Behavioral Health Specialist
Kera Magarill, MA
Kera Magarill holds degrees in human service, non-profit management and has received specialized training in music therapy and dementia care. After completing a program in gerontology with Metropolitan State University in Denver, she began serving on faculty as an instructor in Aging Leadership and Health Professions. Kera has worked across the long term care continuum in adult day, in-home care, memory care, and nursing home care. She started volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado and eventually served on staff as an Early Stage Program Coordinator during which time she launched a statewide creative engagement program with museums, arts, and other cultural partners. She has also contributed as a writer to Activity Connection’s dementia programming publication for activity and programming professionals. She is honored to be serving her community in her current role as an Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist with Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services.
Jennifer Robbins, QMHP, CADCII
Jennifer Robbins has an Associates Degree in Alcohol and Drug Addiction, Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and master’s in forensic psychology from University of North Dakota. She is a QMHP and CADCII currently. She started her college career in her late 30’s and counseling became a second career for her, although she was in the healthcare field for 20 years prior to quitting to go to college.
Starting out as a CADC in an outpatient setting and then moving on to working on the recovery team for Clackamas County DHS through a grant awarded to Northwest Family Services. In that position she was able to work in the field on helping participants get into recovery services and provided assessments for placement into appropriate levels of care. Jennifer’s most recent employment was working as Behavioral Health Director for Recovery Works NW for the past five years. She started the outpatient treatment center from the ground up and eventually grew into two outpatient clinics, which provides medication assisted therapy, mental health, peer services and level 1 and 2 outpatient alcohol and drug treatment to over 1500 clients between the two clinics and served a large Medicaid population.
Washington County has a smaller percentage of adults age 65+ compared to Oregon overall, and a smaller percent rural-dwelling population compared to Oregon overall.
- Washington County has a higher percent depression prevalence in adults age 65+ compared to Oregon overall.
- Washington County has a lower amount of reported poor physical and mental health days compared to Oregon overall.
- Washington County has a lower ratio of primary and mental health care providers compared to Oregon overall.
Medicare Fact Sheets
- Total Medicare Beneficiaries: 90,035
- Medicare Traditional / Fee-for-Service: 37,152
- Medicare Advantage (MA): 52,883