The ACHC Board of Directors has offered Albert Pacheco the position of CEO,
and he has accepted. We will have more information to share about Mr. Pacheco soon!
Teresa is ACHC's Chief Financial Officer.
She has worked for Asher since 2001. She is also the Administrator of Northeast Wheeler County Health District. Previously she was the
City Recorder/Manager for 13 years.
Teresa was also the Accounting Manager for Public Health from 2001-2019, and she's been the Accounting Manager for Asher
Home Health Services from 2016-current.
Teresa held the position of Tech II at a Wild Life Area for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for five years. She is also a local rancher in Wheeler County.
Susan is the Chief Operations Officer for ACHC, and is also the head of Quality Assurance- Quality Improvement program.
Susan is an active volunteer in Fossil as an EMT-Intermediate for Fossil Ambulance, and also volunteers for Fossil Fire Department, and
Wheeler County Search & Rescue.
The lead of our medical team is Dr Edwards. He is Asher Community Health Center's Medical Director, and the PA-Cs operate under his direction and guidance.
Amanda, PA-C ("Physician Assistant- Certified"), has worked for the Clinic since 2013. Instrumental to many of the programs here, in October 2019 she was awarded the prestigious William H. Marquardt Community Health Access Fellowship
(to read more, click here).
We're excited to have PA-C Justin join our team in 2020. He was born and raised just outside of the Eugene area and has lived in Oregon his whole life.
"I am blessed to be married to my beautiful and supportive wife, Krystal, who is also a native Oregonian," says Justin.
"I attended PA school at Pacific University in Hillsboro Oregon. I consider myself very lucky to have the opportunity to join the team at Asher Community Health."
Stephanie O'Connor NP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified with the ANCC (American Nurse Credentialing Board).
She enjoys caring for patients of all ages.
She's lived in Oregon in Hood River since 2004 and loves the area. An avid outdoor fan, she loves to mountain bike, hike, and just generally be outdoors! She enjoys working on gardening, although she claims to lack a green thumb! She also loves playing music with friends. Married to husband Jason, with 3 stepkids who are "growing up so fast!" Stephanie says she is really enjoying the staff and patients at ACHC, and is looking forward to getting to know everyone better!
Joan is the clinic's Community Health Worker, and staffs the Community Paramedicine-Mobile Integrated Health program. To learn more about these services, click: CHW Brochure
Joan provides support to Wheeler County Public Health on an as-needed basis. Joan also volunteers for Spray Ambulance and is an EMT-Intermediate, and volunteers for the Wheeler County District Attorney office as a state certified medicolegal death investigator.
This position is currently open.
To apply, please go to our
Career Opportunities page.
Medical Assistant Roger
began working at Asher CHC in 2016.
In his spare time, he also serves his community as an active volunteer
EMT and Firefighter in Condon, Oregon.
Medical Assistant Joely says, "Hi, my name is Joely Jak Patnode. I’m 21 years old and I’m the new Medical Assistant at Asher Community Health Center. I have my Phlebotomy and Nursing Assistant certification. I grew up in Gilliam County on a ranch between Condon and Arlington. I love the rural area and couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else. I enjoy the atmosphere of the clinic and all the great people I work with. I look forward to working here and meeting new people!"
Brenda Bissonnett is our
Front Desk Receptionist.
Brenda started with the clinic in 2019. She enjoys being a part of the Asher team. In her free time, she enjoys teaching Sunday school, singing and being an active part of the community.