Kimberlee Cooper, BSW, MSW
Founder | Executive Director
Kimberlee has both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Social Work and founded The Family Room with over ten years of experience in the child welfare field, nine as an ongoing caseworker for Oregon’s state child welfare system. She is a mother to two young children, step-mother to three teenaged boys and is walking the parenting journey right alongside her TFR families. She has a particular interest in the neurobiology of trauma and trauma informed care. She has served as TFR’s Executive Director since it’s birth in 2014.
Stacy Bellavia, BSW
Director of Impact
Stacy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Socialwork and spent over ten years as a caseworker in Oregon’s child welfare system, both as a protective services worker and a hotline screener. She has also worked extensively in Oregon’s anti-sex-trafficking initiative. Stacy served as The Family Room’s Board Chair for one year prior to being hired as the Program Director in January 2016.
A long-time friend of Kimberlee’s, Stacy’s passion for social justice and insight into the needs of vulnerable families have played an integral role in TFR’s formation and growth from day one.
Renée brings over ten years of resource development experience in the nonprofit sector to The Family Room. Her background advocating for programs that benefit children and youth led her to a meeting with Kimberlee Cooper, where she realized she was being called to help improve outcomes for the vulnerable children and parents TFR is working with. She is thrilled to be working alongside Kimberlee and Stacy Bellavia, advancing a mission which is so critical for the long-term health of families and our community. Renee lives in SW Portland with her husband of 35 years and their basset hound – Lucy. She is the mother of two adult boys, and spends her free time exploring the coast, kayaking, cooking, and traveling.