Benton County Staff

brandy-hemsleyRegional Director – Brandy Hemsley

As a parent of two youth who experience autism and mental health challenges, Brandy brings many years of shared lived experience to her work with OFSN. She is passionate about advocacy on behalf of youth and families and has an extensive professional background in human services. She holds degrees in Human Development and Economics, and has a strong interest in mental health and social policy. Her goal is that the voices of all families and youth are heard and respected. Raised in the South, Brandy has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1997. She shares her home with her husband, two teenage sons and a cantankerous tabby cat. She loves video games, science fiction, knitting and strong black coffee.


lisa-pattishawLisa Pattishaw – Family Partner

Lisa raised seven children either through foster care, adoption or long term guardianship.  All of her children experienced behavioral, mental health challenges, or special needs.  She was an illustrator for three children’s books in the past, that were used in preschool and kindergarten curriculum in Nevada.  Lisa currently lives in Corvallis and enjoys judging art, foods, textiles and presentations at the Oregon State Fair and the local county fair as well.