Cy Osborne, BS
Cy Osborne is the primary owner of Paladin Advocates. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Finance from Concordia University and is certified in Omega Finance. Prior to his interest in business and finance, Cy worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Portland Fire Department for eleven years. His background in medical training and crisis intervention are invaluable when out in the field working with clients. Cy has completed the Washington State Professional Guardianship Training program and the Oregon Guardianship training program and was a professional guardian from 2011 until 2015..
Niki Tucker, MSW, CMC
Niki Tucker is a minority shareholder and holds the position of the Managing Director at Paladin Advocates. She has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work and has worked in the field of Social Work since 1990, focusing on care management since 2003. Niki is licensed through the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers (#M2827). She is a certified care manager through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers as well as a member of the Aging Life Care Association. Niki has completed the Washington State Professional Guardianship Training program and the Oregon Guardianship training program and was a professional guardian from 2011 until 2015..
In her spare time Niki likes to…who are we kidding. She has no spare time.
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.
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 sand castles with her family
Erin Brown, MSW, CSWA, CMC
Erin Brown is currently pursuing social work licensure with the State of Oregon. She has over 17yrs experience working with families and individuals as an agent of support. Since earning her Masters of Social Work, Erin has studied and worked in various modalities but specializes in supporting the chronically ill and crisis intervention. Erin began her career in 2001 managing a group home for sex offenders. She later went to work as a personal agent for the DD community and created an agency that bridged supports for adults leaving the transition program and entering independent living. More recently, Erin has worked as a social worker in the emergency department and home health with Medicaid. Erin is a native Oregonian, wife and mother of a 7yr old little girl, 2 cats and a puppy.
Rene Hendricks, MSW, CMC
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.