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.
Katharina Wiest, PhD, MSPH
Director of Research
Katharina joined CODA in 2007. As Director of Research, she participates as site principal investigator in clinical trials through the Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse as well as other academic institutions and organizations. She also provides ongoing, real-time assessment and evaluation of CODA’s patient population and programs through analyses of electronic medical records and survey-form databases. She is currently an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and previously served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in epidemiology for Portland State University and as an instructor in the University of Utah, Department of Family and Community Medicine. Katharina received her doctorate in epidemiology from University of Washington; her Master of Science in Public Health in epidemiology from University of California-Los Angeles; and her undergraduate degree in Biology from Pitzer College.
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
Jennifer Wisdom consults and advises CODA clinical leadership on substance use program policies and procedures, clinical supervision, and management skills. Jennifer leads Wisdom Consulting, based in New York City. She has extensive experience in substance use treatment and implementation research, training on management and leadership in healthcare organizations, and improving the quality and effectiveness of healthcare services.