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​​Email the team: employment.first@odhsoha​

Acacia McGuire Anderson, Statewide Employment First Coordinator

Acacia joined DHS in 2013 as the Diagnosis and Evaluation Coordinator for the Office of Developmental Disability Services. In 2014, she became the ODDS manager for eligibility and employment. Her previous experience includes working as a service coordinator for Multnomah County and as a program manager and direct support professional for an employment provider agency in the Portland area. Acacia also worked in residential supports in her home state of Montana.

Andre Harboe, Research and Data Analyst

Andre came to Employment First from the Office of Economic Analysis where he was an economist and helped forecast state revenue and inmate populations. Previously, Andre was an employment economist at the Employment Department. He has a bachelor’s degree i​n economics from Willamette University.

Tim Acker, Project Manager

Tim joined Employment First after working since 2010 as a process improvement analyst at the Department of Administrative Services, Oregon State Hospital, the Employment Department and as a self-employed consultant. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s in operations from Oregon State University.​​