Our Staff

Our Staff

Children’s Center is recognized throughout Clark County Washington for clinical excellence. All of our therapists are highly trained in child and family mental health care. Each therapist is registered and/or licensed with the State of Washington and holds a graduate degree in social work or other related field. We maintain a deep commitment to cultural diversity and cultural competency among our team. Our consulting psychiatrists are board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management.

Executive Staff

Pat Beckett, LiCSW, LCSW, Executive Director
Tomi Blackledge, CPA, Financial Director

Email: management@thechildrenscenter.org

Development Staff

Matthew Butte, M.Ed, Development Director

Email: matthewb@thechildrenscenter.org


Support Staff

Cindy McAndrew, IS/Data Entry
Deana Willson, Office Manager
Elaine Dent, Office Assistant
Kim Childress, Office Assistant
Michelle Gilbert, Office Assistant
Silvia Ramirez, Office Assistant
Taniha Sanchez, Office Assistant
Vickie Wallace, Medical Records Clerk



Clinical Staff

Abigail Keller, MSW
Alexis Bennett, MSW
Amy Perry, M.S.
Brian Branigan, B.A. – Home Support Specialist
Brianna DeVine, LMHC
Caitlin O’Dell, LMFT – Clinical Supervisor
Connie Richardson, B.S., Home Support Specialist
Ellie Buresh, MSW
Eva Ngare, MSW
Eve Parker, MSW
Heather Peddie, LiCSW
Helen Sullivan, LMHC – Clinical Supervisor
Janese Leatherbury, MSW
Jennifer Hoheisel, B.A. – Case Manager
Jennifer Vinton-VanArsdell, MSW
Jon Joebgen, MSW
Justin Welsh,M.S.
Kate McHugh, M.S.
Katie Azarow, MSW
Lea Flego Secord, M.A.
Lindsay Wright, M.A.
Lydia Newland, M.A.
Mark Best, MSW
Meaghan Frost, MSW
Melissa Herschbach, MSW
Molly Tapani, MSW
Mckinzee Pachl, B.S., Home Support Specialist
Paula Dunham, LiCSW, LCSW – Clinical Director
Rachel Fernandez, M.S.
Rebecca Mayer, M.S.
Sarah Lynch DeWitt, MSW
Sarah Oloya, MSW
Savannah Weaver-Rodriguez, MSW
Stephanie McMillan, MSW
Tricia Andersen, M.S.


Medical Staff

Eugene Borkan, M.D. Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
Daniel Lam, M.D. Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
David McWherter, ARNP

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