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 – Chief Compliance Officer

Jerry Hoffert, MBA – Chief Financial Officer

Craig Rusch, Chief Information Officer

Matthew Warner, MBA, SPHR – Chief Human Resources Officer

Governing Board

CHAIR: David Boxberger
CEO, LightPoint


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

David Connell, JD.
Partner, Ater Wynne LLP

Roz Estime

Aisha Furbach
Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, Legacy Health

Susan Hobbel
Senior Administrator, Kaiser Permanente

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

Melissa May
Attorney, Catalyst Law, LLC

Jill Nickerson

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
Managing Director, The Rasmussen Group, LLC

Laura Shipley
VP, Relationship Manager, Bank of America Global Commercial Banking

Dennis Warneke
Principal, The Warneke Group, LLC

David L. Wilson, DMD
General and Cosmetic Dentist

Honorary Board Members

Ken & Ginger Harrison

Peter Jacobsen

Emeritus Board Members

Alfred “Fritz” Bartsch

Peter Bhatia

Mary Borghorst

Christine Brown, J.D.

Marsha Buono

Roger Cooke, J.D.

Jean C. Cory

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

Jerald Hoffert, Treasurer & CFO


Foundation Trustees

CHAIR: Mary Ann “Miki” Herman
Community Volunteer
Chair, The Old Kerr Nursery Association

CHAIR ELECT: Kimberly (Kim) Lilly-Curry
Founder, Curry and Collective

Executive Vice President, Portfolio & Wealth Management, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

Catherine Bekooy

Jeff Carr
CEO, Albertina Kerr

Kristina Davis
Finance Operations Manager, Cambia Health Solutions

Larry Davis, MBA

Rod Malone

Heidi Steeves
Senior Director, Ambulatory Quality and Patient Safety, Kaiser Permanente

Ambassador Board

CHAIR: Kristina Davis
Finance Operations Manager, Cambia Health Solutions

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

Alyssa Feagans
Assistant Event Manager, Adidas

Taraneh Fultz
Senior Field Analyst, Cambia Health Solutions

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

Ben Huszti
Key Account Manager, Swagelok Northwest

McKinsey Redmond
Communications and Strategy Professional, Numotion Mobility

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