SLLEA Leadership Team:
Founders and Co Executive Directors
Sherry Sandreth, PhD
Sherry oversees SLLEA’s programming and client service model, as well as research and development. She brings more than 25 years experience in disability management to SLLEA, and holds a PhD in Public Health/Epidemiology and a Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation Studies with emphases in administration and psychometric testing. Sherry also holds certifications as a Vocational Counselor, Rehabilitation Counselor, and Case Manager.
Michele Smith, JD
Michele oversees SLLEA’s business planning and operations. She brings more than 25 years experience in law and business to SLLEA, as well as more than a decade of prior experience leading and working with nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping individuals with developmental disabilities. Michele holds a Juris Doctorate degree and is a member of the Oregon State Bar.
Director of Services, Advanced Placement Program
Amy oversees SLLEA’s Advanced Placement Program (APP) supporting students who are at higher stages of independent living and autonomy. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Park and Recreation Management, and brings unique experiences to SLLEA in therapeutic and outdoor recreation, program and community development, and world travel and study.
Director of Services, Training & Assessment Program
Manager, HR & IT
Todd oversees SLLEA’s Training & Assessment Program (TAP) supporting students who are living on their own for the first time. Todd also manages HR and IT for SLLEA. Prior to joining operations in 2017, Todd was a founding Officer on SLLEA’s Board of Directors. He brings 20 years of management, operations, human resource, and sales experience to the SLLEA organization.
SLLEA Board of Directors
Bethany Kaiser, LFMT
Looking Glass Clinical Supervisor
Licensed Marriage, Couples and Family Therapist
Pamela Yeaton, MSW
Grants Development Coordinator/Project Investigator and Manager, Retired
Customer Service Manager
Software Engineer Consultant, Retired