TRACI BEHRMAN, MSW
Traci Behrman has dedicated her professional life to social justice, advocacy, and serving as a support system for the geriatric population in the Pacific Northwest. Traci received her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California where she graduated Cum Laude with an emphasis in clinical social work and mental health services. Before transitioning to social work, Traci spent over a decade working as a consulting registered dietitian with skilled nursing facilities, residential treatment centers, and assisted living facilities. Before taking on her current role as a Care Manager, Traci served as a Care Associate and registered dietitian with Pegasus Social Services. Her passion for the work is manifested in her lifelong pursuit of knowledge and the honing of her social work skills through continuing education programming and always being open to new challenges. In her free time, Traci enjoys live music, collecting vinyl records, and building sandcastles with her family.
Erin Brown, MSW
Erin has two developmentally disabled siblings and found a great need for social service agencies in Washington County specific to post-transition services. Erin created an agency to create a bridge in supports from the education system to independent living while incorporating the social aspects of friendship, community and natural supports.Erin Brown is a native Oregonian, wife and mother of a 7yr old, sporty little girl, 2 cats and a puppy. Erin earned her Masters of Social Work in 2018 and has been supporting the chronically ill through a Medicaid program. Prior to that, she worked in crisis intervention and created a life enrichment program for adults with developmental disabilities. Erin is currently pursuing her licensure through the state of OR. Her passion is providing supports to the chronically ill and serving as a motivational interviewer to create and accomplish goals to increase one's quality of life. Erin loves any outdoor adventures and traveling.
RENE HENDRICKS, MSW
Rene Hendricks graduated with her Bachelor in Social Work from Colorado State University, moving on to receiving her Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University. Missing the green of Colorado, they left San Diego for Oregon's beautiful natural outdoors and discovered at least ten more shades of green that are unique to the Pacific Northwest. Prior to starting her career in Care Management, Rene worked as a social worker with children and families for over a decade. In her off time, Rene can be found reading, hiking near waterfalls or at least outdoors, and with her family.
Keborah Andren, MSW
Keborah graduated with her Master’s degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Portland State University, School of Social work; where she specialized in Health across the Lifespan and Medical Social Work, with emphasis in gerontology. Before her career in care management, Keborah practiced as a certified nursing assistant for over ten years; and as an eldercare advocate, has an unique and empathetic appreciation for relationship building as the foundation to collaborative engagement towards enhancing individuals’ quality of life. Keborah’s values are directly related to advocating for client’s needs and increasing spaces for trauma informed, compassionate care. Keborah is dedicated to preserving human rights, dignity, and quality of life; and believes that working in service with people is an exciting chance to witness, honor, and share in the dynamic gift and vitality of the human spirit. Keborah considers herself a lifelong learner with over fifteen years of experience in aging and disability services, supporting individuals and families. She believes in planting seeds and helping them grow; sometimes the greatest and most significant facilitation of support we can offer is sharing the gentle understanding of common ground. In her spare time, Keborah enjoys the great outdoors, hiking, gardening, and photography.
Dana Woods has committed her career to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion among historically marginalized populations of people. Dana received her Bachelor's degree in Social work to deliver programs and services to adults and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities and went on to receive a Masters Degree in Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri, where she focused on policy and nonprofit administration. Dana has done significant work in program development, grant writing, fundraising, and State budget oversight. In her free time, Dana enjoys spending her free time with her young daughter and enjoying all of the rich family activities offered throughout metro Portland.