Mary Buzzell – Parent/Secretary
Mary is currently employed as the Family Partnership Coordinator for Trillium Family Services, which is located at the Children’s Farm Home in Corvallis. Mary and her husband Scott, raised four children, two of which have experienced significant mental health and developmental challenges. Mary has worked hard to learn everything she can about systems, services and advocacy. Mary has also served on numerous state and county committees along with the OFSN staff. She is highly appreciative of the family services and training that OFSN has to offer, because her own family has benefited greatly from these services.
David de Fiebre – Parent
OFSN is the third non-profit board that David de Fiebre has served on. He has been an active supporter of Goodwill Industries since 1982, and has over 30 years of business management experience in sales and operations. David established and managed both large and small businesses in a diverse range of industries. Currently, Mr. de Fiebre is an adviser and consultant to several software and technical services companies.
Katherine Sandow – Parent
Katherine worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as a Family to Family teacher before becoming a board member with OFSN. She served on the Brown School PTA in Oregon as a board member, and volunteered with the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center in California. Katherine is raising her son and a foster daughter with significant mental health challenges.
Crystal Sotelo – Parent
Crystal was born in Oregon, and resides with her husband and two children in Eugene. She is obtaining her general studies credits from Lane Community College with an emphasis on Family and Human Services and Ethnic Studies. With this education she has aspirations of attending the University of Oregon to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree for Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) with a minor in PPPM for non-profits. In addition to her position as a current Board Member, she has experience volunteering on the Systems of Care Wraparound Initiative Implementation Workgroup, the Practice Level Workgroup and is a co-chair for the OFSN Parent Champions Advisory Group in an effort to affect change through empowerment and education. Crystal attributes her family’s ability to thrive in spite of adversities to the services offered by OFSN and feels they are an invaluable asset in their lives.
Karen Meadows – Parent
After a six-year battle with her teenage daughter’s depression and subsequent suicide, Karen Meadows left behind her successful career in the energy industry to immerse herself in mental health issues. She spent years reading about mental illness and reading her daughter’s extensive writing. She volunteered on a crisis line and at homeless youth centers, and served on the Oregon Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Board of Directors. She also served on the Oregon Health Authority’s Children’s System Advisory Committee. This committee advises state policies regarding children’s mental health. Meadows is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Oregon Family Support Network. She has an Executive MBA from UW-Madison, an MS in Engineering from UC Boulder, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. Meadows lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon.
Raised in Texas, Mitchell moved to Oregon when he was ten and has been a PNW resident ever since. Currently working as a data scientist in marketing for a large software company in the Portland area – Mitchell uses his background in economics and operations to unlock previously unattainable business value. After the recent death of one of his closest friends as a result of a battle with depression – Mitchell looked for ways to learn about mental health and a mechanism to help influence positive change. Excited by the OFSN program and potential, Mitchell joined the board and looks forward to leveraging his skills to help OFSN accomplish and surpass its goals.
Kelly McKnabb – Parent
Kelly McNabb is a dedicated community member, volunteer, and mother. She holds a Six Sigma black belt and is change-management certified. She and her husband Patrick have three children, and their son is diagnosed with Bipolar disorder with borderline Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), among other diagnoses. Kelly left the professional world in 2016 in order to support her children full-time, while continuing to volunteer her time and skills to the community. She is especially inspired to advocate for those diagnosed with mental health issues. Kelly has been serving her community since 2006 – from “just showing up” to serving on other Boards. Her interests range from Community Health (Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska), to Environment (Keep America Beautiful), to Leading Youth (Scout leader for both Boy and Girl Scouts), and Education (Active volunteer in the Salem-Keizer school district). She and Patrick also volunteer with HeadCount, registering concert-goers to vote. Kelly’s primary objective is just to make life better for those her community, and lead by example.