Staff


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​​Pheobe has been working with individuals, youth and families for over 25 years.  She has worked in a variety of settings (residential, outpatient, advocacy groups, and the Oregon State Legislature).  She has opened three new programs, serving in roles as a Program Director, youth and family therapist, group therapist, crisis response worker, advocate and legislative assistant.  She values client-centered, evidence-based approaches in her work, and is dedicated to meeting her clients where they are and helping them to direct their own way through their healing.  She lives in Eugene with her sweetheart and their beloved dog.

PHEOBE MAE

Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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Galen Phipps has a 40+ year history of building integrated service systems, developing clinical and leader competencies, and creating high performance humanistic workplace cultures. In addition, over this time, he has provided clinical supervision of licensed master’s level clinicians with oversight of the assessment and treatment planning process. Since 2019, he has been the clinical supervisor at Madrone Mental Health. Mr. Phipps’ areas of specialty include wellness, mental health, and recovery services for the following:

  • People with addictions, including eating disorders and substance use/abuse
  • Those with acquired brain injury
  • People living with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Homelessness

Galen Phipps

Clinical Supervisor, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
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Jennifer Blake, MA, LPC has been a therapist for the past 14 years and has worked in social services for the past 21 years. She graduated from Northwest Christian University with a Master’s in Professional Counseling. Throughout her career Jennifer has worked with children and their families and adults in a variety of settings including public schools, day treatment programs, residential treatment programs, nursing homes, and community mental health agencies. Jennifer is passionate about helping people move towards their goals for better health.

 

When not at work Jennifer enjoys spending time with her kids. She enjoys hiking, walking, movies, reading, and volunteering. Jennifer is a native Oregonian and she is constantly amazed at the beauty this state has to offer.

Jennifer Blake

Therapist, MA, LPC
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Jackie Cowell, MS, QMHP received her Master’s in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. She has worked with a variety of populations in the Human Service field for the past five years including runaway and homeless youth and their families, addiction, eating disorders, and LGBTQI individuals, couples, and families. Further, as a Minority Fellowship Program Master’s Fellow, she has received specialized clinical training in working with minority youth and their families through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Jackie’sapproach includes an integration of experiential and evidence-based models (Emotion Focused, IFS, and DBT), as well as body-based approaches. She firmly believes that individuals hold capacity for change, and that changes can occur through new emotional experiences and the integration of mind and body.

Jackie Cowell

Individual and Family Therapist, LMFT
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Lori Dunnihoo, LCSW, has had a career working with youth and adults for over 20 years, and for the past 10 years, directly in social work. She uses an indvidualized, strengths-based approach in working with people. Lori enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds and supporting them towards living their fullest lives. When Lori is not at Madone, she is loves spending time with her family, playing fetch with her cat, or taking a long walk with a good friend.

Lori Dunnihoo

Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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Anna Lagattuta, NCC, QMHP, received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University in Chicago. She has experience with individuals and families in a variety of clinical settings, working closely with adolescents, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those struggling with eating disorders. Anna views therapy as a creative, collaborative and holistic process. She utilizes empathic listening and authenticity in her approach to therapy and firmly believes in her clients’ capacity for personal growth. Anna uses a combination of therapeutic models in her practice, including skills-based interventions (such as DBT and ACT), mindfulness tools and motivational interviewing. Anna lives in Eugene with her orange cat, Oliver.

Anna Lagattuta

Therapist, NCC, QMHP
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Nadia completed her Master’s in Social Work. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Nevada State College.  While not at work, Nadia likes reading, participating in a Latine affinity group, trying new recipes, and exploring all that Eugene has to offer.

Nadia Andres

Individual & Family Therapist, MSW, QMHP
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Erica Gingrich

Therapist, QMHP
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Annie Rian, QMHA (Qualified Mental Health Associate) therapist, works with children with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and behavioral issues. Annie’s approach is to build therapeutic relationships on a foundation of fun by using collaborative, individually tailored, and developmentally appropriate activities as media for clients to access, share, and adventure through their internal worlds, supporting them in learning and integrating evidence-based coping skills for exploring and nurturing their whole, complex emotional selves in the context of healthy connection and community. Particularly interested in memory and cognition research as well as infant, child, and adolescent neuropsychological development, Annie graduated with honors from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is currently pursuing additional degrees in biomedical sciences. When not immersed in the boundless fun and on-the-go learning inherent to working with kids, Annie can be found doing deep dives in academia, trail running, and collecting antiques.

Annie Rian

Therapist, QMHA
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Brook is a Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who provides medication management and psychotherapy to individuals from all walks of life.  She enjoys working with a wide variety of clients and conditions – including ADHD, Eating Disorders, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders.  Brook treats every client with up-to-date evidence-based practices and an individualized approach.  She has several years’ experience working alongside individuals diagnosed with eating disorders and practices from a Health at Every Size perspective.  Brook received her Master of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University and has been a nurse since 2009. Brook is a mom (of humans and dogs), a science fiction fan, and you will find her rockhounding in her free time.  Brook is dedicated to providing trauma-informed comprehensive mental health care to her community.

Brook Weber

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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Byron Elliott is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a diverse background and a strong passion for serving patients across the lifespan. Born and raised in Indiana, Byron Elliott left his hometown after graduating from college to embark on an adventure that led him to different parts of the world. He began his journey by serving in the Navy, where he cultivated invaluable skills in leadership and adaptability. During his military service, he discovered his calling in healthcare and pursued a career in nursing.

Byron Elliott’s nursing experience spans various fields, from the fast-paced environment of the Emergency Room to the specialized care units of the Pediatric ICU and Trauma ICU. However, it was in the Psychiatric Emergency Room where he found his true passion for mental health. Working with patients facing emotional and behavioral challenges ignited his interest in psychiatric care, particularly in the realm of pediatric psychiatry. Driven by a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of both children and adults, he became a dedicated PMHNP, delivering evidence-based treatments.

Byron Elliott

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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Sierra is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Clinical Herbalist and has been in practice for 5 years. She specializes in herbal nutrition, disordered eating and digestive health. Sierra is passionate about the importance of health and wellness and uses “food as medicine” as her foundational framework for guiding clients to support their whole selves – in mind, body and soul. A born and raised Eugene native and lifelong foodie, Sierra received her B.S. in Pre-Med Biology with Honors and a focus in Organic Chemistry in 2013 and promptly went on to complete her FNTP certification and herbal apprenticeship shortly thereafter. Sierra compassionately supports her clients through the lens of  bio-individuality – meaning each person receives a unique and tailored assessment and approach just for them. Sierra provides guided support to her clients for how they can integrate these personal nutritional needs into their daily life in order to support their recovery and health so they can thrive.

Sierra Thompson Nordquist

Nutritional Therapist, NTP, QMHA
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Trisha Eastlick, Administrative Director, received her Bachelor of Science in Business Communication and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  She has been working in mental health billing and clinic administration since 2004.  Trisha enjoys rafting, camping, fishing, and gardening.  Any outdoor activity spending time with her significant other and their Golden Retriever & Australian Shepherd.

Trisha Eastlick

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR
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Jessica Ansert

Administrative Assistant
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Heidi graduated from Northern Michigan University with a BS in Health Education in 2001. She recently relocated from Marquette, MI to Eugene with her son and younger sister to be closer to her daughter and in-laws.  Her personal mission statement is to utilize her skills and abilities in service to others and is grateful that her position as Program Assistant for MMH allows her to do that!

Heidi Gould

Program Assistant
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Deb graduated in Nursing from Minnesota State University. She worked for 25+ years as a nurse case manager for injured workers in Minnesota prior to relocating to Eugene to be closer to her family.  Deb has extensive experience in working successfully among individuals having diverse personality types, agendas and goals. She strives to connect and empathize with clients while maintaining the neutrality needed to accomplish goals and a positive outcome.

Outside of work, when Deb isn’t kayaking or playing pickleball, she can be found planning adventures with her 11- and 13-year-old grandchildren.

DEBRA MICHELS

REGISTERED NURSE, BSN, PHN
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 Sarah ( she/her) is in her final year of graduate school and absolutely delighted to join the Madrone team as a PMHNP student. She originally graduated from Lane Community College with an Associates in Nursing. After a decade of inpatient psychiatric nursing, she returned to school to help transform the type of care available to people with mental health concerns. She enjoys the outpatient setting for the collaborative relationships and the ability to get to know people in a meaningful way. Relationship building and active listening are core values for her developing practice.
She loves PNW native plants, dogs, science fiction, baking, and creating art.

SARAH MERRITT

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTIONER STUDENT
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Kayl (they/them/theirs) is a Certified Peer Wellness Specialist and has moved through various peer support certifications since 2017.  They have lived experience with mental health and addiction, and have been persistently working on their recovery since 2016. They are offering Madrone clients Peer Support Services which could include things like advocacy, resource navigation, and structured companionship through difficult times. Kayl values the peer model’s stance that everyone is the expert of their own experience and wants to support clients in building out their support networks and to feel at-home in their bodies and in their lives.

KAYL BOURGAULT

PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST INTERN
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Suzanne is thrilled to be part of the Madrone team. She has a passion for food and making others happy with her creations in the kitchen. Her goal here is to be part of the healing team here at Madrone. She is the previous owner of a coffee drive-through as well as a bistro café. Her favorite past times are hiking with her golden retriever, entertaining friends and family, and live theater. She resides in Eugene with her husband. She has a son and a daughter and 3 furry grandchildren.

Suzanne Nordquist

Chef
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A Eugene native, Lisa began dancing ballet at the age of six and as a teen, witnessed two of her close friends struggle with eating disorders. From this experience, she knew she wanted to help others create a healthy relationship with food, which led to her passion for health, nutrition and cooking with whole foods. In 2013, Lisa graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. She is delighted to be part of the Madrone team.

LISA DION

Chef
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Shealene has two decades of experience in the IT industry, and is fascinated by the intersection of technology and the human mind. Her joy is found in using her technical skills to assist others journey through the constant changes in the field.

Living on a 7-acre farm with her husband, 3 dogs, and 2 adopted Mustangs helps keep her grounded and attuned to the unique bond between humans and animals.

When not juggling between IT endeavors and farm duties, Shay is typically found on the cooler side, unleashing energy while playing ice hockey. Her life is a unique blend of tech, compassion, and competition!

Shealene Vogel

IT Administrator