In 2015, One Community Health was honored to open its first School-Based Health Center. Located within Hood River Valley High School, this center was in direct response to community need and the key partners who contributed to make it possible.
Medical Providers at the School-Based Health Center
Certified Physician Assistant, School-Based Health Center Administrator and Coordinator
Joined One Community Health in 2018
Born in Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kristen holds a bachelor’s of Science from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Northeastern University in Boston. Kristen comes to One Community Health with an extensive background in emergency and urgent care medicine. She is so proud to work at One Community Health and serve the people in our Gorge community! Her professional interests include women’s health and reproductive medicine, adolescent medicine, urgent care and migrant health. Outside of work, she enjoys mountain biking, running and backpacking, skiing, gardening, and any fun she can have with her dog outside.
Behavioral Health Providers at the School-Based Health Center
Behavioral Health Consultant, School-Based Health Center
Joined One Community Health 2017
A licensed professional counselor in Oregon, Maja graduated with a master's degree in community counseling in 2009 and began to work at a holistic Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Arizona. For seven years, she worked in residential treatment helping women and girls suffering from eating disorders and trauma. Most of her career has been devoted to helping women and teens love and accept their body, teach healthy coping skills, and heal from traumatic experiences. She is bilingual in Swedish and English and has lived in Europe and the Middle East, which has increased her passion for cultural awareness. Maja is an avid sailor, loves the outdoors, and spends many weekends exploring the Gorge wilderness.
Behavioral Health Consultant, Hood River
Joined One Community Health in 2019
Sarah, who also goes by Sarita with colleagues and patients, brings a wide array of experiences working with people to improve their physical, emotional and social wellness. Her career started in Paraguay, Panama and Costa Rica, where she led youth leadership and community service programs. Her later experiences working as a Spanish medical interpreter directly led her to pursue a master’s degree in social work with the goal of being able to provide equal access to behavioral health care for the Spanish-speaking community. Since obtaining her MSW, she has worked in outpatient mental health therapy for adults in individual and group settings. In her free time, Sarita enjoys Pilates, hiking, dancing and drinking coffee with family and friends. Working at One Community Health allows her to collaborate with a team of dedicated and passionate providers to best support positive change and increased wellbeing.
Behavioral Health Counselor, School-Based Health Center
Joined One Community Health in 2017
Judy was born and raised in the Columbia River Gorge. Her parents originally immigrated from Mexico to Oregon and established their roots in Hood River, as migrant farm workers. She has fond memories of the care she and her family received from One Community Health. Judy is honored to be on the "other side," now providing behavioral health services to the community. Judy has a master’s degree in social work from Portland State and is currently in the process of obtaining her clinical social work license. Most of her clinical experience came from working at Mid-Columbia Center for Living, providing individual and group therapy to adults, youth and families. Her personal interests include spending time with family, friends and two dogs. She also enjoys exploring the outdoors.
Other Expert Staff at the School-Based Health Center
Certified Medical Assistant
Medical Receptionist & Referral Coordinator
Joined One Community Health in 2017
Magali knows a bit about what it means to a Hood River Valley High School “Eagle,” as she was born in Hood River and attended the school herself. As the medical receptionist and referral coordinator for the School-Based Health Center (SBHC), Magali brings not just her “Eagle Pride” to her job but a personal responsibility to support the health and wellness of today’s students. When she was in school, Magali was a teen mom and experienced a number of hardships during that experience. She learned so many powerful lessons! In her role at the health center, she strives to educate minors about their health care rights and help them understand how they can play an active part in managing their own health. When Magali isn’t at the SBHC, she enjoys taking walks with her family, watching baseball games, and shopping.