Who We Are
Our Agency Culture
PWI is a special and unique environment where ideas are valued, visions are shared and people are empowered. We are intentional about creating a workspace that values trust and collaboration and believe that individuals thrive when they feel cared for and supported. All positions at PWI encourage creativity and include flexibility in order to promote a healthy work-life balance while also meeting the fluctuating needs of the people we serve. Our team members work to establish healthy connections within their work relationships and operate from a strong commitment to furthering the Mission of PWI. We set ourselves apart by holding ourselves to a standard of excellence in the work that we do and the services that we provide.
Ashley Woodcock, M.Ed.
Founder and Executive Director
Ashley is the founder and Executive Director for PWI. Ashley spent much of her early career working with families and children involved in Child Welfare in various capacities. In witnessing the disempowerment and isolation experienced by this population, Ashley’s work has always emphasized encouraging empowerment through building authentic relationships. The mission of PWI was born from this belief and this approach and is alive and well within the agency mission and the culture of PWI today.
Chellie Dering, M. Ed.
Chellie Dering is the Development Director for Parenting With Intent. She earned her Masters Degree in Education from Oregon State University while she was the assistant Women's soccer coach. Chellie has experience as a Wellness Program Director and most recently as the Marketing Director for a private Physical Therapy Clinic. Her favorite part of her job is seeking resources and matching those with families and youth. You will often hear her yelling with excitement when she has found new opportunities and services for Parenting With Intent.
Grace Jones, MSW
Grace has enjoyed practicing social work in various capacities for the last 12 years in Portland. She is passionate about building community and relationships and centering love and an open mind at the heart of her practice. She feels it’s important to promote social justice not only in meaningful connections with others but also on the systemic and institutional level. Her goal is to continue to learn and grow with the PWI community and to continually find new ways to promote and live out the mission.
Abdulrahim Audi, MS
Director of People and Culture
Aboudi has over 16 years experience serving youth and families in Portland through a variety of roles. He has a deep understanding of the trauma and inequity that accompanies youth and family involvement in Child Welfare systems and is committed to disrupting the negative impacts on our communities. Aboudi holds a Masters degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. He believes that an organization must practice what they preach and that providing an equitable and inclusive service begins with centering these values within the organization itself. As the Director of People and Culture Aboudi centers Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice to ensure that PWI continues its work toward being an ethical, thoughtful and just workplace.
Keaton McFadden, MSW
YES! Program Director
Keaton has been a proud member of the PWI team since 2016. She is passionate about her work in the field and loves building strong connections with youth and families. Keaton recognizes the value of and need for social justice. The complex systems of oppression in our society are constantly at work and have a heinously powerful grasp over us all. This is even more prevalent with the BIPOC and queer communities and the families who serve within child welfare. Keaton believes that creating space for youth and families to feel empowered and supporting the direction of their lives towards their own goals and desires is one of the most effective tools in combating oppressive forces and mitigating the impacts of trauma on individuals and communities. Keaton is a strong advocate for the value of genuine & authentic relationship-based mentorship. She is humbled by the opportunity to collaborate with youth, families, and all members of the PWI team. Her goal is to continue to build a community for strong & healthy connections. Keaton has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from PSU.
Cece Peters, BA
Billing and Payroll Manager
Cece Peters is the Billing/Payroll Manager. She graduated from California State University of Sacramento and majored in Communications with a minor in Business. She has been with PWI for over 3 1/2 years and love this organization and its mission. She is excited to see the growth of this organization in the next couple of years. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Parenting with Intent as the Secretary.
YES! Program Manager
Aaron is a native Oregonian who has a BA in International Studies from Southern Oregon and has lived and traveled abroad to several different countries like Guatemala and New Zealand before he and his wife settled in Portland and started a family. Even throughout his travels, Aaron has centered his work around families and children and serving his community. Aaron has spent years working with recently arrived unaccompanied refugee youth and is bilingual in English and Spanish. When he is not traveling or exploring the outdoors, Aaron enjoys being a father to his two boys, rooting for the Blazers and making hand-crafted items like soap or pizza ovens. Aaron likes to use a hands-on, service-learning approach and believes youth are able to foster a sense of belonging and purpose by finding ways to serve those around us.
The PWI staff is comprised of talented and compassionate professionals who are committed to providing authentic and equitable services. If you are interested in inquiring about employment, please contact us as [email protected].
“The passion, experience, and skill of each staff member makes our team an incredible force to make positive impacts on the communities of people we work with. We come from very diverse backgrounds, and everyone brings something different to the table. Management leads with compassion and understanding while also providing space for workers to be challenged in positive ways. The environment fosters individual growth as well as teamwork and collaboration.”
– PWI Team Member