Dan H. Peterson, MPA is the current manager of the Oregon Washington health Network. Dan was selected as the network manager in December of 2014. He has over 30 years of work experience in grant writing and program management having worked for numerous state agencies, county governments, and Indian Tribes throughout his career. Dan attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and received his master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University. Dan has worked as a grant writer and program developer for Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center for the past five years.
Amber Diederich, BS, CADS I, is currently employed as a full-time Program Analyst and Crisis Counselor for the HRSA Rural Opioid Planning Project currently being administered through the Oregon Washington Health Network (OWhN). Amber is a graduate of Eastern Oregon University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology/Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare. After completing her college practicum, Amber became a counselor for Grande Ronde Recovery (an outpatient drug and alcohol facility) in La Grande, Oregon. Amber was certified as a Peer Mentor in 2016 and as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in 2017. In the past five years, Amber has volunteered for numerous organizations including: The Union County Safe Communities Coalition, Union County Treatment Court, Housing Planning Committee, Walk for Warmth, Drug Free Relay, and food banks associated with EOU students and their families. Amber began working for OWhN in October of 2018. She currently assists uninsured and underinsured clients in need of substance abuse service to receive free screening, assessment, and referral services. She also assists the manager of OWhN with data collection and community education activities for the opioid grant.