Chantay has served as the Executive Director since 2015. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology with a child, couple, and family emphasis, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Chantay’s 13-year history in the mental health field includes working with children in an inpatient psychiatric unit at Children’s Hospital, private practice, Administrator of Wallowa River House, a Residential Treatment Facility for people with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Outpatient Mental Health Clinician, and WVCW’s Operations Officer from 2013-2015. Her varied background also includes a 10-year partnership in a commercial marine electronics company for cargo vessels managing 13 staff and a $4.2 million budget, and 3 years as a buyer for The Bon Marche.
Chief Operations Officer
Bridget Brown, the Chief Operations Officer at Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness, has over 15 years of experience serving marginalized/at-risk populations, with comprehensive expertise in program planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Her focus on individuals with special needs began during her undergraduate studies in Southern California where she did field-work using horses for therapy. She then went on to serve in the Peace Corps in Armenia working to address the stigma and isolation affecting young people with disabilities.
Chief Financial Officer
Tammy Greer has worked for the Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness since 2005 and has been the Financial Officer since 2007. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University with a major in accounting. Prior to working for Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness she worked for a CPA in Baker City, Oregon for five years where she gained first-hand experience working on audits for local governments and non-profit agencies as well as bookkeeping for various clients of the firm including processing payroll. This experience well prepared her for the work she is now doing for us.
Special Projects Director
Autumn Wilburn brings a diverse background and over 15 years of experience in project management, policy analysis, advocacy roles, and working for elected officials to her new role at Center for Wellness. She hopes to help the organization and the clients they serve with her organizational and leadership skills.
Raised in a small mountain town in Idaho, Autumn was excited to return to her rural roots when her family had the opportunity to relocate to Wallowa County in 2015. She enjoys getting out and enjoying all of the recreational opportunities available here with her 3 children and husband. She believes in giving back and serves her community on various boards and committees.
Autumn holds a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Idaho State University.
Barrett Crosby is the QA/QI Director for Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. Barrett was born and raised in the wilds of Alaska. He left Alaska to attend Oregon State University and decided to stay, beginning his career in behavioral health in 2004. Barrett spent many years in Portland providing care and managing Mental Health licensed residential treatment. After close to a decade Barrett had the opportunity to work for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) licensing and certification team. While at OHA he also engaged in operations and policy work for the Health Systems Division writing a number of the administrative rules under which Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness operates. Most recently Barrett worked as the Senior Director of Quality Management and Regulatory Services, HIPAA Privacy Officer, and Compliance Officer for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare in Portland. After 18 years of city life, Barrett and his family made the decision to leave Portland and return to the wide-open spaces and relative peace of rural life. He now resides in upstate NY (15 minutes from Canada) and works remotely for us. Barrett is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to the table in support of our work and the work staff does every day.