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.
Employee Relations Director – 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.
Statewide 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.
Benton County – Regional Manager – Candace Arnold
Candy is a wife and mother to three children. Candy brings shared life experience to the wraparound process by sharing her experience of raising a child with significant mental health and behavioral needs as well as her own wraparound experience with Marion County. She feels that a family is the expert in their child and advocates for a family driven process. Candy feels that this position has given her the chance to put purpose to the process she and her family have walked through together and looks forward to playing a positive role in the community and help families find their voice.
Lane County – Regional Manager – 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.
Lincoln County – Regional Manager – Jodie Pereira
Jodie is the regional manager for Lincoln County. Additionally, she serves as the Family Support Service Partner for the Southern/SW Region.
Marion County – Regional Manager – Nelva Ojeda
Nelva is the married mother of four boys and one girl and was a foster parent for children with emotional and behavioral challenges. She is the Bilingual/Bicultural Family Partner for Marion and Polk Counties. Nelva was raised by a father who lived with addictions and mental health issues. She has personal lived experience which helps her to empower other families. Nelva has a passion for working with monolingual families, helping them to navigate through many systems with support and advocacy.
Tri-Counties (Clackamas, Washington, & Multnomah Counties) – Regional Manager – Shannon Boyette
Shannon began her journey with OFSN as a volunteer and became an employee in 1997. Her lived experience comes from raising her children who experience various developmental and mental health needs. Shannon brings strength in navigating multi-systems at one time. Her background is in alcohol and drug counseling and psychology. While working for OFSN she started her goal towards getting her CADC. Shannon brings positiveness into all that she does. She believes the journey in her own life has made her successes today and would not change it. Outside work she enjoys hiking, waterfalls and riding motorcycles.
Yamhill County – Regional Manager – Reach Out Oregon Project Manager – Erin Stevens McKay
Erin is the grateful mama of both biological and adoptive children. She serves as a fierce lifelong advocate for families affected by mental health, behavioral, physical and educational challenges, including her own. In addition to her work in Yamhill County as Family Partner, Erin is known as “Mama Bliss” at Camp Bliss, which serves as residence both to her rowdy ragamuffin family and as a sanctuary to all manner of beings. In her heart of hearts, she will forever remain a camp counselor, dreadlocks included, looking to foster connection and call others onward to become their strongest selves.