Allyssa grew up down south and has now lived in Oregon for about 12 years. She began working with individuals experiencing developmental disabilities as a direct support professional at the age of 18. She began supporting an individual who is Deaf/Hard of Hearing, from this she gained fluency with ASL. After spending 2 years as a DSP in 24hr residential services, she accepted a program manager position working with children in another 24hr residential program. Allyssa transitioned into the employment field when she started to work for Vocational Rehabilitation, here she mainly supported the deaf and hard of hearing community. She then transitioned back into residential services and became an area director, overseeing five 24hr programs. Now Allyssa is here with ISN and brings employment experience and I/DD knowledge to the table. Outside of work she enjoys camping/outdoors, spending time with friends and family (especially her cats), and attending professional women’s soccer games.
Intake & Administrative Specialist
Amanda studied Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in 2016. She came to work at ISN as the eXPRS/Provider Coordinator Assistant in December 2019 before transitioning to her current role as the Intake and Administrative Specialist. She enjoys music, the outdoors and going on adventures!
Amber began her Career as a Personal Agent with ISN in 2021, and is based in the Yamhill Co. Office. She discovered her passion for assisting and supporting Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in 2011, and quickly became a Personal Support Worker. During her time as a PSW she assisted and supported many Individuals, and had several long-term customers. In 2021 she decided that she wanted to assist and support even more Individuals but from the Case Management standpoint, that is when she graciously accepted a Personal Agent Role within ISN. Amber’s goal as a Personal Agent is to assist and support her Individuals in becoming even more independent, and giving them the tools and resources needed to obtain their goals. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, and enjoys both the beach and the mountains. When home, and has some down time, she finds her escape in Hallmark Movies.
Angela graduated from Western Oregon University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She began working in the mental health field in 2010 and has experience in many different settings in this area, including children’s in-patient treatment, equine therapy, crisis triage and case management supports. Angela transitioned into working for the Brokerage as a Personal Agent in 2013, recently transitioning into a new role as a Personal Agent Coordinator in July 2018. In her time off, Angela enjoys spending time with family and friends, renovating her own “Fixer Upper” (and watching the show), trail riding and competing in speed events, like barrel racing, with her two horses Kona and Sequoia. She also enjoys food, cooking, traveling and spending time outdoors.
I am proud to be an Oregon native and have grown up in the Willamette Valley. In 2014, I graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Social Science with a minor in Sociology. I have been working in one sector or another of Social Services since 2006 and have worked with many different populations , including the homeless, alcohol and drug addicted, mental health, criminal justice-involved, the elderly, veterans, and special needs/high behavioral children. I found that working with adults with disabilities is where my heart is. I learned this by volunteering as a “buddy companion” for the “Night to Shine” special needs prom for four years so far, and it is my most favorite activity to participate in so far.
Brock joined ISN as a Personal Agent in September of 2022 and is currently supporting individuals in Marion and Polk County. Brock has been working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 2011. Prior to his start at ISN, Brock worked as a program specialist for a day services program in Salem for over 10 years. He brings with him to this position a true passion and drive to help and serve those in his community. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling the northwest playing softball, power lifting, video games and spending time with his friends and family.
Training & Compliance Coordinator
Chantelle moved to Oregon with her family just before high school after mostly being raised in the mid-west, she now considers the Pacific Northwest home and can’t imagine living anywhere else. The last 10 years Chantelle has worked with adults and children who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities in various capacities. What started as a part-time job at an adult foster home during college grew into a full career after she realized this was the only field for her. Before coming to ISN in 2020 Chantelle had done direct-care with individuals, overseen folks in supported living and in-home settings, supervised a group home, and worked as a behavior specialist. When not working, Chantelle is probably playing with her cat, baking gluten-free treats, getting lost in a good adventure story, or playing board games with her loved ones.
Exprs/Provider Coordinator Assistant
Danica grew up in Southern Oregon until college at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. During her time there, she worked at several college libraries including Harvard University. She moved to various states, working her way westward, then worked for the National Archives in Seattle, and soon graduated with a Masters’ in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in 2017. Soon her life guided her back to Oregon where she began working with people with disabilities in various group homes. She followed this by working as an employment specialist where she discovered her love for the administrative side of the field. Being Deaf herself, she has a passion for teaching people about her culture and language and being a bridge between worlds. When she isn’t working, she enjoys reading, knitting, spending time with her daughter, standard poodle, and other friends.
Helen was born and raised in rural Colorado where she obtained her BSW in 2019. Helen’s social work career started a few months prior to her undergraduate graduation where she worked for a nonprofit as a mentor for children experiencing the foster care system in Colorado. Upon her college graduation, Helen began working for her local mental health clinic as the Assertive Community Treatment Case Manager. This position provided Helen with lots of education about mental health and specifically individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness. Helen was able to transition to Program Manager of ACT services while doing this work. In 2021 Helen moved her family up to Oregon where she fell in love with the culture and life of everything Oregon. For the past 2 and half years Helen worked in the child welfare system as a caseworker. In Helen’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, trying new restaurants and travelling around the PNW. Helen also really enjoys spoiling her two bunnies, Tofu and Noodles.
Personal Agent Coordinator
Jennifer, born and raised in the Midwest, has called Oregon her home since 1996. She has been involved in the social work field for close to 25 years but joined ISN in 2020 as a Personal Agent. Previously, Jennifer has worked as a school social worker, a coordinator for a food pantry and severe weather shelter, a gerontology social worker and as a pastoral care coordinator in a local church. In these roles, she has used her advocacy skills and resource connections to support her clients and help them live with dignity, purpose and self-determination. Her dedication to social justice was developed in college where she earned a Master of Social Work. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading books, cooking and most of all, spending time with her family.
Jessie Roberts currently works in the Yamhill County ISN office as a personal agent. Jessie grew up on the East coast and moved out west for college, and has fallen in love with Oregon! She currently lives in McMinnville with her husband, three children, cat and dog! Jessie started working with adults with disabilities in the fall of 2014 in the employment field. She worked as a direct support professional, a small group supervisor and an employment counselor. Jessie decided that she wanted to work with individuals regarding all aspects of their life in hopes to help them become more independent by becoming a personal agent for ISN.
Joan E Falardeau
Joan has been working in the field of Human Services for over 30 years in a variety of capacities. She worked for Rockwest Training Center as an Employment Support Staff, Supervisor and Trainer until 2001 when she joined ISN as a Personal Agent. Joan enjoys spending time in her local coastal community, walking on the beach looking for glass floats as well as exploring sites, new restaurants and meeting new people throughout the Oregon Coast.
Joanna comes to us with a Bachelors in Intercultural Child Development and a Master in Cross Cultural Relations. She has worked primarily in non-profits and the educational field. She loves to laugh, tell a good joke, be with her kids and animals and really enjoys squirrels!
Josh started working with people who experience disabilities in 2015 as a direct support person in a residential setting. Josh then spent time in a supported employment role from 2016-2017. Josh joined ISN as a Personal Agent in November 2017. Outside of work he enjoys singing, playing jazz trombone, acting, writing screenplays, reading, watching sports, and playing video games. Josh also enjoys traveling when possible. In 2019, Josh went on a road trip across the country, going through 10 states in 10 days.
Equity & Community Engagement Coordinator
I was born in Oregon but have lived in several states, although I consider Oregon my home. I began in social services in 2019 when working in a group home for clients with I/DD and became a program manager. There I found a passion to help people and I then switched my focus in college from business to social services and will be earning my AAOT with a focus of social services in Spring of 2022 and hopefully attending PSU in the fall to continue my education towards my bachelor’s degree in Sociology. I enjoy spending time with my 5 children, (oldest is 15, youngest is 3), watching movies, listening to music, and am a big sports fanatic.
Kimberly Erickson lives with her family in Monmouth, Oregon. She loves to dabble in her garden and is an accomplished artist. She has illustrated two children’s books and currently enjoys working in fused glass. She is very excited to start at Integrated Services Network, as she feels she can make some small difference in the lives of others.
Kyle graduated with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University. Go Beavs! He has 10+ years working in the social services, education, and mental health fields. He is passionate about building relationships and is an advocate of Collaborative Problem Solving. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching, attending, and talking about all of his favorite teams. He likes to collect baseball cards, rockhound, and study meteorology. He also loves to spend time with his family, friends, and two cats (Angel+Chloe).
Laurie was born and raised in Oregon and earned a Bachelor of Science in 2007 from UOP, majoring in Behavior Science and Minoring in Criminal Justice. Laurie began working in the Mental Health Field in 2007. Laurie was a Healthy Families Home Visitor where she worked with at risk families, reducing infant trauma and child abuse. In 2020 Laurie moved to Lebanon Oregon and decided to change career directions. In 2021 she started working as a Case Manager/Personal Agent. Laurie’s goal as a Case Manager is to ensure all her individuals are leading a full and meaningful life in the way they choose. Laurie makes herself available to the individuals she supports and is always trying to help them in whatever capacity they want or need by giving them tools, resources and supporting them to obtain their goals. In her spare time Laurie enjoys spending time with her husband of 27 years, 3 children and 4 grandchildren, cooking, hiking, going on motorcycle runs with the Dept of Corrections Motorcycle club and playing with her two dogs.
Meagan was born and raised in the Northeast but has called the Pacific Northwest home for the past 8 years. She received her BA in Psychology and has enjoyed over 10 years of work with people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities as a direct support professional, assistant group home director, and group home director. She enjoys getting to know the individuals she serves, what interests them, and what makes them feel fulfilled in their lives. In her spare time you can find Meagan spending time with her husband, 2 children, and 2 dogs playing games or enjoying time outdoors together.
Michaela has been working in social services since 2015. She joined ISN in 2021 and is currently supporting individuals in Benton County. Michaela is always looking to expand her knowledge and education to ensure she is supporting people to the best of her ability. Right now, Michaela is going back to school to earn her Master of Social Work. She previously earned her Bachelor of Psychology and Master of Legal Studies. When she is not at work or studying you can find her hiking, catching up on her favorite TV shows, traveling, and spending time with her family, dog-daughter, and friends.
I moved to Lincoln City as a toddler and found a natural drawn love for the Oregon Coast. I found my love for caring for others in High School while caring for my grandparents and made a career as a DSP. I have been caring for individuals with behavioral and intellectual disabilities since 2011. When I realized I was experiencing burn out but had a natural love for caregiving I decided to work up the courage to become an Administrative Training Specialist with New Horizons In-Home Care in April 2023 before joining ISN as a Personal Agent. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and animals and practicing photography.
Personal Agent Coordinator
Paige Robison graduated from Simpson University with a BA in psychology in 2013. She began working as a direct support professional and went on to provide supported living and professional behavior services before coming to ISN as a personal agent in 2021. She enjoys working as part of the team here at ISN to help others lead their best and fullest lives! Outside of work, Paige loves reading, playing Settlers of Catan, and traveling to new places with her wonderful husband. Paige has a little boy and hopes to take him on many worldwide adventures as he grows up.
In October 2021 I became an ISN Personal Agent. I am so happy to have joined this team who have the privilege of making dreams come true. ISN core values inspire me to seek love, justice, and freedom. I am excited to work in the Columbia County area and help make dreams a reality. I worked for 18 years in senior housing, 15 years as an Executive Director. I collaborated with our seniors by listening to what was important to them and strove to make a difference in their lives. It was my honor to be an advocate for choice, quality of life and care services. I will bring those same values to our ISN Team and the Individuals I serve. On a personal note, I have been married to my high school sweetheart for the past 34 years. We moved to Oregon in 2001. We have three sons. We named our farm after them “Triple C’s Farm.” I am a pumpkin farmer. We share our fruits of labor with family and friends. I enjoy serving God, family gatherings, gardening, walks with our pups, and painting.
Sandy Maassen has been working with Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities since 2000. Sandy started in the field as the Employment Manager of the Newport Shangri-La Employment Services and Day Support Activities Program. In 2009, Sandy joined the Integrated Services Network team as a Personal Agent. Sandy enjoys her work, getting to know the individuals she is working with and supporting them with becoming independent and reaching their goals. Sandy enjoys reading mysteries novels, and working out on her treadmill. Sandy’s goal for the coming year is to Kayak and walk some coastal trails.
Stephanie started working in the field of developmental disabilities in March 2000. She worked for Mt. Angel Developmental Disabilities Programs in Employment and Residential settings until 2007 when she joined ISN as a Personal Agent. Stephanie is now ISN’s Program Director. She enjoys spending time with her children and husband, being part of her Outrigger team, hiking, backpacking and hanging out with her rescue dog Lily!
Valerie has been working in social services since 2004. She attended Seattle Central Community College, where she received her social service degree. Valerie has worked in shelters, housing programs and with domestic violence survivors. She has identified that helping those that have experienced homelessness, trauma and people experiencing disabilities is very rewarding and important to her. For many years she has had the privilege of working as a case manager for several different programs at Catholic Community Service. Valerie loves to help people find resources to help them learn, grow and thrive in their lives. Valerie is passionate about living life to the fullest and helping empower others to do the same. Valerie moved to Oregon from Washington in September 2018 and is excited to live on the Oregon coast and help customers find resources and supports in the area.
Vanessa was born and raised in Oregon. She graduated with a BS in Psychology from Western Oregon University in 2013 and began working with individuals experiencing developmental disabilities as a direct support professional. After spending 5 years as an assistant manager of group homes she accepted the Personal Agent position at ISN in 2022. In her free time she enjoys arts and crafts, spending time with friends and family, and exploring nature.
Wambui was born and raised in the Republic of Kenya before relocating to the United States. Wambui holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Mount Kenya University and a post graduate diploma from The Kenya School of Law. She has worked in the legal field, social work and volunteered in many spaces. While in the United States she volunteered at a foster home as a DSP and enjoyed the space and hence the interest to work with persons living with I/DD. She joined ISN in July 2023 and looks forward to what the journey shall bring forth. When she is not working, she enjoys reading books, traveling and spending time with family and friends.