Meet Our Team

Judith O'Connell

Program Director
Eastside Explorers/Courts Fitness & Enrichment Program

At the young age of 21, Judith began working with seniors as a CNA, which further fueled her passion for working with this population. While raising her children, Judith worked to obtain her Bachelor’s in Science from the University of Portland- moving on to complete Master’s level coursework. When the opportunity arose to serve East Multnomah County’s senior population, Judith seized it. Mt. Hood Senior Solutions has been a catalyst for Judith’s true passion of serving her community by always providing “Life Enriching Care”. 

Judith serves on the board of Mt. Hood Community College’s Mental Health and Human Services program and the Alzheimer’s Association (Oregon Chapter). She is a proud mother and grandmother.

Molly Farwell

Molly Farwell

AM Care Coordinator

Molly has been working with the Eastside Explorers program since April 2015. Equipped with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development (where she earned her Youth Worker Certificate) and an Associate’s Degree in Mental Health and Human Services, Molly is able to implement detailed care plans unique to each individual. She works closely with case managers, families, and participants to ensure quality services.
Crystal McDowell

Crystal McDowell

PM Care Coordinator

In 2014, Crystal started interning with Mt. Hood Adult Day Center before the company branched out to include the Eastside Explorers. Since that time, Crystal has gained a passion for working with this population, where she is able to use skills such as those she learned becoming a Certified Behavioral Healthcare Specialist. Crystal’s schooling, where she earned her Associate’s in Mental Health and Human Services, has armed her with powerful tools and techniques that are essential for conducting a successful program. Crystal and Molly work closely as a team.
Toni Nestlen

Toni Nestlen

Activities Coordinator

Some may argue that planning fun activities and events is the best position at the Eastside Explorers program- and Toni wouldn’t disagree with that. She works closely with skills trainers and participants to implement enriching and engaging activities that promote socialization, cognition and all-around fun.

Let's Go Places!

Come explore the greater Portland Metro area with us on planned, supervised outings that enrich the mind and exercise the body.