Julie H.

Julie H. Personal Agent Assistant

Julie has lived in Coos County much of her life however, she also lived in San Jose, CA for 4 years and Seattle, WA for 7 years . She studied human services at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

She has worked in the I/DD field in a variety of different roles since 2002 and has worked at Connections Case Management since 2004. She retired from full time employment July 2023 and works part-time.   Julie loves bringing a smile to someone’s face and helping others.

In her spare time, Julie makes junk journals and cares for her elderly father.  She is married, has grandchildren, and has an 8-year-old boxer dog named Pez.

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Yira V.A.

Yira V.A. Personal Agent Assistant

Yira was born and raised in Klamath Falls. Once graduating high school, she became a DSP and fell in love with assisting others in their daily lives.

Yira lives with her new baby girl and longtime boyfriend, who also works in the I/DD field. She also has 3 fur babies, 2 dogs and 1 eccentric cat. Yira enjoys exploring Oregon’s wilderness and vacationing on California’s beaches.

She hopes that this is just the beginning to a long career in I/DD services. She is grateful to be learning from such wonderful colleagues.

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Erika R.

Erika R. Lead Personal Agent Asst./Lead Provider EXPRS Specialist

Erika was born and raised in Oregon. She has been with Connections since 2007 and loves working with a supportive team that helps our customers reach their goals.  She enjoys helping PSWs navigate eXPRS and any other issues they might have.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband and two amazing boys!

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