Andrea Trenner, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
Andrea Trenner is the Chief Executive Officer. Although raised in Oregon, she has lived in Molokai Hawaii and spent much of her life with her family in Costa Rica. Andrea has a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is a graduate of the UCLA Healthcare Administration Program and serves in various leadership roles in our community and at the national level. Andrea specializes in public and community health with a passion for serving in mission based nonprofit agencies. As CEO of Waterfall Community Health Center, Andrea is responsible for the success of the agency. Andrea is dedicated to ensuring that the future of Waterfall Community Health Center includes being the Employer and Provider of Choice.
Dr. Tedd McDonald, MD
Chief Community Health Officer
Tedd McDonald serves as our Chief Community Health Officer. He was raised in Nevada and attended college at the University of Nevada Reno, Pacific University Of Oregon, and University of Texas at Arlington. He has doctorates in optometry in medicine, and a masters in healthcare administration. Tedd utilizes his years of experience in rural settings to be a valuable leadership member in strategic planning, board of director policy recommendations, and program sustainability models. Mission based nonprofit organizations are his passion in giving back to small communities.
Lance Nelson, MS LPC NCC
Chief Innovation Officer
Lance Nelson is the Chief Innovation Officer and oversees the mental health and social health programs. He was born and raised in Coos Bay and graduated from Marshfield High School in 1990. He attended University of Oregon and Northwest Nazarene University and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and a Master’s of Science in Community Counseling. He specializes in Acute Mental Health and Crisis Work and Adolescent Behavioral Health. Lance has extensive experience in the mental health field which include working in acute psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practice counseling and as a mental health crisis responder. His responsibilities include overseeing the clinic’s commitment to its mission, the development of new programs and the Mental Health, Social Health, and Behavioral Health programs. His current projects include overseeing the mobile health unit, the development and roll out of an Autism Support Program and also finding creative ways to positively impact the social determinants of health for our patients that are often overlooked. His time outside Waterfall Clinic finds him fishing, hiking and enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife Anna and their family.
Chief Financial Officer
A native Oregonian, Wendy grew up on the north Oregon coast near Cannon Beach and has always loved the beach and the outdoors. She and her husband and both grew up on the north Oregon coast, and a perfect day would be a warm afternoon hiking in the coastal forests her husband and her dog Kiwi, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
After ten years in bookkeeping in the transportation and construction industries, Wendy attended University of Oregon in Eugene at age 28 as a non-traditional single parent student and earned both her Bachelor of Science in accounting and her master’s degree in accounting (MAcc) in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
She has since built her career in FQHC’s and loves the mission-driven work that allows her to contribute her skill set for the benefit of her community rather than for profit. Her work feels most meaningful to her when she is part of a bigger picture and contributing to the greater good.
Wendy also loves traveling to and exploring new places, cooking, hiking, family reunions, dogs (and cats!), spending time with her husband and daughters, the architecture and intricacies of old houses, and new opportunities.