OPEN | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
GARY MARSCHKE | OUTREACH & DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
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 MASCORRO | VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
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.
JOSE CASTILLO | LATINX OUTREACH & TRAINING COORDINATOR
Jose Castillo is our new Latinx Outreach & Training Coordinator. Jose is excited to be joining the NAMI Clackamas team, having grown up watching close family members struggle with mental illness, drug addiction & psychosis from trauma and after working for insurance companies for almost 5 years, Jose realized he needed more. He decided to leave his career with insurance to work with the local Latinx community and is dedicated to giving back and supporting those who may be facing cultural stigmas & their own mental illness and may not be aware of NAMI and the amazing programs we offer.
Jose’s love for volunteering and giving back started early, he began volunteering with friends and family at local homeless shelters & schools for disadvantaged youths while he was in high school in his home state of Arizona. While working with Children’s First Academy, Jose and his team of volunteers successfully held the schools first ever Charity Auction Gala in 2014 raising over $100,000 for children who needed basic supplies along with clothes and funds for emergency supplies and shelter.
Jose is thrilled to be working with NAMI Clackamas and help the disadvantaged & often underserved Latinx Community.
JUNE JENKINS| PEER RESOURCES COORDINATOR
June is thrilled to be working with NAMI Clackamas as she has found NAMI to be an incredible resource for her and her family. June completed a bachelor's degree in psychology at University of Oregon with the goal of ultimately becoming a counselor or social worker. She is driven to help people affected by mental illness lead fulfilling lives. Exposure to mental illness and addiction in her own family as well as her own mental health struggles have motivated her to support others going through these experiences. She is a strong believer in peer to peer programs as she believes lived experience is an important component of effective advocacy and support. Connecting with others who understand her experience has been a powerful life changer for her and she is excited to help others find that sense of community and support as well.
LA'VERNE LYNN ADAMS | BOARD PRESIDENT
Outpatient Quality Manager, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
La’Verne Lynn Adams was born and raised in New York City to teenage parents in a Domestic Violent relationship where she witnessed the violence and was abused by her mother who also suffered from substance misuse issues. La’Verne herself was diagnosed with Major Depression and Anxiety in 1990 after being hospitalized for a suicide attempt and decided to pursue a career in mental health after her stay on the inpatient unit in which her voice and the voices of the other patients were not being heard.
La’Verne received an Associate’s degree in Community Mental Health from Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY, Bachelor’s degree in Liberals Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA, and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. La’Verne has worked as a Therapist and holds a license as a Licensed Professional Counselor before moving to the Portland/Clackamas Area in July 2018 and currently works at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare as an Outpatient Quality Manager.
JUDGE ROBERT SELANDER | IMMEDIATE PAST BOARD PRESIDENT
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.
MARY CLARK | SECRETARY
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
NATHAN TRIMPLER | TREASURER
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.
PAMELA BLACKWELL | VP - SUPPORT & EDUCATION
Transactional Attorney, NAMI Clackamas Volunteer Teacher, Facilitator, & Presenter
Pamela grew up on the east coast. She attended St; Andrews University, Scotland and earned a UK law degree at London Metropolitan and a US law degree at Lewis & Clark. A long-time resident of Clackamas County, Pamela has three children. She has learned to navigate the special education process at local schools.
JUDY STEELE | VP - OUTREACH & ADVOCACY
MEMBERS AT LARGE
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).
Retired Worker's Compensation Claim Adjuster at SAIF Corporation
Senior Producer - Liquid Agency
Jamie is a graduate of Portland State University and an avid volunteer with 12 years in advertising and production and five leading marketing and operations teams in the tech industry. She comes to NAMI Clackamas with lived experience dealing with mental health challenges in her family. "NAMI’s resources were invaluable when I was navigating mental illness in my family and I want to give back.”
Director for University of Oregon’s Executive MBA
Rachel grew up in Ashland, Oregon, the home of the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. As the daughter of parents who struggled their entire lives with mental illness, Rachel spent most of her 20’s overcoming the personal challenges and insecurities brought on by an unstable childhood.
In 2017 she and her husband Jeff, moved back to Portland, where she is now the Director for University of Oregon’s Executive MBA. Rachel’s unconventional life journey has validated her core values: kindness trumps everything, invest in others, be true to yourself, take risks and most importantly – never give up!