SYSTEM OF CARE

System of Care

Purpose: The Marion-Polk System of Care (SOC) envisions a community where youth and families thrive in their homes and neighborhoods. It’s mission is to foster collaboration between local youth, families, and community partners to build an aligned, comprehensive network to elevate policies and practices and promote safety, health, and wellness for all youth and families.

Core Responsibilities: Updates coming soon. 

2024 Priorities: 

    • Host the 2nd Annual Marion-Polk Children, Youth & Family Services Summit on March 7.
    • Implement the new SOC strategic plan.
    • Focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging work.

2023 Youth & Family Services Summit:

Hosted on February 1, 2023, the Summit brought together nearly 200 local partners across the Marion-Polk region actively engaged in youth and family-centered agencies, coalitions, committees, programs, and other initiatives to:

    • Highlight youth and family-centered work;
    • Identify opportunities for greater community alignment;
    • Break down silos and reduce duplicative efforts; and
    • Network with other local professionals, organizations, and community leaders.

Download a report of the Summit highlighting key takeaways and next steps here and watch a recap video here.

Partners can download the Summit attendee contact list here.

Meetings: SOC meetings are closed to the public.

Contact:

Heather Pascoe (she/her)

SOC Manager

hpascoe@willamettehealthcouncil.org

Executive Council Members:

    • Chair: Lisa Harnisch, Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub
    • Alberto Maldonado, Youth Era
    • Amanda Stephens, Polk County Health Services
    • Cassie Stafford, Willamette Education Service District
    • Cheryl Cisneros, Creating Opportunities
    • Chiharu Blatt, Trillium Family Services
    • Chris Moore, Salem-Keizer Public Schools
    • Corissa Neufeldt, Marion County Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
    • Cydney Nestor, Oregon Department of Human Services
    • DeAnn Carr, Yamhill Coordinated Care Organization
    • Dannielle Brown, PacificSource Community Solutions, Marion-Polk CCO
    • Ivan Moreno, Young Adult Community Member
    • Jayne Downing, Center for Hope & Safety
    • Jennifer Kubista, Central School District
    • Jodi Merritt, Polk County Community Corrections
    • Justin Hopkins, Willamette Health Council
    • Levi Herrera-Lopez, Mano a Mano
    • Liz Schwarz, Oregon Youth Authority
    • Phil Blea, Marion County Behavioral Health
    • Sandy Bumpus, Oregon Family Support Network
    • Sheryl Fisher, Yamhill Coordinated Care Organization
    • Troy Gregg, Marion County Juvenile Department

    Advisory & Practice Level Workgroup Members:

      • Chair: Karin Perkins, Marion County Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
      • Alberto Maldonado, Youth Era
      • Cassie Stafford, Willamette Education Service District
      • Chris Moore, Salem Keizer School District
      • Christina McCollum, PacificSource Community Solutions, Marion-Polk CCO
      • Clarissa McGee, Oregon Family Support Network 
      • Dawn Meyers, Department of Human Services Self-Sufficiency
      • Ivan Moreno, Young Adult Community Member
      • Jennie Kendeigh, Polk County Behavioral Health
      • Jim Posey, Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare
      • Kat Fox, PacificSource Community Solutions, Marion-Polk CCO
      • Levi Herrera-Lopez, Mano a Mano
      • Paige Gorman, Trillium Family Services
      • Patie Taylor, Marion County Wraparound
      • Percy Torres, Marion County Youth & Family Services
      • Rachel McCormick, Rise Services, Inc.
      • Rebecca Carter, Oregon Family Support Network
      • Rich Robison, Polk County Juvenile Department
      • Tammy Brister, Marion County Health and Human Services