Meet WIC Staff

Lane County WIC Team



Our friendly WIC staff looks forward to visiting with you, answering any questions you may have about our program, and assisting your family in reaching its nutritional goals. 

 

Alicia Alarcon

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  Alicia Alarcon
  WIC Certifier - Bilingual
  541-682-4323





Alicia has worked for WIC since 2004.  Before coming to WIC she worked with the Healthy Families program for eight years.  Alicia enjoys helping breastfeeding moms and babies.  She loves connecting with clients and working with new babies all the time!

In her free time, Alicia likes to go for walks and also enjoys cooking.



Chelsea Ashcraft

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  Chelsea Ashcraft
  Office Assistant 2 - Bilingual
  541-682-4310




Chelsea joined the WIC team in the summer of 2018.  Outside of work, you can usually find her dancing, enjoying the outdoors or experimenting in the kitchen.


Nalani Brown

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  Nalani Brown

  Office Assistant 2
  541-682-4691

You will find Nalani playing a game of peek-a-boo, sharing a smile or conversing about what's for lunch with children - it's the most enjoyable part of her work day.

Nalani was born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii.  She earned her Bachelors in Political Science & Communication Studies at Portland State University.  In her free time she designs interiors and events.



Andrew Collins

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  Andrew Collins
  WIC Certifier
  541-682-4673





Andrew has lived in Lane County for five years.  He's a Navy Veteran who has worked at WIC since 2014.


Andrew was a Corpsman in the Navy and worked Labor and Delivery in Bremerton WA.  Andrew likes to read and garden in his downtime but also loves exploring all the outdoor activities that Lane County has to offer.  He finds the most joy with working with the families of Lane County.



Jason Conner

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  Jason Conner
  WIC Certifier
  541-682-4675




Jason has worked as a WIC Certifier for 12 years.  He enjoys meeting with families and teaching classes at WIC.

When he is not working, Jason likes spending time with his wife and two daughters.  He also enjoys reading books, listening to music, and exploring Oregon with his Chiweenie Iggy.


Araceli Corrales

Araceli Corrales
Office Assistant 2 - Bilingual
541-682-4202

Pam Dillehay

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  Pam Dillehay

  Office Assistant 2 - Bilingual
  541-682-2379





Pam really enjoys meeting families at WIC!  She moved to Eugene in 1999 and joined WIC in 2011. 

Pam grew up in California, Texas, Peru, and Kentucky, and traveled across the U.S. every summer until she moved to the west coast.  Pam lives with 2 other humans, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds, 4 gerbils, and several goldfish.



Kathy Fitzgerald

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  Kathy Fitzgerald
  WIC certifier
  541-682-4647





Kathy has worked at WIC since 2014.  She joined the county after working in public education. 

She enjoys working with families and seeing children growing healthy and eating a variety of foods.  She loves to see the connection between infants and their parents and to hear the comments of the children.......they always make her smile!


Marcella Hardin

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  Marcella Hardin
  Office Assistant 2 - Bilingual
  541-682-6749




Before coming to work for WIC, Marcella spent several years working in the non-profit sector.  She is very excited to now be working for the County! 

In her spare time Marcella likes to rock climb, dance and spend time with her kitten. 

Marcella's favorite part of working at WIC is meeting community members and spending time with kids.


Mary Holst

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  Mary Holst

  Office Assistant 2
  541-682-4602



Mary moved to Lane County in 2006 and has worked for our WIC program since 2007.  Prior to that, Mary lived in California and worked at WIC there for 8 years.  Mary loves the people she works with and the people she meets at her job every day. 

Outside of work, she spends most of her time with her husband of 35 years out in their little house in the country.  Life is good in Oregon.


Leticia Ibarra

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  Leticia Ibarra
  WIC Certifier - Bilingual
  541-682-4669



Leticia has worked at WIC since 2000, and still enjoys it a lot. 

When not at work, Leticia enjoys being in the outdoors with her husband and three kids.  They like camping, hiking and the beach.


Tammy Johnson

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  Tammy Johnson
  WIC Program Supervisor
  541-682-4674
  tammy.k.johnson@co.lane.or.us


Tammy has worked for the Lane County WIC Program since 1996.  In 2002 she became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has found that providing breastfeeding support for WIC families is one of the most rewarding parts of her job.  Tammy also enjoys all the laughter kids bring to the office.

When not at work, Tammy and her husband are usually watching their daughter play volleyball and hanging out with family.  She also enjoys hiking, being at the ocean, flower gardening and watching The Voice.




Heather Rush

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  Heather Rush

  WIC Nutritionist
  541-682-4658


  


Heather is a Registered Dietitian and began working at WIC in 1997 in Marion County.  She has worked in Lane County since 2003.  Heather graduated from Oregon State University and completed an internship at The New York Hospital.  She enjoys providing nutrition education and connecting families with community resources.

In her free time, Heather enjoys picking fresh produce from many local farms near her home, as well as baking and freezing the fruits and vegetables for winter months.  She also enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and four children.


 

Laurie Steinbruck

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  Laurie Steinbruck
  WIC Certifier
  541-682-4307

 



Laurie has a degree in nutrition which helps her provide tailored counseling to the families she serves.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her large family, cooking, hiking and the snow.




Lisa Walter

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  Lisa Walter
  Lead Senior Office Assistant
  541-682-4649
  lisa.walter@co.lane.or.us





Lisa has lived in the Lane County area all of her life.  She has worked for Lane County Government for 19 years.  All of those years have been in the WIC Program.

Lisa is married and has one daughter.  She spends most of her time enjoying family and friends.  Her favorite activities are reading, hiking and paddle boarding.  Lisa's family loves the outdoors and spends much of their time together camping and rafting.


  

Whitney Weinkein

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  Wh
itney Weinkein
  WIC Certifier
  541-682-4664





Whitney grew up in Michigan, but moved to Arizona to attend the University of Arizona.  Then in 2010 she moved to Idaho with her family and received her Master's in Health Science from Boise State.  In 2016 they relocated to Oregon and Whitney has been working for WIC ever since.  She loves that WIC helps support families by offering not only healthy food, but nutrition education.

Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 boys, and 3 dogs.  She loves living in the Northwest for all its outdoor activities and beautiful surroundings.  Her family enjoys camping, hiking, biking and sports.  In her free time she likes to cook, sew and watch her children play sports.