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Bruce Morris

Bend, Deschutes County

Bruce has been involved with ROP since 2002, having given up a lucrative career as a corporate lawyer to live his values. Since then he has lived at various income levels and worked at jobs ranging from delivering food to food pantries, to Director of the Human Dignity Coalition in Bend, to being a paralegal at a law firm representing injured and disabled people and workers. Bruce is a bold leader and trainer across issues for social justice in Central Oregon.

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Jess Campbell

Director & Organizer

Over the last 15 years, Jess has played almost every role at the Rural Organizing Project, first as a human dignity group leader, then on the Board of Directors, joined the staff as an organizer in 2011, then became Organizing Director, Co-Director, and now is ROP’s Executive Director. Under Jess’ leadership, ROP’s model has evolved to include a rural, decentralized staff team to better organize, support, and collaborate with our members. Send Jess an email at jess@rop.org.

Emma Ronai-Durning


Emma joined the ROP staff team in Spring 2019 after doing multiple years of organizing internships, including documenting rapid response networks built to support undocumented Oregonians so that local organizers could reflect on their work, learn from each other and make connections with peers across the state. Now based in Deschutes County, Emma can usually be found on the back roads, digging in with group leaders across rural and frontier Oregon about how to build stronger and more powerful groups. Send Emma an email at emma@rop.org.


Abelio Carrillo Chales

Community Resource Organizer

Abelio first worked with ROP when he interpreted a letter from a local police chief explaining that the police department will not work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement into Mam, an Indigenous Guatemalan language that is only spoken. For the last year, Abelio has worked at ROP’s food pantry and resource-share in Cottage Grove, interpreting […]

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Sidra Pierson


Sidra joined the ROP staff team in March of 2022. She first got involved in organizing in high school, participating in walkouts to protest sexual harassment and in support of Black Lives Matter, as well as starting a Fair Trade club to advocate for fair working conditions and sustainable livelihoods. At college in Vermont, she […]

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ROP’s work is only possible with the support of volunteers! We are always looking for volunteers eager to chat with folks on the phone, to do data entry, or to help with ROP programs and projects. Email office@rop.org with your skills and interests and we will work with you to find the right fit!