Janie Gullickson, MPA:HA, PSS, PRC
Janie is in recovery from addiction and mental health challenges, as well as homelessness, incarceration, and criminal justice involvement. She has navigated all types of systems and institutions that can accompany such life experiences, from hospitalizations to prison. Janie has been living a life of recovery for over 10 years. Janie is passionate about social justice issues with a focus on mental health and addiction recovery, cultural humility, and advocacy in these realms.
Janie first began her work as a Peer Support Specialist, Forensic Peer Specialist, QMHA, and Community Support & Integration Teams Coordinator for Yamhill County HHS in McMinnville, Oregon in 2011. She has been involved in program development and has provided one-on-one and group peer support in a variety of ways such as mental health and addictions recovery, re-entry from incarceration, and physical health and well-being. Janie joined Mental Health Association of Oregon (MHAO) in 2014 and became the Executive Director in May of 2017. Janie spent one year in Lewis and Clark’s Professional Counseling Mental Health & Addictions graduate program in 2014 to 2015, and then switched gears to PSU where she graduated in 2017 with her Master of Public Administration: Health Administration (MPA: HA).
Janie is mom to 5 amazing humans and “Granny” to 9 beautiful grandchildren. Janie enjoys hiking, loves the outdoors, and dreams of improving her roller-skating skills enough to play roller derby recreationally once again.