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    Nick GalloChief Executive Officer

    Nick provides the overall administration of Morrison Child & Family Services. He supervises those providing program services and evaluation, fund development, Equity and Inclusion, Finance Services and overall organizational health and strategic priorities. Nick currently serves on the Governor’s Child Foster Care Advisory Commission, the Tri-County Provider Association’s Board of Directors, and the Oregon Child & Family Center for Excellence’s Board of Directors. Nick earned his Masters of Social Work degree at Portland State University and has over 20 years of experience developing programs and organizations to best meet the needs of children and families in Oregon.

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    Katherine KennedyChief Financial Officer

    Katherine oversees accounting and financial functionality by leading the Financial and Accounting Services Team (FAST). She collaborates with administrative departments, program staff, and external stakeholders to ensure fiscal procedures, processes, and compliance. Katherine holds a Masters of Public Administration and completed her post-graduate education with an emphasis on nonprofit management.

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    Scott MontgomeryChief Administrative Officer

    Scott leads various administrative functions with a focus on overall environmental services. These services include the facilities department and our work atmosphere and morale activities through our Equity, Inclusion and Sanctuary Model department. He also assists in strategic planning, system development and implementation of business processes, and workforce development that supports Morrison's operational and financial goals. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration.

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    Margaret MacLeodVice-President of Quality Management

    Margie leads the Quality Management and Program Evaluation Department. She also oversees Early Childhood prevention programs and Parents Anonymous of Oregon. Since 1977, Margie has designed and developed numerous outpatient mental health and prevention programs that are now embedded in Morrison’s continuum of services. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys helping children of all ages and backgrounds overcome adversity and develop healthy personalities.

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    Patricia WeekleyVice-President of Equity, Inclusion, and Sanctuary

    Patricia provides leadership for Equity, Inclusion, and Sanctuary at Morrison. She has been a race and social justice advocate with twenty-five years of experience, including program design, policy implementation, training, and group facilitation.

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    Margaret ScottDivision Director

    Margaret oversees all of Morrison’s outpatient clinics, the community-based programs, Sage Youth Residential Program, and the Central Intake Department. She has extensive experience as a funder, having worked in care coordination and utilization review for local medicaid-managed care plans. She holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and has extensive experience as a parent educator, parenting consultant, and behavior analyst working with autistic children.

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    Kitty CarterDivision Director

    Kitty oversees Morrison’s Prevention and Foster Care Services Division. She holds a Doctorate in Social Work and Social Research and is Licensed Clinical Social Worker with practice experience in early childhood, child and family therapy, abuse and trauma, addiction and recovery, and trauma informed care. Kitty is a native Portlander and is committed to serving the most vulnerable and resilient children and families in our community.

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    Alina MaldonadoDivision Director

    Alina oversees Morrison’s ORR [Office of Refugee Resettlement] programs: 3 residential programs and 1 Home Study/Post Release program. She has over 10 years of experience working with children, families, and youth in early childhood, behavioral health, and ORR. Alina holds a master’s degree in Social Work with a focus on administration and leadership. She enjoys working with families, children, youth and staff and is always amazed by the work that staff do with the children and youth we serve. Alina is bilingual/bicultural, English/Spanish and has lived in the Portland Metro area most of her life.

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    Traci FajardoDirector of Human Resources

    Traci manages the human resources function for the entire agency. She leads her team in providing HR support to all programs for all stages of the employee life cycle. Traci has extensive background in human resources management, with both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP human resources credentials. She has a degree in psychology with a minor in business.

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    Robin Wikoff, PhDDirector of Evaluation and Research Services

    A research analyst and social scientist with 10+ years experience in research design and implementation, Robin specializes in participant experience mixed methods evaluation. She possesses comprehensive knowledge in statistical software and concise writing skills. She also implements and manages program evaluation studies for programs serving children and families. Programs range from prevention services, outpatient mental health, residential and day treatment services for children, and residential and proctor/day treatment services for adolescents.

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    Deanna KavanaughDirector of Development and Planned Giving

    Deanna oversees all key aspects of the agency's fundraising, planned giving, marketing and communications, capital campaigns, and other donor and public relations. As a Development professional for over a decade, she expands community understanding of Morrison's mission and raises critically-needed funds and resources from foundations, corporations, and individuals. In addition to her nonprofit Development experience, Deanna's experience includes higher education, health care, design, and events.

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    Jennifer WisherDirector of Executive Administration

    Jennifer has worked in various positions across the agency since 1994. As the Director of Executive Administration, she oversees and coordinates administrative support for the CEO, Chief Officers, the Morrison Leadership team, and other administrative staff serving programs across the agency. She also supports both the Morrison Board of Directors and the Foundation Board of Directors and serves as a resource for and liaison with both boards. Additionally, Jennifer coordinates special agency projects, including Morrison’s Holiday Giving program and - most recently - the Morrison 75th Anniversary historical exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society museum.

 

 

 

 

 

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