In January 2013, the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC)
selected the creation of an Office of Consumer Activities (OCA), as one of
its top priorities, to work in collaboration with Addictions and Mental Health leadership to improve
behavioral health services for the state. In October 2013, the Addictions and Mental Health Director approved funding for the Office of Consumer Activitiesand two full-time positions.
The Office of Consumer Activities was created to address many issues important to
individuals who receive behavioral health services. Among these issues are:
•Providing a designated, consumer voice within Addictions and Mental Health;
•Providing technical assistance for peer-run programs;
•Developing a statewide network of Peer Run Organizations (PROs)
to facilitate the sharing of mutual support and best practices.
The office has been staffed and in operation as of August 1, 2014.
Michael Hlebechuk: Director
Desk: (503) 945-6190
Cell: (503) 410-2050
Nicole Currier: Coordinator
Desk: (503) 947-5009
Cell: (503) 410-8845
Fax: (503) 378-8467