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Cabinet & Leadership Council

LBL’s Cabinet and Leadership Council provide leadership overseeing all LBL programs and services. Both groups bring to LBL a wealth of education and expertise, enabling them to make effective decisions that provide the highest level of educational support for K-12 students and children birth to 5 years old.

Cabinet

Mary McKay, Superintendent

Mary McKayMs. McKay has over 30 years’ experience in public school and early intervention settings. Much of her experience has been as an administrator overseeing programs in providing regional services within the Oregon Education Service District structure. Ms. McKay became the LBL Superintendent in July 2014. She first joined LBL in 1998 as the Coordinator in the Education Evaluation and Consultation Center and was Director of Special Education from 2001 to 2005. Ms. McKay was the Student Services Director for a local district in 2005-2006 then returned to LBL as Deputy Superintendent. She began her career as a speech/language pathologist, providing services to student’s birth to 21 years old in a variety of educational settings. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and a Master of Science degree from University of Oregon. In addition, Ms. McKay completed her administrative coursework at both Portland State University and University of Oregon.


Don Dorman, Assistant Superintendent

Don DormanMr. Dorman has been an educator for 30 years, focusing on provision of special education services at the State, Regional and Local Educational Agency levels. He has primarily worked with students needing multiple educational supports and with students with hearing and vision impairments. Mr. Dorman earned his M.S. in Deaf Education at Western Oregon University and completed his administrative coursework through the University of Oregon. He first worked for LBL for 7 years as an itinerant Teacher for Deaf/HH students. He has worked as district Special Education Director for 10 years in both Philomath and Newberg Schools. He returned to LBL in 2013 in his new leadership role.


Jackie Olsen, Chief Financial Officer

Jackie OlsenMs. Olsen began her career in school finance for the Alsea School District in 2011. She was hired as the Assistant Business Manager for the ESD in 2013 and just recently accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Oregon State University in Nutrition and Food Systems Management.


Vicki Harlos, Chief Human Resources Officer

Vicki HarlosMs. Harlos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who started her career in education in 1981 in Lafayette, Indiana where she worked as a mental health therapist and “Learning Center” coordinator serving students experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges in school. She continued her work with students, families and schools as a therapist and consultant for the San Antonio Children’s Center in San Antonio, Texas. She came to LBL in 1993 when she was hired as a Family Services Consultant in the Student and Family Support Program. She became a Program Administrator for Student and Family Support in 2004 and has recently accepted the position as Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Harlos earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University and her administrative coursework at the University of Oregon.

Leadership Council

Mary McKay, Superintendent

Mary McKayMs. McKay has over 30 years’ experience in public school and early intervention settings. Much of her experience has been as an administrator overseeing programs in providing regional services within the Oregon Education Service District structure. Ms. McKay became the LBL Superintendent in July 2014. She first joined LBL in 1998 as the Coordinator in the Education Evaluation and Consultation Center and was Director of Special Education from 2001 to 2005. Ms. McKay was the Student Services Director for a local district in 2005-2006 then returned to LBL as Deputy Superintendent. She began her career as a speech/language pathologist, providing services to student’s birth to 21 years old in a variety of educational settings. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and a Master of Science degree from University of Oregon. In addition, Ms. McKay completed her administrative coursework at both Portland State University and University of Oregon.


Don Dorman, Assistant Superintendent

Don DormanMr. Dorman has been an educator for 30 years, focusing on provision of special education services at the State, Regional and Local Educational Agency levels. He has primarily worked with students needing multiple educational supports and with students with hearing and vision impairments. Mr. Dorman earned his M.S. in Deaf Education at Western Oregon University and completed his administrative coursework through the University of Oregon. He first worked for LBL for 7 years as an itinerant Teacher for Deaf/HH students. He has worked as district Special Education Director for 10 years in both Philomath and Newberg Schools. He returned to LBL in 2013 in his new leadership role.


Jackie Olsen, Chief Financial Officer

Jackie OlsenMs. Olsen began her career in school finance for the Alsea School District in 2011. She was hired as the Assistant Business Manager for the ESD in 2013 and just recently accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Oregon State University in Nutrition and Food Systems Management.


Martha Kroessin, Program Administrator – Information Systems

Martha KroessinMs. Kroessin comes to LBL after 24 productive years as an Elementary School teacher and two years as a Teacher on Special Assignment. She was a PLC Leader and Technology Specialist for her school, and worked in a variety of district-wide leadership capacities. She provided Title I assistance to principals, created and implemented a Common Core Pacing Guide (writing), managed software programs such as Accelerated Reading and Accelerated Math and established school-wide testing protocols as an OAKS Testing Administrator. Ms. Kroessin received a B.S. Ed. from Western Oregon University and a M.S. Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy from Portland State University. Martha’s administrative license also comes from Portland State University.


Francisco Zavala, Program Administrator – Network

Francisco ZavalaFrancisco Zavala comes to LBL as our Network Services Administrator with a high energy approach to customer service and team leadership. As a Network Services Team Lead from Oregon’s Second Largest School District, he helped support student achievement of over 40,000 Students and 7,000 Staff. His commitment to excellence has reinvented their current support model to include increases in internet uptime, the central management of 1500 printers and the conversion of 12 out of the 70 sites to VoIP.

Francisco Graduated from Pioneer Pacific College in 2002 with an AAS in Computer Networking, 2005 with a BS Information Technology and has Graduate Studies in Project Management. All this as an adult learner while working full time to support his wife and five children.

Francisco currently sits on a number of advisory boards to include ITT Program Advisory Council, CCC IT Governance Committee and Sprague Orchestra Booster Association to help provide leadership and guidance to those in this community needing his support.


Ann Lavond, Program Administrator – Student and Family Support Services

Ann LavondMs. Lavond came to LBL as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in 2004 working in the Special Education Evaluation Services (SEES) Program. She has also served as a contracted special education administrator in a constituent school district. Prior to her work at LBL, she was a SLP and a Title I teacher in California. She moved to Oregon in 1995 to work for South Coast ESD. Ann earned her B.S and M.S. at the University of California, Sacramento. She completed her administrative program at Portland State University.


Kate Marrone, Program Administrator – Special Education and Evaluation Services

Kate MarroneMs. Marrone has been the Program Administrator of the Education Evaluation and Consultation Center since 2007. She came to the agency from the Pleasant Hill School District where she was the Elementary Principal, Special Education Director and Title I Director. She began her educational career as a school psychologist in Idaho where she practiced for four years in the Boise area prior to moving to Eugene. Ms. Marrone worked for the Lane Education Service District providing services in the Eugene School District for four years as a school psychologist and secondary special education consultant. She obtained her administrative license at the University of Oregon.


Diana Allen, Program Administrator – Cascade Regional Program

Diana AllenMs. Allen began her career in education in 1983 as an adapted physical education teacher, providing services to students with severe disabilities, birth-to-21. She originally joined LBL in 1995 as a coordinator for the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education program (EI/ECSE). She left LBL in 1999 to work at the Oregon Department of Education, first as an education specialist for EI/ECSE and then as the director for the statewide EI/ECSE program. In 2004, she returned to LBL as an EI/ECSE specialist for a year and then became the Cascade Regional Program Administrator in 2005. Ms. Allen has a B.A. from Point Loma College and an M. Ed. from Oregon State University. She completed her administrative program at Portland State University.


Jean Orr, Program Administrator – Long Term Care and Treatment Education (Farm Home School)

Jean OrrMs. Orr came to LBL in 2001 as the Cascade Regional Coordinator. She served as Supervisor of Contracted Programs from 2005-07 and as the Special Programs Director from 2007 – 2011. She is now the program administrator for the Long Term Care and Treatment Education Program. Prior to coming to LBL, she taught elementary school in Washington state and worked as a special education teacher and consultant in the Albany School District. She has a B.A. in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Fort Lewis College in Colorado, a M.S. in Special Education from Western Oregon University and administration credentials from University of Oregon.


Debbie McPheeters, Linn & Benton Co. Program Administrator – Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE)

Debbie McPheetersMs. McPheeters came to LBL in 2004 as a speech/language pathologist in the EI/ECSE Program. In 2005 she became program administrator. Prior to joining LBL, she spent 10 years as a coordinator of the EI/ECSE Program for South Coast ESD. She began as a speech/language pathologist in 1983, working first in a private clinic and later a rehabilitation hospital. She came to early intervention in 1988 when she went to work for a program serving children birth – three years in Kern County, California. Ms. McPheeters earned her B.A. and M.A. in Speech/Language Pathology from University of California Santa Barbara, and completed her administrative coursework through Portland State University.


Autumn Belloni, Lincoln Co. Program Administrator – Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE)

Autumn BelloniMs. Belloni joined LBL in 2008 as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) working in the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) Program. Autumn became administrator of the EI/ECSE program in 2014. Prior to her work at LBL, she was a SLP for Lincoln County and Eugene 4j School Districts. Autumn earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees at the University of Oregon in Communication Disorders and Sciences. She completed her administrative program at George Fox University.