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A safe place to grow.

Our Administrative Team

Loralei LaVoie
Executive Director

As the Executive Director, Loralei is responsible for the overall operation and well-being of OMRS. She began her career with the organization as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) in 1996. 

Deana Odom
Human Resource Specialist

Deana is responsible for hiring, administering employee benefits and many other things! She has been with OMRS since 2003.

Kerisha Smith
Behavior Specialist
B.S. in Psychology

Kerisha develops written Positive Behavior Support Plans and monitors their effectiveness with the assistance of the Autism Specialist and the Assistant Behavior Specialist. She is also a Certified Oregon Intervention Systems (OIS) instructor.  Kerisha has been with OMRS since 1995.


Amanda Schindelar
Behavior Specialist

Amanda assists the Behavior Specialist and Autism Specialist in reviewing documentation and monitoring the effectiveness of the Positive Behavior Support Plans. Amanda is a certified Oregon Intervention Systems (OIS) instructor and a CPR/FA Instructor. She is the Chair of our Safety Committee.  She has been part of the team since 2011.

Contributing to Our Team

Wellness Committee
Staff members wearing DSP t-shirts

The Wellness Committee helps to foster a sense of community, encourage personal accountability and to empower one another. Their mission is to promote the health and well-being of the staff and individuals served through: inspiring interest in healthier life choices, increasing awareness and promoting the eight dimensions of wellness.

Enrichment Team

The Enrichment Team is comprised of a representative from each home. They meet monthly to bring feedback from residents and staff on a variety of desired activities, trips, parties and crafts. The team then puts those ideas into motion. A monthly calendar of events is distributed so individuals can pick and choose activities that might interest them.

Stakeholder Meetings

We hold quarterly stakeholder meetings. Residents have an opportunity to talk with the Executive Director about the services and supports they receive at OMRS and in their communities- what is going well, what needs improvement and what may be missing. The group also discusses what traits in staff are important to them on the receiving end of care.

Our Board of Directors

Debbie Pauls
Board Chair
Darren Stauffer
Vice Chair
Judy Stutzman
Board Secretary
Judy A. Stutzman
Board Member
Jann Horner
Board Member
Doug Troyer
Board Member
Hannah Miller
Board Member
Jerry Stutzman
Board Member

Our Partners