

Join us for a day of Career Exploration and Family Fun for
people with disabilities!

Employers will be available to discuss what they do and
what skills you need to work for them!

Learn more about these businesses and what it takes to be
one of their employees:
Painter, Carpenter, Chef, Computer Technician,
Florist, Entrepreneur, Electrician, Plumber, Teacher,
Baker, Event Planner, Dry Cleaner, Clothing Designer, Banker,
Mentor, plus many more career opportunities!!
Oregon PTI & Incight are equal opportunity organizations in all services and employment.

9:00—1:00 PM
Career Exploration
12:00—1:00 PM
Lunch provided
RSVP to Danielle Bethell

This Way
That Way
Or how about Your Way?
Stand out from the Crowd!
This event is for people of all ages in all stages of career exploration. Families are welcome.

Are you an employer interested in

Keith Ozols at: 1.971.244.0305
or by email at:

Would you like to sponsor this event?
Or do you have additional questions?

Danielle Bethell at: 1.888.505.2673, Ext.105
or by email at:

Life After High Shool: Moving on to College and Employment


2009 Life After High School

Download the Flyer

When: Thursday March 18th, 2009
Time: 9:30 – 1:30
Where: NW Natural Building
220 N. W. Second Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Only $3 per personScholarships Available
Register by March 11Space is limited

To register please contact Incight (attn Rob Pollock) by phone or email:

ph. 971-244-0305

Agenda Highlights

  • Hear from college students with disabilities about their successes and challenges!
  • Ask questions and get answers from a panel of employes who are hiring!
  • Learn how to advocate for yourself in the workplace and at school!
  • Get help planning for college or employment!
  • Lunch will be provided!

Intended Audience

  • Students and young adults with disabilities (on an IEP or 504 plan)
  • Teachers
  • YTP Coordinators
  • Case Managers
  • School Administrators
  • School Couinselors
  • Parents

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Incight and DePaul Industries Record-Breaking Success

First Joint Event Nets $210,000

Portland, OR, October 30, 2009Incight and DePaul Industries announces their first joint fundraising event, the Country Harvest Celebration, held Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 6:00 pm at the Oregon Convention Center, netted a record-breaking $210,000. The benefit dinner and celebration, featuring keynote speaker Gary Guller, and Erin Riehle, founder of Project Search, is an important source of funding for providing educational and employment opportunities for people with disabilities to become active members of the community.

Greg Mitchell, Kathy Mitchell, Sarah Hatley and Jordan Messinger
Greg Mitchell, Kathy Mitchell, Sarah Hatley and Jordan Messinger

Guller, the only person with one arm to scale the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, also led the largest cross-disability group to Mountains’s Base Camp at 17,500 feet. His keynote speech, heard by more than 600 guests helped inspire attendees to donate more generously than ever before. Erin Riehle, in 1996, co-founded Project SEARCH, a nationally recognized program dedicated to workforce development focused on individuals with significant barriers to employment.  Project SEARCH – which generates partnerships with businesses that work to benefit the individual, community and the workplace – now operates in 32 states and five countries.  DePaul Industries is spearheading the effort to bring Project SEARCH to the Portland metro area and the state of Oregon.

Scott Johnson, Paula Johnson, Erin Riehle
Scott Johnson, Paula Johnson, Erin Riehle

“It was a very magical evening filled with a message of hope, inspiration and success of what is possible for people with disabilities,” said Vail Horton, Incight Board Chair. “The event was a great step forward for the community and those with disabilities.”

Nick Montgomery, Aubrey Turley and Emily Montgomery
Nick Montgomery, Aubrey Turley and Emily Montgomery

The Standard and Safeway Foundation were co-presenting sponsors of the event at $20,000. These two organizations — along with 29 additional sponsoring companies—were excited about Incight and DePaul’s innovative approach in working together. By teaming up, DePaul Industries and Incight believe they can—individually and collectively—dramatically enhance the lives of people with disabilities.

Donna King, Scott Cassidy, Sue Cassidy, Neal King (The Standard) and Bob Speltz (The Standard)
Donna King, Scott Cassidy, Sue Cassidy, Neal King (The Standard) and Bob Speltz (The Standard)

“We were very humbled by the tremendous outpouring of generosity from those who attended the Country Harvest Celebration,” said DePaul Industries CEO Dave Shaffer. “Through this event and by partnering together, we believe we can more significantly address the critical need around improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.”

Sarah, Jean and Dave Shaffer
Sarah, Jean and Dave Shaffer

DePaul Industries and Incight are driven by compatible missions that will empower people with disabilities in the areas of education, employment and independence.

For additional information on either organization, contact Scott Hatley or visit and

ABOUT INCIGHT: Founded in 2004 by Scott Hatley and Vail Horton, CEO of Portland-based KEEN Mobility, the dream for Incight is to change two statistics: increase the 16% educational attainment of disabled Americans and the 76% unemployment rate. Incight’s mission is to cause the success of education, employment, networking, and independence for people with disabilities. Through all this, Incight’s main goal is achieved; empower people with disabilities to become contributing members of society. Over the past five years Incight has awarded 353 college scholarships, created 63 jobs, secured 20 scholarship match partnerships at area universities, and served over 900 people with disabilities through Incight Events.

Dr. Sean Scorvo and Kelly Kerbs
Dr. Sean Scorvo and Kelly Kerbs

About DePaul Industries: Since 1971, DePaul’s mission has been to help people with disabilities have the opportunity to work. DePaul Industries devotes its focus to three core areas: Food & Consumer Goods Packaging, Staffing Services, and Security Services. Over the past five years DePaul has employed over 5000 individuals and paid over $43 million in wages.

Kathy Mitchell, Greg Mitchell, Brandon Barnes, and Staci Stevens
Kathy Mitchell, Greg Mitchell, Brandon Barnes, and Staci Stevens

2009 Tapping Fresh Talent & Career Fair

Incight and the
Oregon Business Leaders Network’s

Tapping Fresh Talent & Career Fair

For Students and Job Seekers with Disabilities

Event: Tapping Fresh Talent & Career Fair
Target Audience: High School and College Students with Disabilities
Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Career Fair Time: 10:00 – 3:00
Student Central Time: 11:00 – 12:30 (registration required)
Location: Lloyd Doubletree Hotel 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, OR 97232

Student Central Event Details
The Importance of Work Experience:
A student intern will talk about her experience in the summer of 2009 as an intern and her supervisor will
talk about what students need to know to become an intern, volunteer, or employee.

Kedma Ough from the Oregon Disability Chamber will lead a discussion about how young adults can start
their own business and how Incight and the Chamber can help develop business plans and provide
micro-investments to get your business started.

The Right and Wrong Interview:
A humorous and educational presentation discussing the right and wrong ways to approach employers
during the career fair.

This is a free event and space is limited so register
ASAP!!! Registration closes October 23rd.

To RSVP please contact Rob Pollock
phone 971-244-0305

Download the Flyer

For more information on Incight, visit



MEDIA CONTACT: Scott Hatley (971-244-0305)




Oregon Disability Chamber


September 22, 2009 (Portland, Ore.) –Are you interested in starting your own business? Do you have an idea to improve the economy? Do you have a disability? Are you between the ages of 16 and 21? The Youth Oregon Disabilities Association (YODA) program is here to help you develop the skills to start your business and become an entrepreneur.

Incight and the Oregon Disability Chamber are co-creating a program that will will empower youth to create ideas, work in teams, develop businesses and secure start-up funding. Participants will hear from speakers and learn life changing perspectives. Each organization is seeking interested individuals to contact them and sign up to participate.

Yoda was one of the most renowned and powerful Jedi Masters known for his wisdom, mastery of the force and skills in combat. By utilizing Yoda as a metaphor, students in the Portland metropolitan area will gain understanding on the wisdom necessary in building a business, the ability to master the unknown, and entrepreneurship.

The Yoda program is a platform that will engage youth in a way that makes the impossible task of being an entrepreneur possible. This program will open the door of opportunity by providing the environment, tools and encouragement to expect more of them self and out of life. The project will set out a paradigm shift in the city of Portland where more can be expected of those with disabilities.

Funding for this program is provided by Vision Into Action. To learn about YODA, visit For more information on Incight, visit, call 971-244-0305 or contact Scott Hatley or e-mail For more information on the Oregon Disability Chamber, contact Kedma Ough or e-mail