Training Program Team

 

Victoria Haight | Workforce and Quality Improvement Director 

Victoria has 20 years of experience providing training, support and technical assistance to families of children experiencing disability statewide. She has served on local committees and advisory boards and served 4 years on the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC). As a parent herself, she knows the joys and challenges of raising a child with developmental and other mental health challenges.  Victoria believes in using a strength-based approach for all children and families and loves “Collaborative Problem Solving”. And chocolate.

 

 

 

 

Melinda Brummett | Wraparound and Peer Coach Trainer

Melinda Brummett has worked for OFSN for many years.  She worked as a Family Support Specialist in the CATS program and now as the statewide Wraparound FSS trainer and Peer Coach. She is also part of the first coaching cohort and has enjoyed using the skills to help support peers in the field. 

A wife and mother of four boys.  She has navigated Systems of Care and mental health systems in support of her oldest two children for over 18 years in Oregon.  She enjoys camping, cooking, and building projects, her latest being the conversion of the family van into a camper van.  You will often find her in an aquatic center supporting her swimmer and water polo son and/or her water polo coach husband. She loves dogs, friends, and traveling.

 

Carol Dickey | System of Care and Advocacy Trainer

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Carol Dickey is a parent of five children and a  passionate advocate for behavioral health system transformation through elevation of the family voice and an interaction over intervention approach to service delivery. Her advocacy efforts are informed by her family’s experiences within Oregon’s child-serving systems. They are inspired by the stories of frustration, hurt, and helplessness shared by countless families so often forced to survive in crisis.

Her work draws on more than three decades of experience in health-services administration and agency leadership. A lifelong learner with advanced degrees in business administration and organizational psychology, Carol has training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, interpersonal neurobiology, neuroplasticity and contemplative practice, and mind-body therapy. Always seeking to achieve balance Carol also enjoys writing, yoga, hiking, running, gardening, and reading.

 

Sara McNinch | Statewide Trainer

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Sara and her spouse spent 5 years as resource parents for teens and also adopted one child during that time. She came to the organization with a passion to share her lived experience with other parents and families so that no family feels isolated or under resourced. Sara is married to her her best friend and together with their adopted child they enjoy family time listening to music, playing board games and camping.

Oscar Alvarez | Bilingual Trainer

Oscar Alvarez is our Bilingual Trainer here at OFSN. Oscar is a first generation Mexican American to his family, where he is also the oldest, having two younger sisters. Oscar is originally from Los Angeles, California, where he and his family emigrated from. Oscar’s background ranges from having lived in poverty and rural areas that he and his family overcame by remaining focused and striving for a better life. Oscar has over 10 years of experience within the fields of Animal Wellness, Business Management, Client Engagement, Human Services, and Interpretation/Translation Skills. With vast experience in these fields, Oscar is gladly applying them along with the golden knowledge he is obtaining both as a learner and trainer. Oscar is grateful to be a part of OFSN. Rest assured that you will be in good hands.

 

 

Tiffany Enos | Statewide Trainer

Tiffany is a welcomed member to the Training Team at Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN). Raising her son has given her lived experience and wisdom that has made a difference to many. She loves to travel, and will always consider Oregon her home and where her roots are. She enjoys experiencing new things, being present in nature with her companion dog of 14 years, listening to the birds just before the sunrises, yoga, art and plant care taking. 

Tiffany started her OFSN journey in 2021, as a Family Support Specialist (FSS) for the Oregon coast-mid Oregon region. In that region, she was the FSS for the county behavioral health Wraparound program. She participated in one of the first intensive in-home programs the State of Oregon has implemented, and began to be drawn towards sharing the gained knowledge with peers. In the summer of 2023, Tiffany moved herself from the coastline back to a more urban area, and also moved into a new position at OFSN. She is a new member of the Training Team at OFSN as the Family Support Specialist Foundations Statewide Training.

 

Nelva Ojeda | Statewide Bilingual/Bicultural Trainer

Picture of Nelva OjedaBorn in Mexico raised in Oregon. I am a mother, a wife, I have four dogs, one tortoise. I am a advocate, a mentor, a maestra, I am Bilingual/Bicultural enjoy cooking,baking, walking my 4 dogs and spending time with my Familia, I bring my Corazon and passion to the work to support our Latino/Hispanic community by offering training in spanish in a culturally responsive and linguistics.