Kairos "The moment when change is possible" - Copy 1
After 35 years Southern Oregon Adolescent Study and Treatment Center (SOASTC) changed its name to Kairos.
Kairos is an ancient Greek word that means “the moment when change is possible.” It evokes what has been a pillar of our clinical philosophy since our inception – that at any and at every moment we have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people and families through an intervention, a teachable moment, a conversation, a brainstorm idea, etc.
We elected to move away from SOASTC because, quite simply, we have outgrown it. For many years we have served children as well as adolescents and now our age range is 4 through 24. While the overwhelming preponderance of people we serve and support are from Southern Oregon, for several years we have provided treatment for children from all parts of Oregon, as well as other states and territories. We provide prevention as well as treatment services and are no longer simply a “center”, but operate out of eight locations.
Kairos Strategic Leadership
Bob Lieberman, Chief Executive Officer
Bob Lieberman is the CEO of Kairos (formerly Southern Oregon Adolescent Study and Treatment Center -SOASTC), a multi-service agency for children, youth, and young adults with serious mental and behavioral disorders and their families. He is a past-President of the American Association of Children’s Residential Treatment Centers (AACRC) and is currently its Public Policy Chair. Mr. Lieberman is co-chair of Oregon’s Children’s System Advisory Committee and served as a member of the Oregon Commission on Children and Families for ten years. He was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber to serve in the healthcare transformation effort and is a Board member of the Non-Profit Association of Oregon. Nationally, he is a member of the Building Bridges Steering Committee and co-chair of its Outcomes sub-committee, and co-chaired the Evidence Based Practices workgroup of the Outcomes Roundtable for Children and Families of SAMHSA. Mr. Lieberman has published journal articles and conducts trainings and workshops statewide and nationally. Mr. Lieberman also operates his own practice as a professional counselor for youth, young adults, and families.
Michelle Richardson, Chief Operating Officer
Alan Ledford, Clinical Director
Chad Brown, Psychiatrist
Sandy Amish, Fiscal Manager
Susan Boldt, QA/QI Administrator
Mary Lynne DeRocher, Development Specialist
Sarah Hansen, Human Resources Manager
Sandy Heine, Family Support Specialist
Stacy Hubbard, Community Services Manager
Paula Johnson, Business Support Manger
Desi Lane, Peer Support Specialist
Laramie Michels, School Community Team Manager
Kirby Nave, Momentum Manager
Brenda Reed, New Beginnings Manager
Nikki Ryan, Three Bridges Manager
John Trapold, Coastline Services Manager
Jim von Stein, Information Services Administrator