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.

Amy Jordan

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.


Todd Barnes

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

Vice President: 

Grants Development Coordinator/Project Investigator and Manager, Retired 


Michelle  Bassett


Customer Service Manager

Rick Bronson 


Software Engineer Consultant, Retired