The dedicated Siskiyou Opioid Safety Coalition staff work to provide leadership and maintenance of the coalition, as well as day to day implementation of grant activities, communication, coordination, and fiscal details. It is an honor for us to work with such an outstanding coalition team to help reduce the morbidity and mortality rates as well as the stigma related to opioid use in Siskiyou County.
Daniele Minock, RN, PHN, BSN
Daniele took on the role of coalition facilitator in March of 2020. Previously she worked as a Public Health Nurse and Public Health Program Manager for the County of Siskiyou for 23 years. She served as the chairperson of the Siskiyou Substance Abuse Coalition (SSAC) for a 2-year term and facilitated the Siskiyou County Tobacco Advisory Board for approximately 20 years. She is very pleased to be working with this well-established coalition of professionals and community members working to reduce morbidity and mortality related to opioid use.
Michelle O’Gorman, MBA
Michelle O’Gorman has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. For the past 20 years she has been operating the Siskiyou Community Resource Collaborative, bringing the Hub Communities Family Resource Center under their umbrella in 2006; and the Dunsmuir Community Resource Center in 2012; the Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center and the Family & Community Resource Center of Weed in 2018; and Scott Valley Family Resource Center in 2020 — bringing the total number of sites to six.
During this time, Michelle has managed the fiscal, programmatic, and human resources for the organization. Michelle was selected as a Resource Specialist by the Ford Family Foundation and was trained for over a year in Grant writing, Collaboration Building and Grants Management.
Maggie Shepard, RN, MS
Maggie served as coalition facilitator from its inception in August of 2016 to February of 2020. Before that time, she worked for over 30 years for the Siskiyou County Office of Education as a school nurse and coordinator of prevention services. She is passionate about educating youth and the general public about the science of addiction and promoting knowledge of addiction as a treatable chronic illness and not a moral failing. Although currently attempting to retire, she continues to perform community outreach activities for the coalition.
In her spare time, you can find her in her vegetable garden or hiking with her husband, David.
Jean brings with her over 30 years of administrative experience. Jean recently retired from the County of Siskiyou after 22 years of service. During Jean’s tenure with the County, she began as an administrative assistant completed her county career as a Sr. Management Analyst.
Jean has lived in many different areas ranging from Arizona to North Carolina, Guam, Washington State, and now California.
Jean currently works as a legal assistant for a private law practice and as the executive assistant for the Siskiyou Community Resource Collaborative. Jean also volunteers her time at the Siskiyou Community Food Bank.
Chrissy Montgomery, BA
Chrissy has been working locally in our community for many years in service to those who need help. Chrissy started her journey of helping others as a profession during her time at College of the Siskiyous. From there, she went on to the Siskiyou Community Resource Collaborative, where she has facilitated many different groups such as Nurturing Parenting and Girls Circle.
Chrissy has experience working with all ages and different backgrounds. She believes in a holistic approach to living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When working with clients in recovery, Chrissy believes that all parts of the person’s life are important to the healing journey.
Chrissy serves as the Recovery Advocate for the Coalition. Siskiyou Recovery Advocate Program (PDF).
In her free time, Chrissy enjoys cooking and sharing creative recipes with the ones she loves.