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.

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!

Shantell B.

Shantell B. Personal Agent

Shantell was born in Roseburg but lived in Arizona for most of her childhood while her father served in the United States Marine Corps. In 2014, she graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelors in Human Development and Family Sciences. Before coming to Connections Case Management, she worked as a case manager for the county’s mental health and disability services programs. In her free time, she enjoys painting, crafting, and spending time with her family and animals.

Tawny W.

Tawny W. Provider eXPRS Specialist

Residing in Roseburg since 1998, Tawny and her husband are very involved with their church.  She is the Director of Worship at Garden Valley Church and loves leading and working with people.

Tawny loves seeing people live their lives to the fullest. She loves to sing, read, and hang out with friends. She has worked at Connections since 2010 & enjoys serving everyone who comes into the office.

Tera F.

Tera F. Personal Agent

Tera has lived in Oregon most of her life, raised in Brookings and raising her own family in the Portland area.  She has 2 incredible kids: Claudia & Nicholas and three equally excellent fids (furry kids) Hank, Jasper and Emmy Lou.

Tera is a nerd at heart and loves to learn new things. She enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking and rafting and though she stinks at it, she thinks tennis is a blast.

Vickie S.

Vickie S. Personal Agent

Vickie has lived most of her life in the Bay Area and enjoys the Coastal climate and activities.

When not working, she likes spending time with family, camping and reading.

She has 25+ years of experience both caring for people, Group Home management and social work.

She is grateful to have the privilege in helping others to achieve their goals and dreams.

Yira V.A.

Yira V.A. Personal Agent Assistant

Yira was born and raised in Klamath Falls. She has always loved helping others, which is why she decided to become a DSP the moment she graduated high school. She took pride in assisting others in their daily lives and loved helping them achieve their goals.

Yira currently lives with her boyfriend of 4 years, who is a DSP. She has 4 fur babies, 3 crazy dogs and 1 sassy cat. Her dogs are named Bagel, Cereal and Apple Fritter and her cat is named Bean. Yira is an extreme animal lover and is constantly rescuing different animals. In her free time, she likes to garden and explore the outdoors with her dogs and friends.

She hopes to continue to grow in this field and learn from colleagues. She is very grateful to Connections Case Mgmt for this opportunity to positively impact her community.