Admin 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 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 Phillips-Neal, Shelter Manager of the Jackson Street Youth Shelter, a nonprofit organization in Corvallis, Oregon.Jackson Street Youth Shelter KendraSue Phillips-Neal

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

Cathi Roberts – Finance Director

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

Hannah Miller – Major Gifts Officer

Mica Habarad – Development Assistant

Mica comes to Jackson Street with a background in visual communication and sustainability. She lived in California, Maryland, Indiana, Switzerland, the Manhattan area, Florida, and southern Africa, before moving to Oregon in 2008. She maintains Jackson Street’s social media presence, community engagement, and donations. She is passionate about using media to encourage positivity and the power of the individual to make a difference in the world. In her free time she takes photographs, gets silly with her child, and hits the streets on her bike or a pair of roller skates.

Site Supervisors, Program Coordinators & Case Managers

Salvador Maciel – Albany House Shelter Supervisor

Claudia Gallegos – Positive Youth Development Coordinator

Claudia was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Oregon when she was a sophomore in high school. She attended Western Oregon University, and earned a BS in Psychology and a BA in Spanish. While she was attending college, she participated in two service learning trips, one to Honduras and the other to Cape Verde. The combination of what she experienced during those service learning trips and her life experiences motivated her to work with youth, which is what brought her to Jackson Street Youth Services. She now coordinates our Mentoring, Education Assist, Activities, and the Youth Ambassador Programs. In her spare time, Claudia loves spending time in the outdoors. She loves hiking and rock climbing because of the various opportunities for growth it presents. “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” ― Frida Kahlo

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, and facilitated difficult conversations on topics of diversity while at Oregon State. Aaron received his bachelor’s of science, then 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 coordinates online and community-based training for staff. 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.

Matthew Hogan – Street Outreach Case Manager

Matt graduated from Oregon State University in 2016 with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences and an option/focus in Human Services. Prior to initially being hired as an on-call caseworker at the Albany House, Matt had been volunteering in Street Outreach for about a year while attending school. Matt is now the Street Outreach Case Manager.

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.

Ellen Everidge – Outreach Case Manager (DHS)

Ellen is originally from a small town in North East Oregon. She moved to Corvallis to attend Oregon State University. Ellen earned a dual BS degree in Psychology and Sociology with an option in Crime and Justice. She started at Jackson Street in February of 2015 as a Caseworker. In her current position, DHS Outreach Case Manager, Ellen helps to stabilize youth that are close to losing their DHS placement due to behavior problems. She also helps older teens that are close to leaving their foster family figure out how to live on their own. She works with her clients for a 1 year period, and continues to meet with them even if they do end up losing a placement. Ellen helps this group of youth by working on personal growth and development, connecting them with the community, and modeling positive behavior. She serves as a mentor, skills trainer, and overall extra support person. Ellen is trained in anger reduction, and is a One Circle facilitator. Ellen absolutely LOVES cats, and has two of her own. In her free time she enjoys painting, going on long drives in the country, taking naps and hanging out with her cats.

Emily Vitus – Outreach Case Manager (RHY)

Emily grew up in a small town outside Eugene, Oregon. My family moved to Eugene where Emily attended high school and moved to Corvallis to attend Oregon State University. Emily is receiving a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with minors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality and American Sign Language. In high school, Emily volunteered with at-risk populations, including volunteering at a daycare in the slums of San Jose, Costa Rica. Emily started working as a caseworker for Jackson Street Youth Services for about a year. Emily is now the Outreach Case Manager for Runaway and Homeless Youth. In this position, Emily provide a full continuum of care to youth who are/at-risk of homelessness or runaway in Linn and Benton counties, focusing on the whole person to improve quality of life and prevent future problems. In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking, fishing, yoga, and time with her cat.

Katelyn Sawyer – Albany House Transitional Shelter 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.

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

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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.

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