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Meet Our Management


Agency Director
Patricia Kendrick

Network Administrator
Billy Kendrick

    Patricia Kendrick opened Oregon Provider because she served the DD/ID community since 2012 as an Independent Contractor and wanted to give more to her beautiful community. Since June of 2017, we have been able to help the people we serve by giving them the tools and platform to obtain there self directed goals and to contribute to their community on all levels. We appreciate our community supporters, our team, and the people we serve, without you, we would not be who we are!

    Human Resources 
    Since January 2023
    Administrative Assistant to Patricia Kendrick
    Since June 2022

    Heather A McMahon

    I'm an easy going fun loving person. I have two amazing kiddos and a husband that I claim as my third child. I love living in the most topographical state and everything it has to offer. I enjoy; skiing, snowboarding, camping, but I really love to float with my kids and watch the bald eagles fly overhead. I have been doing some form of administration work for 15+ years. I recently had the opportunity to work with Chinese athletes, I felt so good knowing I was making a difference and impacting each of their lives. I knew moving forward it was vital to my happiness to work for a company that contributes to making the world a better place.

      Employment Director
      Since January 2023
      Employment Coordinator
      Since December 2017

      Rebecca Smith


      Hello my name is Rebecca and I am in my mid 30's. I have always enjoyed doing things outside and love sports. I have been in the field working with people with barriers for about 6 years now. Prior to this I was a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). I have learned many life skills and lessons while working with people and I enjoy training others and teaching them how to live independently. I previously was the client coordinator for this agency and I am now the employment coordinator. My job with employment is to oversee our employment specialist and guide them with the support needed through each process as well as obtaining new customers for our employment specialist. I have always had a mothering personality and with this job I am able to help others in a way that truly fulfills me.

        Employment Administrator
        Since January 2023
        Administrative Assistant to Rebecca Smith
        Since November 2022

        Brianna Tesdal


        Hello my name is Brianna. I grew up a military child traveling all over, but have always called Oregon home. My husband and I enjoy sharing our love for the outdoors with our 3 year old son by hiking, rafting, camping you name it ! I  have worked in various roles supporting people with Barriers for over 8 years in California and Oregon. I look forward to all new experiences and being out in the community. I am excited to be working as an employment professional and a member of the  DD&MH provider of Oregon team !

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          Case Manager
          Since December 2022

          Kaelyne Mowell


          I've been an Oregonian since I was six years old, and I now live in Gresham with my spouse, daughter, son and two dogs. I have worked in the I/DD field for 25 years and I appreciate how services have improved over that time and become more person centered. I am a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and I volunteer with my sister's troop on occasion. I embrace my Scottish Ancestry by attending several Scottish Festivals each year. I am on the Board of Trustees for the Portland Highland Games Association, which produces the Portland Highland Games in July. I am a trivia nut and watch Jeopardy with my family every weeknight. I love watching movies, doing puzzles, playing board games and spending time snuggling with my cute little Dachshund named Lady.

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            Staff Director
            Since February 2023

            Tina Knautz


            Hello! My name is Tina and I am so excited to be joining the Oregon Providers team. I’m a native Oregonian, but have lived all over the United States. I come with a pretty eclectic background, with many years in counseling and behavioral health. My husband and I live here in Sandy with our little pup rescue, Maisie Grace. We are passionate for all things ocean, love to travel off the beaten path, are avid walkers and adore all things furry or feathered. I believe in community, in supports, in people and in Grace. I believe that all things are possible and that nothing is impossible.

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              Activities Director
              Since January 2023

              Katie Bixel


              I am happy to bring my unique background to this agency. In my early years I traveled a lot and ended up in Australia for 3 years where I attended the University of Newcastle and played soccer and rugby. Later in life I spent some time in the military and my career naturally progressed to management. I am married with a 15 year old son. We live on property up the Mt and run a small hobby farm with donkeys, goats, a random rooster and whoever else shows up at our door. When I am not working or doing chores I make custom crafts as gifts for friends and family.

                Meet Our
                Direct Support Professionals
                Employment Professionals

                Employment Professional Since October 2020


                My name is Shayla I live with my husband and two pets, spooky who is our cat and Grizzly our one year old red heeler. I am trained to do employment supports as well as direct supports. I love spending time with my friends and family as well as those who I support. My favorite thing about my job is watching those around me grow and become better people and learn new skills. I have been doing this line of work since 2019 and have enjoyed meeting all of the new people it has brought me.

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                  Direct Support Professional Since July 2017


                  I have over 6 years of experience of working with people with disabilities including DSP supports and job coaching. I enjoy helping clients reach their goals and leading a healthy lifestyle. My favorite activities to do with clients include cooking, exercising and getting out into community-visiting movie theaters, thrift stores and libraries. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and vaccinated.

                    Employment Professional Since July 2021


                    I am the oldest of 6 kids. I enjoy video games, films, and anime. When I am not working, I am either spending time with my family or with my friends. I do in home supports and community supports.

                      Direct Support Professional Since August 2022


                      I'm a Mother of five grown children and grandmother to three grandchildren. I enjoy doing anything with family and love the outdoors. I enjoy helping others and volunteering when possible. I have worked in the healthcare field for 25+ years and enjoy everything about it.

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                        Direct Support Professional Since April 2022


                        My name is Sara, 35 born in Oakland California raised in Portland Oregon. I enjoy the outdoors, crafting, traveling, and spending time with my daughter . I have been in this field for 15 years. I have experience in homecare support for clients daily needs. I'm in this field to be a role model and advocate for these clients who need someone to help them in anything they are struggling with. I'm always there to listen and whom they may feel safe with.

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                          Direct Support Professional
                          Since August 2022


                          Hey, I'm Seth! I'm a proud Oregon native, was born in the Portland area but my home is in Bend. I'm the oldest of eight and grew up on a small farm (home schooled, of course). I've always loved combining physical activity with my passion for helping others, which is why I have been a martial arts instructor and firefighter/EMT over the past decade. On the weekends you can find me hiking, fly-fishing, kickboxing, and petting every dog in sight. I'm excited to develop interpersonal relationships and help people meet their goals, build independence, and pursue their passions! Helping people realize their full potential is what brings me joy.

                            Direct Support Professional
                            Since May 2022


                            I have worked since I was 18 years old. I got married and  had two daughters. I just started working for the Agency but have always been a big part of my Grand Daughters life. My hobbies are spending time outside and being with my grandkids. The most important reason I'm in the field is to assist Cailey. I'm now retiring from my job where I was a barista for fourteen Years.

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                              Employment Professional 
                              Since September 2022


                              Hello! My name is Deirdre [Deer-dra], I have over 7 years experience assisting people with barriers to find employment. I started out in the employment industry working as a paid intern at Portland Community College. For 6 months I helped students with creating resumes and offered interview tips and hosted job fairs. After my internship I took a job with a local non-profit working as an Employment specialist. The non profit had a much larger client base and I got to serve an amazing group of people. My new position is in some ways similar to my last but with more responsibility. I truly love this line of work and look forward to new experiences. I love traveling with my daughter, jamming to old school tunes with my sister, and spending time with friends at the coast.

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                                Direct Support Professional
                                Since October 2022


                                Having worked in the non-profit world for many years, as well as being an investment broker for years, I believe I have a balanced view on the world around me. I truly believe we all deserve respect and love, I am so looking forward to working once again with people that put other's needs as paramount in their lives. Getting the opportunity to assist others in the development of life skills as well as embracing the world around them, is a challenge and mission that I am happy to fulfill. I am a personal who is analytical, but embraces my "musician" side as well and in my off hours, I work on various musical pursuits in my studio here in my home. I am a country boy at heart, and living in Eagle Creek Oregon is truly enjoyable. I am looking forward to getting remarried in the coming months to an amazing woman, and loving being a grandpa to 6 adorable grandkids.

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                                  Direct Support Professional
                                  Since September 2022


                                  Hello I am Jacque; I'm 51 years old, married and have 2 wonderful kids a daughter 19 and son 15. I am active in my church, love the outdoors, gardening, kayaking, hiking, boating & fishing, enjoy cooking healthy meals as well as fun baked treats. I thrive going to the gym and encourage others to be healthy. I have worked in the health field for about 34 years, some of this in the field and most of it in administrative work. I enjoy the world of Real Estate as well. I have a helpful heart and love to see others do well..

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                                    Direct Support Professional
                                    Since October 2022


                                    My name is Ilsa (ill-suh) and I am the mother of the most spectacular little human, my daughter Felicity. We live with 2 fluffy cats, Kinoko and Thistle, and some of my favorite activities are anything my daughter and I can do together. Any kind of art, especially crafting and painting, spending time outside, collecting cool rocks, listening to true crime podcasts, watching nature documentaries, playing games on Nintedo Switch, and baking are some of the many things I love doing. I was a CNA and worked as a caregiver for 3 years, working primarily with elderly experiencing dementia. I have a great love for holistic healthcare because it promotes mental, social, emotional, and financial health as being equally as important as physical health for a well rounded person. My goal is to continue providing and promoting holistic forms of support for people from all walks of life, especially those in vulnerable populations.

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                                      Direct Support Professional
                                      Since November 2022


                                      I enjoy helping people. I am kind compassionate and understanding. I truly care about my clients. I am resourceful. If I cannot find the answers, I will do everything in my ability to find those answers. I love most animals, i have a cat named Missy, a Rottweiler named Jake. He is a gentle giant. I also have a 9-year-old grandson. I enjoy the outdoors. I like camping, fishing and hiking.

                                        Direct Support Professional
                                        Since December 2022


                                        I'm a single father of a 9 year old son and we love going on all the fun adventures the PNW has to offer. You will find us on the river, at the beach, enjoying concerts and street fairs in the summer. Pumpkin patches and Halloween parties in the fall. Hitting the mountain in the Winter. Enjoying all the delightful gardens, and wineries in the Spring. I've traveled the world and originally come from Australia. I'm a massive sports fan especially Basketball, Soccer, Australian football, and baseball. I enjoy supporting the Portland Trailblazers, Thorns and Timbers. I was a chef for over 25 years and I love to cook and bake tasty treats. I have also worked as a behavior management specialist, meditation instructor, financial manager, furniture restorer, and volunteered in Hospice care.

                                          Direct Support Professional
                                          Since December 2022


                                          My name is Aisha, but I like to go by Peaches because I feel that it describes my personality perfectly. I have five years of experience working as a DSP, and I wouldn't trade it for the world! I love to make new connections and enrich the lives of the people I serve. My hobbies include crafting, writing, cooking, and music. I like to explore the community, but I also like to spend a cozy day at home. Currently, my favorite activity is attending water aerobics at my local community center. I'm so pleased to be a part of the team here at Oregon Provider!

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                                            Direct Support Professional
                                            Since January 2023


                                            I have been caregiving for the past 4 years. My experience is with children, adults, and the elderly. I have worked extensively with individuals who are on the autism spectrum and Dementia. I would describe myself as a generous, kind, and an empathetic individual. I am a great listener and absolutely love putting a smile on someone's face. My hobbies are painting, collage art, journaling, writing, archiving, exploring rural Oregon, and walking to Portland's many parks!

                                              Direct Support Professional
                                              Since February 2023


                                              Hi my name is Alyssa Gallow and I am in my 30’s. I enjoy art, reading, MTG, long boarding, hiking, video games, learning new things, meeting people, and hanging with my family and pets. I have a bachelors degree in criminal justice and sociology and did some post graduate degree work. A majority of my career has been in corrections. I decided to make a change in order to feel more fulfilled in life. I enjoy working with people and being in the human services field and I am excited to start this journey.

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                                                Direct Support Professional
                                                Since March 2023


                                                My name is Chelsea, I have an almost 4 year old son and have been with his dad for six years. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in my free time. I really enjoy watching TV shows and doing arts and crafts and puzzles. in the summertime, I like to go camping with my mom and my sister. My boyfriend, and I like to travel whenever we have some free time. I’m just an overall happy energetics, outgoing person and I’m excited to show you guys.

                                                  Employment Professional Since July 2019


                                                  Hello. My name is Michelle and I have been employed with DD&MH Provider of Oregon since July 2019. I am a wife and mom of two boys. I enjoy church, volleyball, animals, eating in new restaurants and coffee with friends. Up until 2019 I was a homeschooling parent. My children finished schooling at home and I wanted to work. I ended up at DD&MH because I myself have a family member that receives DD services. I understood the importance of his providers to him and his mom(my sister) so naturally I gravitated towards this line of work. I am an Employment Professional, but I also provide DSP services when needed..

                                                    Employment Professional & Direct Support Professional Since April 2019


                                                    My Name is Sharif Babajan. My hobbies include Hiking, repairing cars and gardening. I have worked as a DSP/Employment professional on and off since 2019 with many diverse people as far north as Vancouver, and as far south as Woodburn. I have employment experiences in fields such as food service, metal fabrication, semi conductor production, and delivery driving. I really enjoy working in this field because I like directly helping people make improvements in their lives whether it be at home, in the community or at work. I try to always keep and open mind and strive to help people I work with meet and exceed their goals and expectations. I look forward to meeting or working with all new or potential clients!

                                                      Direct Support Professional Since November 2021


                                                      I am a caring compassionate person. I like to make people laugh, I can be goofy at times, I always put people first. I like to go fishing and going to the beach, I'm a very adventurous person and love to be outside. I have been a PSW for the past 3 years for my sister for the past 3 years. I am now a DSP for my sister. Family comes first to me!

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                                                        Employment Professional Since May 2021


                                                        Hello, my name is Cheri Fox and I am a proud mama of five children, 5 grandchildren and absolutely love spending time with my family. I have lived all over the Northwest, mostly on farms, and have been in this area for the past twenty-two years. I enjoy walking, reading, crafts, hiking, camping and riding quads at the dunes. I have been in Direct Support since 2009. I have enjoyed encouraging my fellow human beings my whole life and believe that everyone can use a grace, a smile and a laugh. I look forward to meeting new people and what I can learn from them.

                                                          Direct Support Professional
                                                          Since June 2022


                                                          Hi I’m Evan a DSP. I enjoy the outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. I’ve been doing this job for almost a month now and I enjoy being of assistance with people in the community. Helping people is what I do best and that’s what I provide everyday no matter the circumstance.

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                                                            Direct Support Professional
                                                            Since November 2022


                                                            Hello! My name is Madelynn and I am very excited for my journey here! When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my two beautiful horses, Sahara and Riot. My fiance, Cyrus and I love taking them on trail rides and beach rides in the summer. To relax at home, I am a huge reader! I love all books from romance to fantasy. I also love watching true crime videos on YouTube and also podcasts. I am currently attending Southern New Hampshire University with a major in Psychology. My career goal is to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.

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                                                              Direct Support Professional
                                                              Since August 2022


                                                              My name is McKenzie and used to be a stay at home mom to my three beautiful children for almost two years. I love helping others and before staying home I was a caregiver and then a DSP for about two and a half years total. Coming back to work was the best decision for myself and my family and I am excited to be able to help people in need again. When I'm not at work I love to be surrounded by family and friends, going camping, riding horses, cooking delicious food, and anything that gets us out of the house and active!

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                                                                Direct Support Professional
                                                                Since September 2022


                                                                Hi! My name is Kylene Arnold, and I feel very privileged to work with DD & MH Providers of Oregon as we work together to truly make a difference in the lives of others. Before I started a family, I worked in the David Douglas School District as a Title 1 Assistant, and also worked with Special Education. I look back on these years with very fond memories of both the children I worked with and my friends on staff.

                                                                I am a very proud mother to two beautiful teenage girls who are my best friends. I was blessed to be able to be a stay-at-home mom, and enjoyed the opportunity to home-school my girls for a majority of their education. They are currently busy students at Sam Barlow High School, and keep a packed schedule with school, sports, youth group, and friends.

                                                                In my spare time, I enjoy being active and also love to study theology. My faith and my family are what I value most in my life. I am also an animal lover, and find the relationship and observance of animals very therapeutic! (All the animals that I have are actually ridiculously adorable!) I thank God for His good gifts in my life!

                                                                  Direct Support Professional
                                                                  Since September 2022


                                                                  I am the youngest child of five. I am an Auntie to three amazing children. I enjoy my family more than anything and doing outdoor activities. I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, river and basically anything outdoors.

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                                                                    Direct Support Professional
                                                                    Since October 2022


                                                                    Hello! I am fun, loving, and full of life. I owned and operated a fulltime childcare business for 16 years prior to becoming a PSW in 2014. I have a huge heart and love to help others. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother and when I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include: Traveling, snorkeling, gardening, hiking, crafting, and cooking. I am excited to be working as a DSP and joining the team at DD & MH Providers of Oregon.

                                                                      Direct Support Professional
                                                                      Since October 2022


                                                                      Hey there, I am an RN part time, and on the weekends I care for my son. I have a passionate heart for others and love to help in any way I can. I am also a Veteran and love to volunteer. In my off time I love to read, watch scary movies, especially zombie movies, and we cant forget 90 day Finance. I also love, love, love to travel, and enjoy the much needed relaxation and sunshine in my life, but also to see the beautiful places in the world that God created.

                                                                        Direct Support Professional
                                                                        Since December 2022


                                                                        My name is Kimberly, I go by Kim. I am a retired School Teacher/Daycare Coordinator. I worked for 28 yrs. Coached Special Olympics for 20 yrs. I decided to go back to work taking care of the Elderly People, which I felt I was called to do. I have worked in this field a long time.

                                                                          Direct Support Professional
                                                                          Since December 2022


                                                                          I'm a new mom, and I love it! Caring for others has always been in my nature, and I'm in my element as a real life mom. After working as a nurse in addiction medicine for 10 years, I wanted a change of pace. I briefly worked in a nursing home, and then a pediatric specialty clinic before my little one took over my world. I have a calm and patient demeanor. I try my best to listen to what people are saying, and reserve judgement. Everyone deserves to be heard and shown kindness. For hobbies, I enjoy walks and hiking in the woods. I like drawing, reading, and doing crafts, though I admit it has been a while since I indulged in those activities.

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                                                                            Direct Support Professional
                                                                            Since December 2022


                                                                            I am a semi-retired person. My hobbies are fishing and knitting. I was previously an adult foster care provider. I am a parent and previously drove a school bus. I have owned and operated a coffee shop and a landscaping company. My last client had many disabilities and I helped her navigate doctors appointments, hospitalizations, and daily living skills

                                                                              Direct Support Professional
                                                                              Since January 2023


                                                                              I’m excited to be part of the Oregon Provider Team. My career focus has been in the field of social work in many settings from school counsel (internship) to crisis management. My personal life is filled with family my husband, two sons and a daughter and my beautiful granddaughter. We are thrilled to call Oregon our home for over 60 years. We don't currently have any pets but have enjoyed the company of many cats and puppies. Our weekends are filled with cheering on our granddaughter, nieces and nephews at basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball games. We enjoy the Great Northwest, nature walks and photographing scenic views and sport events. My hobbies include sewing, art crafts, rock & mushroom hunting and visiting thrift stores for a good book or teapot. I look forward to meeting and working with all new and potential clients.

                                                                                Direct Support Professional
                                                                                Since February 2023


                                                                                Hello, I'm Erica and I use she/her pronouns. I am a big animal lover, I have two cats at home named Poppy and Beanie. Although I've lived in Oregon my entire life, one of my favorite hobbies is traveling. My other hobbies include trying/creating new makeup looks, thrift shopping, arts and crafts, and binge watching a good TV show. I've had years of experience mainly working in the customer service industry.

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                                                                                  Direct Support Professional
                                                                                  Since March 2023


                                                                                  I am a mother of 3 beautiful children. I am partnered with an amazing man Jake, we have been together for 8 years and counting. I love all things coffee, especially dutch brothers. I am a special needs mom as well, my son Luke has Autism.

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