Victoria Haight | Training and Workforce Development Manager
Victoria has 15 years of experience providing training, support and technical assistance to families of children experiencing disabilities statewide. She has served on local committees and advisory boards and served four (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 mental health challenges. Victoria believes in using a strength-based approach for all children and families and loves “Collaborative Problem Solving”. And chocolate.
Shawna Canaga | Workforce Development Trainer
Shawna Canaga is a Salem Oregon native. She has one amazing daughter, as well as two spunky and sweet grandchildren. Shawna’s position allows her to continue her almost two decades of work around family support, education, empowerment and advocacy. Before coming to OFSN, Shawna worked alongside youth and families experiencing houselessness, and as a recovery specialist for the school district. In her downtime, you can find Shawna cuddling with her 20-lb Himalayan cat while watching a good show, cooking something new, making candles or enjoying a day of thrift store shopping.
Lane Imbler-Bremner | Family Support Specialist Trainer
Lane is the oldest of eight siblings and has a large loving family. Lane was drawn to OFSN by his passion to help families and youth experiencing mental health challenges. Lane brings experience navigating his own challenges over the years as well as helping his family navigate systems. After graduating from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science Lane found OFSN a great place to share his lived experience and help others. Lane loves OSU football and being outdoors with his wife and two dogs.
Carol Dickey | System of Care and Advocacy Trainer
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 | Training and Workforce Development Assistant
Sara brings over 10 years of administrative experience to her role as an assistant to the training team. She came to OFSN as a parent who struggled with feeling isolated and that has created a passion to connect more people to the resources that the organization offers . Sara is married to her best friend and together they are foster and adoptive parents to teenagers. Sara and her wife have one adopted son and as a family they enjoy listening to music, going to movies and camping.