Board of Directors
Columbia Community Mental Health is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of 9 elected volunteers from the community who serve various terms of service.
To contact the Board of Directors, please email the Board Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board meetings are open to the public and occur every first Tuesday of the month at 4pm at the main Creekside location.
The board is currently accepting applications for open seats and will review any applicant who is a resident of the State of Oregon and/or be employed in the State of Oregon, with attention paid toward a balance of community leaders, advocates, past or present clients and/or family members who broadly represent the county (a balance of age, sex, ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic, professional and consumer interests).
Brandee has a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. She is a bystander intervention expert who specializes in teen bullying. She also served as a combat medic in the Oregon ARMY National Guard and is now the the Founder and Executive Director of “Repatriate Our Patriots,” a non-profit organization devoted to repatriating U.S. Veterans who have been deported.
Susanne has lived in Columbia County off and on over the last 35 years. She earned a Master in Social Work, with certificates in Human Services Management and Community Organization/Social Action. Susanne is a Child Protective Service Manager for Columbia County DHS. Prior to working in Child Welfare, Susanne served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in Columbia County. Her desire to serve CCMH stems from an awareness of the ongoing mental and behavioral health needs of our community. In her free time, she enjoys watching her daughters grow into young women, kayaking, and spending time with loved ones.
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Dr. Rugge received his medical degree and master’s degree in public health from Yale University. He completed residencies in family medicine and general preventive medicine/public health at OHSU. He is board certified in family medicine and general preventive medicine/public health. He enjoys caring for a wide spectrum of individuals and practices the full scope of family medicine, including maternity care. He has a special interest in procedures that can be done in the office setting. He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking and canoeing.
Mary is retired after 33 years in education, with most of those years dedicated to special education administration. Mary has an understanding of the multiple and complex needs of individuals with disabilities and their families. Mary has a Masters Degree in Reading and Learning Disabilities from Oregon State University. Living in Columbia County her whole life she currently enjoys yoga, golfing, and traveling.
Janet Spika Kenna
Jan holds a Master In Social Work specializing in human service organization planning, administration and management. Field experience includes casework in foster care and child protective services for the State of Washington, as well as, private nonprofit medical social work in hospice and home health. She retired from Columbia County as the Director of the Commission on Children and Families.
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Dr. Emma Brooks
Emma completed her medical degree at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in NYC and her residency and fellowship at Case Western in Cleveland, Ohio. She has worked for the last 11 years as a primary care provider to families of Columbia County through OHSU in Scappoose. Additionally, she is the Director of Maternity Care for the Department of Family Medicine and an assistant residency director for the training program at OHSU at Marquam Hill in Portland.
Columbia Community Mental Health is a non-profit agency
dedicated to excellence in behavioral healthcare.
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Walk-In Clinic Schedule:
Monday and Tuesday 1pm-3pm
Thursday and Friday 9am-11am
*call if these days/times don’t work for you
58646 McNulty Way
St Helens OR 97051