Ann Craig – Executive Director
Ann has been the Executive Director since 2005. Her business experience includes 14 years at Hewlett-Packard, ten of those years as a marketing manager. While staying home with her three children for several years, she worked as a freelance business planner and marketing consultant. She currently serves as Treasurer/Secretary on the Board for the Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs and Board member of Oregon Coalition of Housing and Homelessness. She has a BA in Journalism and a double minor in French from Auburn University.
KendraSue Phillips-Neal – Program Director
KendraSue is responsible for overseeing all Shelter and related services for youth – including managing around-the-clock shifts of Caseworkers who supervise youth 7 days a week and maintaining and developing programs and services. She has been with Jackson Street since 2003, and has a B.S. from Oregon State University in Human Development and Family Science with an option in Youth and Family Services and a double Minor in Sociology and Spanish. Before working at Jackson Street, KendraSue gained experience working with a variety of ages at a family development center in Douglas County. What draws KendraSue to this kind of work? There is a quote that sums it up for her…“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
Andrea Myhre — Associate Director
Andrea is the Associate Director for Jackson Street and is responsible for writing and submitting grants as well as tracking the reporting process. She started her grant-writing career at Jackson Street as a volunteer helping the organization purchase the Corvallis shelter in 2007. Andrea has a wide variety of experiences as a political organizer, environmental educator, researcher, college instructor and trainer, and nonprofit director (as well as a singer, radio DJ, catering server, house renovator and Mom) with national and local nonprofit organizations. Andrea also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia 1999-2000. Through it all, her main interest is in helping people doing good work get what they need to make positive change happen in the community. A proud Minnesotan turned Oregonian, she graduated from Hamline University in 1997 with a B.A. in Anthropology and Political Science and completed a M.A. in Applied Anthropology from Oregon State University in 2007.
Catherine Huang – Development Manager
Catherine is responsible for implementing best-practices in donor engagement, cultivation, and stewardship and be a positive community spokesperson for the mission of the organization. Originally from Orange County, California, Catherine moved to Corvallis, Oregon, where she graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Public Health with an option in Health Management & Policy and a minor in Business & Entrepreneurship in 2016. Outside of Jackson Street, Catherine loves playing video games, watching Netflix, cooking new recipes, and spending time with her cat. Fun Fact: She is a certified SCUBA diver and working towards her private pilot license.
Cathi Roberts – Business Manager
Cathi joined the JSYSI staff in June 2008. Her primary responsibility is to manage the organization’s finances and payroll. Working with the Executive Director and Board Treasurer, she helps develop and track Jackson Street’s annual budget, processes donations and grant revenues, and prepares bill payments and paychecks. A background in non-profit development (14 years as Development Coordinator at the Benton County Historical Society & Museum) also allows her to assist the Executive Director in preparing grant proposals and fund-raising letters. Cathi has an MBA from Oregon State University and also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Corvallis Public Library.
Site Supervisors, Program Coordinators & Case Managers
Salvador Maciel – Albany House Shelter Supervisor
Chelsea Van Der Zwan – Next Steps Program Coordinator
Chelsea grew up Philomath, Oregon. After graduating high school, she attended Oregon State University where she received her BS in Human Development and Family Science with an option in Human Services in 2013. Chelsea came to work at Jackson Street in spring of 2014 as a caseworker. Chelsea always knew she’d love to work with youth and in the social services field helping others, which combined brought her to Jackson Street. She really enjoys her work especially when she can see the positive growth and change in the youth Jackson Street serves while helping provide a safe space. In her free time she enjoys spending it with her family, reading, traveling and doing whatever her dog wants to do that day!
Claudia Gallegos – Positive Youth Development Coordinator
Claudia was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to Oregon when she was a sophomore in high school. Later on, she attended Western Oregon University, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish. While she was attending Western Oregon, she participated in two service learning trips, one to Honduras and the other to Cape Verde, that changed her goals in life. The combination of her life experiences and what she experienced during the service learning trips motivated her to work with youth, which is what brought her to Jackson Street Youth Shelter. She now coordinates our Mentoring, Tutoring, and Activities Programs and supports our Youth Advisory Board volunteers. In her spare time, Claudia really enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking and climbing, because of the various opportunities for growth it presents.
Aaron Kratzer – Support Services Coordinator
Growing up in Canby, Oregon, Aaron is familiar with the crossover between suburb and farm town that both Albany and Corvallis provide. He worked on a farm for several years before coming to Corvallis for school. Aaron received his bachelor’s in Physics in 2014, and joined the Jackson Street team in 2015. As the Support Services Coordinator, Aaron helps community members support Jackson Street through regular volunteering and service projects. He also helps with various technical tasks and data management, and occasionally leads boys groups in Linn County. Passionate about social issues and the environment, Aaron is driven to give back to the community and support youth in need of positive adults.
Anne Oscilia – Mental Health Therapist
Anne is the Mental Health Therapist for youth who are currently or have at one time utilized services through Jackson Street Youth Services. She is responsible for intakes, assessments, and individual or family therapy sessions. She started with Jackson Street in December 2014 as a case manager then transitioned to her current position. Anne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from University of Arizona and taught English As A Second Language for almost 10 years in Arizona. After receiving her Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University, Anne relocated to Oregon and began her 2nd career as Mental Health Therapist. She has experience working with diverse populations including at-risk youth, the homeless, individuals struggling with substance abuse and individuals with mental illness. Anne’s humor and ability to connect with youth is what makes her great at what she does. Outside of work Anne enjoys playing games, spending time with her family, and obsessing over her 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Brandon Neal – Linn County Outreach Coordinator
Brandon is from the wonderful city of Keizer, Oregon. He graduated from McNary High School, lettering in Theater. Brandon has been working with children and youth since he was 14 years old, including over 10 years’ involvement with the United Methodist Church’s Outdoor Ministries. He considers himself a hobbyist – he plays 7 instruments, LOVES comics and movies, and thinks comic book movies are the best thing ever! He has worked at the Shelter since 2007 and is drawn to working with children and youth who are falling through the cracks. Brandon says, “Jackson Street helps these kids with not only finding their place in the world, but also with finding their voice.” Brandon continues to work against having youth wrongly labeled as criminals. “These kids need help and Jackson Streets gives that to them,” he says.
Kevin Schultz – Benton County Outreach Coordinator
Kevin is a Midwest transplant originally from outside of Fargo, North Dakota (yes just like the movie). He earned a Bachelors degree in Social Work from Goshen College in Indiana. As a student he found his love for social justice through travelling the country and spending a semester abroad in Peru. After graduating he ventured onto the Oregon Trail (avoiding the dysentery and bears) and has been working with Jackson Street for the past 6 years. He started as a Weekend Caseworker and was quickly promoted as our Benton County Outreach Coordinator. As part of his job he also facilitates multiple One Circle groups in local schools and coordinates all the One Circle Facilitators in Benton County. He enjoys snowboarding, reading, and telling bad jokes to his friends. One day he hopes to return to Peru and see Macchu Picchu.
Elisabeth Walburn – Linn County Outreach Case Manager
Katelyn Sawyer – Albany Transitional Services Case Manager
Katelyn is originally from Utah. She moved to Corvallis to attend Oregon State University and graduated fall of 2015. She received a BS in Human Development Family Science with a Human Services option and minors in Sociology, Psychology, and Public Health. Katelyn loved the area so much she decided to call it home and shortly after graduating she started working for Jackson Street. She is now responsible for having weekly case management meetings with the youth to help them work on goals. These goals help them stay productive while in shelter as well as gaining the skills they need to be successful. She also facilitates One Circle Foundation groups in local schools. Katelyn loves going to the coast, swimming, skiing, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
Danika Trosko – Corvallis Transitional Services Case Manager
Krysta Davis – Linn County Aftercare Services Case Manager
Krysta spent most of her life moving around with a military family, but arrived in Oregon in 2006 and have called it home ever since. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Human Development and Family Sciences major with an option in Human Services in 2016. Krysta started as an intern at Jackson Street a year ago and really enjoys working with youth and helping them work towards their success. In her free time, she enjoys going outdoors, reading, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with her dog.
Jessica George – Benton County Aftercare Case Manager
Jessica grew up in the small town of Elmira, Oregon but has lived in Corvallis for the past 7 years while attending Oregon State University. After graduating summa cum laude from OSU in 2009 with a degree in Interior Design, she returned in 2010 to pursue a Master’s in Women Studies. She was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, and, as an instructor, taught introductory women studies classes. Jessica started at Jackson Street in September of 2012 as an overnight caseworker and is excited to apply her knowledge to working with youth as she finishes her master’s degree. She credits being a Girl Scout for starting her passion for working in and helping her community. Jessica loves coming up with creative design solutions, dancing West Coast Swing, and is quite a good photographer. She enjoys doing creative projects with the youth because it’s great to see them challenge themselves to learn something new and then succeed at it.