Executive Team

Derald R. Walker, PhD

President & Chief Executive Officer

Since April 2008, Derald has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascadia, for which he was recognized in April 2011 by the National Council for Community Behavioral HealthCare as a “Visionary Leader”. Read more >>
Jeffrey Eisen, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Eisen joined Cascadia in 2017 as CMO and provides continued direction and development of Cascadia’s integrated health care services across the company spanning mental health, addiction, and primary care. His role is integral in creating and setting policies, procedures, and practice standards. Dr. Eisen leads the developing partnerships that include area hospital emergency departments, primary care groups, health plans and the Unity Center for Behavioral Health. Read more >>

Beth Epps, M.Ed

Chief Clinical Officer

Beth joined Cascadia in January 2014 as Chief Clinical Officer. She serves on Cascadia’s executive team and provides leadership for its broad array of behavioral and integrated programs for individuals with mental health and addiction challenges, to include community, clinic, and other site-based services with special focus on county-wide crisis, forensic needs, residential services, a full PSRB continuum, and services and supports provided by Peer Wellness Specialists.  Read more >>
Barry Gault, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Barry  has over 30 years of experience in a variety of financial roles, Barry spent 15 years at Xerox Corporation and joined Cascadia as Controller in 2018.  Read more >>

Jim Hlava, LCSW

Vice President of Housing

Jim is the Vice President of Housing for Cascadia Behavioral HealthCare, Inc. as well as the President of Cascadia Housing, Inc.  Jim graduated from Portland State University in 1985 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and is a licensed clinical social worker in Oregon.  He has worked for the past 30+ years at Cascadia, with the first 20 years focused on delivering, developing and managing case management, employment, and housing programs.  Read more>>

Jim Rudnick, MBA

Chief Information Officer

Jim is an IT executive and management consultant whose 20+ year career includes experience with both dynamic start-ups and agent-of-change leadership within established organizations. Notably, he led efforts to build out some of the earliest commercial Internet Services in the Pacific Northwest. Read more >>

Alana Silverman, BA

Chief People Officer

Alana is Senior Director of Human Resources and works with internal stakeholders to ensure Cascadia’s mission, vision, and values are supported. Read more>>

Sandra Wilborn, MS

Chief Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer

Sandra champions building the agency’s culture around equity, diversity, and inclusion.  She has been involved in Cascadia’s efforts to work toward a more inclusive and equitable workplace since 2007. Read more>>

Senior Leadership

Dave Kohler, MSW

Clinical Officer

Eric Sevos, LCSW

Government Affairs Officer

Eric oversees Cascadia’s government affairs, contracts, and development. Cascadia. Read more>>

Frederick Staten, PhD

Quality Officer

Frederick oversees quality management, staff training and development, as well as risk management for Cascadia. Read more>>

John Duke, MBA

Integrated Care Officer

Neil Falk, MD

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Falk has been involved in the Multnomah County community mental health system since 1992. Read more>>

Renee Boak, MPH, CADC I

Sr. Director of Integrated Health Services

Renee leads Cascadia’s efforts in integrating services to deliver on our whole health care mission.  Read more>>

Meghan Caughey, MFA

Sr. Director of Peer Wellness

Meghan leads Cascadia’s Peer Wellness program, which offers peer wellness training and development. Read more>>

Laura Cohen, LCSW, ACSW

Sr. Director of Community Support Services

Laura is responsible for Cascadia’s Community Based Services Division which includes homeless services, supportive housing, state and federal corrections programs, supported employment, residential case management, intensive case management, and wellness programming. Read more>>

Dawn C. Coleman, JD

Sr. Director of Residential & Supportive Housing Services

Dawn is responsible for Cascadia’s Residential and Supportive Housing programs. Read more>>

Sarah C. Coleman, QMHP, CADC I

Sr. Director of Health Centers

Sarah directs the clinical operations and services at Cascadia’s health centers. Read more>>

Barrett Crosby

Sr. Director of Quality Management

Barrett plays a key role in Cascadia’s Quality Management. Read more>>

Ashleigh Flynn, BA

Sr. Director of Grants & RFPs

Ashleigh leads Cascadia’s grant-writing and proposals for funding. Read more>>

Margaret Jonsson, MBA

Sr. Director of Housing Development & Management

Maggie is Senior Director of Housing Development and Management, as well as Treasurer of Casacadia Housing Inc. Read more>>

Michael LaClair, BA

Executive Administrative Manager

Michael keeps all things moving for the executive team and board. Read more>>

Jennifer R. Moffatt, BA

Sr. Director of Communications

Jennifer leads Cascadia’s external and internal communications, including brand, marketing, outreach, and advocacy work. Read more>>

Jeff Perry, MS, MBA

Sr. Director of Finance

Jeff leads financial analysis, planning and revenue cycle management matters at Cascadia. Read more>>

Kas Robinson, PhD

Sr. Director of PSRB & Emergency Services

Board of Directors


Steve Jaggers, MS
Chair | Counselor & Educator, retired

Jeffrey Marotta, PhD
Vice Chair | President & Senior Consultant, Problem Gambling Solutions

Rico Bocala
Treasurer | President, Employee Benefits USI Insurance Services

Chiki Nussbaumer
Secretary | Operations AnalystWells Fargo Bank

Matt Koehler
At-Large Director | Vice President, Platform Solutions Cambia Health Solutions

Allison Prasad, PhD
Director | Engagement Specialist, Workforce Recruiting & Training, City of Portland

Amelia J. Wilcox, PhD
Director | Assistant Professor, Lewis & Clark College, Licensed Psychologist, Lair Hill

Derald Walker, PhD
Board President | CEO, Cascadia

Dick Cowan
Director | Attorney At Law

Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS
Director | Founder & President, ASHA International

Greg Townley, Ph.D.
Director | Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Portland State University

Harris Matarazzo
Director | Attorney At Law

Jeremy Lynn, MD
Director | Regional Medical Director, Emergency Services, Providence Health & Services Oregon

Jonathan Eames
Director | Eames Consulting

Kellie VavRosky
Director | CFO Consultant

Pam Martin
Director | Licensed Psychologist

Paul Giger, MD
Director | Senior Regional Medical Director, Providence St. Joseph Health


Jim Hlava
President | Cascadia Housing Inc.

Greg Close
Board Chair | CEO, Wyse Investment Services

Maggie Jonsson
Treasurer | Cascadia Housing, Inc.

Amy Anderson
Board Secretary | Advocate

Charles Duit
Director | Previous Tenant

Harris Matarazzo
Director | Attorney-at-Law

Jeffery Wood
Director | Community Representative

Michael Braxton
Director | Exec. Director, Empowerment Clinic

Pam Martin
Director | Psychologist

Steve Jaggers
Director | Counselor & Educator, retired