Meet Our Staff

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Theya Joslin, MPA (she/her)

Executive Director

About

Theya holds a Master's of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Oregon. She has nearly 15 years of professional and volunteer experience serving the Lane County community in both the nonprofit and public sectors. Theya’s professional background includes coalition building and domestic violence prevention as the coordinator of the Lane County Domestic Violence Council, a community-wide collaborative of professionals dedicated to reducing and preventing intimate partner violence. She has volunteered and worked as a graduate research assistant for 90by30, a university-based child abuse prevention initiative. Theya also directed Lane County's Child Care Resource and Referral agency, which is part of a publicly-funded statewide network of organizations providing professional development and continuing education for early childhood educators. She is currently serving as the secretary of the board of directors for KidsFIRST, Lane County’s Child Advocacy Center. Theya's favorite things to do include spending time with her husband, two teenagers, and their dogs - and pursuing outdoor adventures in Oregon's beautiful backcountry.

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Mika Singer, MS (She/her)

Managing Director

About

Mika received her MS degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon with a focus on early childhood development and special education. She has dedicated her professional life to young children and their families through various advocacy activities and her work. She was the executive director of Child Care Inc., the coordinator for the Lane County WIC Program, and a regional manager for Head Start of Lane County, all in Oregon. Mika has a daughter and three grandchildren who bring her continual joy.

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Heather Gray (she/her)

Program Manager, Make Parenting A Pleasure

About

Heather’s main roles are MPAP Program Manager at Parenting Now. She loves working with parents and caregivers and is passionate about mental health and helping others. In her time at home she enjoys being with her family and pets, camping, gardening, and listening to music.

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Carrie-Ann Falk (she/her)

Office Manager

About

As the Office Manager, Carrie-Ann is responsible for administrative functions including payroll, accounts payable, and benefits administration. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA where she spent most of her life before moving to Oregon. She has a passion for organization, process improvement, and lifelong learning. 

Carrie-Ann enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters camping, being outdoors, playing board games, and planning her next trip to Disney.

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Dixie Devita-Osborne (she/her)

Program Manager, Healthy Families at Parenting Now

About

Dixie is the Program Manager for Healthy Families at Parenting Now. In her spare time Dixie enjoys hiking, camping, musicals, reading, puzzles, crafting, playing card/board games, and relaxing in her hammock. 

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Kalina Glover-Moresi, M.Ed (she/her)

Children's Program Coordinator

About

Kalina received her Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of Oregon and continues her career as a licensed teacher. Kalina loves watching Harry Potter movies and anything having to do with Disney, building Lego sets with her husband.

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Jessica Bengtson (she/her)

Marketing & Sales Director

About

Jessica is the Marketing & Sales Director for Parenting Now. When she isn't working, she spends time with her family, dogs, and plants. She is known to some as "the crazy plant lady," so it's no surprise that she loves hiking, gardening, and creating delicious and nutrient-dense foods. 

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Pamella Crown (she/her)

Administrative Assistant

About

Pam is an administrative assistant for many programs; she is also the in-house IT person. She’s been part of Parenting Now/Birth To Three since 1991 as a parent, a volunteer, and for the last 20+ years, as a staff person. In her off time, she enjoys time with her family, taking care of her grandson, along with pet and house sitting, crocheting, tending to houseplants, and loving her three cats.

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Tod Schneider (he/him)

Director of Foundation Relations

About

Tod has decades of social services experience in Eugene and around the country. He has served as director of two local agencies: White Bird Clinic and, 40 years later, Community Supported Shelters. Sandwiched in-between were decades of work as a Eugene Police Crime Prevention Specialist; a national school safety consultant; and a children’s storyteller. He has years of experience writing grants, international research papers, school safety publications, and children’s literature—most recently, “Catching Dinos” under his pen name, Uncle Bunkle. He is married, with three sons and five grandchildren.

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Meredith Tufts (she/her)

Program Manager, First Three Years Program

About

Meredith holds a Master's in Education and has worked with children, families, and educators as a literacy tutor, Montessori guide, and administrator. She brings her passion for supporting growth, joy, and connection to her work as a Parenting Educator and Program Manager. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her family, and will take any chance to get dirty in the woods and in her garden.

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Joanna Schlegelmilch (she/her)

Triple P Program Manager

About

Jo completed her MA in international/global studies with a certificate in nonprofit management at the University of Oregon. Her experiences working with diverse communities in the US and abroad have fueled her curiosity about different cultures and the lived experiences of others. Growing up on a farm with seven sisters instilled her values of hard work, organization, collaboration, and teamwork, which she applies to her role as the Triple P Program Manager at Parenting Now.

Outside of work, Jo finds balance through exploring the Pacific Northwest wilderness, working with plants, and creating wonder-filled experiences with her eleven nieces and nephews.

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Cat Luna (she/her)

Director of Development & Communications

About

Cat loves people and learning. She is a mother of three and grew up as the youngest in a large, low-income family with nine kids! She is passionate about supporting others in the pursuit of a better life. She graduated with departmental honors in Psychology from the University of Oregon with minors in Planning, Public Policy, and Management as well as Nonprofit Administration. "I have seen first-hand the amazing impact that investing in education can have on a person and their community!" She also loves spending time with her kiddos, reading, karaoke, discovering new places, and watching people get excited about things.

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Amanda Hill, M.Ed (she/her)

Director of Training

About

Amanda has a passion for working with educators, parents, and families. In addition to being the Director of Training here at Parenting Now, she also teaches Child Development courses within the community college and university settings. Prior to teaching at the college level, Amanda taught typically-developing preschoolers, as well as those with special needs. She and her spouse have two young children. When she is not in the office, Amanda enjoys spending time outside with her family.

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