Alison Noice, MA, MS, CADC-III
Alison became CODA’s Executive Director in September 2019. She joined the agency in 2010 as Director of Addiction Medicine Services and was named Deputy Director in 2014. Alison has spent her career working with underserved and indigent populations as an administrator, program manager, counselor, and researcher. Before joining CODA, Alison managed Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s psychiatric urgent care clinic in Portland and worked with individuals in Multnomah County’s Involuntary Commitment Program. She received a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from Oregon Health & Science University, a Master of Counseling from Pacific University and her undergraduate degree from University of Idaho.
Chris Farentinos, MPH, CADC-II
Senior Director, Clinical Services
Chris joined CODA in 2019, bringing extensive experience in leading Portland nonprofits focused on addiction and mental health treatment, including Change Point, Inc. and DePaul Treatment Centers. Before joining CODA, Chris served as Vice President of the Unity Center for Behavioral Health, a collaboration of Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University, and the first 24-hour behavioral and mental health services center located in the Portland metropolitan area. She has published, trained, and consulted on patient-communication research for more than 25 years. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Chris attended medical school and completed her psychiatry residency in Rio de Janeiro before coming to Portland in 1994.
Eve Klein, MD
Eve joined CODA as an Oregon Health & Science University Addiction Medicine Fellow in 2015, becoming Medical Director in 2016. Eve previously worked at OHSU as a neurologist and for Legacy Pain Management Centers in the Portland area. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in the City of New York and her medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Liberty Martinez Bird LPC, CADC-III
Director, Medication-Assisted Treatment Services
Liberty joined CODA in 2018 as Director of Medication-Assisted Treatment Services. She has spent her career working in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs and Community Mental Health as an administrator, program manager, clinical supervisor and counselor. Prior to joining CODA, Liberty was the Director of Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Services for Central City Concern, overseeing programs in downtown and southeast Portland. She received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and her undergraduate degree from Idaho State University.
Shannon Jones, MS
Director, Residential Services
Shannon joined CODA as Director of Residential Services in 2018. Her career has focused on the healthcare, housing, and financial needs of children, adolescents, and families. Prior to joining CODA, Shannon held leadership positions at Morrison Child and Family Services in Portland, including Master Trainer, Organizational Project Manager, and Interim Equity and Inclusion Director. She previously served as Administrative Director of C.H.A.R.L.E.E. Family Care Homes in Riverside, Calif. Shannon received her Master’s degree in Family Therapy /Counseling Science from Loma Linda University and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University. She is a veteran of the US Marine Corps.
Jennifer Wisdom, PhD, MPH
Director of Research
Jennifer Pelt Wisdom, PhD MPH, is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist, author, consultant, and researcher based in New York and Portland, Oregon. She has previously held faculty appointments at Columbia University, and Oregon Health and Science University. She was the Founding Director of the Center for Implementation in Mental Health at the City University of New York School of Public Health and Health Policy and served as Associate Vice President of Research at George Washington University.
She is currently Director of Research at CODA, Inc., Portland’s largest substance use treatment program, and holds affiliated faculty positions at the City University of New York and Portland State University/Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Public Health. She is also author of Millennials’ Guide to Work: What No One Ever Told You About How to Achieve Success and Respect.
Dr. Wisdom has worked with complex health care, government, and educational environments for 25 years, including the serving in the U.S. military as a non-commissioned officer, working with non-profit service delivery programs and consulting with research institutions globally. Dr. Wisdom’s research focuses on developing leaders, improving health care systems, and implementing evidence-based practices.