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HSRI Hires Three Individuals to Join the Developmental Disabilities Policy Team

09/2013

HSRI is pleased to announce the hiring of three individuals to join the Developmental Disabilities Policy Team at its Oregon office.  These individuals include:

Erica Hendricks, J.D. is a Policy Associate at HSRI and earned her law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  Prior to joining HSRI she worked in the Oregon State Legislature as a legislative aide, as a law clerk for a special education law firm in California and at HOPE Services as a case manager for people in their supported living program.  At HSRI, she is currently working on projects pertaining to strategic planning, family support practices, and realigning service systems to increase their efficiency while promoting person-centered approaches. 

Faythe Aiken, B.A. is a Research Assistant at HSRI and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with honors from Holy Cross College.  Prior to her work at HSRI, she worked on a longitudinal research study at the University of Notre Dame and in community advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities at L’Arche Belfast.  She presently works on several HSRI projects related to data collection and analysis.  These include projects to track residential service trends in the United States, strategic planning and others to realign service systems to increase their efficiency while promoting person-centered approaches.

Risa Rojas, B.A. is a Policy Assistant at HSRI and a graduate of Portland State University in Applied Linguistics with a minor in Spanish. She is currently working on projects pertaining to strategic planning and realigning service systems to increase their efficiency while promoting person-centered approaches.  In particular she focuses on strategies for communicating with stakeholders, including developing and editing materials, gathering input from stakeholders and otherwise keeping stakeholders informed of project activities. 

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