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OPDS Welcomes to the Agency

The Public Defense Services Commission approved motion during 10/21/2021 public meeting to offer the Executive Director position to Stephen Singer. You may view the meeting recording at your convenience by clicking here. Further information will be forthcoming.

Autumn Shreve has agreed to serve as our Governmental Relations Manager effective Monday, October 4, 2021. Autumn has been with Multnomah Defenders Inc., with a case load for the last six and half years and has experience working in the legislature. She has been active in the OCDLA and has participated in several OPDS workgroups as well. Her work at OPDS will focus on communications with the legislature, our providers, and the community we serve.  

Erin Severe has agreed to continue focus on the work of improving OPDS and developing the CAP functions of the agency as requested by the Oregon Legislature.  Erin will curtail her responsibilities in General Counsel and in early October will focus solely on the strategic work of Coraggio and to develop, and ultimately implement, CAP.  

Shannon Flowers has been appointed as the Interim Juvenile Chief Trial Counsel effective October 4, 2021. Shannon brings a great deal of knowledge and expertise to the job and will be instrumental in also helping develop the new Compliance, Accountability Performance (CAP) program.

Brandi Meyer has been hired as a Data Analyst effective October 1, 2021.

Lisa Ellison, formerly at Department of Revenue (DOR) for over five years, has agreed to serve as an Accountant effective September 27, 2021.

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