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Meet the Team

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

Check out our team's professional bios and contact information by clicking on a specific profile below.


Amy Brandt (she/her)

Communications Manager

Amy takes complex ideas and creates easy to understand graphics, newsletters, and webpages to communicate the impact of health initiatives in the Olympic region. Given her background in non-profit marketing and communications, Amy has a unique understanding of design and storytelling. She loves being part of a team that prioritizes community empowerment. When Amy isn’t creating colorful charts for OCH, she can be found searching for agates at the closest Washington shore. 

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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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Debra Swanson (she/her)

Operations Manager

Debra manages financial tracking, office operations, and purchasing to support the important work of the OCH team and partners. With many years of experience in non-profit administration and operating a freelance business, Debra feels fortunate to utilize her skills towards innovative and action-oriented approaches to improving health and equity in our region. When not in the office, Debra savors time with her family, walking the beach with her dog, and connecting with friends.


Jocelyn Moore (she/her)

Operations and Events Coordinator

Jocelyn supports financial tracking, office operations, and event planning to ensure smooth “behind-the-scenes" coordination of the OCH team and partners. With her varied experience guiding collaborative administrative operations and event organizing, Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating a solid foundation in which synergetic partnerships may flourish. She is thrilled to lend her skills toward improving health and equity outcomes in our region, applying both her professional and lived experiences supporting individual and community needs. In her free time, Jocelyn loves to spend time replacing her lawn with a food forest, edible landscaping, and wildlife-friendly habitat with her husband and two children.

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Miranda Burger (she/her)

Program Manager

As the Program Manager, Miranda supports both partner and the organization’s success. Her previous work in both behavioral health and community based organization settings has equipped her with a deep understanding of how to support partners. Her experience navigating the health system and advocating for her son with complex medical needs gives her a great appreciation for patient-centered systems of care. She is passionate about making our healthier place to live and thrive through policy and systems level transformation. Outside of supporting OCH partners, Miranda can be found adventuring the beautiful Olympic Peninsula with her son and husband.  

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Ren Mack-Hazelwood (they/he/him)

Community Hub Coordinator

Ren works with local care coordination agencies and vendors to facilitate delivery of essential food, hygiene and housing assistance to vulnerable community members in quarantine and isolation due to COVID-19. Born-and-raised in Port Angeles (Lower Elwha Klallam territory) and equipped with a background centering education equity and access, Ren has a unique lens into the communities OCH serves, and an intuitive understanding of the local social factors that impact health. Passionate about community enrichment, he is eager to serve his community in such a direct and meaningful way. Outside of the office, Ren is a multidisciplinary artist and performer with their beloved spouse and is currently building their off-grid home and sustainable food forest.


Ruth Winkler (she/her)

Community Program Coordinator

Ruth coordinates various programs, facilitating collaboration amongst partners. Ruth’s background in healthcare social services and working closely with Community Based Organizations and community-based health education, equips her with an immense understanding of the importance of addressing the determinates of health and supporting local communities. Outside of her work at OCH, Ruth can be found at the nearest flea market or vintage shop, finding the best treasures to upcycle and make her own.

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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.

Image by Osman Mansaray
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