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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.
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Mission

Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to lead self-determined lives in their communities.

Vision

All people thrive in nurturing and inclusive communities.

Values

Compassion, Partnership, Advocacy, Accountability, and Innovation

Serving the community for 116 years, providing life-changing services for those who need us most.

  • The largest Oregon provider of 24-hour residential care for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
  • Offer children, teens, and adults with I/DD a stable, safe, and nurturing home environment.
  • Leading the creation of employment for adults with I/DD.
  • 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

Staff

Allison Stark – Chief Executive Officer

Owen Gibson, MA, CHC – Chief Quality Assurance Officer

Kevin McAdams, CMA, MBA – Chief Financial Officer

Derrick Perry, MS – Chief Program Officer

Scott Shlaes – Chief Development Officer

Governing Board

CHAIR: Paul Litwinczuk, MBA
Senior Consultant – Retirement Services
OneDigital

CHAIR ELECT: Laurine Apolloni
Owner & General Manager
Apolloni Vineyards

PAST CHAIR: David Lake
Retired, Vice President of Health Plan Operations & Strategy
Kaiser Permanente Northwest

Chris Beaulieu
Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
The Standard

Sherry Cadsawan
CEO
Talence Group

Jeffrey Cronn
Partner
Tonkon Torp

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

Shouka Darvishi
Principal Consultant – Director of Decarbonization Partnerships
DNV Energy Insights USA, Inc.

Krista Farnham
Chief Executive Officer
Providence Portland Medical Center

Mary Lago, CFP®, CTFA
Principal, Wealth Management Chair
Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

Rev. Dr. Mark McIlraith
Pastor & Founder
soma.digital

Carly Rodriguez
Vice President & Chief Pharmacy Officer
Moda Health

Jake Rosenberg
Executive Director, National Facilities Services
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

Dr. Jenny Tsai
Medical Director
Multnomah County Behavioral Department

Meghan Valley
Assistant Vice President, Community Affairs
US Bank

Jason Wessling
President & CEO
Pacific West Bank

David L. Wilson, DMD

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Ken & Ginger Harrison

Peter Jacobsen

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS

Fritz Bartsch

Peter Bhatia

Mary Borghorst

Christine Brown, J.D.

Marsha Buono

Roger Cooke, J.D.

Andy F. Dignan

Mary Ann “Miki” Herman

Helen H. Lindgren

Robert Mesher, CPA

Greg Mottau

Anthony J. Seashore

Victor Stibolt, J.D.

Ken Thrasher

Jim Trolinger

Connie West

CORPORATE OFFICERS

Allison Stark, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin McAdams, CMA, MBA, Corporate Treasurer

Christine Andersen, Corporate Secretary

 

Foundation Trustees

CHAIR: Mary Lago, CFP®, CTFA
Principal, Wealth Management Chair, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

Aaron Cilek
Attorney, Law Offices of Nay & Friedenberg LLC

Paul Litwinczuk, MBA
Senior Consultant – Retirement Services
OneDigital

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

Keith Meyers, CPA, ABV, CFF
Principal (semi-retired), Perkins & Co.

Sarah Robinson, CFP®
Partner, Wealth Advisor, Director of Process Improvement, Adero Partners

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