<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> ODHHS News: Fall, 2006 - Winds of Change
Volume 1, Issue 2   Fall 2006

Winds of Change

During this quarter, ODHHS is preparing to move into new office space at 676 Church Street NE in Salem.  The space is being designed to be fully accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people as well as people who are blind and/or have low vision, and people who are mobility impaired. 

Our staff has also changed.  Our new staffers include:

Bentley Fink who has taken the lead in working on our interagency agreements, providing training and TTY checks.  He recently organized the Deaf Awareness Day Expo in the lobby of the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, which was attended by a number of vendors and members of the public as well as interested state agency employees.

ODHHS staff members  
Advocacy team members include (L to R) Marc Overbeck, Morgen Brodie, Bentley Fink, Jeff Brownson and Wendy Russell (not pictured).  

Jeff Brownson is the ODHHS communications coordinator. He is responsible for arranging sign language interpreters and assistive listening technology for citizens working for or with state agencies.  He also coordinates our provider relations and is putting the finishing touches on our new automated database.

Wendy Russell provides program support for ODHHS. We also recently had the pleasure of working with Jenna Paslay, an intern from Western Oregon University’s Interpreting Training Program. 

ODHHS is part of the Advocacy section of the DHS Seniors and People with Disabilities (SPD) Division.  The advocacy team is managed by Morgen Brodie, and also provides staffing and support to the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services, the People with Disabilities Advisory Committee, and the Oregon Disabilities Commission. 


Please contact us with questions, comments or suggestions:

500 Summer St NE E06
Salem, OR 97301

800-358-3117 (Voice/TTY)


ODHHS News is produced quarterly by the Department of Human Services, Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.

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