Washington & Yamhill County Staff

erin-stevens-mckayErin Stevens-McKay – Regional Director

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.
Email:  erinm@ofsn.net


melissa-firstMelissa First

Melissa is honored to be a mom to two strong and amazing children. Both experience emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. Melissa has advocated for their needs and navigated multiple systems over the last 10 years. Her passion to support and help empower families comes from navigating through her own barriers and emotional struggles that come with raising children who face challenges. She believes everyone’s strengths should be embraced and every success should be celebrated. Her goal is to ensure families know they aren’t alone, and support them in feeling hopeful for their future.

Email:  melissaf@ofsn.net


nancy-petitNancy Petit

Email:  nancyp@ofsn.net




shawna-pilcherShawna Pilcher

Shawna is a family partner with Washington County. Shawna is a wife and a mother of 5 children. She has helped raise multiple children in the foster care system. She and her husband have adopted 2 children from foster care. Shawna has worked with multiple systems with her son that is disabled. She has been fostering children with mental health and behavioral health challenges for years. She enjoys supporting families and empowering them to advocate for their families through the systems to better support her family’s needs. Shawna and her family love to spend time together and watch sports and play sports.

Email:  shawnap@ofsn.net