Our Staff

The staff members of the Eugene Mission “serve the Lord with gladness” and thanksgiving for the call God has placed on our lives.  We are committed to loving our homeless neighbors and assisting them as they transition out of homelessness. We are equally committed to operating our organization with the utmost professionalism and stewardship. If you need assistance from any of our team, please feel welcome to call the Eugene Mission at 541-344-3251 (extension numbers listed below).

Executive/Operational Leadership

Sheryl Balthrop

Executive Director

Dana Gray

Sr. Director of Operations

Beth Sheehan

Director of Philanthropy

Tabitha Eck

Community Engagement Manager

Velada McElroy

Office Manager/Bookkeeper


Bill Wanner

Facilities Director

Luiggi Rossi

Maintenance Manager

Eric Z.

Warehouse/In-kind Donations Coordinator

Dave Baker

Warehouse/In-kind Donations Assistant

Ken Coldeen

Custodial Coordinator

Food Services

Marshall Eck

Food Service Director

Trent Lee

Kitchen Manager

Jake Reed

Kitchen Supervisor

Tino Mendoza-Cruz

Kitchen Supervisor

Eric Lowe

Kitchen Supervisor

Greg Thornbury

Food Warehouse Coordinator

Behavioral Services


Director of Behavioral Services

Shannon Smyth

Veteran's Program Manager, MA, LPC Intern, NCC

Deb Wheeler

Case Manager

Tony Baugh

Peer Support Specialist

Bryan Kimbell

Program Counselor, MSW, CADC I

Chris Benz

Program Counselor, CADC I

Denver Harris

Program Chaplain/Counselor

Men's Center

Tony Davis

Guest Services Supervisor

Norm Ingebretson

Guest Services Supervisor

Tom Durant

Guest Services Supervisor

Michael Mueller

Guest Services Supervisor

Pat Porter

Guest Services Supervisor

Chris O'Connell

Baggage Room Coordinator

Jay Colson

Guest Services Supervisor

Joseph Beal

Guest Services Supervisor

Women's & Children's Services

Maria Cortez

Director of Women and Children’s Services, MPA

Johnna Wheeler

Assistant Manager of Women and Children’s Services

Joelle Wheeler

Guest Services Supervisor

Moana Brown

Guest Services Supervisor

Julie Hansen

Guest Services Supervisor

Linda McGuire

Guest Services Supervisor

Linda Forbess

Guest Services Supervisor

Sabrina Haskinson

Guest Services Supervisor

Tanya Miner

Guest Services Supervisor

Nalani Brown

Guest Services Supervisor

Kelsie Champ

Guest Services Supervisor

There will always be poor in the land. Therefore, I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.
Deuteronomy 15:11