Jennifer Wilcox, Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Jennifer has more than twenty years of professional experience assisting individuals experiencing homelessness, addictions, and mental health challenges in accessing and utilizing employment and educational resources to live and work effectively in their communities. Her experience includes management, program development and coordination, supervision, education counseling, career counseling, and career development.
Amy Driscoll, Program Manager (email@example.com) – Amy is a board-certified music therapist who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Marylhurst University. She has been with David’s Harp since April 2014, first as a counselor and then as a program supervisor and manager. Amy currently oversees the daily operations and programming at David’s Harp.
Mary Kautzer, Senior Consultant – Mary has been involved in some form of leadership of David’s Harp since July 1, 1982. She is a Licensed, Clinical Social Worker with a Masters degree in Social Work from Portland State University, 1982. She collaborates with the David’s Harp Manager on program oversight related to staff hiring, clinical program design, budget and revenue review. Mary is also the Director of one of Cascadia’s out-patient Health Centers. She supervises Managers in their work to integrate whole person treatment by providing integrated services: mental health, addiction, problem gambling and physical health maintenance and treatment. Clients who attend David’s Harp are enrolled in services with Cascadia’s mental health program at one of their Health Centers.
Support Staff and Contractors
Rianna Morgan, Peer Support Specialist – Rianna earned her BA in Linguistics from the University of Washington and an MA in TESOL from Portland State University. In 2017, after obtaining her Peer Wellness Specialist and Traditional Healthcare Worker certifications, she began working at David’s Harp as a Peer Service Provider. In her spare time, she likes to play hand drums, read comic books, program computers, draw, garden, and knit.
Full Spectrum Therapy, Art Therapist – Art therapy services at David’s Harp are provided by a Board Certified Art Therapist from Full Spectrum Therapy, a trans-and-queer owned practice that specializes in providing LGBTQ+ affirming therapy.
Board of Directors
Becky Hubbard, Board Chair; Chair, Development and Communications Sub-Committee – Becky joined David’s Harp’s board of directors in May 2007. She is currently employed by Ball Janik, LLP, Attorneys at Law. Having a niece who is mentally challenged, she is aware that adults do not get the attention and care as they do at youth programs. After donating clothing to David’s Harp, and viewing the video of current programming, Becky knew she wanted to get involved with the organization. Becky is dedicated to keeping the doors open at David’s Harp so the clients have a place to go where they feel welcome, are among friends, and feel comfortable.
Stacy Lange, Vice Chair – Stacy joined David’s Harp’s board of directors in January 2006. She is currently in private psychotherapy practice. Stacy is interested in advocating for those who have less of a voice regarding the quality of their lives. She learned of the program from another board member who shared with her the video of current programming. Stacy is passionate about the work of David’s Harp and assisting the most underserved populations.
Christine Gackle, Secretary – Christine joined David’s Harp’s board of directors in October 2019. Christine earned her BA in Management and International Business and her MBA from the University of North Dakota. Currently, she is Global Events and Market Insights Coordinator at GrainCorp Malt in Vancouver, WA. In her free time, Christine likes to go for long hikes, enjoy local coffee roasters, and keep up with her reading goals.
Avi Stricker, Interim Treasurer; Chair, Finance Sub-Committee – Avi joined David’s Harp’s board of directors in July 2020. He currently works as a scientist at Schrödinger, a local biotechnology company. He has a B.S. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his free time, he loves to bike, play sports, go for hikes, and read fantasy and sci-fi.
Emily Chow, Chair, Nomination and Governance Sub-Committee – Emily joined David’s Harp’s Board of Directors in May 2020. Emily has served as the Executive and Board Liaison for Mercy Corps, a humanitarian aid organization, since 2015. Her personal experience as a client of mental health services for the last decade has led to her advocating for removing stigmas around mental health. Emily also serves on Portland State University’s Board of Trustees and as a first generation born Asian American, is a strong advocate for accessible higher education and refugee and immigration rights. In her spare time, you are just as likely to find Emily hiking in The Gorge as you are to find her traveling internationally.
Julie Stone – Julie joined David’s Harp’s board of directors in May 2020. As Director of Strategic Development and Proposals, at OCHIN, Julie leads the planning and execution of proposals for federal and foundation prospects. She brings two decades of experience in Medicaid and Medicare policy and practice transformation from federal, academic, state association, and consultancy vantage points. She has experience managing contracts for government agencies and foundations, leading teams, budgets, subcontractors and consultants. She has also authored policy papers and memorandum for diverse audiences, including issue briefs, Congressional testimony, advocacy documents and persuasive memorandums, and has spoken before diverse audiences. Julie has a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s degree from the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA), Cornell University. Julie lives in West Linn, Oregon with her two children.
Bryan Hamilton, Vice-Chair, Nomination and Governance Sub-Committee – Bryan is a senior at PSU majoring in psychology, concentrating on Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He previously served as David’s Harp Program Assistant and joined the board in 2020. Bryan says, “I am excited to further support the mission and goals of David’s Harp and gain new experiences working with the Board of Directors, other affiliates, and the community that is David’s Harp.”
Siam Fiaz – Siam joined David’s Harp’s board of directors in April 2021. He majored in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, before he moved to Portland to work in the finance industry. Beyond his experience in finance, Siam brings a passion for mental health advocacy in underserved and underrepresented communities, and hopes to help fight the stigma against mental health help within those communities. In his free time, Siam can be found hiking, paddle boarding, and exploring new countries.
Isaiah Elder – Isaiah joined David’s Harp’s board of directors in April 2021. He currently works at RVK, a local investment consulting company. Isaiah attended Washington University in St. Louis, MO where he majored in Finance and Environmental Policy. He is passionate about using his knowledge of finance to give back to the local community. In his free time, Isaiah loves reading, skiing, and playing spikeball.
Patrick McWhorter – Patrick joined David’s Harp in April 2021. He currently works as the Chief Financial Officer for KidZ at Heart International, a missions organization focused on helping children fall deeply in love with Jesus. He has a passion for serving and helping others. He is married to his beautiful wife Spring and he has two grown daughters, Emma and Audrey. In their free time, he and his wife, Spring enjoy hiking and camping.