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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

- Barack Obama

Dr. John Anderson

Dr. John Anderson was born and raised in Spanish Harlem, New York. He is bilingual English/Spanish and has worked in the mental health field for over 30 years. John graduated from Portland State University with a Masters in Social Work (MSW), is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADCII), is currently working on the Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor (CGAC) certification at Lewis and Clark College, and is a Doctoral Candidate at Walden University. John is an Intensive Care Coordinator, and provides Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Counseling.

John Ashford

John Ashford has worked with youth and families in Portland, Oregon for more than 25 years. He has extensive experience working with gang members and their families through the Multnomah County Juvenile Justice Department, and has trained several agencies on how to be more effective with families plagued with violence and crisis. John helped create the Save Our Youth (SOY) program which deals with conflict resolution and violence. John has been a group facilitator with SoValTi for nearly six years. John holds BA in Communication and French.

Jan Bishop

Jan Bishop has nearly 30 years’ experience as a Criminal Justice Manager for the Juvenile Justice Department for Multnomah County.

Havan Jones

Havan Jones has more than 18 years’ experience in program management and supervision. He is client driven and understands effective and superior program service and delivery. His extensive career spans social services, criminal justice, parole and probation, and coaching high school football. Havan holds an AA from Antelope Community College and a BA from Eastern Oregon University.

Tim Logan

Tim Logan has more than 28 years of experience managing, facilitating and counseling group sessions with youth and adults. His areas of expertise include the criminal justice system, domestic violence batterer intervention, education training and development, social services, family and community engagement, school advocacy for gang involved youth, dropout prevention and reentry, strategic planning, organizational management, and culturally responsive programming. Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eastern Washington University.

Brenda Miggins-Vaughn

She is an Intern with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. She has been a case manager, social worker, mentor, clinical counselor, chemical dependence counselor and family therapist. She has studied the areas of Theories, Motivational Interviewing, Adoptive and Foster Family Therapy, Mental Health and Addiction Counseling, Counseling techniques, Collaborate Problem Solving Tier 1, Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling, Stages of Change, Assessments, Diagnosis and treatment. Her approach is strength-based, with awareness on physiological, social-political, environmental, cultural and spiritual. Ms. Miggins-Vaughn holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelors in Behavioral Science, both from National University, Fresno, Ca.

Scott Williams

Scott Williams has worked extensively with high-risk youth and families in the State of Oregon for the past 30 years. He has 19 years’ post Master’s experience working in the public and private sectors in various capacities ranging from Mental Health Consultant to Leadership. Mr. Williams’ passion is to provide comprehensive treatment for African American clientele within the community utilizing non-traditional techniques to engage families experiencing trauma by emphasizing the importance of the relationship. Mr. Williams holds a MSW from Portland State University.

Timisha Wilson

Timisha Wilson is a native Oregonian with a passion for working with people, particularly youth and their families. Timisha has worked for the Department of Human Services for over 11 years, mostly in child Welfare serving children, youth, and families. She completed her Master of Social Work at Portland State University in 2012. Timisha’s professional experience spans social work and special education in the K-12 educational settings. She started her clinical experience in 2012 and is committed to providing quality mental health services in her community. She holds her License in Clinical Social Work from the State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers.