Development Team

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 is the Chair for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Workgroup for the Rural Oregon Continuum of Care. She has a BA in Journalism and a double minor in French from Auburn University.

KendraSue Phillips-Neal – Program Director

KendraSue has been with Jackson Street since 2003. As the Program Director, she is responsible for overseeing the Resident and Outreach Coordination Team and developing, implementing, and reviewing the regional Runaway and Homeless Youth continuum of care for Jackson Street. KendraSue has obtained degrees in Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Science, 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 and has extensive experience supporting vulnerable youth populations in Outdoor Ministries. KendraSue is extremely passionate in helping other communities build services for Runaway and Homeless youth populations and has been able to support the opening of many RHY shelters in the northwest. KendraSue believes WE WILL end youth homelessness, the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.

Cathi Roberts – Finance Director

Cathi joined the Jackson Street 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 fundraising letters. Cathi has an MBA from Oregon State University and also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Corvallis Public Library.

Hannah Miller – Donor Stewardship Manager

Hannah returned to Jackson Street in Dec 2017 in a new role, after just over a year of travel with her partner. Her adventures took her through Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and all across the US, and ended with a few month stint in eastern Oregon. While gone, Hannah continued to study and improve her Spanish, volunteered with various organizations, found a work-exchange on an organic farm, ate new foods, met new friends, and enjoyed the ups and downs of constantly being in new situations. She is thrilled to jump back in to the great work being done at Jackson Street, where she previously worked for 4.5 years before traveling. It’s clear to Hannah how special the local community and the Jackson Street team truly are. “Together, we can all make a difference to youth who are working hard to thrive despite challenging circumstances,” she says.

Elijah Stucki – Communications Coordinator

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Danielle Warner – Data Specialist & HR Coordinator

Dani grew up in eastern Washington, moving from her childhood home of Spokane, WA to Pullman, WA to attend Washington State University. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she moved to Corvallis to attend graduate school at OSU. She received a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2017 and, much to her mother’s dismay, fell in love with western Oregon and decided to stay. During and after her graduate degree, she worked with Oregon GEAR UP and discovered a passion for working with data, which ultimately lead her to her current position as Data Specialist at Jackson Street. Dani has many skills and passions, including watching 3 seasons of any given show in a single day, spotting a cat (or a cat themed item) within .05 seconds of entering a room, and the ability to organize and color code anything within a 5-mile radius. Ironically, Dani’s love for glitter eye shadow, winged eyeliner, and the perfect lip betray her introvert sensibilities. To get Dani talking, just ask her about cats, coffee, or her favorite concert experiences.

Bruce Piercy – Volunteer Coordinator

Bruce joined Jackson Street in August 2019 as the Volunteer Coordinator. Before working at Jackson Street, Bruce spent 30 years working in many capacities including emergency shelters, residential care and In-Home Family Services at Father Flanagan’s Boys Town and Rite of Passage throughout the country. His love for the youth of America can be seen throughout his entire career. Bruce completed his bachelor’s degree with a major in Sociology and Family Relations from Weber State University in Ogden, UT. Bruce enjoys being active in the outdoors and his community. Hi hobbies include cycling, racquetball, pickle ball and watching sporting events. Bruce and his wife of 35 years have 3 children and 1 grandchild.

Program Managers & Coordinators

Salvador Maciel – Shelter Manager

Salvador is responsible for overseeing all Emergency and Transitional Shelter services for youth, ages 10-17. This includes the hiring and training of Youth Advocates, managing 24/7/365 supervision, and developing and implementing youth case plans for family reunification, self-sufficiency, and basic needs to thrive. Salvador has been with Jackson Street since 2013, has education in Human Services, and is one of our bi-lingual/bi-cultural employees. Salvador has a special interest in and is a strong advocate for Special Education. He is the TOPSoccer Director and our Coach—in partnership with TFA-Willamette, has brought the program to the Mid-Willamette Valley. Outside of Jackson Street, Salvador coaches for TFA-Willamette, a local soccer club.

Tristin Young – Mental Health Therapist

Tristin Young has lived in and worked in the Willamette Valley for several years. Before working for Jackson Street, he was a partner of the organization in several capacities. Tristin has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a bilingual/bicultural background. Tristin works with youth to navigate their individual and inter-relational challenges as they become independent. Tristan spends his time volunteering with youth through various programs, including AYSO, BSA, and his religious community.

Kevin Grant – Next Steps Program Manager

Kevin joined Jackson Street in July, 2017 as the Next Steps Program Manager, overseeing independent living houses for youths transitioning into adulthood. Prior to this, he worked in community mediation and restorative justice for a decade, started his professional career in advocacy and direct action organizing, and earned a degree in Political Science from Oregon State University. Kevin is a Mid-Willamette Valley Native who still gets awe-struck by the area’s scenic beauty while he rides his bikes across Corvallis, along rural county roads, and around the nearby McDonald Forest. Along with all things bikes, Kevin is passionate about community engagement, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

Kevin “Shimo” Shimomaeda – Next Steps Case Manager

Shimo was born and raised in Portland, OR and moved to Corvallis, OR for college. He graduated in 2017 with dual BS degree in Pyschology and Sociology and started working with Jackson Street as a Youth Advocate in July of 2017. Now, as the Next Steps Case Manager, he helps young adults in the Transitional Living Program work on goals that contribute to them becoming independent and sustainable adults. His interests include cats, working on his car, and video games. Baseball has always been one of his greatest passions in life. All the memories, lessons, and friendships he made over the years through baseball were made possible by the adults who took time out of their days to be there. Shimo wants to give the same opportunities to youth in the community, and he feels Jackson Street is a great place to do it.

Eva Torres – Next Steps Skills Coach

Eva grew​ up in Woodburn, Oregon and attend Oregon State University, where she​ graduated with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Ethnic Studies. Throughout her college years she was involved in community service, from cleaning parks, collecting donations for different organizations, to mentoring and helping kids fill out FAFSA forms and volunteering with after school programs. Working with kids and giving back to the community is her passion. ​Eva began working with Jackson Street as a case worker and transitioned to case manager. ​She continues to work with youth, helping them set goals and making sure that their transition home or to next placement is a success. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on walks to the park, listening to music, and watching TV to relax.

Anna Rist – Outreach Case Manager (DHS)

Anna was raised in the small town of Brownsville in the Willamette Valley. She attended Oregon State University, graduating with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Services in 2017, with an option in Human Services. Anna’s desire to help vulnerable youth was rooted in her own struggles to overcome uncertainty and instability during her adolescence. She became a team member of Jackson Street through an internship opportunity which led to a hired staff position as a Youth Advocate. She is now an Outreach Case Manager for DHS youth working as a mentor, skills coach, and case manager with youth in foster care, all in an effort to help youth stabilize in the home and community. Anna is passionate about modeling positive relationships and believes that all youth should have equal opportunity for stability and happiness within their lives. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors and her favorite past time is to ride and spend time at the barn with her 11 year old horse.

Sam Wood – Outreach Worker

Sam was born and raised in Stockton, CA and moved to Corvallis, OR for their undergrad in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. After graduating, they joined Jackson Street as a Youth Advocate, where their passion for serving at-risk and homeless youth blossomed. As an Outreach Worker, Sam gets the privilege of driving their beloved Subaru all around Oregon to provide immediate and no-barrier support to youth and their families. In their free time they continue to follow their passion and currently is one of many facilitators with Out N’ About, a LGBTQ+ support group for Benton & Linn county high schoolers. Their interests include reading post-modern feminist theory, consuming all things Jurassic Park, drag, and anything involving being outdoors. “Do work that matters. Vale la pena.” -Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Curtis Gaspard – Outreach Case Manager (RHY)

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Krysta Davis – Lead Shelter 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.

Hillary Magallanez – Corvallis House Aftercare Services Case Manager

Hillary grew up in Vancouver, Washington. Throughout high school she focused on learning how to help those in need. Her love of animals led to attending OSU to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. Hillary switched her major to Human Development and Family Sciences with an option in Human Services and a minor in Chemistry, and graduated in 2018. Hillary initially came to Jackson Street as an intern, before being hired as a Youth Advocate in 2016. She completed a second internship with Jackson Street’s Outreach in 2018. Through her internships she found that she loved working with teenagers because they are in the most crucial times of their lives before becoming adults. Through Jackson Street, Hillary also found that she loved working with the homeless community and looks forward to continuing her career in that field.

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