Lisa Ladendorff, LCSW
Grant Program Evaluator
Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker and on contract from Northeast Oregon Network (NEON). She has a 25-year history of clinical practice, specializing in the dynamics of behavior change as well as over 20 years of mentoring mental health staff. Lisa brings a wealth of experience from quality assurance/quality improvement to program evaluation to staff supervision and so much more to the organization. Her breadth of knowledge and experience provides a deep understanding on how systems impact individuals, especially around public health.
Clinical Administrator Support
Christina Schaeffer is one of the talented forces behind our Clinical Admin Support team. With a knack for multitasking, she's the go-to person for everything from EMR charting to data mining to face-to-face interactions and a medley of side projects in between.
Chris brings a diverse skill set to the team. Armed with a degree in Early Childhood Education, a license in equine massage, social work experience, and an 8-year track record as a medical assistant, she embodies a remarkable blend of talent and capability. Presently, she's on a journey to further elevate her expertise by pursuing QMHA and CHW certifications through WVCW.
As a true Wallowa County native, Chris's heart beats for the rural lifestyle. In her free time, you’ll find her horseback riding, barrel racing, and enjoying many outdoor adventures alongside her husband, two children, and a lively pack of canine companions.
Human Resources Generalist
Josey is a Wallowa County native and is enjoying this new role in her life. She worked in the medical field for the past three years and loves working with others. She is excited to transfer these skills to supporting health workers in a human resource setting.
She graduated in 2010 from Joseph Charter School. She moved over to Lewiston, ID to be with her husband while he was employed there training horses. They moved back to Wallowa County in 2014 and now have two children that bring them so much joy.
Human Resources Manager
Joining the human resource team as the Human Resources Manager, Robin Hopkins, brings over a decade of HR background with her to the Center for Wellness. Drawing from her experience at the airlines, school bus distributor, and local hospital, Robin helps navigate the human resource needs of her fellow coworkers. Focusing dedicated time to ensure that benefits are in place and actually considered a benefit is a priority. Robin obtained her bachelor's degree at Eastern Oregon University in Business Administration with a concentration in leadership, organization, and management. Growing up in Wallowa County Robin learned the value of rural life and appreciates being able to work and live here.
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 is 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 other's stories we heal, transform, and build empathy for others.