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A photo of Julie O’Toole, MD, MPH CEDS

Julie O’Toole, MD, MPH CEDS

is founder and Chief Medical Officer of Kartini Clinic. Dr. O’Toole is a board certified pediatrician and has been in private pediatric practice for more than two decades. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Adolescent Medicine, NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association), and a certified IAEDP provider. She also has a master’s degree in public health (international health). As well as being an avid gardener and bookworm, she is the proud parent of four grown children and grandmother of three active boys and one delightful little girl.

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Naghmeh Moshtael, MD, CEDS

is Kartini Clinic’s Medical Director. A board certified pediatrician, Dr. Moshtael is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed her pediatric residency at OHSU and served as Chief Resident there until joining us full time in 2006. She became Kartini Clinic’s first full partner in 2009. Dr Moshtael holds a master’s degree in international studies and community health development. She is the proud parent of a daughter, and her hobbies include gardening, knitting and traveling.

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Janiece E. DeSocio, PhD, PMHNP, RN

is a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is board certified as both a family psychiatric nurse practitioner and a clinical specialist in child/adolescent psychiatric mental health. At Kartini Clinic Janiece meets with patients and parents for psychiatric evaluations and consults with the team about medication management. She is coordinator of Kartini research activities and has published a textbook chapter on eating disorders and numerous articles on psychiatric issues facing children and adolescents. In addition to her work at Kartini Clinic, Janiece is Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Associate Professor for the College of Nursing at Seattle University.

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Jade Buchanan, LCSW

is our Clinical Director. A Portland native she developed a strong sense of compassion balanced with a healthy amount of sarcastic wit. In college, she enjoyed studying psychology and clinical social work and traveling the world. She enjoys listening to her extensive collection of vinyl records and cassette tapes, teaching herself to skateboard, and spending way too much time at the zoo with her young son. She’s been with Kartini Clinic since 2003 and loves working with our kids and young adults.

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Leslie Weisner, LMFT

is one of our family therapists. Raised in Connecticut, she earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Southern Connecticut State University. Leslie has been a therapist for 16 years, working almost exclusively with eating disorders. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 sons, and their dog Tulip.

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Sherrill Gandsey RN

is the clinic's program nurse. Before joining the Kartini team, she was a pediatric nurse for Legacy Emanuel/Randall Children’s Hospital for over 20 years. Sherrill has worked with the Kartini team for over 10 years and is the staff liaison between the hospital and clinic. In her spare time, Sherrill is a Disaster Nurse volunteer for the American Red Cross and most recently assisted back east with families affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Her hobbies are dancing, tennis, boating and most important spending time with her family.

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Bart Walsh, LCSW

is our individual therapist. Bart is a licensed clinical social worker and has many years experience utilizing hypnotherapy with individuals, including children and adolescents. A notable composer and saxophonist, Bart has his own way with Over The Rainbow.

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Shanna Greene

is Kartini Clinic’s chief operating officer. She worked in a general pediatric practice for eleven years before helping to found Kartini Clinic in 1998. Shanna has a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University.  She enjoys taking turns dancing in the rain with one of her five children and exploring Portland’s many parks.  The most recent additions to the family are two rescue cats, Malcolm and Luna.

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Morgan O’Toole

is another member of Kartini’s “Reed Mafia”, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Reed College in 1994 and a Master’s from Monterey Institute of International Studies. After stints in New York and London, he returned in 2003 to the greener pastures of the Pacific Northwest. After working in various positions at Kartini Morgan was appointed CEO in 2008.

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Megan Lukach

is the director of our business office. She grew up in Boise, Idaho and moved to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and traveling.

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Sheila Scrobogna

is our Director of Human Resources. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and received her Master’s of International Communication at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. After finishing her degree at Macquarie she traveled around the world and has now returned to Portland with her husband to be closer to family. She loves being outside in the sun, traveling, going on adventures, playing with her dog, and cuddling her two children.

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Steve Nemirow

is one of the founders of Kartini Clinic. After gamely serving in many capacities Steve retired from active duty in 2011 but continues to assist as the Clinic’s legal counsel. Steve graduated from Reed College and Hastings College of Law. He is the parent and step-parent of 3 daughters and a grown son. When he’s not in the Kartini Clinic, he paints pictures and writes poems.

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Jessica Stumpf, MA

is the art therapist working in our Day Treatment Unit. Her work experience includes working with adult males at a forensic psychiatric hospital in Napa and locally with adolescents in residential drug and alcohol treatment. She received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Regis University in CO. and a Master’s in Art Therapy Counseling from Marylhurst University in OR. Her free time is filled with reading, cooking, friends, laughing, and various artistic pursuits.

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Katie Wargo LCSW

is a Family Therapist who received her BA in Psychology at The University of Tennessee and completed graduate studies in Social Work at Portland State University. She also obtained the Eating Disorders Certificate at Lewis & Clark College through continuing education. Prior to joining the Kartini team, Katie primarily worked in outpatient services with young adults, children, and families. In her spare time, she enjoys being active outdoors (especially when there’s a hint of sunshine!); spending time with friends; and cheering for the Volunteers during football season.

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Jennifer VanDuker LPC

is a Family Therapist. She earned her BA in Psychology from The University of Oklahoma and her Master’s in Counseling from Portland State University. She has over a decade of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings. Jennifer is passionate about helping families build the skills to manage crises and strengthen their relationships. Her other passions include enjoying all the Pacific Northwest has to offer, planning adventures, and spending time with her dog, Bowie.

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Anne Larkin LMFT

initially joined Kartini Clinic as Milieu therapist in the PHP program (day treatment) and has since joined our amazing team of family therapists. She grew up both domestically and internationally and completed her Masters in Counseling-Psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her work experience includes five years of working in residential treatment with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents. She has a great passion for working with children and teenagers and is excited to continue her professional career at Kartini! In her free time she enjoys a variety of outdoor activities as well as spending time with close friends and family members.

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Amy Stauffer

is the Milieu Manager at Kartini Clinic. She earned a Psychology degree from Westminster College in Missouri and moved to Portland in 1996. Amy resides with her son Beckham, boxer Ruby and her therapy hamster named Pansy. Amy enjoys almost anything outdoors; particularly exploring Oregon’s geology. She spends most of her free time on rock collecting adventures.

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Mandy Brice

is one of our milieu counselors and a clinical authorization coordinator. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She grew up in the corn fields of Oregon and after a brief stint in San Francisco moved to Portland. In her free time she enjoys hiking, crossword puzzles, playing with Chachi the dalmatian, drinking delicious Portland coffee, and navigating through life on her trusty bicycle.

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Rebecca Raymond, MA, CADC I

is a Milieu Therapist in our Partial Hospitalization Program.  She grew up in Seattle and completed her BA in Sociology at Western Washington University.  She went on to obtain her Masters at Humboldt State University in Northern California before moving to Portland.  Rebecca worked for over six years with adults and teenagers struggling with mental health and addictions and has a passion for working with teenagers and young adults. She is thrilled to continue her career at Kartini Clinic! Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors with her beloved dog and experiencing all that Portland has to offer. 

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Meghan McKee

is a milieu therapist in the PHP program.  She graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Psychology.  Meghan moved to Portland in 2003 and received a Masters of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling from Marylhurst University.  Meghan has previous experience in the treatment of substance abuse and dependence, criminality, and suicide and crisis intervention.  She enjoys creating art, exploring the PNW, and spending time with her spunky beagle.

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Lindsay Weber

is our Kitchen Coordinator. Lindsay grew up in Indiana and attended Purdue University, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Horticulture. In 2006 she packed all of her belongings into her car and headed to Portland. She spends most of her time hanging out with her sweetheart, Sean, and their two cats, Hooligan and Lucile. She enjoys listening to music, singing, dancing, working on puzzles, and and wowing everyone with her extensive knowledge of song lyrics.

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Amy Bowen

grew up in a restaurant family in a resort town in Northern Michigan. She attended Michigan State University and later graduated from the University of Utah with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her interest in and knowledge of food and cooking grew as her interest in marketing and graphics dwindled. After working for several years as an assistant at the Viking Cooking School in Salt Lake City, Amy went to work at the St. Regis Hotel's signature restaurant at Deer Valley Resort and learned advanced techniques from the team of Jean-George Vongerichten. After moving to Saudi Arabia and back again to the US, Amy worked on the line at a Stephen Starr restaurant in Western Massachusetts. Besides food, Amy's interests include travel, her favorite dog, Wally, a Golden Retriever rescue, trail running and other outdoor fun.

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Annastacia Weiss

is a member of the Kartini kitchen staff.  As a young adult she went to Western Culinary Institute in her native Portland, Oregon to begin a career in food. Annastacia has decades of cooking experience and also studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, where she began incorporating food as medicine into her life and career. Annastacia lives in North Portland with her partner, son, dog, and two cats. When not working you will find her outside on an adventure with her family, biking through town or to the river, or working on in-home cooking projects.

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Ashley Rogers

is Kartini's Utilization Review Specialist. An Ohio native, Ashley worked in the design industry in New York City between college and graduate school. She also taught college Art History before spending several years in the health insurance field. She enjoys reading, cooking, playing with her dog, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

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Jean Malnati

is Kartini’s Parent Resource Coordinator. Having a daughter with an eating disorder and as a patient at the Kartini Clinic Jean has “been there - done that”. Jean is thrilled to be helping families on their own journey with an eating disorder, offering support and help as needed. As a native Bostonian, Jean and her family have called Oregon home for over 20 years. In her spare time, you can find her volunteering for local organizations, developing new recipes for the Meal Plan, and sewing for family and friends.

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Grace Tarabochia

Is a milieu counselor at the Kartini Clinic. She attended Washington State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Grace grew up on a farm in a small town in Washington before briefly living in Seattle, and then finding her way down to Portland in 2013. In her free time she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest, consuming copious amounts of caffeine, hiking, knitting, yard sales, and volunteering at various non-profits in the Portland Metro area. 

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Catherine Christ

Is Kartini's Intake Coordinator. She came to Portland in 1998 and obtained her degree in Public Health from Portland State University. Prior to moving to Portland she spent her first 10 years in Louisiana and then the next 10 in Germany. In her free time she can be found dancing to Zydeco, Cajun, or Swing music, sewing dresses, or traveling to dance festivals.  She enjoys family dinners with her mom and sister and snuggling with her cat.

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Karli Prettyman

is our Medical Office Assistant . She was born and raised in Portland, OR. She attended the University of Oregon where she majored in Biological Anthropology and minored in Business. After college she worked closely with children in a pediatric clinic before joining the Kartini team. In her free time you can find Karli hiking, cooking, traveling and spending time with friends, boyfriend and their adorable dog Wallace. 

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David Brambora

David Brambora is one of two school liaisons at Kartini Clinic. He is a Portland native and has lived in Oregon all of his life. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Psychology and Secondary Education in 1986. However, life took him in a different direction and he started a career with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in 1988. After retiring from law enforcement in 2014, he was excited to again work in education at Kartini Clinic. David lives in Portland with his son, who is a computer science major. David enjoys travel, bicycling, classic movies and learning new things.

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Chase McPeak

Chase is our Insurance Accounts Representative. Born and raised in the heart of the Midwest, he attended Indiana University where he completed his Bachelor’s in English in 2010. Chase moved to Portland in 2011 to attend graduate school at Portland State University where he received his Master’s degree in Writing in 2013. In addition to Chase's work at Kartini, he writes freelance articles for a variety of web publications. In his free time, Chase loves hiking, travelling, writing poetry, and playing along with Jeopardy from the comfort of his couch.

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Amanda Clary

is our Medical Administrative Assistant. She was born in Sandpoint, Idaho. Her family moved to Newberg, Oregon when she was 2 years old, where they still live today. She is a Certified Nurse Assistant and has worked the last ten years in direct patient care with children, adolescents, and young adults. She is passionate about serving the younger population in any capacity. Amanda loves cooking, watching movies, making hand-made cards, visiting her family in Newberg every Sunday, and taking trips to the Oregon coast with her husband.

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Whitney Jensen

is Kartini Clinic’s patient account representative. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Oregon State University, and worked in customer service for a health insurance company before joining Kartini’s business office team. Whitney loves writing, experimenting with photography, playing with Asscher (her snaggletoothed Teacup Persian kitty) and going on adventures with her husband Michael.

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Gaby Jensen

is one of our medical assistants. Gaby is a Utah native and a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Pediatric Clinical Research. Her heart belongs to Hobe, a children’s cancer camp in Salt Lake that she’s volunteered with since she was 14, and to her husband. She loves musicals, Golden Retrievers, and visiting her family back in Salt Lake.

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Molly Schick

is one of two school liaisons at Kartini Clinic. A native of Spokane, WA, she moved to Oregon to attend the University of Portland, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master’s degree in Teaching. After teaching middle/high school English for six years, she took a brief hiatus to be home with her young daughters. Molly enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, playing volleyball, and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to be part of the team at Kartini that cares deeply about the patients and families they serve.  

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Cristy Coffman MA

is one of our IOP therapists. She earned her Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since graduating she has worked in various settings as an Individual and Family therapist as well as incorporating art therapy into her practice. Outside of work she spends her time painting and being creative. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and with her big dog Aberdeen.

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Desiree McMenamin

is our administrative assistant. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in interior design from the Art Institute of Portland and has worked in the design industry for over 8 years. She has been an active volunteer for more than 4 years at a local hospital’s Pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit, where she has the opportunity to practice art therapy, play games, and console patients and their families. It was her volunteer service that truly inspired her to work with children. When she is not working or volunteering, Desiree enjoys spending time at the beach with her twin baby girls or on the dance floor with her husband.

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Kaisa Schlarb

is a Milieu Counselor at Kartini. A Cascadia native, she grew up in Vancouver, and attended the University of Washington in Seattle. She has enjoyed working and volunteering with high-needs youth, including young adults coming out of foster care and experiencing homelessness. After living and traveling in the U.S. and abroad, she has resettled in Milwaukie with her spouse and child. Kaisa is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and spends her time practicing and sharing yoga, growing and cooking whole foods, and riding her bike to as many places as she can peddle to. 

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