Danice Brown, Executive Director of PT&E, has over 30+ years of management experience: 10 years as General Manager of West Hills Racquet & Fitness Club; 5 years as CEO of Criticare Professional Nurses; she also spent a number of years working as the Indian Child Welfare Director for the Shoshone & Arapahoe Tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation, and several years as the Executive Director of a Child Development Center in Seattle's inner-city. She has been blessed throughout her life with jobs that allowed her to work with diverse cultures in challenging environments, and she has loved every minute of it.
After losing her husband to lung cancer in June of 2005, Danice volunteered to serve as Captain of Bobby’s Angels –Relay for Life Team, and together, they raised over $5000 for the American Cancer Society. She also served a term as President of the Greater Portland Tennis Council, during which time, she and the board successfully laid the groundwork for completing the Tennis Stadium project at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center. And, she has been asked to serve on two of the City of Portland Park & Recreation Bureau’s Tennis Task Forces.
Since her retirement from West Hills Racquet & Fitness Club in April, 2006, Danice joined Global Volunteers, an international volunteer organization that offers unique 'work experiences opportunities' in the United States and other countries around the world. In the summer of 2006, she and her Grandson, Drake volunteered to serve on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Montana. Their trip was to honor Danice’s husband, Bobby, and Drake’s Grandfather who had died of cancer the previous June. In the fall of 2006, Danice flew over 2,000 miles to serve 3 months in Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands, where she worked as a volunteer in the island high school. Danice was selected for Volunteer Team Leader training following her service in the Cook Islands, and she has since served as a Volunteer Team Leader for a team of volunteers in Metcalfe, Mississippi; Malungeni, South Africa, and Ostuni, Italy.
Danice has been honored on many different occasions throughout her life, the Greater Portland Tennis Council received the CTA of the year by the USTA PNW when she was chair; West Hills Racquet & Fitness Club won the Facility of the Year award by the USTA PNW during her reign as General Manager, and she also was awarded General Manager of the Year by the USPTA which was presented to her by her very own Tennis Director, Dave Edwards at the USPTA Convention in Walla Walla, WA. But, perhaps her most coveted award came this past year, when Bill Leong, Executive Director of the USTA PNW, recognized her as the Executive Director of the Year for her work with Portland Tennis & Education.