Jana Hirsch

Position: Director of Operations
Team Member Since: May 21, 2001
Email: janahirsch@woollardipsenmanagement.com
Phone Number: 541-200-6211

Jana has been in the Long-term care industry for 25+ years and has held positions which includes Admissions Coordinator, Social Services Director, Activities Director, Assisted Living Administrator, Behavioral Consultant & Director of Operations. She brings a vast knowledge of expertise both from working in the field and being a trainer and mentor in all levels of senior care.

For the past 10+ years one of Jana’s focus points has been working with the State of Oregon’s Behavior Support Services Program. In this role, Jana trains and works with other behavior consultants in community-based care communities in utilizing Positive Behavior Support to manage difficult behaviors. She assists providers to see behaviors as a form of communication and educates and supports providers in finding proactive strategies to meet any unmet needs that may be causing the behavior. With the roll out of the Behavior Support Services Program in 2012 throughout Oregon, Jana has been involved with the development and implementation of this program in twenty counties.

Jana has a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and Psychology and is also a Licensed Assisted Living Administrator, Certified Behavior Consultant, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and a Teepa Snow trainer. Jana is active in the Oregon Health Care Association, The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and was a member of a committee working on the State Plan for Alzheimer’s disease in Oregon.

When not working, Jana enjoys being with her family and friends and just enjoying life. Jana enjoys movies, hiking, rowing and being entertained by her Boxer Jinx. She also has been an Assistant Basketball Coach at Crater High School for the last 5 years and loves being able to teach others the game she loved herself.

Tish Cofer

Position: Executive Director
Counties Served: Jackson and Josephine
Team Member Since: April 16th, 2018
Email: tishcofer@woollardipsenmanagement.com
Phone Number: 541-200-6433

Tish Cofer was born in Medford Oregon. Her career in long term care began in 2006, working in a memory care community. She has worked in senior care in several different roles throughout her career. Tish has been a CNA, Med Tech, Marketing Director, Quality Assurance Coordinator, and Administrator.

Tish worked for Woollard Ipsen for 8 years then returned in 2018. She is excited to be back with the great team at Woollard Ipsen and the communities.

Tish enjoys spending time with her four children and family. She enjoys traveling, reading, and being at the beach.

She states the best thing about working with seniors is sharing stories about their lives and learning from the wisdom they have to offer.

Rhonda Dettmer

Position: Behavior Consultant
Counties Served: Douglas, Jackson and Josephine
Team Member Since: October 5, 2012
Email: rhondadettmer@woollardipsenmanagement.com
Phone Number: 541-200-6218

Rhonda grew up on the Oregon Coast loving the outdoors.  She has lived in Gold Beach for many years and has been married to her wonderful husband for over 40 years.  They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.  Rhonda enjoys camping, hunting and gardening.  She also spends a lot of time cooking and walking on the Oregon Coast beaches rock hunting.  Rhonda loves interacting with any and all people and her passion is to help others by building relationships that matter.   If there ever was a quote that suited Rhonda’s passion, it would be:  “There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet” ~ William Butler Yeats.

Joy Elmore

Position: Behavior Consultant
Counties Served: Jackson & Josephine
Team Member Since: September 10, 2012
Email: joyelmore@woollardipsenmanagement.com
Phone Number: 541-200-6214

Joy Elmore is one of the Behavior consultants for Woollard Ipsen Management. A little about herself; She is originally from California and moved to Oregon in 2002 to offer her two sons a better life. She has four grandchildren, three girls and a boy who lives here as well.

She has been in the healthcare industry since she was 18 years old and has been about 27 years now. Joy started off with home care, then decided to go to school and receive a CNA certificate that planted her a job in a convalescent hospital in Capitola California. She worked there for a few years and moved on to Assisted Living in Scotts Valley California. Joy stayed in the Assisted Living environment until she had some health issues which then lead her to cosmetology school where she received a nail tech license. Working as a nail tech for some time, Joy realized she missed health care and went back. This is when she moved to Oregon and applied at a facility where she started as a med tech. Joy worked there for a couple of years and applied at a Behavioral facility for seniors and people with disabilities here in the valley where she started off as a caregiver, she then moved positions rapidly. Med-tech, Admin assistant, Activity Director/Social Services. Then she started going to college for a Human Service degree. While at this facility Joy was part of the OTAC pilot program for Behavior support. She was at this facility for many years until she received a position with Woollard Ipsen Management as a behavioral consultant in 2012. In 2014 she graduated with an Associates of Arts degree in Human Service management.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her grandkids, cooking, baking, DIYing, singing, dancing, making candles, and body care items. Hanging out listening to music, shopping, and much more.

Some of Joy’s favorite foods and collections are Fruit salad, pizza, green salad, Chinese, Mexican, and Bagels are my favorite foods. She collects mermaids in any shape form or fashion. This is the thing she collects as she is not a trinket-type person. (She do not like clutter or dusting) LOL

Tara Gonzales-Dickerson

Position: Behavior Consultant
Counties Served: Jackson and Josephine
Team Member Since: January 8, 2014
Email: taragonzales@woollardipsenmanagement.com
Phone Number: 541-200-6215

Tara was born and raised in beautiful Southern Oregon surrounded by many family members and friends. She has one amazing son and three rambunctious dogs. She enjoys the great outdoors and meeting new people. Tara is outgoing, humorous, open-minded, and tries to find positivity in everyone that she meets. Tara is honored to be a part of the Woollard Ipsen Management’s Behavior Support Services Team! She is passionate about working with residents, staff members, and communities to help assist with any issues that arise. Helping others has brought a great joy to her life.

Nic Heller

Position: Behavior Consultant
Counties Served: Lincoln, Linn & Benton
Team Member Since: February 1, 2016
Email: nicheller@woollardipsenmanagement.com
Phone Number: 541-200-6221

Nic grew up in southern Oregon in a little logging town just south of Grants pass, Oregon. He moved up to Monmouth, Oregon where he started college at Western Oregon University and simultaneously started to work with people with disabilities in a foster home. Nic continued to work as a Caregiver, then Lead Staff and eventually as a Supervisor in foster homes that supported individuals with developmental disabilities. Over the next 14 years, he progressed to owning his own foster home, then choosing to come and work with Woollard Ipsen Management in their Behavior Support Services program. For the last three years, he has worked closely with Case Managers, Directors and providers in Linn and Benton counties. His family has grown considerably since joining the WIM team and now has two children ages 3 and 1.5. They live in Monmouth, Oregon along with their two dogs and two cats. As a hobby, he also volunteers for the local fire department and assists with rural fire protection.

Kaye Honadle

Position: Behavior Consultant
Counties Served: Lane
Team Member Since: July 18, 2013
Email: kayehonadle@woollardipsenmanagement.com
Phone Number: 541-200-6222

Kaye Honadle comes to us as a transplant from Florida with over 25 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities and their families. Kaye earned a BS in Psychology and a MEd from the University of Central Florida. Her diverse experience includes being an Exceptional Ed Teacher and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. After her move to Eugene, Oregon in 2013, she gained employment with Woollard Ipsen Management and works in Lane County providing positive behavior supports for Memory Care, Assisted Living, Adult Foster Homes and other settings as needed. She enjoys hiking, crocheting and a good wine. Kaye lives with her two sons and dog, Riley, in lovely historical Brownsville.

Stephanie Sullivan

Position: Behavior Consultant
Counties Served: Crook, Deschutes, Klamath and Jefferson
Team Member Since: April 16, 2014
Email: stephaniesullivan@woollardipsenmanagement.com
Phone Number: 541-200-6219

Stephanie has upheld a career long commitment to advocacy, wellness, and equity of vulnerable and at-risk populations, with emphasis on achieving meaningful, proactive behavioral health and management through capacity building of individuals, teams, and communities. As an ardent proponent of social service, Stephanie has experience working as a Behavior Intervention Specialist, Agency Affiliated Counselor, Case Manager, Mentoring Program Manager, and Grant Writer. Over her tenure in the field, Stephanie has served in home, school, residential, and community based settings for youth, adolescents, senior and disabled populations with a wide variety of cognitive, socio-emotional, and behavioral needs. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys training her rambunctious boxer Diesel, lusting over real estate, and is an avid and awarded volunteer in her community. Her core maxim is to do good wherever possible, adventure always, and celebrate absolutely everything.

Tanya Wittwer

Position: Behavior Consultant
Counties Served: Benton, Coos, Curry, Lincoln & Linn
Team Member Since: April 26th, 2021
Email: tanyawittwer@woollardipsenmanagement.com
Phone Number: 541-200-6220

Tanya has 25+ years in Adult Senior Care. She has been an Adult Foster Homeowner and an Assisted Living Executive Director but has also held numerous other positions such as Caregiver, Med Tech, Business Office Manager, Medical Records Clerk, and she has worked in Human Resources and done resolution management. She has spent a vast number of years educating herself within the Long-term care industry and brings numerous key traits to now working as a Behavior Consultant.

Tanya loves being outdoors and sunshine and the warmth that it brings. She loves camping in “style” (no tent unless she has to) and she loves being a rockhound and being around water, whether that be at the beach, the river or even at a creek. Tanya also loves to travel and experience new places, towns and meeting new people, especially those with a good sense of humor. She says she is just “enjoying life” and all that it brings through travel and social interactions.

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Behavior Support Services – Testimonials

Our Agency has greatly benefitted with working one on one with Joy Elmore.  On several occasions we have reached out for assistance with managing some difficult behavioral situations. This has resulted in retaining the individual as a client and improved our staffing capabilities because we now know how best to assist the individual based on environmental and health factors.  The program offered by Woollard Ipsen Management and Consultants like Joy, are absolute necessary tools essential in improving our client-caregiver communication and relationships.

Amber M. Perrino

Director Of Operations, Rogue Valley In Home Care Inc.

It is my pleasure to write a professional testimony on the behalf of Tara Gonzales. Tara has provided successful interventions for our residents which allow them to maintain successful placement within their established homes. Tara has an open perspective between resident and the community. This allows realistic goals and plans to be put in place. Tara comes highly recommended not only from myself, but from other co-professionals.

Pam Reed

Administrator, Morrow Heights Assisted Living

I am the administrator of The Bridge Retirement & Assisted Living in Grants Pass Oregon. I have used Behavior Support Services for some of my more problematic behaviors. Tara Gonzales has been such a valuable resource. She has worked wonders teaching my staff and myself the best ways to work with residents who have tough behaviors. Tara taught us that the resident will likely not change their behavior so as staff she taught us to change the way we handle said behavior to reach a more amicable outcome. Tara is always available by phone or email for any concerns regarding any resident on her case load and she has never closed a case and left our community without improvement for resident being attained. Tara Gonzales’ methods have truly made me a believer in Behavior Support Services.

Administrator

The Bridge Retirement & Assisted Living

Tara Gonzales has been a huge support system through her Behavior Support Services Program within our community, Tara is professional and a great advocate for her clients as well as coming up with a good resolution for the community and clients to work together I would highly recommend Tara.

Nicole Cruz

Resident Care Coordinator, Morrow Heights Assisted Living