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

Public Affairs Officer

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

Neil Falk, MD

Associate Medical Director