Meet Our Board of Directors
Charmaine Kinney, MPA-HA, graduated from PSU with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in
1999. However, her lived experience has been the key to forming relationships and developing
connections across systems and communities.
In recovery from addictions for 42 years, and a mother of six children she returned to school in 1994
completing her master’s degree in 1999 at Portland State University. She worked in the addictions field
for three years as a certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, worked for a homeless program and in
Operative Care at the VAMC. Charmaine worked as a Sr. Quality Management Specialist focusing on
quality improvement for Mental Health and Addictions Services Division for 13 years. In this position
she supported The Children’s Mental Health Advisory committee and the Adult Mental Health and
Addictions Advisory committee. In all these roles she has over 5 years of supervision and 3 years of
management experience. Currently, she is the Modernization Leader for Long Term Services and
Supports for Multnomah County supporting the Disability Services Advisory Committee. She has had
additional training at the National Leadership Academy for Public Health and experience in the start up
of several community engagement projects. She has extensive training and experience in Quality
Management and Diversity, Social Justice and Equity which she incorporates and infuses these
methodologies into all of her work.
Charmaine is currently parenting two grandchildren, one of who is special needs and has been a
Wraparound client. She is serving in a parent role on the regional Children’s System of Care Advisory
Committee, the Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative, and sits on the board for OFSN. Three of her
children grew up having special needs issues that required an IEP for a variety of reasons. Navigating
systems has been a long term skill used–and still am astounded at how hard this can be, even with the
credentials and system connections. My passion is to make accessing services and being provided
quality care something you don’t have to fight for.
Annette is a dedicated wife, mother, friend, employee and a valuable contributor to the community. She has worked over 20 years as Supply Chain Manager and Purchasing Manager for two World Class manufacturing facilities across North America. Annette continues to eagerly take on other community responsibilities without hesitation. She and her husband are loving parents to a brilliant, loving, creative son who experiences a brain-based disability resulting in challenging behaviors. Annette is always looking for meaningful ways to support her son in his emotional growth, cognitive skills, severe depression and suicidal ideation. With her son serving as her inspiration, Annette is a certified Trainer of Trainers (TOT) through FACETS Oregon which gives her the ability to do trainings and seminars using the Neuro Behavioral Model for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other brain-based disabilities. She also obtained certified training in special education and volunteers her time to help other community members navigate the IEP process. Additionally, she is a volunteer family mentor with FACT (Families and Communities Together); helping families who have children who experience FASD. Co-Founder/Leader of the Tri-County FASD and brain-based disabilities parent group, she continues to help other parents navigate their own journeys. Annette also serves on the Tri-County System of Care Advisory Board as a family representative. Annette has a passion for meeting people where they are at and supporting them without judgement or bias. She has a drive for removing barriers and stigmatization in community systems to create a better life for families and those who experience emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges.
Annette joined the OFSN board in July of 2021. Annette is passionate about families getting what they need when they are system involved, this means advocacy and policy change. Annette holds a BS, from Portland State University, and holds certifications as a Family Support Specialist, Community Health Worker, and is a Certified Recovery Mentor. In her free time, she enjoys traveling abroad and on Saturdays can be found Zumba dancing for exercise.