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1029 NW 14th St. Suite 102 Bend, OR 97701 P 541-383-6357 F 541-383-5917


20 Years Providing Healthy Beginnings for Children Board of Directors

Celebrating Women in Central Oregon Healthy Beginnings is gearing up to host the

10th Annual Girls’ Night Out fundraising event on October 10th, 2014 at the SHARC in Sunriver. Imagine an evening dedicated to ladies of all ages. Pampering services from local vendors will be accessible to spoil them with up-do hairstyles, manicures, pedicures and massages. There will be a henna designer, make-up specialist as well. Even a chance to purchase products like fine jewelry, beauty products and dietary systems. Food & wine will be served and dancing is a must! There are raffle tickets available to win exciting prizes from each of our vendors and an extensive Silent auction too. This party brings in over 150 ladies who are anxious to have some ‘girl time’ with their friends, daughters, mothers and grandmothers. Sounds like a fun-filled evening, right?

Officers: Garrett Bergby President Jennifer Moss Lewis Vice President Arden Dettwyler Secretary Susan Crawford Treasurer Members: Courtney Latham Bridget McGinn Dr. Casey O’Neill Debbie Coehlo, PhD, PNP Renee Nelson Mari Enders Theo Giannioses Jane Dunham Paul Andrews Marilyn Watkins

Staff Holly Remer

Register to attend by visiting We offer special discount prices on tickets for groups of 2 or more and mother-daughters too (discount for daughters who are 12-18 years old). Sponsor a friend or employee who needs to be pampered...this is a great gift idea!

Ages & Stages Questionnaire is NOW ONLINE!

Outreach Specialist Cover Oregon

What does this mean? It means that parents who are unable to come to one of our 12-point screenings are still able to get their child screened by one of our Healthy Beginnings’ experts. The online ASQ, completed by a parent or guardian, can give us enough information about their child to assess their level of development so that we can refer them to the proper referral if necessary. Check out this new ASQ online by visiting our website at (click on services—screenings—screening requests.)


20 Years Providing Healthy Beginnings for Children

Executive Director

Kelly Sullins Shelley Irwin

Family Support Specialist Volunteer Coordinator Anna Della Maggiora Community Relations & Resource Specialist

We are excited to announce that Healthy Beginnings is celebrating its 20th year of serving Central Oregon’s children and families by offering FREE health screenings to children from zero to 5 years of age.

Healthy Beginnings would not have been able to accomplish this incredible milestone if it weren’t for the amazing community supporters. Donors, volunteers, board members, sponsors and those that attend our events throughout the year show their support in Healthy Beginnings and the families that we serve. It truly takes a village to accomplish 20 years of success.

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Thank You to the following Healthy Beginnings’ Champions for their generous support! Businesses / Foundations 5 Fusion A Child’s Garden Preschool A Lil Institute-For Little People, LLC Advantage Dental Clinics Advanced Northwest Welding American Licorice Co. Art Station Aspen Academy Ball Janik LLP Bank of the Cascades BBT Architects Beginnings Preschool Bend Garbage & Recycling Blooms & Sweets Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics Boneyard Brewery Bouncing off the Walls Brenn Park, Inc Brooks Resource Bud Fincham Associates Carrera Motors Cascade School of Music Central Electric Cooperative Central Oregon Nutrition Consultants Cobblestone Preschool Community Presbyterian Church Cover Oregon Crux Fermentation Project C.T.S. Partnership The Dental Foundation of Oregon Desert Blossom Preschool Desert Orthopedics Inc. Deschutes Brewery Deschutes County Deschutes County Commissioners Deschutes County Title Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry Diversified Heating & Cooling Dutch Bros Elemental Eyecare Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Express Employment Professionals Foundry Church Falling Waters Family Resource Center Fred Meyer G5 Search Marketing, Inc. Galash-Larsen Inc Gobeille Orthodontics Goulart Natural Health & Chiropractic Grudin Family Trust Hickman, Williams & Associates High Desert ESD High Country Disposal Highland Baptist Church Home Smart Realty Home Heating & Cooling Hydro Systems, Inc Injury & Health Management Center Juniper Ridge Development & Behavior Kerkoch Katter & Nelson KIDS Center Kirby Nagelhout Construction Kissler Family Foundation Kohls Knife River La Pine Community Health Center Larson Learning Center Lay It Out Events Leahey Consulting Group Leapin’ Lizards Les Schwab Lifetime Fitness Little Learners Preschool Living Waters Baptist Church Liz’s House Daycare Lollipop Kids Lumbermens Insurance Macy’s

Businesses / Foundations



Mama Bear Oden’s Preschool Thomas & Lorlee Ackeman Vicki Ertle Miller Lumber Joan Alles Kimberly Evered Morning Star Christian School Marc Anderson Nancy Faulkner Mid Oregon Credit Union Paul and Jennifer Andrews Mark & Mary Ellen Ford Midstate Charitable Trust Larry Armitage Alicia Fox Ministry Training Centers Kathryn Bailey Tiffany Foy Mosaic Medical Danielle Baptist Dr. David Fuller Moonlight Mailing Angela Bacuyani Angela Galan MOsley WOtta Linda & Randy Balsiger Jennifer Games Mt Bachelor Rotary Club Tammy Baney Cora Gangware Natural Approach Chiropractic Thomas & Barbara Barber Julie Gess-Newsome Natural Medicine Associates Talena Barker Arlene Gibson Nativity Lutheran Church Greg & Molly Bartness Linda Gilpin The Neighborhood Center Steve Beaudry Natascha & John Ginsburg NeighborImpact Renata Beck Virginia Graham Nesting Mama Melinda Bentley June Griffin Fenya Grigorieff New Generations Child Development Center Margaret Betsch Mary Jo Grimes Newport Avenue Market Garrett Bergby Leonard Gross Newschannel 21 David & Sandra Bishop Alexi Halvorson O’Neill Orthodontics Peggy Biss Kym Hartford On Point Community Credit Union Lee Ann Bjorklund Dora Hartung One Main Financial Galen Blyth Cherise Hatch Oregon Community Foundation Peter Boehm Jim & Mary Hayden Oregon Montessori Assoc. Marijane Boyd Peter M Hazell II Oregon Spirit Distillers Susan Bray Judy Heck Oxford Suites & Inns Lori Brizee Jody Helgerson Pacific Power Foundation Jennifer Brown Karen Hermes Pacific Source Health Plans Richard & Lynn Brown Barbara Hess Patrick Environmental Inc Tobiah Brown Jane Meyer Hiatt Pease Family LLC Shosana Buckendorf Anna & Alexander Higgins Pediatric Heart Center of CO Knute & Patty Buehler Stefanie and David Holland Pediatric Dental Associates Annelise Bunch Lisa Holt Perk Avenue Drive-Up Sarah Burke Lyndsey Holub Pink Chandelier Eric & Brianna Cadwell Haley Huntington Progressive Screen Printing Melissa Campbell Jim & Gloria Irwin Pumpkin Patch Preschool David & Sally Cancilla Jeff Irwin Pure Care Dental Karen Cardin Brad Irwin Quota Intl of Central Oregon Jami & Anthony Carino Ted Johnson Ray’s Food Place: Ernest Carino Edie Jones La Pine, Prineville & Sisters Jason Carr Margery & Alan Jones Redmond Surgery Center Tom & Susan Carroll Patricia Julber Redmond Speech & Language Leslie Carter Rachel Kane Richard E Engebrecht Survivor Trust Ronald & Mary Carver Charles Keers Roberts on Wall Street Deb Coulter Audrey Keller SELCO Community Credit Union Mike & Lilian Chu Melissa Kent SHARC Sue Clarke Don & Cameron Kerr Shop Smart La-Pine Bridget McGinn-Clark Larry & Kathleen Kimmel Sisters Kiwanis Kendra Coates Max & Jeri Kimmel Sisters Park & Recreation Debbie Coehlo Donna Kopacz Sortor Bushido Kai Karate Lee & Stephanie Cole Gary Kronmiller South Valley Bank & Trust Margaret Ann Cole Lynn Kruger St. Charles Health System Stacy Collins Casey Kump Stone Soup Elizabeth Cook Melinda Laidlaw Strictly Organic Coffee JH Coon Marta Lawrence St. Francis of Assisi School Susan Cooper Theresa Layman Sunriver Christian Fellowship Susan Conrad Chelsea Leavitt Sunriver Marketplace Sandy Cota Janice & William Lee Sunriver Rotary Club Foundation Susan & Seth Crawford Margaret Legowik Sunriver Women’s Club Laura Cuthbert Heidi Lekan The Benevity Community Impact Fund AnneMarie Daggett Jennifer Moss Lewis The Village Preschool Jeanna Darnell Elizabeth Lohman Timm Family Dentistry Carolyn Davenport Ericka Luckel Tricycle Creative Kris Davis Sharity Ludwig Trinity Lutheran Church Tony & Kathy DeBone Helene Lulich Truist Jim & Dory Delp Ellen Macke Together for Children Mary Dennis Mary & Richard Margosian Umpqua Bank Vicky & David Dethloff Brian Marlowe United Way of Deschutes County Arden Dettwyler Lynn Martin Unity Community Church Carol & James Dickerson Denise McAdams US Raceworks LLC Vito DiMaio Genie McBurnett Walker Structural Engineering, LLC Lisa Dobey Kristen McCown Wal-Mart of Bend and Redmond Andrea Donnenwerth Bobbi McGinn Wall Street Storage Kathy Drew Melissa & Sean McKenney Wells Fargo Foundation Mary Jane Drey Heather McNeil Westside Church Joey Drucker Willow Lactation, LLC Jeanene Dumont Gary Romaniak & Jean Mendenhall Elise Gillem Michels Williamson & Company Jane Dunham Debbie Miller Susan Duncan DID WE Randy & Kari Miller Bruce & Kristi Dunlap Jeff Monson Mark & Brenda Eberle MISS YOU?? Patricia & Greg Moss Kathy Eckman If so, we will be sure to get you listed in the Greg Munn Craig & Kathy Emerson next newsletter. Lynn Murray Ryan & Maricella Enders Jean Myers

Individuals Sandra & Richard Negus Richard Newberry Linda Newland Ashley Nichols Carolyn Nilsen Michael Nyberg Dr. Casey O’Neill Kathy Oxborrow Jeff Papke Jamie Payne Dale Parkinson Donna Pfeiffer Kathryn Phillips Susan Rainaldi William & JE Raleigh Heather & Corey Randolph Elaine Redman-LeRoy Molly Renner John Rexford Charleen Reynolds Jen Rich James & Sisam Roberts David and Jill Rosell Deborah Ross Gary Romaniak Janet Russell Mark & Nancy Russell Stephanie Russell Rick & Bernadine Saenz Jennifer Salari Marcia Sanchez Hillary & Daniel Saraceno Bess Schaberg Carol Schrader Paul Seglund Shana Sellers Paul Shales Sally Sherfey Janis Sharpe Tim & Betty Shuler Katie Silver Bob Singer Michelle Slivkoff Molly Slough Jane Smilie Justin Snyder Oliver Spencer Laura & Robert Steffen Mara Stein Dan & Barbra Stevens Wendy Stock Erica Strader Leslie Sundquist Molly Svendsen Catherine Templin Evelyn & Lawrence Thissell Cydnee Timm Trace & Diane Tipton Patricia Trapnell Jennifer Trout Norma Tucker John Teller & Amy Tykeson Alan Unger Janice Vetter Shannan Vines Daina Vitolins Steve Walberg Kathryn Walker Susan Walker Betsy Warriner Marilyn Watkins Rachel Wente-Chaney Carol Wellock Jillian White Pam Williams Jane Williamson Frances Willis Anissa Wiseman Janae Wiseman Thomas & Lois Worcester Angelee & Robert Wray Mary Ann Wren Kerry & Henry Zenich

THANK YOU GRATIDUTE Appreciation Thank You You’re the Best


Volunteers ...are gifts to our community…


Beginnings is now partnering with local preschools bringing them a custom health and development team of experts to children under 5 years of age. Focusing primarily on 4 essential areas; Vision, Hearing, Behavior and Development, our 4b45 screenings are taking place conveniently at preschools and daycares throughout all of Central Oregon. Since parents are so busy these days, so Healthy Beginnings is trying to make it as easy and as convenient as possible to assess the health of their children.

If you know of a preschool or daycare that would like to schedule our team of experts to come through their facility and to screen their kiddos, please have them contact Healthy Beginnings to schedule in their 4b45 screening date.

At Healthy Beginnings, volunteers make a difference every day. At our screenings they provide an amazing amount of support, helping parents and young children have a better tomorrow. But this is not the only way that they make an impact! You will see our volunteers providing outreach, helping in the office with administrative work, or using their contacts to network and fundraise for the program, as well as in countless other ways—all of which help HB leverage resources to better connect with families and reach more children. Volunteers have a special spark and passion for the program that makes them fantastic ambassadors in the community. Their enthusiasm for serving young children and families is immense and it shows in the work they do. | 541-383-6357

Shelley Irwin has recently taken over volunteer coordination for the organization, and is interested in reconnecting with volunteers. Please call or email Shelley and let her know your interests and desires for helping out at HB!

STAMPS of APPROVAL A Bear-Hug Testimonial Written by Anna Della Maggiora

I feel like I met an angel on earth when I met Erin. Erin, a kindergarten teacher here in Central Oregon, came to our 12-point health screening with two darling little girls; one that is 5 months old and one that is 2 years old. After talking with Erin, I quickly learned that she and her husband had not been able to have children of their own. So she continue to explain that, through their church, they learned about a young couple who were severely struggling with drug addiction and trying to raise two very young daughters. The young couple was at serious risk of losing their children to the system while they were dealing with their addictions and financial difficulties. Erin and her husband made the loving and quick decision to step in and assist as foster parents. Hoping to keep the kids close and safe, the biological parents agreed to allow Erin and her husband to raise their children while they work on getting ‘clean’ and straightening out their lives. Only 2 months into this new ‘mother’ role, Erin decides to take these girls to our 12-point health screening. With the convenience of all the health experts at one place, Erin was relieved that she can get extensive health advice under one roof and where she could be referred to additional support in order to tend to the high needs of both these girls. During the screening, Erin confirmed that both girls have significant concerns in many health and development areas.

Erin had decided to resign her job as a kindergarten teacher to commit her energy and time to serving these girls, a true financial sacrifice and dedication. And if that’s not enough……Erin and her husband have chosen to keep the biological parents in the loop and part of raising these children. This way, the young couple can focus on improving their lives knowing that their children are safe and are connected with services that will make a difference.

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2015 Screening Dates Oct 3: La Pine Oct 17: Sisters Oct 24: Bend Nov 7: Redmond Nov 14: Prineville Dec 5: Bend

Upcoming 2014 Screening Dates 1029 NW 14th St, Ste 102 Bend OR 97701

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Healthy Beginnings Fall 2014 Newsletter  

See what is happening at Healthy Beginnings and learn how to get involved.

Healthy Beginnings Fall 2014 Newsletter  

See what is happening at Healthy Beginnings and learn how to get involved.