Mary Monnat has been CEO/President of LifeWorks NW since 1998. She joined the agency as a chemical dependency and mental health therapist in 1983 before moving through various management positions. Mary earned her Masters in Human Development from St. Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota. She is currently a Board member of Jesuit High School, Vision Action Network, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, and the Women's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Issues of Oregon. Mary previously served as President of the Oregon Alliance of Children's Programs.
Lora Kerr joined LifeWorks NW in 2018 as Strategic Information Systems Director and was promoted to Vice President of Analytics and Technology in April 2019. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in both the healthcare and technology industries. Lora has led numerous product development programs, strategic business systems and business process improvement initiatives transforming operational performance. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University - Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Mark Lewinsohn joined LifeWorks NW in 1993, starting as a family therapist in our Adolescent Day Treatment Program, then moving progressively through management positions until his current position as Vice President of Clinical Services. His prior experience includes serving at The Center in Pleasanton, California; the Children's Hospital in Oakland, California; and the Morrison Center in Portland, Oregon. He earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, following his undergrad B.A. in Psychology at Brown University. Mark serves on the Boards of the Clackamas County National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI), the UNITY Psychiatric Emergency Services advisory council, and the Multnomah County System of Care executive committee.
Connie Dunkle Weyrauch joined LifeWorks NW as Director of Finance and Strategic Operations in 1998. She has over 25 years of experience in financial and facility related management, with much of that with non-profit agencies primarily serving individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and physical disabilities. Connie also served as Executive Director of Ramsey Residential Services in St. Paul, Minnesota and has her MBA in Management and Finance from the University of St. Thomas.
Ronell Warner joined LifeWorks NW in March 2021. She has significant experience supporting human resources for non-profits. Ronell was previously the director of human resources at Bridgeway Recovery Services, which focuses on addiction treatment services, and executive director of The Canby Center, a nonprofit community center established to support families and children, and people living with housing insecurity with an emphasis on supporting the BIPOC community, amongst other roles. She has an SPHR and SHRM-SCP, and studied nursing for a time at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Katy Beveridge joined LifeWorks NW in 1994 as an administrative assistant and has moved through positions as Office Manager and Manager of Administrative Systems before becoming Director of Administrative Support Systems. Prior to joining the agency, she served as Licensing Clerk in the Oregon State DEQ. Katy grew up in Portland and attended Grant High School. She received her B.A. in Liberal Arts with a specialization in Sociology and Special Education from Oregon State University.