Behavioral Health Specialist
Jill Williams, MA
Jill Williams has her Masters of Arts in Clinical Art Therapy from Vermont College. Her professional career has included work in hospice, long term care and adult protective services. Since 2015 she has been a Clinical Service Specialist with the statewide Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative (OABHI). Jill provides system navigation, clinical consultation and provides ongoing workforce development opportunities. She has planned and presented at several large scale conferences since working with OABHI. Jill is also the co-chair of the Multnomah County Hoarding Task Force and leads their training team. She provides consulting and training in best practices and interventions when hoarding is a presenting issue.
Laurel Wonder, MSW
Laurel Wonder holds a Masters Degree in Social Welfare from University of California, Berkeley. She began her career supporting persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who were also impacted by severe mental illness. From this work grew a desire to safeguard the rights of vulnerable persons. Ms. Wonder transitioned to working in Adult Protective Services in Washington and Oregon.
After nearly two decades working for individual clients, Ms. Wonder is pleased to be supporting system improvement through the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative. She has a passion for improving program policies to better address the needs of older adults and persons with physical disabilities, as well as providing training to the community. Ms. Wonder has a MSW degree and holds a QMHP in the state of Oregon. Ms. Wonder is a certified facilitator for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and several other trainings.
Max Harvey, MSW
Max serves as the substance use specialist on the Multnomah County Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative team and has been with the initiative for one year. Max’s most work was with Washington State Adult Protective Services (APS) for the past 8 years. Prior to his work with APS, Max worked as the Forensic Services Director at CODA Inc., supervising programing for adults in the forensic Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) system. Prior to this work, Max worked in integrated mental health and substance use services at several Portland area agencies and at Hooper Detox Center and as an Emergency Medical Technician. Max’s formal education includes a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work, both from Portland State University. Max is a Washington Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Oregon Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor III.
Despite working in an urban setting, Max lives in the country with a menagerie of animals including goats, dogs and a very large tortoise.
Multnomah County has a lower percent rural-dwelling population compared to Oregon overall, and a similar percentage of veterans age 65+ compared to Oregon overall.
- Multnomah County has a higher ratio of primary and mental health care providers compared to Oregon overall.
- Multnomah County has a lower amount of reported poor physical and mental health days compared to Oregon overall.
- Multnomah County has a slightly lower percentage of householders age 65+ living alone compared to Oregon overall.
Medicare Fact Sheets
- Total Medicare Beneficiaries: 127,808
- Medicare Traditional / Fee-for-Service: 51,839
- Medicare Advantage (MA): 75,969