Staff Leadership

The Rev. Marianne Allison

Chaplain – Coordinator of Spiritual Care


More about Marianne

I come to William Temple House as a recent graduate in theology from Virginia Theological Seminary and recipient of a Masters in Divinity from George Fox Seminary. I interned as a chaplain at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. When I am not at WTH, I work part-time at St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Portland as an ordained deacon and youth director. My past work was in business, in communications and social innovation.

Dr. Susan Bettis

Director of Training and Clinical Services

503.226.3021 ext. 1220

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Dr. Bettis has spearheaded the growth of the Mental Health Counseling Department. She established William Temple House’s Internship Program as a site for graduate level interns to complete their state required hours of counseling for licensure.

Today, the Internship Program offers 10-12 graduate-level interns an exclusive opportunity to receive excellent supervision, career independence, weekly training and continuing education.

Carrie Hoops

Carrie Hoops

Executive Director


More about Carrie

Carrie Hoops was appointed Executive Director in May of 2017. She is an experienced Executive Director specializing in change management, collaborative leadership, and organizational assessments. Over the last 23 years she has contributed to the success of a variety of outstanding social service, civic, humanities, and arts related organizations in Oregon, including the leadership and strategic transitions of six regional nonprofits. Carrie recently served as the Executive Director of Jewish Family & Child Service, prior to that she led the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.

Carrie is known for her expertise in fundraising, earned income strategies, communications, and program development. Carrie received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Seattle University and continues to attend and present at workshops and seminars related to nonprofit leadership. Carrie is a lifetime Oregonian, and when not connecting people to the nonprofit cause, she is busy gardening, enjoying Oregon’s many hiking trails, and laughing as much as she can.


Cliff Johnson, CVA

Volunteer Manager & HR Associate

503.226.3021 ext. 1235

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Cliff Johnson has been with William Temple House since 2009, working in Development and Volunteer Services. He has over 15 years of non-profit experience, highlighted by a breadth of skills in volunteer management and community outreach.

Cliff has past work experience as a Program Manager, Development Director, Recruiter & Trainer, and Regional Field Coordinator. He is a Certified Volunteer Administrator and has a BA in Communications from Xavier University.

He spends his free time camping, biking, and enjoying all that Oregon has to offer.

Carrie Kaufman

Carrie Kaufman

Director of Development and Marketing


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Carrie Kaufman has over 20 years of program management and resource development experience with community-based organizations, regional partnerships, and statewide coalitions. She is known for her ability to win community support, develop partnerships, and cultivate relationships that increase the capacity of organizations to fulfil their missions. Most recently Carrie served as development manager with Cedar Sinai Park Foundation (CSPF). Prior to transitioning to CSPF she oversaw the development, marketing, and volunteer activities at Jewish Family & Child Service as they undertook the process of consolidating with Cedar Sinai Park. Carrie has been instrumental in integrating JFCS fundraising activities and the volunteer program into CSP.

Her experience in human services includes supporting individuals with cognitive disabilities while at Living Opportunities, Inc.; coordinating the Community Safety Net Program with Oregon’s Depart of Human Services; and providing services to victims of impaired driving cashes as state director of MADD-Hawaii. Other roles include director of development and communications with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and development positions with Britt Festivals, Salem Art Association, and the Hawaii Theatre Center.

A native Oregonian, Carrie called Hawaii home for 22 years raising her two sons there. Now living back in her hometown, she contributes to the community through volunteer activities including vice chair of the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition, the Lake Oswego Arts Council’s Gallery Without Walls (public art) selection committee, and her neighborhood board. Carrie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Linfield College and nurtures her creative side as a mixed media artist showing her work in galleries throughout the northwest.

Judi McCubbins

Director of the William Temple House Thrift Store


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Judi McCubbins joined William Temple House as the Thrift Store Director in 2001. She arrived with 21 years of retail experience which included store management, buying, merchandising, sales forecasting and stock analysis with major department stores.

Judi received a Bachelor of Arts in Business, Clothing and Textiles from Oregon State University, and is an avid gardener, hand weaver, and a master recycler

Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan

Social Services Program Manager


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Kevin relocated to Portland from Florida in 2002, drawn by the area’s natural beauty and collection of Floridian ex-pat friends. As Social Services Program Manager, he works to assure that every client to William Temple House experiences compassion, dignity, respect, and the highest level of service possible.  When not at WTH, he spends his time climbing fake rocks in a smelly gym, hiking in alpine forests, and marveling at his amazing nieces and nephews.



Pamela Stringer

Director of Finance & Operations

503.226.3021 ext. 1203

More about Pamela

Pamela Stringer joined the staff of William Temple House in 2011. She has an MBA in Accounting and was a CPA in Texas for 20 years. Her work experience includes 15 years as an accounting instructor at the University of Texas at Arlington, tax preparation with several CPA firms in Texas, and acting as fiscal manager and grant writer for several nonprofit organizations since moving to Portland. She has a consulting business, specializing in QuickBooks set-up and training.

In addition, Pamela co-founded and was managing director of New Moon Productions Theater Company. She has many acting credits in Texas and Oregon, including Queen Gertrude in Hamlet, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables, and Glinda the Good Witch in Wizard of Oz. Pamela has written several plays and a mystery novel, Death in the Debit Column.