Meet Our Adult Champions
Work2BeWell Program Director
Jawanza Hadley is an education and teen champion with 18 years of experience in the education and mental health fields. Before transitioning to health care, he spent 11 years as a teacher, coach and mentor at David Douglas High School in Portland, OR. Before joining the Work2BeWell team, he served as a Sr. Project Manager with the Providence System Mental Health Strategy team. Prior to this role, he had stints at Oregon Health & Science University as a Practice Manager and Project Manager.
Jawanza is passionate about working with and supporting teens and all things wellness. He #Works2BeWell by playing with his Portuguese Water Dog Yolo, fishing and cooking foods from around the world!
Dr. Robin Henderson, PsyD
Chief Executive, Behavioral Health for Providence Oregon and Work2BeWell Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Robin Henderson, PsyD, is the Chief Executive, Behavioral Health for Providence Oregon where has direct and matrixed responsibility for acute, specialty and ambulatory behavioral health services in a system serving nearly 100,000 individuals each year. She also serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for Work2BeWell, a youth-lead mental health education, activation and advocacy program that creates clinically vetted curriculum for schools and youth groups. In this role she works with our National Student Advisory Council, our grassroots advocacy campaigns (including the new Oregon law giving students Mental Health Days) and hosts the #Talk2BeWell podcast focusing on youth mental health and well-being. She is also an advisory member of the Providence Community Partnership Mental Health Advisory Group, overseeing investments in mental health and substance use disorders and is a Senior Clinical Advisor to Well Being Trust.
Dr. Henderson spends WAY too much time serving on committees and boards, most recently including the Children’s System of Care Council, the Oregon Health Policy Board’s Behavioral Health Metrics and Outcomes Committee, the Governor’s 988 Task Force, the Children and Youth with Special Health Needs Task Force, the Governor’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council, the Confederation of School Administrator’s Social and Emotional Well-Being work group and the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative. She is past president of the NAMI Oregon board where she still serves, is on the board of Youth Villages and is past Chair of CCO Oregon. Dr. Henderson is a past president of the Oregon Psychological Association, continues to serve on their Legislative Committee and is a member of Divisions 31, 38 and 55. She has a PsyD from George Fox University and a post-doc in integrated health psychology. She lives in West Linn with her husband, two children (when they aren’t away at college), two cats and a bearded dragon where she practices the art of pie.
Dr. Robin #Works2BeWell by cooking healthy meals for her family and friends! #ArtofPie #ArtofKimchi
Work2BeWell Co-Founder and Educational and Leadership Development Consultant
Sara Nilles-Freauf is an educational and leadership development consultant with 22 years of experience nationally and internationally. She recently served as the Vice President of the National Association of State Student Council Executive Directors (NASSCED). She served as the Executive Director for the Oregon Association of Student Councils (OASC) for ten years and taught math and leadership for ten years before her role with OASC. She studied math education at Montana State University (Go Bobcats!) and earned her master’s in Curriculum & Instruction and ESL/ELL from Portland State University. She is a co-founder of the Work2BeWell program in partnership with Providence Health System.
Sara #Works2BeWell by RV-ing and walking with her best fur buddies Jax and Tucker.
Associate Project Manager
Regina helps lead the programs team with Work2BeWell as she builds relationships with our Social Media Department, the National Student Advisory Council and staff to bring awareness to teen mental health.
Before starting with Providence Health and Services, Regina spent eight years as an administrative assistant for many law firms in the greater Seattle area. As she found her calling for wanting to give back to the community, she joined Providence as a contractor and then made the choice to stay and found her way with Community Partnership.
Regina #Works2BeWell by being outdoors and playing with her two dogs.
Associate Project Manager
Theresa Beard is currently Associate Project Manager for Work2BeWell, where she is honored to serve with all involved in helping to create and share resources that promote teen wellness and reduce mental health stigma. Prior to joining W2BW, Theresa served as Manager, System Office of Philanthropy at Providence St. Joseph Health, where she fostered and supported partnerships with leaders, caregivers and volunteers system wide to advance the mission. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a major in Anthropology with a cultural focus.
Theresa #Works2BeWell by listening to audio books, practicing mindfulness and spending time with family.
Zoie Sheng from Portland Oregon joins the Work2BeWell team and brings with her a diverse background of experiences which she leverages for success. She has worked across sectors from culturally-specific nonprofits to for-profit companies, specializing in social media marketing and communications.
She graduated in 2016 from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising and led the Women’s NCAA DII Basketball team.
Zoie enjoys spending time with her family and rescue dog, Penny. Enchiladas are a basic food group in her opinion, and she is a leader who strongly believes in the importance of cultivating a holistic team and prioritizing inclusivity.
Zoie #Works2BeWell by starting her day with a routine that helps her stay calm and centered and enjoys coffee and journaling.
Mary Kate Eaton
Mary Kate Eaton is a passionate leader in the education and communications spaces. She currently serves as Executive Director, Education Programs and Chief of Staff for Community Partnerships at Providence. She loves partnering with cross-functional teams to solve complex challenges and grow multi-faced programs. She graduated from Western Washington University with a major in Business Management with a marketing communications focus.
Mary Kate #Works2BeWell by gardening and spending time with her family and pets.
Mary Renouf, MBA
Prior to joining the Telecomm industry, she ran global social, influencer and digital marketing for Microsoft Xbox, adidas and several Paul Allen properties including the Portland Trail Blazers. She has numerous awards for her communication strategy innovation, speaks on panels around the country for communications efforts and continues to top lists of people to watch in the social marketing field.
Mary #Works2BeWell by spending time in nature and on her animal rescue farm to commune with nature and feel closer to the Earth.