Public Relations and Development Director
Amy has experienced first-hand the power of mental health services and believes mental and physical well-being is crucial to whole person wellness. Her hope someday that mental health checkups are as commonplace as physical health checkups. Currently she works to tell the story of Wallowa Valley Center of Wellness and how mental and behavioral health services change lives. She believes storytelling is a powerful medium and by knowing each others stories we heal, transform, and build empathy for others.
Wendy’s love for healthy living and the mountain air stems from the belief that to be one's best self they need to be both mentally and physically well.
She enjoys taking complex technical ideas and developing them into user-friendly visuals to improve digital marketing campaigns and social media interactions. Wendy believes in the power of visual communication and the capacity it holds in inspiring people to act on the causes they care about. To her, a campaign is a success if it reaches just one person and encourages them to seek services.
She has an education in business administration and a background spent cultivating relationships with local small businesses, farmers, and ranchers around Eastern Oregon. A self-taught graphic designer and admitted Adobe nerd, she was honored at the opportunity to join the PR and Development department of WVCW as their new Communications Specialist.
When she’s not crafting marketing campaigns, Wendy can be found riding in the arena, whispering sweetly to the honeybees in her garden, or working on the ranch.
Alyssa Werst Daggett
Alyssa Werst Daggett is the Financial Specialist. Alyssa’s role is to manage accounts payable and receivables. She makes sure that bills are paid in a timely matter, accounts are reconciled monthly, and that clinicians are credentialed with insurance companies. Her job also entails managing WVCW’s rep payee accounts, along with occasionally filling in at the front desk. Alyssa is also the company’s Notary, and serves as a TeamStepps coach. She has even tackled learning a new fundraising software that has helped out in the Hearts for Health Fundraising. Wallow Valley Center for Wellness has been a great fit for Alyssa.
Although Wendy spent several years working in the field of social work, she often found herself incorporating accounting into her work. Wendy received a bachelor of science in social work from the University of Oregon. With this combination, coming to work at Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness seemed like a natural fit.
Outpatient Account Specialist
Darci is our Outpatient Accounts Specialist. Her position bridges the gap between the front office and billing by helping our clients with payment plans or checking to see if they qualify for a sliding fee. She verifies insurance coverages and works with our veterans with their authorizations. Darci oversees our client’s billing accounts by working with our billing service and clinicians to make sure insurance is billed correctly. Her goal is for people to engage in behavioral health services without billing barriers to the best of their ability. Darci is also a TeamStepps coach and is willing to work on communication skills with her co-workers. She loves working with such a diverse group of people and loves how well everyone works together to help our clients with their wellness journeys. She learns something new every day through her position. Her time away from the office is spent with family and friends enjoying our beautiful area, she is an artist and a hobby photographer with a passion for astrophotography.