About HSD

Human Services: Making a Difference in People's Lives

The field of Human Services is a broadly defined one, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but by also seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.

KATE BUDD, Division Manager


Kate Budd serves as the Housing Manager within the Lane County Human Services Division, overseeing the local coordinated entry, HMIS system and funding sources that support programs for people who are houseless.  She has worked in the housing/ homelessness field for nearly 20 years, previously working in Washington as the Executive Director of Council for the Homeless and a Program Coordinator with Clark County Community Services. Kate received her Masters of Social Work from Eastern Washington University and served with AmeriCorps for two years in the Forest Grove and Beaverton School District.

STEPHANIE TALBOTT, Utility & Rent Assistance Supervisor

Stephanie Talbott brings decades of experience in non-profit administration and management to the role of Energy Services Supervisor.  She served in senior positions at several Eugene nonprofits and has extensive experience in operations and program management.   Stephanie appreciates the intersection of Human Services and Conservation that the Energy Services programs represent because there she can build on two of her professional interests.  She is continually looking for new and creative partnerships to build on these two tenets of Energy Services. 

She is a third generation Oregonian who graduated with a BA from the University of Oregon and has dedicated her career to organizations that improve our community.

JOSEPH REILEY, Veterans Programs Supervisor

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Joseph Reiley grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Lafayette College. In 1992, he moved to Oregon to attend law school. After graduating from the University of Oregon Law School in 1995, he performed a year of service with AmeriCorps through the NorthWest Service Academy in Trout Lake, Washington. Following a clerkship with the Honorable Robert Herndon, Clackamas County Circuit Court, he worked for Multnomah Defenders, Inc., and then in private practice in Lane County. 

He is currently inactive with the bar and has been the Lane County Veterans Services program supervisor since 2003. He has served as the President of the Oregon County Veterans Service Officer Association from 2009 - 2012 and 2021-2022.

DEANNA STRACHAN-WILSON, Workforce Programs Supervisor

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Deanna Strachan-Wilson brings 17 years of public service management experience including 12 years designing and implementing Workforce Development Programs for people with mental illness. She held two California State Governor appointed positions providing policy oversight and accountability for the State Department of Rehabilitation and the Mental Health Services Act.  Presently, she is the Workforce Services Supervisor and is involved in multiple local and statewide workforce groups.  In October 2021, she was accepted to serve on OHA’s Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative Community Leadership Council.  She believes in supporting customers and employees through empathy and trauma awareness while promoting inclusivity, integration, accountability, and overall growth and professional development.

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