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Community Service Awards

2020 UNSUNG HERO EVENT
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CSA Community Service Awards - Serenity Lane Unsung Hero

From Our CEO

Pete Kerns, President & CEO of Serenity LaneI want to thank all of you for your participation in this year’s Community Service Awards. All of us here at Serenity Lane and our partners at Chambers Construction, KEZI and Columbia Bank are thrilled to be able to have this moment to pause and celebrate with you.

It is times like theses that show what we are made of as a community. Many of us were already working long days in emotionally taxing efforts before the pandemic hit. The disease of addiction does not rest and neither have we. I know there have been moments when we wondered if we could go on. Again and again, so many of you rose to the occasion, advocating for the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.

For all those of you who nominated someone, thank you for shining a light on these amazing people and teams.

And to all of our winners, congratulations, and thank you for everything you do.

Pete Kerns
President and CEO, Serenity Lane

A Word From Our Sponsor

The Winners!

Congratulations to all of the winners! Keep your eyes on your mailbox for a certificate and a small memento arriving soon.

4D staff
Andrea Dauterman
Angie Delaplain
Ben O’Rourke
Brandy Blackwell
Cameron Sigler
Ciera Johnson
Cody Roberts
Dane Zahner
Daniel Dickens
Darcie Tocco
Dave Anderson
Donnie Schwendeman
Ebony Morgan
Edith Baumgart
Emily Smoot
Gary Beagles
Genene DeMoss
Glenn Deveney
Greg Bauer
Jack Kruse
Jeffrey Ogburn
Jessica Gregg
Jim O’Rourke
Joan Kerns
John Carrol
John Dunphy
Johnie Bradford
Joseph “Pappy” Corbitt
Judy Baldwin
Kendall Hickson
Kristin Borg
Kristine Miller
Kylee Wiser
Lauren Nyberg
Lea Krueger
Lisa Marquez
Lori Wilson
Lorien Emmerich
Luis Soria
Lyndy Thorin
Megan Phinney
Michael Razavi
Nick Sparks
Noah Tornell
Patrice Crisp
Rachel Sparkman
Randy Smith
Ray Brown
Robert Jubber
Rose Boyer
Ruth Bichsel
Samantha Serpa
Scott & Jenny Graham
Shane Recknagel
Shannon Edgel
Shelby Hay
Sherrie Ryel
Stacy Maver
Stanley Blackwell, Sr.
Stephanie Edwards
Stephanie Jones
Stephen “Rip” Sawyer
Steve Harris
Sue Nicholson
Sue Sierralupe
Susie Dey
Tammy Grasty
Tanner Janney
Terrisa Cook
The Impact Team at OHSU
Thomas Hurd
Tom Burns
Trisha Glenna

Last but most definitely not least…

jerry gjesvoldJerry Gjesvold, our long time Employee Services Manager retired this year after 36 years at Serenity Lane. To call Jerry an hero in the fight against addiction would just be scratching the surface of the impact he has had in the field. In his tenure, Jerry helped thousands of people get into treatment and was a trusted expert in public and private organizations around the state. The pandemic did not allow us the opportunity to send him off in the manner he deserved. Thank you, Jerry for your years of service and for your contributions to this life saving work.

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