Walter Rosenthal currently serves as Behavioral Health Services Manager for the HIV Alliance. He holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, and has spent 29 years as a direct care psychotherapist, administrator and clinic manager for a variety of public and non-profit mental health and substance use disorder programs. He has personally and professionally seen the effects of trauma on individuals, families and communities and has devoted his career to social justice advocacy, working with at risk populations and has worked to deconstruct the various political and social stigmas associated with mental health and substance use, especially among populations that don’t share privilege in American society. He is passionate and committed to helping Oregon communities to heal from trauma.
Patrick McDaniel, Vice President
Patrick is an individual and family therapist working for South Lane Mental Health and provides crisis intervention and mental health assessment at the Cottage Grove Community Hospital. He has a BS in Psychology and an MA in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. Patrick has worked and volunteered for non-profit and community agencies dedicated to serving those in need, specializing in high-risk mental health intervention. He also worked providing microcomputer support through the University of Oregon. During his free time, Patrick enjoys yoga, reading, and sharing jokes.
“I am on the board of the Trauma Healing Project because I deeply value the commitment to vulnerable populations and to making positive changes in the community.” ~ Patrick
Deleesa Meashintubby, Treasurer
Deleesa is the Executive Director at Volunteers In Medicine Clinic. She has a BA in Healthcare Administration. DeLeesa is also a member of the CoverOregon Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Eugene and Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and Oregon Medical Group Management Association. She has lived in Eugene for 10 years and is married with three adult children and one grandson. DeLeesa believes in the mission of the Trauma Healing Project as a collaborative community based project, and resonates with the guiding principles…Safety, Healing, Liberation, and Justice.
“This organization is something that stirs my soul.” ~ DeLeesa
Meredith Holley, Secretary
Meredith Holley is an attorney who advocates for employees who have experienced discrimination and harassment and survivors of trauma from physical injury. She works at the law firm Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton. Meredith is also a certified life coach through The Life Coach School, a high-end boutique training, and a certified Reiki practitioner. She uses the cognitive management tools of coaching to help survivors manage their recovery from trauma and reclaim freedom in their lives, whether that involves making a legal claim or not. Meredith was a judicial clerk at Lane County Circuit Court for the Honorable Ilisa Rooke-Ley and the Honorable Suzanne Chanti before starting her practice. Before becoming a lawyer, Meredith was a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Lozovaya, Ukraine, and she still speaks Russian very badly. Meredith loves peonies, British zombies, Pema Chodron, Joss Whedon, and watching women take up space.
“Research about trauma healing, and the tools for healing, exist and are getting more effective every day. The Trauma Healing Project does the critical work of connecting people who work with trauma survivors, and survivors themselves, with the tools for healing. Recovering from trauma can be hard work, but we are here to do hard things together.”
We are seeking members with fundraising & development skills and experience bringing products to market. The board of directors meets monthly. There are also occasional special meetings of the board and an annual planning retreat. For more information, email Elaine Walters or call her at 541-687-9447.