ABOUT

— OUR STORY —

Mt. Hood Adult Day Center is a family owned business that has been operating since 2010. We strive to always provide life-enriching care to our senior community, those affected with memory loss, and individuals with special needs while offering much needed respite to dedicated caregivers. Schedule a free trial day, tour our center and meet our friendly staff.

Judith O'Connell

Founder and Owner

At the young age of 21, Judith began working with seniors as a CNA, which further fueled her passion for working with this population. While raising her children, Judith worked to obtain her Bachelor’s in Science from the University of Portland- moving on to complete Master’s level coursework. When the opportunity arose to serve East Multnomah County’s senior population, Judith seized it. Mt. Hood Adult Day Center, operating since 2010, has been a catalyst for Judith’s true passion of serving her community by always providing “Life Enriching Care”. Judith’s main goal has always been to allow seniors to stay in their homes as long as possible, while providing respite and peace of mind to caregivers.

Judith serves on the board of Mt. Hood Community College’s Mental Health and Human Services program and the Alzheimer’s Association (Oregon Chapter). She is a proud mother and grandmother.

— OUR TEAM —

Mt. Hood Adult Day Center’s dedicated team can help guide you no matter where you are in the process.

Alisha Van Lom

Alisha Van Lom

Case Manager

Alisha is a graduate of Portland State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. In 2011, Alisha began volunteering at Mt. Hood Adult Day Center and quickly realized that she wanted to stay with the company as a long-term employee. Her main focus is to offer support and information to participants, families, and care homes. She works closely with county and state case workers to ensure quality of services for our participants.

Melissa Kosta

Melissa Kosta

Program Director

In 2011, Melissa started volunteering at Mt. Hood Adult Day Center where she was greeted with friendly participants and unforgettable smiles. It was shortly after, that she pursued a career with the company- eventually working her way up to Program Director. Melissa is always striving for a great program and works hard at implementing life enrichment activities, over-seeing daily operations and ensuring the team is trained and performing at their best.

Leanna Rogers

Leanna Rogers

Receptionist

Leanna started volunteering at Mt. Hood Adult Day Center in 2011 and began building lasting relationships with participants and their families. Soon after, Leanna obtained a position with the company as a caregiver and has worked her way through several aspects of the center- currently residing as Receptionist. Leanna greets callers and visitors with a friendly attitude and is able to offer information at their request. Team members and participants lovingly refer to her as the “mayor” of Mt. Hood Adult Day Center.

Cathy Fallon-Weeg

Cathy Fallon-Weeg

Community Relations

Cathy specializes in community partnerships and networking, which has won her four awards throughout her career- The 2015 Care Award from Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN), the 2011 Marketing Professional of the Year Award (MSN), the 2009 Champion for Seniors Award from the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), and the 2009 Certified Group Sales Award through Brookdale Senior Living. She is also a member of the Kiwanis organization and serves on the SPIN board (Senior Provider Information Network).

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