EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Shangri-La's executive leadership team provides strategic and operational leadership to the organization and is responsible for its daily operations.
Chief Executive Officer
Janet became Shangri-La's CEO in April 2018. Her background includes consulting work focused on organizational development related to leadership, strategy, and execution. She has a MBA from Old Dominion University and currently serves as a board member for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.
"I hope to add to the legacy Shangri-La currently holds in the community as a thriving, dedicated, and deeply person-centered organization committed to building inclusive communities. My specific role is to hold steadfast focus on our mission and vision and ensure all strategies and plans directly influence our abilities to support our mission and achieve our vision."
Director of Finance
Andre joined the Shangri-La team in April 2021 with 17 years of accounting and production in the manufacturing industry. He aims to apply many of the streamlined accounting practices he learned in the for-profit world to daily operations at Shangri-La.
"I hope to simplify the accounting processes at Shangri-La so others can freely concentrate on continuing to assist our community."
Director of Human Resources
Holly became a director at Shangri-La in April 2018. She served the organization previously as an HR Business Partner. In all, Holly has over 13 years of HR experience, including employee relations, benefits administration, and compliance. She is a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), previously served on the Community Providers of Oregon board, and teaches kindergarten Sunday School at her church.
"I hope to attract the best-qualified employee for the work that they are hired to do as well as engage employees through development, constant feedback, and recognition."
Director of Community Engagement
Ashley works to ensure Shangri-La has the resources (donors, volunteers, partners) it needs to fulfill its mission. She also oversees the organization's print and digital media and communications. Ashley has a degree in communication studies from Western Oregon University, was a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA) for five years, and served as the president of the Mid Valley Volunteer Managers Association for eight years. She joined Shangri-La's Community Engagement Team in 2010 and became the director in January 2017.
"I hope to engage our community in building accessible and inclusive communities through storytelling, service, and experiential learning moments."
Director of Employment
and Day Services
James manages Shangri-La's employment and day services programs for individuals with disabilities and families with disadvantages. He joined Shangri-La's executive team in January 2021, but has been with the organization in various roles since 2012. James is a Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP). In addition to his experience in human services, James brings skills in technology management, data analytics, and change management to the team.
"I hope my leadership can help ensure services are consistent, engaging, and relevant to the individuals served by our programs and reflective of the needs of our community."
Mike has been a member of the Shangri-La team since 2018 and was hired as the Director of Behavioral Health in February 2021. Mike oversees Shangri-La's mental health residential program and outpatient mental health clinics. He has a Master's in Public Administration and a Bachelor's in Social Work. He joins the Shangri-La team with an extensive history of human services experience including child advocacy, case management for numerous underserved populations, and domestic violence recovery.
"I hope to influence service growth, build personal agency and strength within teams and individuals, and make our community impact as big as possible."
Director of I/DD and APD Residential Services
Tiffani began working as a direct support professional at Shangri-La in 1997. Over the years, she has also worked as an ISP/medical coordinator, house manager, and regional manager. Tiffani became a director in August 2018 overseeing residential services for 24-hour, supported living, and in-home services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and specialized Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) contracts. Tiffani is well known for her collaboration, positivity, and problem-solving capabilities.
"I hope to inspire and lead by example to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities and disadvantages."
Director of Operations
and Homeless Services
Robin oversees Shangri-La's youth and family services program, homeless services programs, and Shangri-La's property management team. She joined the Shangri-La team in 1987 and has worked in numerous positions in the company over her tenure. Currently, Robin serves as the board secretary for the Rural Oregon Continuum of Care and holds an Oregon contractor's license.
"I hope to use my past accomplishments and knowledge to help guide the future and to empower others to foster an environment that promotes Shangri-La's mission."
Aalicea provides support to Shangri-La's CEO, executive team, and board of directors. She joined the Shangri-La team in 2011 and worked in several administrative assistant roles before becoming the executive assistant in 2018. Aalicea is most well known for her organization, multi-tasking abilities, and ability to streamline processes and procedures.
"I hope to support the organization by freeing up other's time to do the strategic thinking and planning necessary to propel Shangri-La into the future."