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.

Barb Seatter

Barb Seatter

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).

Lisa Makison, LPC

Lisa Makison, LPC

Clinical Supervisor
Tyson Rittenmeyer

Tyson Rittenmeyer

Clinical Supervisor
Jeremy Springer

Jeremy Springer

Clinical Supervisor
Angela Cumming

Angela Cumming

Clinical Supervisor
Liz Barteld, LPC

Liz Barteld, LPC

Clinical Supervisor
Ceec Connelly

Ceec Connelly

Supervisor- ECS
Diana Bailey, MSN, RN

Diana Bailey, MSN, RN

Nurse Supervisor

Diana Bailey MSN, RN joined Mid-Columbia Center for Living (MCCFL) in the spring of 2016 as Nurse Care Supervisor. She has been actively involved in Fire/Emergency Medical Services and Nursing in the Mid-Columbia region since 1992. As a volunteer Fire Fighter/EMT/Board Director at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, she discovered her ability and joy in serving others.

In 2002, she pursued a nursing career that has spanned frontline care in medical-surgical, family birth, and critical care to that of a nurse educator at Columbia Gorge Community College.

Diana joined the MCCFL team to assist in the design and implementation of an integrated care model which emphasizes recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care, and physical-behavioral health.

Pepe Quintanilla

Pepe Quintanilla

Program Manager, SUD
Katie Stevens, MPP

Katie Stevens, MPP

Program Supervisor
Mel Heuberger

Mel Heuberger

Accounting Manager
David Pickering

David Pickering

Human Resources Manager

A native Oregonian, David Pickering brings 30 years of experience to his role as HR Manager at MCCFL.  He is responsible for managing all functional areas of HR (i.e. classification and compensation plans, recruitment and selection processes, benefits, employee relations, etc.), and he serves on the Agency management team. He came to MCCFL in 2016 with a background in the public-sector and the not-for-profit arenas; he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute.

David is also a musician who sang in a vocal jazz octet for eight years prior to moving to the Gorge, and he is a poet whose work has been published in a variety of northwest periodicals.  He lives in The Dalles with his husband, Stephen.

Maliea Yakymi

Maliea Yakymi

Intellectual Development Services Supervisor
Lowell Linder

Lowell Linder

Program Manager