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.
Andy Wallace, MS
Andy Wallace is excited to join OABHI with Washington County Behavioral Health. Andy has enjoyed a broad and unique range of experiences in his 21-year career in mental health and human services. He has over 15 years working in the adult mental health system, mainly in Washington County. Andy has experience as a case manager, therapist, intake specialist, and clinical supervisor for programs working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Andy also has experience as an adult abuse investigator, both in the mental health and older adult systems. Andy is passionate about approaching his work from a wellness perspective, and he enjoys building collaborative relationships with a wide array of stakeholders. Andy holds a MS in Counseling Psychology, a certificate in non-profit fundraising, and he recently earned a certificate in Health Literacy.
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