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LEAD Fire Program
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Kim Conley spent most of her career in emergency services, having worked as a paramedic, ER nurse, ICU nurse, Critical Care Transport Nurse, and Flight nurse. She's worked with Critical Incident Stress Management Teams providing peer support since 1998 and currently volunteers with the Clallam County Critical Incident Stress Management Team. She's looking forward to using her background and skills to help promote mental health care in Clallam County and as a member of the OPCC team.
LEAD Case Management
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Clallam Respite Care Supervisor
Viola Ware has worked in human services since 1994 starting in community corrections where she served as a Bureau of Prison Corrections Counselor and the Assistant Operations Director of a Seattle Work Release. Viola has served people experiencing homelessness in Clallam County since 2012 which includes Operations Director of Serenity House of Clallam County where Viola developed the first Youth-centered Coordinated Entry in the state and most recently as the Arrest and Jail Alternatives Coordinator with REdisCOVERY. Viola was awarded the Port Angeles Police Department Citizen’s Service Medal in June of 2017 alongside then Sergeant Jason Viada for their pioneering work matching housing services to PAPD foot patrols reaching out and housing our most vulnerable community members sheltering outside.
Viola is currently the Supervisor of Clallam Respite Care, building and operating a two-year pilot medical respite providing home recovery for people experiencing homelessness. She has served on the Clallam County Behavioral Health Advisory Board and the Port Angeles Safety Advisory Board. She currently has a seat on the Sarge’s Veteran Support Board of Directors and has been appointed by Governor Inslee to serve on Washington State’s Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Advisory Committee.
Clallam Respite Care Coordinator
Robin Ryan has lived in Port Angeles all her life and is passionate about her community. As someone with lived experience, Robin provides a unique skillset to both outreach and the medical respite programs. Robin’s
passion for her community started as a shelter worker where she began to ask herself “how can I help more?”. A valued asset to our medical respite team, Robin is selfless in her devotion to the OPCC family and the care we provide as an agency, devoting her weekends to OPCC's outreach team and provides meaningful, competent care to our medical respite patients. Robin often says to our team, our partners, and our participants, “Is a job really a job if you love what you do?”
Arrest and Jail Alternative
AJA Medication Management ARNP
Janet Nickolaus has been a registered nurse since 1977. She completed her advanced practice degree in 1987 from Oregon Health Sciences University. Since then, she has developed three programs for advanced practice nurses within 3 county jails. She has experience in community mental health settings and has practiced in a remote bush village in Alaska. She is proud to have worked with veterans for no less than 14 years. She came to OPCC in 2019 and participates in Wednesday night clinics at the local homeless shelter.
AJA Case Management
Candice Kolocheski joined OPCC/REdisCOVERY as an AJA Case Manager in Feb. 2022. She has been in social service for over 12 years with 10 of those years in the many facets of the housing sector, working with those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Before coming to the REdisCOVERY team, she had worked as the Director of Coordinated Entry for Clallam County.
Light Touch AJA Case Management
Monica Wollam joined our team as an AJA case manager in November 2023. She comes to us with experience in management and running teams. She has considerable knowledge in time management scheduling and lived experience. She is very active in her recovery and with her AA community. In her off time she enjoys riding bikes with her family, and chilling with her dogs.
AJA Case Management/Co-Response
Pamela Paine joined OPCC in July of 2022 after working as a Pharmacy Technician for 5 years. She has a lot of passion for those that are unhoused and suffer from addiction and mental illness. She focuses her time on the streets referring participants with resources to change their way of living in Port Angeles and Forks. She is a co-responder with the PAPD. Pamela holds certifications for Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and is currently working on Certified Peer Counselor (CPC).
AJA Case Management - Sequim
Carolyn Hamilton joined OPCC/REdisCOVERY in early 2021 to begin the expansion of the REdisCOVERY Mental Health Field Response outreach program. Since joining OPCC, she has worked with all of the outreach, case management and other outward-facing programs at the clinic, including street and shelter clinics. She supervised the outreach and co-response teams before agreeing to help launch the LEAD Fire program. She is a co-responder with Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and Port Angeles Fire Department, and is authorized to provide services in Clallam County Jail. Carolyn holds certifications as a Certified Peer Counselor (CPC) and Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist (CCIS II). She is also a specialist in trauma informed care (TIC) and motivational interviewing (MI)
AJA Case Management - Forks
JoAnna Boston provides arrest and jail alternative case management to the West End. JoAnna has close ties to the Forks community and is passionate about serving rural areas. JoAnna started with OPCC in 2023 after working in social services for seven years. With an educational background in chemical dependency, her own values and lived experience, she is able to provide community-minded case management to the residents of Clallam County.
Kendall McComb started with REdisCOVERY in 2022 after being approached by a member of OPCC staff at her old clean and sober house. Kendall has lived experience on the streets and knows the difficulties of not knowing where to begin when it comes to finding resources in the community. She is now a Re-Entry specialist, working under the MOUD program in the Clallam County Correctional facility, helping clients get through the first steps for their recovery started before they are released back into the community.
"When I first got clean I started on this huge journey not knowing how It was going to end. I was introduced to the idea of being an outreach specialist and knew it was the job for me. It’s been over a year now and I can’t see myself anywhere else doing anything but this." - Kendall McComb, 2023
Justin Furnish was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to Sequim in 2022. Now a student at Peninsula College in the Addiction Studies program, he is passionate about learning how he can help those with substance-related problems such as homelessness, incarceration and trauma.
"I spent 25 years of my life battling addiction with the consequences that come with it and now I want to use all those years to hopefully give back what I've been given." Justin Furnish, 2023
Abigail Barnett joined the OPCC REdisCOVERY team in February 2023. She was born and raised in Port Angeles and has worked in the social services field for 2 years. Abigail has been able to use her lived experience involving substance use and behavioral health disorders to fiercely advocate for our participants.
HOPE Program Lead
Leticia “Leddie” Rubalcava joined the REdisCOVERY/OPCC team on April 11, 2022 to help develop the MOUD program in the Clallam County Corrections Facility. Leddie grew up in a small town Mattawa, WA where she graduated from Wahluke High School. In 2017 she set a goal to enter school to become an addictions counselor. She started in 2018 as a counselor at an outpatient facility with her SUDP-T license. She worked in an intensive outpatient, inpatient, and detox facility. Leddie received her Addiction Studies, Associate in Applied Science-Transfer(AAS-T) Degree at Peninsula College June 2020. She completed her NAADAC requirements and after state exam gained her Substance Use Disorder Professional License in November 2021. She loves outdoor, hiking, camping, sitting around a camp fire, and she continues to add to her bucket list of adventures (zip lining, skydiving). She is passionate about helping individuals struggling with substance use. She dedicates her time developing short and long term recovery goals. She treats people with respect, is genuine, loving, and does her best to understand another person’s experience. Her goal is to save lives and to show those in the grips of their addiction that there is another way.