Tim Murphy, President and CEO
Tim Murphy has over 30 years of experience treating individuals with mental illness and substance abuse issues. He has served as the Administrative Director of Psychiatric Services at Salem Hospital, and was one of the founders of Liberty House, a Child Abuse Assessment Center. From 2005 to 2008, Tim was on the faculty of the National Technical Assistance Center, and he also served as a national educator and trainer for SAMHSA.
Prior to establishing Bridgeway Recovery Services, Tim was the Chief Executive Officer of Maui Youth and Family Services on the island of Maui, HI. He is also the co-author of “Restraint and Seclusion: The Model for Eliminating their Use in Healthcare.”
Don Kangas, BA, CADC II, QMHA
I have more than 26 years of clinical experience, having worked in methadone maintenance, residential programs, mental health, and DUII programs. I have worked with the corrections population for several years. I am culturally sensitive and have experience with Native Americans, African Americans and Asian culture. My specializations include trauma and abuse recovery, and suicidality. I volunteered on the Oregon Partnership Helpline and took crisis and suicidal calls for one year. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Marylhurst University and a CADC II in the State of Oregon. I am also a Qualified Mental Health Associate.
Jill Kramer, CADC I
I have over 10 years working in the treatment field. For the majority of that time I worked with youth that were assessed as chemically dependant in the juvenile justice system. I believe in a holistic, strength based treatment approach utilizing motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Brendan Kennedy CADC II
I have been a drug and alcohol counselor for seven years. I have a Bachelors degree in Social Science and I am a certified alcohol and drug counselor II. I believe that a client centered approach as being the best approach to helping our clients achieve desired outcomes and healthy change. I have a lot of experience working with clients who are chemically dependent. My approach is holistic with the emphasis not only on the individual but the family as well. I believe that each client has the capacity to grow and be the agents of their own change. I bring personal experience with addiction to my work and feel that it helps me to better understand the challenges that our clients face in their treatment experience. I am committed to the mission and the vision of Clear Paths and the team approach the exists here.