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

Managing Director

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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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Amanda Bedortha (she/her)

Communications Manager

About

Amanda is the Communications Manager for Parenting Now. When she’s not promoting PN programs, she is either watching a Harry Potter movie, listening to Taylor Swift, or trying to make friends with all the neighborhood cats.

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Zoë Bredeweg (she/they)

Enrollment & Volunteer Coordinator

About

Zoë is the Enrollment and Volunteer Coordinator at Parenting Now and brings previous experience working in mental health services and as a professional nanny within the local community. Zoë is passionate about helping others access the resources they need to build and foster supportive, joyful, and nurturing relationships in their lives. In their free time, she loves going on adventures, bouldering, hiking, playing the ukulele, making art, and spending quality-time with loved ones, including their two beloved cats. Parenting Now's mission is near and dear to Zoë's life, as her own father is an alum who met his life-long best friend in a previous Birth to Three group.

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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 is pet and house sitting, crocheting, tending to houseplants, loving her three cats, and thoroughly enjoying her long-awaited grandson."

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Claire Davis, MS (she/her)

Program Director, Healthy Families at Parenting Now

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Claire is the Program Director for Healthy Families. Her favorite activity is playing on the beach in Florence, where she lives with her family. She loves Broadway musicals, listens to the Grateful Dead, and is crazy about babies and young children!

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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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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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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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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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Heather Gray (she/her)

Program Manager, Make Parenting A Pleasure

About

Heather’s main roles are MPAP Program Manager and Car Seat Program Coordinator 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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Lynne Grilley (she/her)

Special Projects

About

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. Lynne is a proud alumna of two parenting groups and remains close friends with many of the families from those groups!

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Amanda Hill, M.Ed (she/her)

Director of Training

About

I have a passion for working with educators, parents, and families. In addition to being the Director of Training here at Parenting Now, I also teach Child Development courses within the community college and university settings. Prior to teaching at the college level, I taught typically-developing preschoolers, as well as those with special needs. My spouse and I have two young children. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time outside with my family.

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Cat Luna (she/her)

Interim Director of Development

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 and creating equity in higher education. She took a nontraditional pathway to earning a degree later in life and recently 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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Susan Schroeder

Director of Foundation Relations

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Bio coming soon

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