Susie Dey, MSW, QMHP
Susie Dey is the new Executive Director of Willamette Family, Inc. She was the Director of Women's Residential & Behavioral Health Services and also was the Child Welfare branch manager for Lane County for 21 years, in addition to many years of direct casework and supervisory experience in both Oregon and California. She has been with Willamette Family since 2005 where she draws upon her child welfare and community experience to integrate the needs of children and families with addictions treatment services. Susie managed and supervised Children and Family Programs, and co-directed mental health services. She has an MSW from Arizona State University as well as a BA from California State University at Fullerton. Susie is part of several community initiatives, including United Way of Lane County’s Success by Six Leadership Team and the University of Oregon’s F.E.A.T. project.
Joy Williams is the Operations Manager for Willamette Family. Joy has been employed with Willamette Family since 1988. She first entered the field of alcohol treatment in 1977 (the issue of substance abuse was not yet recognized), volunteering at the Open Hand drop in coffee shop ran by the Klamath Tribe, where she first became aware the of the impacts of alcohol use during pregnancy through the viewing of a March of Dimes documentary on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She describes this experience as ‘heartbreaking”. She knew at that moment that treatment for women would not only save lives but truly help prevent “the suffering of the smallest and most vulnerable”. This motivated Joy to attend the courses with the State to become an Alcohol Counselor. In 1988 she began her career with Willamette Family at the original Sunrise House, in 1990 she worked in out-patient services, soon afterward residential services became available to women and children and she moved with the program, in 2000 she became the program manager for the support staff, where she remained until recently accepting the position as operations manager. Over the last 25 years of employment with the agency she has gained extensive training and experience in working with women affected by substance abuse. Joy’s commitment and extensive experience is an incredible asset to the both the individuals as well as the staff.
Program Director Men’s Residential
Inspired by the tireless selfless individuals Marc encountered at the Buckley Detox during the beginning of his journey of recovery, Marc began a career in the addiction field in Feb, 1990 at the Buckley Detox Center from Aid, to Cook, to one time Food Service Coordinator, Detox technician, Shift Coordinator, Night manager, in late 1996 Marc began a journey in the admissions department, ultimately leading to the development of the admissions department at Carlton Men’s Residential Program in Nov, 1997 Marc quickly recognized the potential of the private insurance revenue and embarked on a self taught mission to gain proficiency in the arena of Private insurance authorization and Con Current Review processes. 2010 saw Marc being appointed Program Manager, Jan, 2012, Program Director 2013. Marc enjoys the outdoors and is an avid salmon fisherman early spring through late fall will find Marc on the river or ocean in pursuit of the prized chinook salmon.
Associate Director: Family Services, Child Development Center
Edith Baumgart is the Senior Manager for Children and Family Services. Edith has been employed with Willamette Family since 1996, during her 17 years of employment she has held a wide variety of positions. Her experience and education covers all aspects of working with families affected by substance abuse as well as working with families involved with the child welfare system. In 2002 she completed her associate’s degree in chemical dependency counseling and became certified as a substance abuse counselor in 2003. She has met the qualifications as a Qualified Mental Health associate. She has education and extensive training in Early Childhood Education. She is passionate about working with families with a strong focus on family preservation and reunification. Edith participates in the United Way of Lane County’s Success by Six Leadership Team as well as the steering committee for LaneKids. She is an active member of the advisory board for Courageous Kids. Edith was recently accepted into the first Family and Human Services ECE cohort at the University of Oregon where she will complete her Bachelor’s Degree.
Associate Director: Rapid Acccess Center (RAC), Outpatient Treatment
Jonathan Smith is the Senior Program Manager for Admissions and Outpatient Treatment. He brings 14 years of human services experience, nine years combined experience with Willamette Family Inc. Jonathan’s career in treating substance use disorders began as support staff, progressed to becoming an outpatient counselor, then a residential counselor. Having served in the Marine Corps, Jonathan has a passion for serving our veterans.
Colleen Smith, CADC II
Associate Director: Health Clinic, Mental Health Services
Colleen started working at Willamette Family in 1996. Her experience covers multiple aspects of Substance Abuse treatment which includes: Support Staff /Family Advocate, Adolescent Residential Counselor, Co-Ed Outpatient Counselor, Assessment Counselor, Research Assistant, Residential Women’s Counselor and Admissions Coordinator for Women’s treatment at Cheshire. In 2010 Colleen began working with the Willamette Family Health Network (FHN) as a Care Coordinator. Her continued work in FHN has led her to being able to participate in program development, community outreach, and becoming a Non-Traditional Community Health Worker. She has also participated in NIDA Clinical Trails Network as a Research Assistant, and Certified Adherence Quality Rater for HIV/HCV reduction interventions in Drug Detoxification /Treatment Settings, and certified as a GAIN-I site interviewer. Colleen actively participates on many community initiatives including United Way of Lane County’s 100% Access Collation, Health Safety Net Committee, Non-Traditional Health Worker Committee, and Reverse Integration Committee. In 1999 Colleen started her education at Lane Community College for Chemical Dependency Counselor with a special emphasis on Perinatal Chemical Dependency counseling skills. She completed that program and received her CADCII in 2003. In 2012 she received a Community Service Award for her work in the Addiction Recovery Field. Colleen’s favorite quote is by Mahatma Gandhi “You must be the change you wish to see in the world “. That is what she tries to bring to Willamette Family.
Associate Director: Cheshire Center, Womens’ Residential Treatment
A part of the “family” for 16 years, Trina has served in the residential and outpatient counseling and support departments. She has participated in a number of NIDA Clinical Trials research projects and is currently in the role of clinical management, and administration. Trina is an advocate and a leader in the movement to create a cultural shift in addiction treatment. She believes and evidence supports that increased awareness and availability of evidence based treatment can dramatically improve quality of life, create societal benefit through increased workplace productivity and reduce taxpayer spending on criminal justice and health care. Her particular interest in women’s treatment has led her to develop and present professional trainings on a wide variety of women’s specific clinical skills as well as process improvement, clinical supervision, psychoactive drugs and tobacco cessation. Trina’s sustained contributions to the field have been acknowledged by universities, community colleges and addiction treatment centers throughout Oregon. Trina enjoys spending her leisure time with family and friends. She especially looks forward to quality time with her partner and children. She enjoys day trip adventures including hiking Oregon’s beautiful landscape, shopping local boutiques on the coastline, and visiting a variety of entertainment destinations. Trina never passes up the opportunity for a relaxing Sunday at home with a good movie and a bowl of popcorn. She also enjoys sports and few can match the enthusiasm, passion and loyalty of this NASCAR fan!