Lane County Staff

Regional Director – 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.

Email:  jessiec@ofsn.net

debra-depewDebra Depew – Lead Family Partner

Debra and her husband have four adult sons. She has been involved with OFSN since 1995. Her family received Wraparound services and now she is a Wrap Family Partner. She helps parents and caregivers navigate between the Mental Health System and the Education system, by participating in Individual Education Plan meetings with parents and caregivers. In 2007 when her youngest son graduated high school, she enrolled in Portland State University’s school of social work. She proudly graduated in 2010 with a Masters in Social Work in Community Practice, which means she works within systems to help make them work better.  She also volunteers at a local community theater.

Email:  debrad@ofsn.net

brandy-mclaughlinBrandy McLaughlin – Family Partner

Email:  brandym@ofsn.net

 

 

jodi-pereiraJodi Pereira – Family Partner

Jodi is a single parent of  two amazing daughters.  She comes to OFSN with life experience navigating systems and knowledge of working with families with diverse backgrounds.  She was a Youth Advocate and a Women’s Advocate in previous work and feels passionate about serving people who are not being heard. Jodi has first-hand knowledge of children with mental health challenges due to her child’s anxiety disorder. Raising her two daughters has been her biggest accomplishment. She believes every day is a new beginning and is a new opportunity for health and happiness.

Email:  jodip@ofsn.net

reggie-maria-sison-valentiMaria Sison-Valente – Administrative Assistant & Family Support Specialist

Email:  marias@ofsn.net

 

gina-paolettoGina Paoletto – Bilingual/Bicultural

Email:  ginap@ofsn.net