Meet Our Clinicians
We provide highly-trained and compassionate staff to help you meet your wellness goals. Certain clinicians work best with specific issues and demographics. When you meet with our access clinician, she/he will match you with a clinician that best fits your needs. We encourage you to get to know our clinical team by reading more below.
Andi is a Case Manager. Case managers help individuals manage day-to-day life, navigate systems, and provide skill training. Her goal is to help each client live a hopeful and secure life. She works mostly out in the community with clients so you rarely see her at the office.
Andi comes to us with a diverse background. She has been a long-line deckhand, short-order cook, wilderness trail builder, tree planter, and librarian tech. Andi has also worked as a Fish Range and Forestry Biologist for private, state, federal and tribal agencies and as a firefighter, irrigator, wrangler, and alongside her cowboy husband at the McClaran’s Ranch.
Besides her extensive career, she has been a child advocate for 20 some years and a foster parent for some of that. Andi has always been fascinated by how people shape themselves and others and is excited that her role with us will help others to grow and shape themselves in positive ways.
Annie is in her last year of graduate school and is completing her clinical internship at Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. She will be serving as the school counselor for Enterprise schools 3 days a week, and with clients in the community.
Annie has been working with youth for more than ten years. She started in the outdoor adventure field, working as a sea canoe guide in the San Juan Islands and as program coordinator for Northwest Outdoor Science School on the Oregon Coast.
Wraparound Youth Partner
Ashley is a Wraparound youth partner in Wallowa County. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Health from Western Oregon University. She is a former foster youth, first-generation high school and college graduate, with years of personal lived experience using resources similar to those provided at the Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. Ashley is determined to use all of the challenges she faced as a child and teen to help youth find their voice and encourage them to have an active role in meeting their goals in order to have a successful future. She has experience working with kids of all ages in a variety of settings and has a passion for making sure they feel heard and seen. As a youth peer, she will be working one on one with youth to include them in the conversations about their strengths and visions for their lives.
Brandon Miller, CSWA, CADC-R
Mental Health Clinician & Crisis Coordinator
Brandon is a Clinical Social Work Associate and Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor-R. He enjoys helping people to live their life to the fullest extent, by using therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, (DBT), and many others. Brandon is able to meet you where you are at, using Trauma-Informed methods, to help you accomplish the goals you have set out to accomplish. Whether your goals are related to mental well-being or recovering from an addiction, Brandon is here to walk with you down the path of building resilience, recovery, and growth.
Specialty: Adults, First Responder, Faith-based
Education: Master of Social Work (MSW), Boise State University and BS in Psychology, Capella University
Carrise Murray, QMHP
Mental Health Clinician
WRAP and EASA Program Coordinator
Carrise is a Master’s of Social Work intern and works as a school counselor and WRAP and EASA Program Coordinator for Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. Carrise loves working with youth and helping them face the unique challenges and stressors that come with navigating through adolescence. Many adolescents experience anxiety and depression, and Carrise works with them to develop healthy coping skills and develop positive outlooks on life while working through their current struggles.
Carrise has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and is currently working towards her Master’s in Social Work. Carrise also has many life experiences that aid in her ability to empathize and understand challenges people face, including being a veteran, a single mother, a grandmother, and a parent of youth who have struggled with losses, depression, and anxiety.
Dennis McCay, LCSW & CADC 1
Mental Health Clinician
Dennis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) with a passion for working with individuals struggling with mental health, substance use disorders, and problem gambling. Dennis believes each client is unique. He uses an integrative client-centered approach while drawing from a variety of therapeutic techniques in order to meet individualized needs. He believes that everyone has the ability to better their lives and meet their goals both personally and therapeutically. His motto is “Never give up!” In his personal time, Dennis likes to play guitar, spend time traveling, or just hanging out with his wife and two dogs. When weather permits, you might see him cruising down a backroad on his motorcycle enjoying the scenery Eastern Oregon has to offer.
Specialty: Grief, Substance Use Disorders, Problem Gambling
Dr. Josh Boverman
Dr. Boverman (or Dr. B as he is affectionately called) is proud to be a psychiatrist and Medical Director for Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. He received his medical degree from the Oregon Health & Sciences University in 1993, and completed his specialty training in psychiatry at the University of Washington and at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University. He has been in practice since 1998. He has worked as a teacher, clinician, and educator in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the Oregon Health & Sciences University. He also worked overseas for the US Department of State, providing psychiatric care to Americans serving abroad in the State Department, the military, and other branches of government.
Individuals often meet with Dr. Boverman because they have symptoms like depression or anxiety, and wonder if a medication could help. Sometimes they wonder if their medications should be stopped, or adjusted. He also prescribes psychiatric medications when needed. Sometimes your counselor recommends you for medication management, to help towards a diagnosis, or to consider laboratory/medical assessment. When this happens, you will see Dr. Boverman.
Eva Oveson, QMHA
Assertive Community Treatment Case Manager
Eva is one of the Assertive Community Treatment Case Managers and has been with the organization for over 11 years. Eva brings a deep passion and compassion to the organization and to the clients she serves. She loves what she does and enjoys working with the clients and being another support person in their life.
Eva takes time to get to know her clients so she can do her best to truly understand what they are going through and works to be their support system so their lives can flourish. Once you are in Eva’s life, you are in Eva’s life for good. Many times her passion for her clients continues beyond their time with us. Eva is known for sending holiday and birthday cards to everyone she has ever worked with. Eva’s dedication to her life work shows through her caring, sincerity, and her love of her job. She is truly an asset to our community and clients.
Geunia Funches, LMSW, CSWA
Geunia Funches is a licensed master social worker with a concentration in family and children and military veterans. Geunia’s approach to providing love-filled care is based on active listening. She understands that when someone seeks services, what they need is someone to actually listen to them because people in the outside world do not understand what is going on with them and what they are experiencing. Geunia understands that you’re here to be heard and she is here to listen. She likes to build a plan for you that builds on the skills that you already have that can be used to help you improve your overall wellness. She works with your personal level of comfortability and self-awareness. Geunia is highly skilled in working with many populations including those in the military and veterans, youth and adolescents, and those 65 and over.
Wraparound Care Coordinator & Case Manager
Jacklyn Jenson is the Wraparound Care Coordinator and Youth Case Manager. She will help guide teams to support the needs of individual youth and their families through a strength-based process. Using a strength-based process, youth and families will use skills and resources they already have and that will directly support their emotional, physical, and mental health needs. Jacklyn wants families to feel comfortable when working with her. Jacklyn strives to achieve this by being positive and open-minded. Her hope is to guide youth in building resiliency skills and for families to overcome barriers together through positive thinking and actions.
Peer Support Specialist, Substance Use Disorder Program
Kimberly Botts is the Peer Support Specialist for the Substance Use Disorder Program. She brings a deep understanding and compassion to her role as someone who has lived with addiction and has recovered using the services at Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. She knows first-hand the struggles individuals face in recovering from addiction and knows how challenging that road can be. Yet, she wants you to know she is here for you no matter what. She is here with an open mind and heart and would love to sit with you and hear your story and help you on your path.
Dr. Laurence Colman, MD, MPH, FAPA
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Laurence grounds his work with children and teens in the incredible complexity of our bodies as biological and psychological/spiritual systems, and within the added complexity of our social lives. Regardless whether you’re seeing him for problems with attention, mood, excessive worrying or fears, school problems, suicidality, hallucinations, or anything else, you’ll always start with a 1 to 2-hour get-to-know-each-other session so you and he can develop trust in your work moving forward. And while he’s extensively trained in medication strategies, he never rushes to use medications. He does love when medications can play a helpful role, but he never sees medications as your whole solution in themselves. He coordinates closely with your primary care doctor to ensure both a more holistic understanding of you and a whole-community approach in helping you work toward your individual health goals.
Maggie Hunt, CADC II
Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor
Maggie Hunt has been an employee at Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness since 2000 and has over 20 years in the addiction’s treatment field. She is a level II certified addiction’s counselor for our Substance Use Disorder Program and is also certified in the treatment of problem gambling.
Maggie believes in a motivational stage-based approach to services and meeting people where they are at in their recoveries. She works with individuals, families and groups and uses an eclectic mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-centered Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, and psycho-education.
Assertive Community Treatment Case Manager
As an Assertive Community Treatment Case Worker Michelle strives to bring out the best in those around her. Through self-fulfillment, understanding, and involvement in the community. Michelle continues to find solutions to improve growth and quality of life.
Through encouragement and mutual inspiration, Michelle loves to engage with others to obtain everyone’s best personal potential. “Improve one, to improve all” is Michelle’s personal motto.
Missi Brown, LCSW and CADC1
Missi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC1). Missi has experience working with adolescents and adults. She is able to provide help in a wide range of areas including trauma, depression, anxiety, conflict in relationships, anger outbursts, cutting, thoughts of suicide, and addiction. Missi takes a psychodynamic approach which means she believes that many of the struggles people have today are a result of how we were raised, experiences we have had, and our attachment style (how we bonded with our parents/caregivers is how we tend to bond in relationships). This results in how we interpret the world, interpret relationships, how we behave and how we give and receive love and an emotional connection. Missi provides services with Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness via telehealth, so on a computer, smartphone, or another electronic device.
Mollie Cudmore, LCSW
Mental Health Clinician
Mollie is a licensed clinical social worker. She enjoys engaging with children, families, and adults focusing on challenges in loss: divorce, death of a loved one, adjustments to stressors, anxiety, depression, transitional changes, trauma processing, and cultural variances; with over 20 years of experience. Mollie relocated to the Enterprise area in 2015 after living in Bethel, Alaska. She has worked in the mental health field since 2001 and brings a wealth of experience to the organization.
Olivia A. Westenskow, MS, QMHP
Mental Health Clinician
Olivia Westenskow is an outpatient clinician for Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness who is a recent Professional Counseling master’s level graduate. She comes to the profession with a lot of passion for working with people who are trying to heal and find joy in their lives during and after difficult times. Her previous experience has been in working with high-risk youth and families in Wraparound and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Olivia especially enjoys working with other parents as she can relate to the joy and pains of being a parent and knows first-hand the challenge of being a single parent.
ACT Case Manager
Patrice began her career in direct medical care in 1998, where she fell in love with the idea of helping people to feel better. She moved to Wallowa County in 2013. She is now home and looks forward to serving our clients for the ACT Team. One of her main goals is to become proficient in helping our clients to file for and receive SSDI/SSI benefits, to improve their lives, and opportunities to become productive members of our community.
Assertive Community Treatment Case Lead
Veterans Service Liaison
Sandra is a clinician with the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team which is a multidisciplinary team that specializes in working with individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses whom need assistance with successful, independent living. Services provided by Sandra include medication management, counseling, case management, housing assistance, and care coordination with other providers.
ACT Team Case Manager
Sven joined the Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness in February of 2022. He was born and raised in a land of waffles and chocolate (Belgium). He has a Bachelor’s degree in Socio Educational Care Work specializing in working with troubled youth. During the last year of this education, he completed an internship with a Social Work team in a Cambodian school for ex-street children. It was at this time when he met his now wife and moved to Portland, Oregon where he worked with the homeless population for 5 years. Their desire to live a more rural life closer to mountains drew them to Wallowa County. His need to continue to do meaningful work and support others led him to join this agency.