Katie S.

Katie S. Personal Agent

Katie has lived in Douglas County for 23 years. She is a wife and a mother to 6 beautiful children. In her free time, she is found out in nature, spending time with her family, and her fur babies.

In 2015, Katie graduated from UCC with her Associates in Human Services. Prior to coming to Connections Case Mgmt,  Katie worked as an Advocate for individuals who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence. Katie is excited to join the team at Connections Case Mgmt. Katie is passionate about seeing folks live their best lives.

Kitina L.

Kitina L. Personal Agent

Kitina was born and raised in Coos County and loves being a lifetime Oregonian.  She has over 14 years of experience in the social services field and direct experience with individuals with disabilities.

She is very driven and dedicated in her desire to advocate for people, support and help them succeed and live the lives they choose.  Empowering people and working closely with them to achieve their goals and dreams is an extraordinary journey that she is honored to be a part of.

Outside of work, Kitina is active with her family and spends her time with her fabulous husband of over 25 years and their two amazing adult children. She enjoys listening to music, chalk painting furniture, watching movies, cooking, and spending time with her animals.

Kya A.

Kya A. Personal Agent

Kya is a Native to Klamath Falls & surrounding area.  She is an active member in the community & very involved in her Indigenous Peoples Ways and Culture.

She has worked in intensive social services for 10+ years and considers herself both a Natural and Professional Advocate. Serving others, along with helping folks see and reach their full potential, is very important to Kya. She is Passionate about this field and is super excited to be part of the Connections Case Mgmt Team.

One of Kya’s greatest accomplishments is her daughter.  Being a mother and a big time family member, are her biggest blessings. Kya has a big family and is the only sister to a bunch of rowdy (in the best way) brothers, whom are also her best friends.

Outside of work, Kya has many hobbies. She is an avid Oregon enthusiast. She loves hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, waterfall and beach exploring, playing ball and flat out getting dirty, as well as cooking, crafting, decorating, reading, watching movies, hanging out with her kitties and all that other fun-to-her stuff.

Mary Lee L.E.

Mary Lee L.E. Assessor Specialist

Mary Lee was born and raised in Klamath Falls.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Portland and has been with Connections since 2014, first as a Personal Agent and now as an Assessor Specialist.  She loves working with our customers and is always learning from them.

Mary Lee lives in Klamath Falls with her husband, their two amazing daughters and several four-legged family members.

Mendi H.

Mendi H. Personal Agent

Mendi was born and raised in Arizona and moved to Oregon in 1995. She has many years of experience in the I/DD field working  in local group homes as well as coaching bowling and managing medicals for Douglas County Special Olympics.  In July 2019, she began working at Connections as a PA.

Mendi has 4 grown sons and is proud to say that she is a grandma of 3 amazing grandkids. She has 2 cats and 1 dog. She loves all animals, big and small. Her favorite holiday is Christmas, where she goes a little crazy with decorating her home and office. In her off time, you can find her around her goldfish pond in her yard or up in the mountains mudding, hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.

Rachel J.

Rachel J. Personal Agent

Rachel was born in Roseburg and raised in Douglas County and various other locations in Oregon and Northern California.

She graduated in 2014 from Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Sociology. Rachel has

worked mostly in the healthcare industry for the past 20 years, including several years at Mercy Hospital in Discharge Planning/Case Management.

She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work from Walden University.

When not at work or doing homework, you can find her hanging out with her 5 cats or hiking and finding new adventures at the coast with her 2 dogs, Buffy (4) and Karma (10).

Robin M.

Robin M. Brokerage Director

Family member and community advocate for persons with I/DD for 27+ years.

Founding member of W.I.S.H. a 501(c)3 to establish appropriate and affordable housing for persons with I/DD.

Past member of the Staley Implementation Group.

Original member of the local Self-Directed Supports (SDS) group, the precursor to the establishment of Brokerages in Oregon.

Lives in Roseburg, Oregon with her husband and dog, Trigger.

Robyn R.

Robyn R. Program Coordinator

Robyn was born and raised in Grants Pass Oregon, spent 7 years in Coos Bay before landing in Roseburg in 2001.  She has been in the I/DD field for over 30 years, working as direct support, managing group homes, agency behavior specialist and OIS mentor/independent instructor.

She enjoys volunteering in her community, participating with the Dance committee in Douglas County (since 2002) and coaching Special Olympics. Robyn is married with four adult children and blessed with three beautiful grandkids.  She loves photography, nature, plants, animals, and live music.

Ruthie C.

Ruthie C. Assessor Coordinator

Ruthie moved to Oregon in 1995 after graduating from the University of Chico State and began her social work career.  Before becoming a Personal Agent for Connections in 2012, she worked as a Case Manager for Pregnant & Parenting Teens in a Medford High School, a High School Special Education Teacher in Hermiston, and a Social Worker for Child Welfare in Grants Pass.

Ruthie has two adult children, Dominic and Demitri, the latter is serving our country in the US Army.  She is passionate about people and frogs.  After all, one may someday turn into a prince. In her free time, she loves cycling and crafting activities.  She is also grateful to God for the mountain of friendships she has been blessed with in her lifetime.

Sarah N.

Sarah N. Personal Agent

Sarah was born and raised in Alaska, where she completed her Associate in Human Services. From there, she continued education, and will be receiving her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, in early 2021. Sarah has been a part of the human service field for the past six years, previously being a service coordinator in Wasilla, Alaska.

Sarah moved to the Oregon Coast mid-2019, and further to the Coos Bay area in early 2020. She enjoys being outdoors and has hiked numerous mountains in Alaska, but is still discovering fun hiking trails on the coast. She is a huge fan of coffee and energy drinks, and dislikes hot weather!