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Lynne Grilley (formerly Swartz)
Executive Director
Lynne holds a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion from Oregon State University. She joined Parenting Now! in September 2013. Lynne brings more than 15 years of private and non-profit leadership in Eugene, serving as executive director of Educational Policy Improvement Center and as a research scientist at Oregon Center for Applied Science. As a research scientist, Lynne developed health-related interventions and training programs for children and families. She has also been the co-owner of a small business and a university instructor. Lynne is a proud alumna of two of our parenting groups and remains close friends with many of the families from those groups!
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Mika Singer, MS
Managing Director
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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Minalee Saks, MS
Founding Director Emerita

Amanda Bedortha
Communications Content Writer and Editor
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Carrie-Ann Falk
Office Manager
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Claire Davis
Program Manager, Healthy Families at Parenting Now!
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Heather Gray
Car Seat Program Coordinator
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Kathryn Gaines
Director of Development
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Maren Peterson-DeGroff
Program Manager, Make Parenting A Pleasure/Children’s Program Coordinator
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Pam Crown
Administrative Assistant
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Pamela Evanston
Director of  Training
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Rita Gilliham
Enrollment Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator
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Sarah Lame
Program Manager, First 3 Years
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Sona Hodaie
Development Manager
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