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Meet the Team

Working towards a healthier, more equitable three-county region.

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Lauryn Garrett
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Celeste Schoenthaler (she/her)

Executive Director

Celeste guides the advancement of OCH’s mission by directing the design, implementation, and administration of OCH’s governance, programs, and collaborative efforts. She approaches this by working closely with the Board of Directors, the staff team, and partners. Coming from a Public Health background, Celeste brings a passion for health and equity to her work along with experience in policy, systems and environment change efforts, and strategic communications. Celeste is drawn towards the boldness and collaboration of OCH’s approach, as it requires creative solutions and cross-sector perspectives. In her spare time, Celeste enjoys hiking, practicing yoga, and traveling to places unknown. 

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Lauryn Garrett (she/her)

Community Program Coordinator

Lauryn supports the development and implementation of our regional community care hub with a focus on technological support amongst OCH partners. Lauryn's experience as a community-based worker translates to keen insight and passion for supporting partners, community members, and uplifting our region. She values being a part of implementing new strategies and creative problem solving. In her downtime, Lauryn enjoys being out in nature or spending quality time with friends and family. 

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Debra Swanson (she/her)

Operations Manager

Debra manages financial tracking, purchasing, and office operations. Her prior experience in non-profit administration and freelance work, gave her the skills necessary to support the innovative and action-oriented efforts to improve health and equity in our region. When not at work, Debra savors time outdoors, connecting with family, and friends.

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Miranda Burger (she/her)

Director of Programs

Miranda directs OCH programs by building collaborative relationships and fostering innovative solutions to local challenges. Miranda’s direct service background and experience advocating for her son with complex medical needs has formed her passion for creating and supporting person-centered systems of care. She is inspired by the mission-driven work of OCH and the opportunities to influence a region of healthy people, thriving communities. When not working, Miranda most enjoys spending time at home and adventuring locally with her sweet family.

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Yvonne Owyen (she/her)

Community Program Coordinator

Yvonne facilitates partnerships within the community to support the health-serving workforce and move forward various regional health projects and priorities. With her experience in community health organizations, she brings the knowledge of what challenges the community faces and a fresh perspective on how to address health disparities. OCH is catalyst for change within her community and she enjoys playing a part in this important work. In Yvonne’s downtime, you can catch her at a Rainiers game or at a concert with her family.


OCH is grateful for the support of many consultants and local agencies. We could not do this important work alone.

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