Erika N.

Erika N. Personal Agent

Erika grew up in New Hampshire, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2015, and has been in the human services field ever since. She began as a residential counselor working with children in DCYF care, and then transitioned to the I/DD field as a case manager in New Hampshire, prior to moving to Coos Bay and joining Connections as a Personal Agent.

Outside of work, Erika spends her time hiking and camping, cooking, going to concerts, and hanging out with her partner, dog, and cats.

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Irene K.

Irene K. Personal Agent

Irene grew up in Denver, Colorado but also spent some time in the Czech Republic. Czech was Irene’s first language, but she did not retain any accent. Irene is a graduate of Klamath Community College, as well as Oregon Institute of Technology, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology.  After graduation, Irene and her husband returned to Colorado for a few years; and then moved back to Klamath for a quieter life in mid-2022. Irene has been in the psychology/social services field since 2014 and is passionate about being an advocate for individuals with I/DD.

Outside of work, Irene enjoys traveling, gardening, camping, kayaking, gem and mineral collecting, visiting the ocean & spending time with her husband and K9 fur-baby, Bandit.

Irene is passionate about this field and is very excited to be a part of such a wonderful team at Connections Case Management!

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Jessica L.

Jessica L. Personal Agent

Jessica has lived in Southern Oregon for most of her adult life. As a child, she moved around a lot because her stepfather was in the Navy. She attended kindergarten and first grade in Japan. She has four little brothers, three of which are teenagers! She lives with her daughter and cat, Nugget.

Jessica has worked in the I/DD field for 6+ years. Most recently as an instructional assistant for an elementary school developmental learning center. She graduated with an associates degree in education from Eastern Gateway Community College in 2021.

Jessica likes to spend her free time reading, traveling, and attending community events. She also enjoys volunteering, most recently she volunteered with F.E.A.T.T helping run the sensory booth at the Douglas County Fair.

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Leslie T.

Leslie T. Personal Agent

Leslie was fortunate enough to grow up in Coos Bay.  Born from commercial fisherman and loggers, Leslie has a great appreciation and love for the history of Coos County, as well as all bounties the area has to offer.

From blackberry to mushroom picking, to fishing, swimming up Powers, or looking for agates on the beach, Leslie feels there is no other place she would rather live and raise her daughter in.

Leslie has worked in social services for over 3 years with a variety of people from all different backgrounds.  She is excited to start her new journey with CCM and looks forward to making a positive impact.

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Angela H.

Angela H. Personal Agent

Angela grew up in Bay Area, California. She served in the Air Force and received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services.  She began working in the I/DD field 10 years ago as a Personal Support Worker.  She has worked in various roles in the field including managing an adult day program as well as residential programs.

 

Angela recently moved to Roseburg with her husband and two fur babies, Zoey and Penny Lane.  They moved to be closer to her husband’s family and spend their free time in the outdoors.  Some of Angela’s favorite things include: the mountains, chocolate, fishing, hiking, gardening, coffee, reading, Led Zeppelin, cooking & spending time with her husband and fur babies.

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Staci B.

Staci B. Personal Agent

Staci has lived in Douglas County since 2006. She has spent the past twenty years serving in various social services positions. She is excited to start her career at Connections Case Mgmt.

Staci has two amazing adult daughters and two incredible granddaughters. She also has four fur grandsons and two fur babies of her own.

In her free time, you will find her surrounded by family & friends at the beach, on the lake fishing, or exploring the beautiful outdoors. She also enjoys reading suspense novels and baking treats for her loved ones.

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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.

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Bernarda L.

Bernarda L. Personal Agent

Bernarda has spent her entire life in Coos County.

She has worked more than 25 years in social services including a number of years working with community members with I/DD.

When not at work, she spends as much time as she can with her four grandchildren.  She enjoys anything  gardening, camping and the beach.

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Casey E.

Casey E. Personal Agent

Casey was born and raised in Klamath Falls, she left to get her education at Oregon State University and returned with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She worked previously as a Spanish teacher for young children and then as a Legal Assistant and Victims Advocate for The Klamath County District Attorney’s Office.  

Serving others is quite important to Casey, and she is excited to do that through Connections. 

Outside of work, Casey has many hobbies. She loves painting, singing, learning piano, and pretty much anything that requires creativity! She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, mentee, and her cute little cat named Cat.  

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Chelsea M.

Chelsea M. Personal Agent

Chelsea has lived in Coos County all her life.

She has worked with individuals with I/DD in a variety of different roles over the course of her career and is excited to step into this new role with Connections Case Mgmt. Chelsea loves helping others achieve their dreams.

When she’s not at work, you can find her with her husband, two children, and her dogs outdoors camping, fishing, or riding in the dunes.

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