Executive Director – Sandy Bumpus
As OFSN’s Executive Director, Sandy Bumpus brings over twelve years professional experience in family support, involvement and advocacy programs. She has held multiple roles as a parent and professional, developing programs and supports for families, as well as community providers. Sandy has been a leader in Oregon’s family movement and has extensive knowledge on Children’s System of Care. Her strength and commitment to the field comes from personal experience as a parent of two children who have struggled with significant mental health challenges.
Operations Manager – Leah Skipworth
Leah came to this work through her journey of raising her two children, one of whom experiences Aspergers. The frustration of trying to navigate systems led Leah on a path of advocacy, starting with participation on local boards in 2001. Leah’s passion for helping other parents and giving back to the community led her from being a special education trainer to her currently position as Operations Manager at OFSN. In her downtime, Leah and her husband, Dean, can usually be found in a gym watching their daughter play basketball as well as gardening and walking their dogs.
Deputy Director – Tammi Paul
Tammi’s background is in higher education administration and special education law. Tammi’s heart for the work of OFSN comes from her lived experience as a parent to a child who experiences ADHD and anxiety, and another child who is on the autism spectrum. It is her goal to reduce the alienation and stereotypes that children with behavioral challenges face in many areas of their lives. Tammi and her husband own a farm north of Eugene and she loves to make goat cheese and designer soap.
Family Support Services Director – Lisa Butler
Lisa is a married mother of four. She spent the last 8 years advocating for her son’s special needs in different systems and in the community. She believes in advocating for families to ensure their voice is heard and valued. Lisa has years of experience in different child serving systems such as DHS and Juvenile Justice. As someone in recovery, she uses her own lived life experience to empower other families to be heard and valued in a way that is individualized and meaningful.
Regional Manager – Lane County – Jessie Carpenter
Jessie is the mother of an 8-year-old son. Jessie has been involved in family support work for the last 15 years. She came to OFSN after many years working with children and families at the Relief Nursery. Jessie believes that under any circumstances, parenting can be challenging, but with enough support, families can thrive. She is committed to working with her team to provide high quality services to families in Lane County.