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Risk Management

Risk Management

  • Risk Management's mission is to establish a safe environment for students, staff and the communities surrounding us. It is our goal to create an atmosphere for achievement by instilling confidence in the safety of our schools.

    About Us

    Portland Public Schools' Risk Management department is responsible for overseeing our Workers' Compensation program, and administering our Property, Auto and Liability claims.  As of the 2016-17 school year, the Environmental Health and Safety team has joined the Risk Management department.  

    Risk Management takes an active role in identifying, evaluating and protecting the physical, financial and human assets of Portland Public Schools. Activities include reviewing school and departmental safety and loss control procedures to avoid and prevent claims, purchasing insurance, and transferring risk through contracts.

    Please review the appropriate page for more information about each of our programs.

    In order to provide an integrated service and support model, the Risk Management department collaborates with several administrative departments including: Human Resources, Facilities and Asset Management (FAM), Security, Legal, and Finance.

    Our department assists and supports the FAM and Security departments to increase safety awareness and practices, and to establish a secure and productive learning environment.



    Portland Public Schools
    c/o Risk Management
    PO Box 3107
    Portland, OR  97208-3107


Joe Crelier, ARM
Services Director- Risk Management
(503) 916-3204
Kristen Weiler
Risk Management Assoc. III
(503) 916-3703
Daedra Buntin
Risk Management Assoc. II
(503) 916-3105
Philip March
Risk Management Assoc. II
(503) 916-3704
Herb Wagner, WSO-CSSD
Programs Manager - HazMat Safety
(503) 916-2000 ext 74277
Kenzy Sorensen
Environmental Health and Safety Assoc. I
(503) 916-2000 ext 74354
Brett Borgeson
Sr. Manager - Environmental Health and Safety
(503) 916-3502
Peche Barteaux
Environmental Health and Safety Assoc. I
(503) 916-3505
Risk Management Team