Our Leadership Team

Meet our Leadership Team

Our greatest asset is our staff, comprised of psychiatrists, professional nurses, social workers and therapists, who work as a team to uphold Mid-Columbia’s Center for Living’s commitment to excellence in helping patients and their families resolve behavioral health problems.

Dr. June Gower, Ph.D

Dr. June Gower, Ph.D

Executive Director
Al Barton

Al Barton

Deputy Director
Monique Adams, QMHP

Monique Adams, QMHP

Clinical Services Manager
Shira Skybinskyy, LPC

Shira Skybinskyy, LPC

Children's Services Manager

Shira Skybinskyy serves as the Clinical Services Manager, for Wasco, Hood River and Sherman Counties. She currently oversee the Wraparound Program and facilitates System of Care Committees in the three counties. Shira has the honor of overseeing the magnificent Children’s teams in Wasco and Hood River, as well as the amazing Sherman County Team.

Shira Skybinskyy has worked at Mid Columbia Center for Living for two years, and in her current position for one year. She has co-facilitated two Crisis Intervention Team(CIT) events in her previous position as Crisis Supervisor at MCCFL.

Shira graduated with my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from American International College, in Springfield, MA and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Tyson Rittenmeyer

Tyson Rittenmeyer

Clinical Supervisor
Jeremy Springer

Jeremy Springer

Clinical Supervisor
Glen Patrizio, MD

Glen Patrizio, MD

Physical Health Provider

Glen Patrizio, MD is a physician that is dual Board Certified in Family and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. He joined MCCFL in March 2019 through a grant designed to add medical care to augment behavioral health and substance abuse services. The goal is to help coordinate the care clients receive through MCCFL with their primary care providers in the community, so they can enjoy the benefits of a healthy life.

As a physician, Dr. Patrizio works with any and every type of client served by Mid-Columbia Center for Living. However, he specializes in helping people to establish individualized overall goals of care plans that allow them to maintain control over the quality of their lives.

Liz Barteld, LPC

Liz Barteld, LPC

Clinical Supervisor
Ceec Connelly

Ceec Connelly

Supervisor- ECS
Katie Stevens, MPP

Katie Stevens, MPP

Program Supervisor
Lowell Linder

Lowell Linder

Program Manager
Maliea Yakymi

Maliea Yakymi

Intellectual Development Services Supervisor
Terry Rogers, LPC

Terry Rogers, LPC

Clinical Supervisor
Stephen Bradley

Stephen Bradley

Jail Diversion Supervisor and CIT Coordinator

Stephen Bradley specializes in working with those with mental illness and coming in contact with legal/justice system. He works with community partners to provide supports, therapy, case management to consumers to increase quality of life and decrease risk to contact law enforcement.

Steve is also an after hours crisis workers, Oregon Certified Investigator and Examiner, Lic with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, certified to instruct Mental Health First Aid for Adults.

He presents as requested to community partners on the topics of mental illness, managing those with symptoms and de-escalation.

Steve obtained his MA in Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary , South Hamilton MA.

Hobbies include his dogs, birding, reading, running and being an overall nerd.