Executive Director, QMHP/LPC
Ali is responsible for maintaining South Lane Mental Health’s mission and values. She directly oversees SLMH’s clinical programs, staff trainings, community outreach and relationships, and provides administrative and clinical supervision to SLMH’s directors and managers. Ali is responsible for ensuring that SLMH is following State regulations and providing services that are professional and ethical.
Ali began working for SLMH in September 2015 as a Youth and Family Therapist. She was hired straight out of graduate school and is forever grateful to her original SLMH supervisors for taking a chance on her.
Ali loves that SLMH is a creative community. SLMH is a place to grow – it’s the safe container to explore ideas and challenge yourself as a client and as a staff member. We look out for one another, and we believe in keeping good folks in this field for as long as possible. That means we make space for self-care and wellness.
Ali grew up in Rhode Island. She was living in Boston when she decided to move out to Oregon. (At the time, she pronounced it Or-Ee-Gone.) She has been living in Eugene since 2015.
When Ali first moved to Eugene, she started playing Dungeons and Dragons (DnD). Playing this fantasy, tabletop, role-playing game introduced her to some of her dearest friends, and it is how she got to know her husband. DnD is a space to be silly, work out some frustration, and connect with people. When Ali is in-between DnD campaigns, she enjoys watching design shows and the food network.