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Meet Your Diabetes Educators

We want you to live the life you want, with your diabetes under control. We have teams of highly skilled diabetes educators throughout our service area to help you, either in a classroom setting or one-on-one.

Meet the team in your community below.

Albany

Cathy Beyea, RNC, CDCES

Cathy’s interest in diabetes stems from family experiences with diabetes, and she specializes in treatment of type I diabetes, gestational diabetes, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.

In her free time, Cathy enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and animals, as well as quilting.

Brooke Duncan, RD, LD, CDCES

Brooke enjoys helping people accomplish their personal health goals. She believes there is not a one-size-fits-all to diabetes management and that having diabetes is a personal health journey that should be navigated by the patient’s preferences and health outcomes. 

Eileen Schramm, RN, CDCES

Eileen has been a diabetes educator for more than 30 years. She also specializes in foot care.

In her free time, Eileen enjoys painting as well as other arts and crafts.

Jennifer Sylvester, BSN, CDCES

Jennifer earned her nursing degrees at Linn-Benton Community College and Linfield College. She counsels diabetes patients, helps lead education classes and does foot care for patients.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, horseback riding, scuba diving, hiking and volunteering as teacher of English as a second language.

Jeana Van Dyke, RD, LD, CDCES

Jeana earned a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. She counsels diabetes patients and helps lead education classes.

In her free time, Jeana enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, working out, reading and cooking.

To speak with one of our educators, call 541-812-4839.

Corvallis

Jen Chilinski, RD

Jen earned her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. She counsels nutrition and diabetes patients and helps lead education classes.

In her free time, Jen enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, volunteering and reading.

Jessica Hoehne, RN, CDCES

Jessica earned her nursing degree from Linn-Benton Community College. She counsels diabetes patients, helps lead education classes and does foot care for patients.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys cooking, reading, various crafts, traveling and spending time with her loved ones.

McKenna Parker, RD, LD

McKenna earned her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. She counsels diabetes patients and helps lead education classes.

In her free time, McKenna enjoys spending time with her family, crocheting, baking, officiating youth basketball and playing volleyball.

To speak with one of our educators, call 541-768-6973.

Lebanon

Kimberly Cleveland, RN, CFCS, DCES

Kimberly earned her nursing degree from Linn-Benton Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Western Governor’s University.

In her free time, Kimberly enjoys going for walks with her family and gardening.

Angie Frederic, RDN, LD, CDCES

Angie leads the Diabetes Education team at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Oregon State University. In addition to counseling patients with diabetes, she has special training in weight loss counseling, insulin pumps and elimination diets.

In her free time, Angie enjoys hiking, gardening and reading.

Melissa Myton, RDN, LD

Melissa earned her bachelor’s from Oregon State University.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys hiking, spending time outdoors and painting.

Cheryl Teschner, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES

Cheryl earned a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and a master’s degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She counsels nutrition and diabetes patients and helps head education classes.

In her free time, Cheryl enjoys outdoor activities with her family, as well as cooking, baking and gardening.

Yvette Wheeler, RN, CFCS, DCES

Yvette earned her nursing degree from SUNY Polytechnic Institute. She counsels diabetes patients and helps her patients focus on past successes to help manage diabetes.

In her free time, Yvette enjoys reading, cooking, hiking and spending time with friends and family.

Heidi Womack, RN, CFCS, CDCES

Heidi earned her nursing degree from Linn-Benton Community College. She counsels diabetes patients, helps lead education classes and does foot care for her patients.

In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and playing the piano.

To speak with one of our educators, call 541-451-6313.

Lincoln City

Heather Funk

Heather earned her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and a master’s degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

In her free time, Heather enjoys hiking, going to the beach and thrifting.

To speak with an educator, call 541-557-6414.

Newport

Alesha Orton

Alesha earned a master’s degree in dietetics from the University of Utah. She enjoys teaching patients about healthy eating.

In her free time, Alesha enjoying hiking with her dog, swimming, cooking and watching movies with her family.

To speak with an educator, call 541-574-4682.