Kimberlee Cooper, BSW, MSW
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 served as TFR’s Executive Director since it’s birth in 2014 until July 2023.
Stacy Bellavia, BSW
Stacy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and spent over ten years employed in Oregon’s child welfare system, both as a protective services worker and a child abuse hotline screener. She has also worked extensively with vulnerable & oppressed populations across the globe. Stacy served as The Family Room’s Board Chair for one year prior to being hired 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.
Rebekah Binderim, BSW, MSW
Rebekah has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work. She came to The Family Room in 2016 for her internship while in grad school and immediately fell in love. After listening to Kimberlee speak so openly and passionately about serving families through extended visitation and meaningful connections, she knew she wanted to be a part of the program. Two years after graduating she was able to find her way back to join the TFR family permanently as the Program Director in Washington county.
She currently lives in Portland with her mutt, Ranger, who keeps her on her toes with his antics. She enjoys exploring all the things the Pacific Northwest has to offer and continuing to hone her skills to better serve the families at TFR.
Julie Overby, BSW
Julie loves working with families and helping them to build new skills. As a social worker, she has extensive experience working with DHS-involved families and passionately walks beside them to bring healing and new hope.
Erica joined The Family Room in January of 2020. She is passionate about helping children reach their fullest potential and has dedicated her career to serving organizations with this paralleled passion. With over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, she’s had the honor of working beside some amazing people and is thrilled to be working alongside the incredible team at The Family Room.
Erica resides in Portland with her husband and their one and only daughter. Being a mom is probably the most challenging role she’s EVER encountered, but she loves watching her daughter grow into a confident, mover & shaker in the making.