Meet Your Consultants

Cristina and Tara decided to open a consulting agency to share services and engage in developing relations within their community to provide a higher standard of care for aging and disabled populations. Their dream is to share knowledge through community education and services.
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Cristina Kille

Cristina Kille, LSWAIC MSW

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360-980-4497
Cristina graduated Eastern Washington University with degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies and Social Work. She completed Master programs at Portland State University. Cristina graduated Suma Cum Laude and participated in community outreach programs while attending college. She completed minors in Afriacana Studies, Sociology, and History. This gives her insight into diverse populations and an understanding of complex systems. She has expert knowledge of community resources and successful relationships with local healthcare agencies, housing programs, hospice, DSHS and Aging and Disabilities. Cristina has over 20 years of experience in the local community assisting clients living life to their highest potential despite declining health or changing circumstances.
Tara Kleinschmidt

Tara Kleinschmidt, LSWAIC MSW

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360-909-0231

Tara received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina where she graduated Cum Laude with an emphasis in PTSD and Micro services. She dedicates her professional life to advocacy and providing a support system for vulnerable populations in her community. Tara served eight years as Family Director for a non-profit in Columbia, South Carolina working with hundreds of individuals and families to move from despair and dependence to hope and self-sufficiency. Her passion for social work drives her to continue to grow her knowledge base of resources. Her motto is “forever a student.” Tara is passionate about advocating for underserved populations and is determined to empower her clients through self-determination.

Katy Fleek

Katy Fleek, LSWAIC MSW

katy*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-622-6748

Katy received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Brescia University, Owensboro Kentucky. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Southern California in 2016. She served in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence Analyst. Katy has experience with Child Abuse & Neglect crisis response and Family Centered Services Case Management for Department of Social Services, Inpatient Hospital Case Management, Emergency Room Social Work, and Nursing Facility Case Management.

Sarah Gale

Sarah Gale, LSWAIC MSW

sarah*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-622-6235

Sarah graduated Summa Cum Laude from Metropolitan State University of Denver with her Bachelor of Social Work in 2016, and Cum Laude from Western New Mexico State University with her Master Degree in Social Work with a minor in Rural Population Social Work form Western New Mexico University in 2019. Sarah comes from a person in environment focus embodying a mind, body, and spirit focus. Sarah has been in the health field for over 20 years in varying roles from caregiver, massage therapist, hospice social worker, and memory care director, allowing for a well-rounded lens to engage with those that she works with. Sarah looks to learn one thing new every day, no matter how small or big the lesson is.

Cecelia Engleman

Cecelia Hernandez-Engleman, LSWAIC MSW

cecelia*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-773-7839

Cecelia received her Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University with emphasis on serving marginalized populations.  She has been working in social services since 2012 providing support and assistance to unhoused individuals. Her experience ranges from Case Managment, outreach services and housing navigation. Cecelia has relationships with many community partners and extensive knowledge of resources in Clark and Cowlitz County. Cecelia has experience with crisis intervention, trauma informed care, domestic violence advocacy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.  Prior to entering the field of Social Work, she worked for over 20 years in the field of healthcare serving geriatric and special needs clients. This combined experience allows Cecelia to provide a well-rounded approach to the therapeutic relationships with her clients.  Cecelia is passionate about advocating for unserved and vulnerable populations.

Mona Robinson

Mona Robinson, LSWAIC MSW

mona*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-362-9014

Mona Graduated from University of Phoenix with a degree in Human Services. She completed Master programs at Portland State University. Mona has participated in outreach programs with the unhoused population in both Clark and Multnomah County. This gives her a great knowledge of community resources as well as allows her to work with a diverse population. Her experience has allowed her to develop relationships with healthcare organizations as well as DSHS and the Area Agency on Aging and Disability. Mona has over 10 years of experience in the local community assisting clients living life to their highest potential despite declining health or changing circumstances.

Stacy Storey

Stacy Storey, PhD, LMHCA

stacy*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-622-0965

Stacy graduated from Capella University in 2015 with a Masters degree in Psychology.  Stacy has been closely working with the community in Clark county for over a decade. She has a strong passion for connecting with and supporting people in the community. Her passion for social work has helped her to continue to learn and grow while advocating for those who can not advocate for themselves.  Stacy loves learning and has continued her educational journey by working towards her PhD in Psychology, with a focus on Educational Psychology. She will use this education to work with and educate the amazing people she works with in the community. Her focus is Cognitive and Behavioral skill building, education, and training.

Emmanuel Ughelu, MS

Emmanuel Ughelu, MS

emmanuel*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-390-3362

Emmanuel graduated with a master’s degree from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. His focus is on promoting social and physical wellbeing through healthy behaviors in vulnerable and underserved populations. Emmanuel has worked with various organizations and programs in Oregon and Washington, in various capacities, that aligns with the aforementioned focus. In his leisure time, Emmanuel enjoys spending time with family and playing soccer.

Steve Walker

Steve Walker, LMHC MA

steve*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-583-0498

Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Concordia University. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from George Fox University. He has devoted most of his 30 years in social services working with vulnerable adults and their families. Steve studied addiction counseling and was a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Portland for several years. He worked many years as a Social Worker with DSHS providing protective services assisting individuals and families with accessing resources. Steve worked as the Director of Social Work in a Skilled Nursing Facility, supporting people and families through the change and grieving process. Additionally, he served as Area Director for an agency that provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Cash Crouse

Cash Crouse

Community Choice Guide & Client Training Specialist

cash*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-390-3364
Cash graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s in psychology. After graduation Cash worked for Cascadia Behavior Health as Treatment Specialist working mainly with clients experiencing severe mental health issues in a group home setting. There Cash worked with a diverse population and developed a culture centered approach to recovery. After working a year in a secured community setting, he was given the opportunity to advance to a Medication Services Coordinator position where he was able to experience the recovery process from a different medical viewpoint. He has a passion with working with diverse groups experiencing mental health concerns and a clear understanding of therapeutic interventions.

Devon Duong

Devon Duong

Community Choice Guide & Client Training Specialist

devon*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-634-9243
Hello! My name is Devon, and I am an adventurous, outgoing individual from the Southeastern part of the United States! The things I value the most in life are my family, enjoying the small things and of course listening to happy tunes! Whether it is working hard to make a difference in our community or enjoying the fun atmosphere of the Northwest, I enjoy being a team player and love being able to contribute to the diversity of the Heritage NW Consulting team!

Andrew Fletty

Andrew Fletty

Community Choice Guide

andrew*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-622-6704
Before joining the HNWC team, Andrew spent 5 years serving vulnerable and impoverished families, connecting individuals and families to necessary resources that support stability in their communities. Doing this work, Andrew has gained a vast knowledge of resources in the community and a passion to serve. Andrew has applied these skills to the aging and disabled population that HNWC serves.  Andrew and his 6 year old lab enjoy outdoor adventures together including playing fetch, hiking, atv’s, dirt bikes, and camping.

Chanel Kim

Chanel Kim

Community Choice Guide & Client Training Specialist

chanel*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-919-9931
Chanel graduated from Washington State University with a major in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Criminology. She is passionate about helping others with their mental health and has years of experience as a community advocate and mentor. Chanel is a Portland, Oregon native and enjoys the outdoors in her downtime. She plans on obtaining her master’s degree in counseling and eventually opening her own practice.

Cassandra McDaniel

Cassandra McDaniel

Community Choice Guide

cassandra*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-622-6749
Cassandra was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Washington State. She’s been a dancer since she was old enough to walk. She graduated from Concorde Career College in San Diego, California. She is 26 years old and a mom to her 4-year-old son, her greatest gift of all. She has also been a military spouse for almost 7 years. In her spare time Cassandra loves being a mom, tap dancing, spending time with her family and worshipping the Lord. Cassandra’s motto is “you never know what someone is going through, everyone has a story, and a purpose”. This and her determination to make a difference is what drives her. She has lived off strength, courage, and hope the past couple of years. Now she wants to use her experiences to help others. Cassandra is honored to be a part of the Heritage NW Consulting team.

Ashlea Pennington

Ashlea Pennington

Community Choice Guide

ashlea*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-228-9653
Ashlea is a community choice guide that specializes with working with clients that have disorganization disorder. Ashlea comes from background with professional organization and has a passion with working with older adults and persons with disabilities. Prior to becoming a Community Choice Guide, Ashlea spent several years working as a preschool teacher. She has a enjoyed the transition to working with older adults. Ashlea’s professional experience has given her insight on how disabilities can affect an individual across their life span. Ashlea is driven by her passion to support clients to transition into a higher level of care or to stabilize in their current home setting. She is goal oriented and takes pride in her advocacy in her clients. In addition to her primary job functions, Ashlea has her certification in organization and hoarding behavior support.

Leticia De Oliveira Sena

Leticia De Oliveira Sena

Executive Assistant & Client Training Specialist

leticia*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-390-3363
Leticia graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Sociology and a concentration in Crime, Law and Justice. She also minored in Legal Studies and Psychology. Leticia is passionate about advocating the importance of mental health and strives to provide those in her community with the right resources to achieve their best behavioral health. She has a history of working in programs that assist people to have access to various kinds of public assistance. She worked in this role out of Tampa, FL before moving to Washington. Leticia has a strong passion for learning, which has motivated her to continue her academic journey. She is currently working on achieving her master’s degree in the field of psychology.

Amy Walen

Amy Walen

Community Choice Guide

amy*heritagenwconsulting.org
360-468-9132
My Name is Amy Walen. I was born halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, in Salem OR. I have been a Clark County Resident for 21 years and feel fortunate to have been able to raise my sons into quality human beings living here in Washington. 
My deep love of learning has aided me in my professional life to have been able to successfully wear many hats. Under my cap I have 22 years of caregiving (specializing in Children and Adults with disabilities), teaching children to swim, Montessori teaching, customer relations, owning and operating my own business. All of that coupled with my active role in my 3 son’s learning life through PTAs, boy scouts, orchestra, Chinese immersion, and theater has lent me the life skills to be able to be where I am today. I have many passions and serving my community is a big one!

Michael West

Michael West

Operations Manager
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Michael received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maine, where he graduated with a concentration in exercise science and pre-medical studies. He worked as an occupational clinical manager serving the Greater Tampa Bay, Florida region. He also served as a medical scribe and medical technician. These positions allowed Michael to work in various different areas of medicine. He has acquired a vast amount of knowledge in the fields of urology, orthopedics, family medicine, and emotional health. Michael’s main focus is to advocate for the health and well-being of his community both physically and mentally.