Staff

Admin Team

Ann Craig – Executive Director














Ann has been the Executive Director since 2005. Her business experience includes 14 years at Hewlett-Packard, ten of those years as a marketing manager. While staying home with her three children for several years, she worked as a freelance business planner and marketing consultant. She currently serves as Treasurer/Secretary on the Board for the Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs and Board member of Oregon Coalition of Housing and Homelessness. She has a BA in Journalism and a double minor in French from Auburn University.

KendraSue Phillips-Neal – Program Director


















KendraSue has been with Jackson Street since 2003. As the Program Director, she is responsible for overseeing the Resident and Outreach Coordination Team and developing, implementing, and reviewing the regional Runaway and Homeless Youth continuum of care for Jackson Street. KendraSue has obtained degrees in Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Science, Sociology, and Spanish. Before working at Jackson Street, KendraSue gained experience working with a variety of ages at a family development center in Douglas County and has extensive experience supporting vulnerable youth populations in Outdoor Ministries. KendraSue is extremely passionate in helping other communities build services for Runaway and Homeless youth populations and has been able to support the opening of many RHY shelters in the northwest. KendraSue believes WE WILL end youth homelessness, the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.

Cathi Roberts – Finance Director














Cathi joined the Jackson Street staff in June 2008. Her primary responsibility is to manage the organization’s finances and payroll. Working with the Executive Director and Board Treasurer, she helps develop and track Jackson Street’s annual budget, processes donations and grant revenues, and prepares bill payments and paychecks. A background in non-profit development (14 years as Development Coordinator at the Benton County Historical Society & Museum) also allows her to assist the Executive Director in preparing grant proposals and fundraising letters. Cathi has an MBA from Oregon State University and also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Corvallis Public Library.

Hannah Miller – Donor Stewardship Manager














Hannah has returned to Jackson Street in a new role after just over a year of travel with her partner. Her adventures took her through Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and all across the US, and ended with a few month stint in eastern Oregon. While gone, Hannah continued to study and improve her Spanish, volunteered with various organizations, found a work-exchange on an organic farm, ate new foods, met new friends, and enjoyed the ups and downs of constantly being in new situations. Back in the States, she visited old friends, family, and farms (including the Amish dairy farm of some of her second cousins in Illinois) and camped (until a bear broke in to their car, that is!). She is thrilled to jump back in to the great work being done at Jackson Street, where she previously worked for 4.5 years before traveling. It’s clear to Hannah how special the local community and the Jackson Street team truly are. “Together, we can all make a difference to youth wanting to thrive despite challenging circumstances,” she says.

Mica Habarad – Development Assistant















Mica comes to Jackson Street with a background in visual communication and sustainability. She lived in California, Maryland, Indiana, Switzerland, the Manhattan area, Florida, and southern Africa, before moving to Oregon in 2008. She maintains Jackson Street’s social media presence, community engagement, and donations. She is passionate about using media to encourage positivity and the power of the individual to make a difference in the world. In her free time she takes photographs, gets silly with her child, and hits the streets on her bike or a pair of roller skates.

Danielle Warner – Data Specialist














Dani grew up in eastern Washington, moving from her childhood home of Spokane, WA to Pullman, WA to attend Washington State University. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she moved to Corvallis to attend graduate school at OSU. She received a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2017 and, much to her mother’s dismay, fell in love with western Oregon and decided to stay. During and after her graduate degree, she worked with Oregon GEAR UP and discovered a passion for working with data, which ultimately lead her to her current position as Data Specialist at Jackson Street. Dani has many skills and passions, including watching 3 seasons of any given show in a single day, spotting a cat (or a cat themed item) within .05 seconds of entering a room, and the ability to organize and color code anything within a 5-mile radius. Ironically, Dani’s love for glitter eye shadow, winged eyeliner, and the perfect lip betray her introvert sensibilities. To get Dani talking, just ask her about cats, coffee, or her favorite concert experiences.

Megan Dailey – Grant Coordinator












Megan grew up in rural NE Montana before moving to North Dakota for college, where she attended Dickinson State University until graduating in 2018 with her BS in creative writing along with a coaching minor. While in college she happily devoted much of her time to sports (track and field), she is now thrilled to use this spare time to explore the west coast and all this lovely place has to offer – so far her biggest learning curves include trying to spot a one-way street before she is already on it, and making sure to not pump her own gas. She looks forward to many rainy days filled with painting, writing, and laughter, and is committed to doing her part in helping Jackson Street to end youth homelessness in our area.

Program Managers, Coordinators, & Case Managers

Salvador Maciel – Shelter Manager













Salvador is responsible for overseeing all Emergency and Transitional Shelter services for youth, ages 10-17. This includes the hiring and training of Youth Advocates, managing 24/7/365 supervision, and developing and implementing youth case plans for family reunification, self-sufficiency, and basic needs to thrive. Salvador has been with Jackson Street since 2013, has education in Human Services, and is one of our bi-lingual/bi-cultural employees. Salvador has a special interest in and is a strong advocate for Special Education. He is the TOPSoccer Director and our Coach—in partnership with TFA-Willamette, has brought the program to the Mid-Willamette Valley. Outside of Jackson Street, Salvador coaches for TFA-Willamette, a local soccer club.

Tristin Young – Mental Health Therapist
















Tristin Young has lived in and worked in the Willamette Valley for several years. Before working for Jackson Street, he was a partner of the organization in several capacities. Tristin has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a bilingual/bicultural background. Tristin works with youth to navigate their individual and inter-relational challenges as they become independent. Tristan spends his time volunteering with youth through various programs, including AYSO, BSA, and his religious community.

Claudia Gallegos – Positive Youth Development Coordinator














Claudia was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Oregon when she was a sophomore in high school. She attended Western Oregon University, and earned a BS in Psychology and a BA in Spanish. While she was attending college, she participated in two service learning trips, one to Honduras and the other to Cape Verde. The combination of what she experienced during those service learning trips and her life experiences motivated her to work with youth, which is what brought her to Jackson Street Youth Services. She now coordinates our Mentoring, Education Assist, Activities, and the Youth Ambassador Programs. In her spare time, Claudia loves spending time in the outdoors. She loves hiking and rock climbing because of the various opportunities for growth it presents. “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” ― Frida Kahlo

Matthew Hogan – Street Outreach Case Manager









Matt graduated from Oregon State University in 2016 with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences and an option/focus in Human Services. Prior to initially being hired as an on-call caseworker at the Albany House, Matt had been volunteering in Street Outreach for about a year while attending school. Matt is now the Street Outreach Case Manager.

Kevin Grant – Next Steps Program Manager















Kevin joined Jackson Street in July, 2017 as the Next Steps Program Manager, overseeing independent living houses for youths transitioning into adulthood. Prior to this, he worked in community mediation and restorative justice for a decade, started his professional career in advocacy and direct action organizing, and earned a degree in Political Science from Oregon State University. Kevin is a Mid-Willamette Valley Native who still gets awe-struck by the area’s scenic beauty while he rides his bikes across Corvallis, along rural county roads, and around the nearby McDonald Forest. Along with all things bikes, Kevin is passionate about community engagement, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

Kevin “Shimo” Shimomaeda – Next Steps Case Manager
















Shimo was born and raised in Portland, OR and moved to Corvallis, OR for college. He graduated in 2017 with dual BS degree in Pyschology and Sociology and started working with Jackson Street as a Youth Advocate in July of 2017. Now, as the Next Steps Case Manager, he helps young adults in the Transitional Living Program work on goals that contribute to them becoming independent and sustainable adults. His interests include cats, working on his car, and video games. Baseball has always been one of his greatest passions in life. All the memories, lessons, and friendships he made over the years through baseball were made possible by the adults who took time out of their days to be there. Shimo wants to give the same opportunities to youth in the community, and he feels Jackson Street is a great place to do it.

Eva Torres – Next Steps Skills Coach














Eva grew​ up in Woodburn, Oregon and attend Oregon State University, where she​ graduated with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Ethnic Studies. Throughout her college years she was involved in community service, from cleaning parks, collecting donations for different organizations, to mentoring and helping kids fill out FAFSA forms and volunteering with after school programs. Working with kids and giving back to the community is her passion. ​Eva began working with Jackson Street as a case worker and transitioned to case manager. ​She continues to work with youth, helping them set goals and making sure that their transition home or to next placement is a success. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on walks to the park, listening to music, and watching TV to relax.

Veronica Twenge – Corvallis House Transitional Shelter Case Manager












Veronica graduated from Oregon State University in 2016 with a degree in Public Health and an option in Health Promotion and Health Behavior. Veronica began working with Jackson Street as a Youth Advocate in June of 2016. She now works as the Corvallis Transitional Shelter Case Manager, working with youth ages 10-17. Veronica loves hiking, backpacking, and everything outdoors. She also loves to paint and create art. Veronica feels blessed to be a part of the Jackson Street team, and getting to work with such passionate and kind people who care for the Benton and Linn County communities. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” ― Nelson Mandela

Anna Rist – Outreach Case Manager (DHS)












Anna was raised in the small town of Brownsville in the Willamette Valley. She attended Oregon State University, graduating with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Services in 2017, with an option in Human Services. Anna’s desire to help vulnerable youth was rooted in her own struggles to overcome uncertainty and instability during her adolescence. She became a team member of Jackson Street through an internship opportunity which led to a hired staff position as a Youth Advocate. She is now an Outreach Case Manager for DHS youth working as a mentor, skills coach, and case manager with youth in foster care, all in an effort to help youth stabilize in the home and community. Anna is passionate about modeling positive relationships and believes that all youth should have equal opportunity for stability and happiness within their lives. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors and her favorite past time is to ride and spend time at the barn with her 11 year old horse.

Sammy Elsdon – Outreach Case Manager (RHY)
















Sammy grew up in Ruch, Oregon, a small town in southern Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2016 with a BS in Psychology, although he originally intended to get his degree in Sports Business. Calculus and Accounting changed his mind. After graduating, he immediately started working with RHY at Looking Glass Community Services in Cottage Grove and worked there for a year and a half before moving up to Corvallis in April. Sammy is passionate about working with RHY because he believes that every person, regardless of their situation, can achieve stability and self-sufficiency with the right amount of support and he’s happy to be that support person. “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”” – Kurt Vonnegut

Krysta Davis – Linn County Aftercare Services Case Manager


















Krysta spent most of her life moving around with a military family, but arrived in Oregon in 2006 and have called it home ever since. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Human Development and Family Sciences major with an option in Human Services in 2016. Krysta started as an intern at Jackson Street a year ago and really enjoys working with youth and helping them work towards their success. In her free time, she enjoys going outdoors, reading, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with her dog.

Hillary Magallanez – Benton County Aftercare Services Case Manager











Hillary grew up in Vancouver, Washington. Throughout high school she focused on learning how to help those in need. Her love of animals led to attending OSU to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. Hillary switched her major to Human Development and Family Sciences with an option in Human Services and a minor in Chemistry, and graduated in 2018. Hillary initially came to Jackson Street as an intern, before being hired as a Youth Advocate in 2016. She completed a second internship with Jackson Street’s Outreach in 2018. Through her internships she found that she loved working with teenagers because they are in the most crucial times of their lives before becoming adults. Through Jackson Street, Hillary also found that she loved working with the homeless community and looks forward to continuing her career in that field.

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