About OSECE

The Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence (OSECE) was created in 2008 as part of Oregon’s Supported Employment Initiative to provide technical assistance to Supported Employment providers; conduct fidelity reviews; collect, evaluate and share outcome data; educate and advise local and State policy makers; and coordinate media coverage of success stories.

The Center is funded through a contract with the Oregon Health Authority Addictions and Mental Health Division and is operated in partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Johnson and Johnson/Dartmouth Community Mental Health Program and Options for Southern Oregon, which administers the contract.

To contact the Oregon Health Authority / Addictions & Mental Health regarding IPS Supported Employment, please contact Wendy Chavez by e-mail at ruth.a.chavez@state.or.us or by phone at 503-945-6197.

Jeff Krolick

Jeff Krolick

541-840-5614
jkrolick@optionsonline.org

Jeff Krolick received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and has worked in the mental health field for 24 years as a direct service provider and administrator. He is a strong advocate of recovery oriented services including evidence based supported employment. In1998 he lead the effort to secure SAMHSA funding to successfully implement a high fidelity supported employment program in Josephine County, Oregon. Jeff has served on a variety of State and regional committees including Governor Kulongowski’s Mental Health Task Force and was the Oregon Psychiatric Association’s recipient of their 2010 Access Award for his efforts over the past decade promoting supported employment in Oregon.

Crystal McMahon

Crystal McMahon

541-621-8875
cmcmahon@optionsonline.org

Crystal McMahon began a career in mental health in 1997 and has worked in a variety of positions including Employment Specialist, Employment Program Supervisor, State Supported Employment Trainer, and Research Associate for the Mental Health Treatment Study. She completed a Master of Science in Psychology in 2009 and is currently employed at Options for Southern Oregon as the Director of the Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence. Ms. McMahon has taught courses on Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Supported Employment at Portland State University and Dartmouth College.

Ms. McMahon has a longstanding interest in the natural world. She and several associates own 400 acres in Klamath County that they are conserving and restoring for wildlife habitat. Crystal serves on the Board of Directors for two regional non-profit organizations- Lomakatsi Restoration Project and Klamath Lake Land Trust.

Tammy Guest

541-295-5103
tguest@optionsonline.org

Tammy Guest joined Options in June 2014 in her current role as an IPS Statewide Trainer with the OSECE team. Tammy has a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling and over 17 years of experience working with adults with disabilities. Prior to working for OSECE, Tammy worked as a Supported Employment Team Lead and an IPS Employment Specialist for over 6 years. She has been involved with some aspect of employment services for people with disabilities for the majority of her career. In 2014, she was appointed to the State Rehabilitation Council by Governor Kitzhaber. She was also chosen to represent Oregon in the Criminal History/Expert Employment Specialist research project with Dartmouth College in 2009-2010. In 2009, Tammy successfully spearheaded a petition to the Oregon Employment Department to reinstate the Federal Bonding Program after it had been inactive for almost 15 years. Tammy is passionate about advocating for people with mental illness and she has seen firsthand how the IPS Supported Employment model changes lives for the better!

Allyson Morrison


503-396-6002
amorrison@optionsonline.org

Allyson Morrison joined Options for Southern Oregon in September 2016 as a Statewide Trainer with the Oregon Supported Employment team. Allyson received her Bachelor of Science in International Business from Elizabethtown College in 2010. She has been working in the mental health field since 2009 and with the IPS Supported Employment model as an Employment Specialist and an IPS Supervisor since 2010. Allyson has a longstanding interest in social services and rural communities.

Joan Keenen

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541-291-2034
jkeenen@optionsonline.org

Joan Keenen joined Options for Southern Oregon in October 2016. She served as the Clinical Supervisor for the Support Employment and Education Services (SEES) program during the last 8 years of her 25-year career with the county of Fresno, Department of Behavioral Health in California. Joan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and is a certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist as well as certified Advanced Level Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator. Joan has been a champion for recovery services and peer inclusion. She was the lead staff for the Workforce Integration Support and Education (WISE) project at Fresno County sponsored by Mental Health America in Sacramento California which received the first OLWIE award.  She has traveled and trained with the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery conducting peer support and wellness sustainability workshops around the county. She currently serves as an OSECE statewide trainer and is involved with the OSECE Peer collaborative and other statewide peer initiatives.

Vanessa Taylor


541-450-5514
vtaylor@optionsonline.org

Vanessa Taylor joined Options for Southern Oregon in April of 2017 in her current role as a Statewide Trainer. Vanessa received her Bachelor of Education in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon in 2009 and has been working in the education and mental health fields since. She pioneered the development of the Supported Education program at Jackson County as well as implemented the fidelity model as a Supported Education Specialist. Vanessa is a certified facilitator in both Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and Youth Mental Health First Aid. She is passionate about wellness as well as supporting individuals in both education and employment goals.