PDX Staff

 

Staff Members

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Matt McCally

Program Manager – PDX

Favorite Thing About PASS?:

I love getting to make an impact in people’s lives and advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves.

Favorite Food?:

Hot wings.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?:

Wood working, fixing cars, spending time in my garage.

Favorite Activity to do at PASS?:

Group music time.

Favorite Sports Team?

PSU Vikings, LA Dodgers, Tennessee Titans.

Places You Wish To Travel?

South Korea, Newfoundland, Japan, Patagonia.

Anything else?

Working at PASS is the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done with my life.

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Diana Ruiz

Blue Group Supervisor

Favorite Thing About PASS?:

Loving all my peers and being myself.

Favorite Food?:

Chinese.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?:

Hanging out and having fun with my family.

Favorite Activity to do at PASS?:

Music and story time.

Places You Wish To Travel?

Mexico

Anything else?

Being and working at PASS is life changing. We learn to be compassionate,
understanding, and caring. PASS is a family.

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Stenfany Hernandez

Green Group Supervisor

Favorite Thing About PASS?:

I love working at PASS because I get to put a smile on the clients faces and help out with what they want and assist them accomplish their goals.

Favorite Food?:

Chinese.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?:

Shopping for shoes, traveling, basketball.

Favorite Activity to do at PASS?:

Arts & Crafts.

Favorite Sports Team?

Lakers.

Places You Wish To Travel?

New York and Paris.

 

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Violet Molina

Medical Supervisor

Favorite Thing About PASS?:
The fact that I can work with our clients and try to make their day a little bit fun plus I like my coworkers. (:

Favorite Food?:

Chinese and Thai.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?:

Dance, working out, reading, having fun with my children.

Favorite Activity to do at PASS?:

Arts & Crafts, Singing and dancing, and exercise class.

Places You Wish To Travel?

Australia and China.

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Kevin Woida

Assistant Medical Supervisor

Favorite Thing About PASS?:

The participants are receptive to new ideas and their willingness to try new things along with things they like from before they came here.

Favorite Food?:

I love all food.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?:

Reading books, art, creative writing.

Favorite Activity to do at PASS?:

Dancing with the participants to music.

Places You Wish To Travel?

The World.

Anything else?

Thanks to support from managers here at PASS I always am grateful for their expertise. I never thought that I would be working a career that allows me to use my imagination and creativity that fulfills me.

 

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Kevin Harvey

Direct Support Professional

Favorite Thing About PASS?:

The individuals give me life.

Favorite Food?:

Veggies.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?:

Reading.

Favorite Activity to do at PASS?:

Singing and dancing.

Favorite Sports Team?

All Chicago teams except for the cubs.

Places You Wish To Travel?

Africa

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Emilee Mills

Direct Support Professional

What Do You Love About PASS?:

Making a difference in clients life & being myself.

Favorite Food?:

Pasta, sushi, fruits, salad rolls, and tacos.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?:
Shopping, pets, changing hair color, hanging out with friends and family.

Favorite Activity to do at PASS?:
Arts & Crafts and making clients laugh and smile.

Places You Wish To Travel?
Beaches around the world.

 

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Tiffany Lewis

Direct Support Professional

Favorite Thing About PASS?

My favorite thing about PASS is the participants and the warm happy environment it is for both participants and staff.

Favorite Food?

Italian.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?

Horseback riding , cooking, crafting, and my favorite being a mom.

 

Favorite Sports Team?

Oregon Ducks.

Places You Wish To Travel?

Ireland, Hawaii, Paris, New York City.

Anything Else?

Being new to PASS I have nothing but wonderful things to say about working here. The staff, management, and the participants make this place somewhere I look forward to arriving daily; A true caring and happy environment.

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Lauren Amato

Direct Support Professional

Favorite Thing About PASS?

Seeing individuals get excited about an activity, like playing or seeing their friends.

Favorite Food?

Pad Thai.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?

Relaxing at home, shopping, hanging out with my cat.

 

Favorite Sports Team?

Blazers and the Seahawks.

Places You Wish To Travel?

Italy, Maui.

Anything else?

I want to make a positive impact in the life of others.

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Breanne Melendez

Direct Support Professional 

Favorite Thing About PASS?

My coworkers and especially the clients. They are here to teach me what life’s all about!

Favorite Food?

Sushi, Mexican, homemade comfort food.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?

Horseback riding, road trips, swimming and having adventures with my kids.

 

Favorite Sports Team?

Not really a sports fan.

Places You Wish To Travel?

Anywhere and everywhere. Hawaii and Costa Rica are first on the list.

 

Anything Else?

I love any outings with animals.

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Daisy Melendez

Direct Support Professional

Favorite Thing About PASS?

Interacting with each client and getting to know them.

Favorite Food?

Pizza.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?

Shopping, playing with my two pit puppies, being with family and friends.

Favorite Sports Team?

Beavers.

Places You Wish To Travel?

Dubai, Paris, New York, Miami, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Spain, England.

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Mariaelena Martinez

Direct Support Professional 

Favorite Thing About PASS?

Working with the clients.

Favorite Food?

Pizza.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?

Rugby, shopping.

Favorite Sports Team?

Seahawks, Trailblazers.

Places You Wish to Travel?

Paris, The Bahamas.

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John Grueschow

Direct Support Professional 

Favorite Thing About PASS?

The staff really cares about the people we support.

Favorite Thing Activity to do at PASS?

Community Outings

Favorite Food?

Comfort Food

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?

Camping, Hiking, and Carpentry.

Favorite Sports Team?

The Ducks and Ohio State.

Places You Wish to Travel?

England, Germany, Italy, and Indonesia.

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Haley Pace

Direct Support Professional

Favorite Thing About PASS? 

I love the opportunity to make clients happy and smile.

To make a difference in their lives, big or small.

Favorite Thing Activity to do at PASS?

Arts & craft, reading stories, and socializing with clients.

Favorite Food?

Sushi, pasta, and fruit.

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?

Reading, hiking, and cooking.

Favorite Sports Team?

Dallas Cowboys

Places You Wish to Travel?

Bora Bora, Spain, and Australia.

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Taylor Jackson

Direct Support Professional

Favorite Thing About PASS? 

I love the vibes and the relationships you build with everyone.

Favorite Thing Activity to do at PASS?

Arts & Crafts. 

Favorite Food?

 Japanese curry w/rice, spam w/rice, Mochi. 

Favorite Hobbies Outside Of Work?

Spending time with my dogs and playing video games.

Favorite Sports Team?

Carolina Panthers.

Places You Wish to Travel?

Japan