Our Staff

Michael Hlebechuk

Executive Director

Robert Cseko

Director of Administration

Jennifer (Jen) Salkoski

Executive Assistant

"Peer support is about connection. Connection is a safe space to listen and be heard without judgement. This is where the healing begins"

Nicole Morris-Judd

Communications and Development Coordinator

"Support from peers saved my life and changed my mind."

Willita Ross

Training

“I have worked for more than 16 years with community non-profit organizations as a liaison for DHS and women and children in the community. I have a passion for advocating and supporting those that have experienced domestic violence or trauma.”

Jay Strauser

Training

"As a veteran of Desert Storm, I’ve seen a lot. I believe that together we can support and challenge each other to move toward the life we want."

TaMara Edens

Social Program Manager

"Recovery is a journey, and peer support helps us find some amazing traveling companions."

Emily Giersch

Peer Support Lead Oregon City and Rural Outreach

"I found peer support to be one of the biggest factors in my recovery and I wanted to give back in the same field."

Theresa Scott

Peer Support Specialist FTBM & Rural Outreach

Jeni Aubrey

Peer Support Specialist FTBM

Lynnette Spicer

Peer Support Specialist OC

Justin Olson

Cook FTBM and Oregon City

"I'm new to Oregon City and I want to establish my roots and give back. I also have a passion for the kitchen!"

Shannon Farr

Clackamas County Program Manager

Michelle Childers

CMHC Peer Support Specialist

"I have had a variety of mental health challenges in my life. It wasn’t until I had peer support that I really started to see hope for recovery."  

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CMHC Peer support specialist

Tyler Yoast

CMHC Mobile Crisis Response Peer Support

"Peer support has given me the courage to open up and let people in again. Through non judgmental connection I think we have the power to understand others, understand ourselves, and feel as if we belong in the company of others."

Carl Smith II

CMHC Mobile Crisis Response Peer Support

"Working in Peer Support is new to me, but the concept of being open and accepting to others, of being curious about their stories, of finding out how we might connect, has always been the way I have interacted with others, so I can't imagine doing anything that suits me better than Peer Support."

Grant Fagót

Stewart-Hilltop Supervisor

"By using the tools I learned from my own struggles, I try to impart a place where peers can be comfortable being their unique selves. When I’m not at work I enjoy LEGO and dorky dancing."

Jen Patterson

Stewart-Hilltop QMHP

"I have provided peer support with FolkTime since 2017. I am an origami enthusiast, animal lover, and have a deep appreciation for the power of peer support in my journey of recovery!"

David Morris

Stewart Peer Support Specialist & CMHC MCRT

"Having experience with receiving mental health services for over 30 years has given me a clear perspective of how important peer support services are. I have had to define my own light at the end of the tunnel and support everyone in doing the same."

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Stewart Peer Support Specialist

Rick Williams

Hilltop Peer Support Specialist

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Hilltop Peer Support Specialist

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Family Peer Support Specialist

Paula Keyth

Sandy Peer Support Specialist

“I want to show that recovery is attainable, taken in small steps with a big helping of self-care. I find that having the opportunity to assist others is the best way to heal myself. I also have a daily practice of art making, whether it be drawing, painting, or making collages, helping me to process and release. These are the tools that feed my soul.”

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At FolkTime

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