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Dave completed five terms representing Clackamas County in the Oregon House of Representatives.  After meeting with NAMI Clackamas members while running for office, he successfully advocated for passage of Oregon’s first mental health parity law in 2005.  Under his leadership as Majority Leader and Speaker of the House, Oregon enacted health insurance for 90,000 uninsured children and 30,000 low-income adults, the historic 2009 Jobs and Transportation Act, Oregon’s first affordable housing trust fund, school-based health clinic expansion, creation of Oregon’s first Rainy Day Fund, and new revenue to protect health care and other critical services during the Great Recession.


He has served as executive director/CEO of three different non-profit associations: The Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) of 300 defense and security industry businesses, the Columbia River Channel Coalition of maritime-related organizations, and the Association of Pacific Ports.

Dave later worked as a lobbyist in Salem, helping clients pass prescription drug price reforms, the most progressive Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance law in the U.S., large increases in Oregon State Police funding, record increases in community college and university funding, paid health insurance for college faculty, expanded physician assistant scope of practice, increased funding for Court Appointed Special Advocates serving foster kids, and emergency pandemic funding for BIPOC, women, and rural small businesses.


Born in Port Angeles, WA, Dave graduated from Sheldon High School in Eugene and Columbia University in New York.  He served 10 years as a congressional staffer for U.S. Representatives Louise Slaughter (NY), Darlene Hooley (OR), and Brian Baird (WA).  Dave is a former elected member of the Clackamas Community College Board and the Oregon City School Board, current treasurer of the Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (AWAB), past president of the Oregon City Rotary Club, and past national president of American Baptist Churches USA.  Dave’s son Andrew is a Princeton University grad and current software engineer in San Francisco, and daughter Emily is a University of Oregon grad and Berkeley Law School student. 


Dave Hunt values the intersection of the non-profit, public, and private sectors and is pleased to bring his passion and commitment to mental health to NAMI Clackamas.



A native of Buffalo NY and Portland resident since 1985, Gary has lived in the Concordia neighborhood since 1988. After more than 25 years in media, publishing, and consulting; he launched an encore career in 2000 recruiting volunteers and managing community projects. He launched an encore marriage in 1989, has two daughters, a stepson, and three grandchildren.

A chronic volunteer since being called to service as a fundraiser for “Jerry’s Kids” at the tender age of 8, Gary has been engaged in community service at a variety of levels from picking up trash and planting trees to wrangling volunteers and chairing boards ever since.

Armed with a prolific contact network combined with a passion for making a difference, Gary serves on the Board of Colored Pencils Art & Culture Council, is a founding Executive Team member of the Aging Artfully Initiative, and a member of the newly formed Portland Police Training Advisory Committee along with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and Age Friendly Portland.



Sheri’s career has spanned both non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses, including developing and executing organizational strategies and new programs, as well as growing existing programs. 

Driven by her desire to use her knowledge and experience to positively impact the lives of others, Sheri began volunteering with various non-profits in the areas of strategic business and operational plan development and implementation, board recruitment, fundraising and event management, community outreach, and recruiting and managing volunteers. She also earned a Non-Profit Management Certificate from Golden Gate University.

Most recently Sheri was with Youth Homes, an organization in the SF Bay Area that provides mental health services, residential treatment and care coordination for at-risk youth, ages 16-25, who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect and severe mental health challenges. As the Mentor Program Manager, Sheri developed and managed a volunteer mentor program. When promoted to Workforce Development Manager, she developed and implemented an employment services program working with traumatized and abused foster and former foster youth, dealing with mental illness, homelessness and substance abuse. Realizing that there was nowhere in the local community for youth to go to gain employment and life skills once they turned 18, Sheri helped raise funds and built and managed a Resource Center, developing and facilitating employment and life skills workshops, social activity events and leadership skills development. Determined to help these youth as best she could, Sheri became a Global Career Development Facilitator and a Certified Career Services Provider.
As Director of Support Services, Sheri managed several programs supporting education, employment, housing and independent living skills in coordination with the mental health clinical staff.

Sheri recently moved to Portland to be close to her two daughters. She is thrilled to have connected with NAMI Clackamas and is excited to work with everyone as Volunteer Coordinator, helping to bring awareness to the community and support those impacted by mental health issues.

Casey Curry


Casey is a born and raised Oregonian. She served 26 years in the Oregon Army National Guard, leaving in 2007. From there she went to college and earned her Master's degree in Psychology in 2014 - specializing in Military Psychology.  She has multiple mental health certificates and teaches both QPR-Suicide Prevention and Mental Health First Aid. She is a certified Peer-to-Peer and Connections facilitator. Casey lives in Beavercreek with her wife, their two dogs Sadie and Willow, and their five cats.

Linda Petchell


Linda is a long-time resident of West Linn and Lake Oswego where she started her private guitar instruction business in 2002.  She earned a Bachelor's degree from Marylhurst University with a focus on Psychology.  Linda spent four full-time college years learning all aspects of music and a further year learning art.  She is a fairly proficient German and Spanish speaker and has a thorough understanding of basic Russian. Linda lives in Milwaukie today and loves animals, especially her miniature schnauzer, Wolfie.  She loves healthy cooking and reading and continues to work on her own healing process through meditation, affirmations, mindfulness, and journaling

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Born and raised in Happy Valley, Or Lena recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors in Business and Environmental Studies. During her 4 years in Eugene Lena spent her time as a peer career advisor, volunteering with and supporting environmental clubs on campus, and discovering her passions for collaborating with and empowering just communities through compassion for people and the planet. Lena now lives in Portland and enjoys her time exploring the melting pot of food and coffee Portland has to offer, spending time in nature whether going on daily walks with her favorite pet friend Gemma the American Staffy, camping trips, or hiking adventures, and reading in her down time.

Lena is very excited to join the NAMI family, and is especially looking forward to connecting with the members and places of this community to provide mental health and education resources and support raising awareness and channels of support for those impacted by mental health in any capacity. 



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Retired Speech Pathologist & Educator

Certainly not new to NAMI Clackamas but publicity shy, Judy is our newly elected Board President. A retired speech pathologist, Judy has been a stalwart volunteer, Chair of the Party with a Purpose committee, and most generous donor to NAMI causes since 2000!  A longtime and proud resident of Milwaukie, Judy is also an active member of the Portland Metro Rotary. 




Senior Circuit Court Judge

Retired as Presiding Judge of Clackamas County, Judge Selander has been instrumental in bringing Mental Health Court to Clackamas County, the first such court in Oregon. A longtime resident of Lake Oswego and proud graduate of the Willamette University College of Law, he is currently Adjunct Professor at George Fox University and principal of Selander Mediation.




Retired from Oregon Department of Human Services

Mary Clark grew up in California and attended Willamette University. She has lived in Clackamas County for more than 35 years. Mary recently retired from the Department of Human Services where she worked in direct services, administration and community development for 40 years. The families Mary served experienced many challenges including mental illness, domestic violence, substance abuse, and learning needs in addition to poverty. Mary continues to work as a community volunteer for the Youth Service Provider Network, Hispanic Interagency Networking Team, Children of Incarcerated Parents Committee, and recently joined the board of NAMI. Mary firmly believes that the more collaborative we can be the better we are able to serve our citizens



US Bank Portfolio Monitoring Analyst

I was born and raised in Clackamas County.  I graduated from Portland State with a degree in accounting and am currently working as a commercial loan underwriter for the community banking group at US Bank. Although I moved to Central Oregon for my job, I remain connected to the community as I have family and friends still living in the area.  


Having had my personal life impacted by mental illness I know how important it is to offer the care and support necessary to help others through difficult times and so being able to help out, in a financial analysis capacity (which is a personal strength) seemed like a great way for me to support a group that I know has served so many. 





Jail Captain at Clackamas County Sheriff's Office


Captain Lee Eby began his career in law enforcement as a Reserve Officer with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office in 1999, where later that same year he was hired as a deputy at the Clackamas County Jail. In 2006, he was promoted to Sergeant. In 2009 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. In 2015, he was promoted to Captain and appointed Commander of the Clackamas County Jail.


Captain Eby holds Basic, Intermediate, Supervisory, Middle Management and Executive Certification in Corrections from DPSST. He also holds an instructor certification at DPSST, where he trains Basic Corrections and Basic Police classes in corrections law and other legal topics. These classes have covered topics including civil liability and PREA, the criminal justice system, use of force for corrections personnel, inmate rights, employee discipline and collective bargaining. He is also a Certified Jail Inspector for the State of Oregon, and has written for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice.


During his career, Captain Eby has earned numerous awards for his expertise and accomplishments in the corrections field. He was named the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office "Corrections Deputy of the Year" in 2004 and the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association "Employee of the Year" in 2006. He was also honored with a Meritorious Service Award from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office in 2006, and the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association (OSSA) Jail Command Council named him "Outstanding Supervisor of the Year" in 2010. Captain Eby was OSSA's "Jail Commander of the Year" in 2016. He has served as the President of the Oregon Sheriff's Jail Command Council and is currently on the executive board for Clackamas County chapter of the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI).


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Deputy District Attorney - Clackamas County

Chelsea Jones is currently a Deputy District Attorney in Clackamas County. Specifically, she is the Mental Health Deputy District Attorney so much of her case load is focused on Mental Health Court, Aid and Assist issues, and civil commitments. Prior to Clackamas County, Chelsea was a DDA in Jackson County, and a staff attorney at St. Andrew Legal Clinic.

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Realtor, Property Manager, Entrepreneur

Born and raised in Portland, Tabi just recently moved back to her home state, after living in California for nineteen years. She is a busy mother of three, with three side businesses and is a licensed realtor in three states. But wherever she has gone and whatever she has done, the field of mental health has always been of utmost importance in her education and life.


With thirteen years of property management experience behind her, she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a minor in education from the University of California, Davis. There, she also interned at The MIND Institute, assisting with the 22Q lab while concurrently working as a residential counselor for Crossroads Treatment Center, helping adolescent girls deal with trauma, abuse and recovery.


Tabi's passion for "mental wellness for all" stems from her own experience as a rape survivor and losing her sister to suicide.  She has served as a Sacramento NAMI Walks Captain for nine years and was on the board of the Faith Net Team. Upon moving back to the Portland area, Tabi has immediately looked to support and get involved in NAMI Clackamas through local events and fundraisers. She is driven to spread awareness and resources for those struggling with mental health conditions and the daily challenges of everyday life. 

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Head of Peer Support - Flourish Labs


Ally Linfoot has worked in mental health and addiction peer support services for nearly 25 years. She came to this work through her son who is now 32 and has struggled since the age of 4. In more recent years she has used her experience as a person and mom with mental health struggles to work on issues affecting adults struggling with mental health and/or addiction. Ally worked for the Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division for 12 years as the Peer Services Coordinator. There she developed a Peer
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are providing a wide array of peer support services available to individuals, older adults, youth and young adults, and families with children receiving services at various levels of the mental health and addiction treatment systems. She managed 16 contracts that provided 20 different peer support programs in Clackamas County ranging from drop-in centers to peer supported housing to peers embedded in county programs including safety net services (crisis), suicide postvention and
prevention to “stand alone” peer support programs partnering with mental health and addiction treatment providers, child welfare, Clackamas County Jail and Community Corrections, adult and juvenile courts, and local hospitals.

Ally has experience facilitating implementation teams such as Clackamas County’s Behavioral Health Zero Suicide Implementation Team and has participated on several committees and councils in Oregon, including The Traditional Health Worker Commission, focusing on the development of Peer Support Services on a state-wide basis. She has also provided consultation to other systems, counties, states, and countries regarding the development of Peer Support Services and taking them to scale. Recently Ally joined Flourish Labs as the Head of Peer Support where they are developing a peer support program using a virtual platform that focuses on 18-25 year olds attending school at several universities. Eventually this program will scale to include many other populations seeking peer support, but who may experience barriers to access through conventional means.



Retired Worker's Compensation Claim Adjuster at SAIF Corporation


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