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About Kerr

We offer a wide range of services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health challenges in Portland, the Northwest and beyond.

Our WorkGive


Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential.


All people thrive in nurturing and inclusive communities.


The values of our expert caregivers remain constant: compassion, commitment, collaboration, and advocacy.

Serving the community for over 110 years

Kerr provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), mental health challenges, and other social barriers by:


  • Serving over 53% of the youth in IDD group homes in Oregon.
  • Leading the creation of employment and community living opportunities for adults with IDD.
  • Operating the only standalone subacute children’s crisis psychiatric facility in Oregon.
  • Providing leadership in statewide policy discussions related to disability and mental health care.
  • Leading industry discussion, training, and innovation of best practices in programs for children with dual diagnosis.
  • Practicing evidence-based and trauma-informed care.

Staff & Board


Jeff Carr – Chief Executive Officer

Anne Adler – Chief Development Officer

Van Field – Chief Facilities Officer

Owen Gibson, MA, CHC – Chief Compliance Officer

Janice Jacobs, MBA – Chief Financial Officer

Derrick Perry – Chief Program Officer

Craig Rusch – Chief Information Officer

Matthew Warner, MBA, SPHR – Chief Human Resources Officer

Governing Board

CHAIR: Mary Ann “Miki” Herman
Community Volunteer

Vice President of Health Plan Operations and Strategy, Kaiser Permanente Northwest

CEO, LightPoint

Teri L. Barichello, DMD
Vice President & Chief Dental Officer, Moda Health

David Connell, J.D.
Partner, Buchalter Ater Wynne LLP

Kimberly “Kim” Curry
Principal Strategist & Founder, Curry & Collective

Susan Hobbel
Senior Administrator, Kaiser Permanente

Paul Litwinczuk, MBA
Senior Associate, Point B, Inc.

Rob Malone

Melissa May, J.D.
Estate Planning Attorney, Duffy Kekel LLP

Jill Nickerson, MBA
Vice President Finance & Administration, Zepher Inc.

Craig Payne
Senior Vice President, Construction & Real Estate Practice, Brown & Brown Northwest

Lisa Powell, MBA, SPHR
Chief Human Resources Officer, Providence Health and Services, Oregon

Karen Rasmussen, CPA, CHC
Consultant, The Rasmussen Group, LLC

Heidi Steeves
Executive Director, Oregon Patient Safety Commission

Dennis Warneke
Principal, The Warneke Group, LLC

David L. Wilson, DMD


Ken & Ginger Harrison

Peter Jacobsen


Fritz Bartsch

Peter Bhatia

Mary Borghorst

Christine Brown, J.D.

Marsha Buono

Roger Cooke, J.D.

Andy F. Dignan

Helen H. Lindgren

Robert Mesher, CPA

Greg Mottau

Anthony J. Seashore

Victor Stibolt, J.D.

Ken Thrasher

Jim Trolinger

Connie West


Jeff Carr, CEO

Holly Edgar, Corporate Secretary


Foundation Trustees

Jeff Carr
CEO, Albertina Kerr

Aaron Cilek
Attorney, Law Offices of Nay & Friedenberg LLC

Terry Donahe
Principal & Co-Founder, Springwater Wealth Management

Mary Lago
Executive Vice President, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

Paul Litwinczuk
Senior Associate, Point B, Inc.

Melissa May, J.D.
Estate Planning Attorney, Duffy Kekel LLP

Sarah Robinson
Financial Advisor, Hines Warner Wealth Management

Ambassador Board

CHAIR: Sarah Robinson
Senior Associate Advisor, Hines Warner Wealth Management

Finance Operations Manager, Cambia Health Solutions

Alyssa Feagans
Assistant Event Manager, Adidas

Taraneh Fultz
Senior Field Analyst, Cambia Health Solutions

Denara Goble
Senior Marketing Coordinator, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Natalie Hauser
Senior Project Manager, Kaiser Permanente NW

Ben Huszti
Key Account Manager, Swagelok Northwest

McKinsey Redmond
Account Coordinator, Craft Brew Alliance

Kerr Communications

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