Do you have a passion for working with data?
Do you understand the indispensable work of community mental health agencies?
Are you a curious person, who knows a little about SQL and Power BI?
Our vision is to be the catalyst for change in the community mental health system. We hope to kindle the curiosity and creativity of emerging leaders, and create a new vocabulary of metrics that truly measure the quality and value of community services.
We believe every agency should have access to meaningful, understandable data, to support your organization and your mission.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We affirm that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are inherently valuable. We strive to create a space where every person's unique perspective can be heard, valued, and celebrated.
We illuminate data that can help identify barriers, gaps, strengths and opportunities. We understand that data is the beginning of a conversation, not the end.
We build data tools that are easy to use and rich in value. We provide our customers with high-quality services, consistently exceeding expectations.
We do our best to make sure the data tools we provide are accurate and complete. We are genuine, honest, and transparent when we make a mistake. We communicate clearly.
Since we are stewards of sensitive health care information, we value reliability and keeping to our word. We make promises we can keep, while maintaining our boundaries.
We believe in servant leadership, and we seek to empower people with that mindset. We care about the work we do, either because of a personal connection to the mental health system, or because we see people suffering in our community and we want to help.
We strive to be nimble. The health care system is constantly changing, and we want to stay flexible so we can take advantage of opportunities that align with our vision.
To attract and maintain high quality leaders in mental health, we also seek to build a community where they can experience learning and support. We care about developing our own skills, as well, so that we can bring that knowledge to our work.
Ginger Bandeen, LCSW
Founder & CEO
Ginger founded Mission Driven Data after a 15-year career in clinical social work, quality improvement, advocacy, and program development in the community behavioral health field. Ginger is passionate about making data analysis accessible for clinicians - helping people who would say they aren't "data people" discover joy and excitement in the data analysis process.
In her spare time, Ginger enjoys travel, pub trivia, and supporting her son's punk rock band as the nerdiest band mom ever.
Phone: (971) 409-6931
Director of Engagement
Heidi is so excited about being part of the Mission Driven Data team. She brings qualitative and quantitative research experience as well as a passion for relationship building to her role as the Director of Engagement. Heidi has been in Oregon for about 20 years now and in her spare time she loves walking her dogs and meeting new people.
(He/him) Jay brings together a diverse set of skills from his background in television production, college instruction, quality improvement, business intelligence, and software development to design dynamic, thoughtful, and scalable solutions for our clients’ needs. He is a believer in lean healthcare process improvement methodologies.
Jay likes to learn new things and create things, particularly with his 3 children, whether it’s music, paintings, crafts, costumes, or any new hobby that piques the family’s interest—especially those that generate good times and memories.
Nicole Morris, LPC
Senior Solutions Consultant
Nicole has 18 years in the community mental health field, including having led two teams in data analytics, EHR administration, and multiple implementations of Credible EHR. Her direct service, compliance, quality assurance, and operations experience provide a pragmatic lens to finding solutions for efficiency to work processes and database management.
While Nicole has plenty of project management, change management, and leadership skills her real interest is making big impacts by empowering others as a change agents. She has a high value for collaboration and continuous improvement. Nicole believes that if knowledge is power then data and information is the way to become mighty together.
When not engaged in improving support for better care provision Nicole can be found endlessly throwing a ball for her dogs, doing home improvement projects, or playing trivia with her colleagues.
Andrew Sather, M.I.S., M.S.I.S.(he/him)
Director of Product & Services
Andrew has been working with nonprofits in various industries since 2005, and with Behavioral Health agencies since 2018. With a deep passion for leveraging data's power, Andrew is dedicated to empowering organizations to make informed decisions to achieve
He has experience helping agencies to identify and build key performance indicators (KPIs), streamline business intelligence reporting, implement the Credible EHR, and enhance and integrate existing systems through custom software development and automation.
Andrew's personal journey has taken him through various locales, including Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, Missouri, and Maryland, but he now calls Philadelphia his home.
Barbara Schroeder, M.Ed., MBA (she/her)
Senior Billing Consultant
Barb has 25 years of experience in behavioral health, including work as a Child/Adolescent Therapist, MCO Care Management, Director of Quality Assurance, EHR project manager, and assisting with 35+ Credible EHR implementations with a primary focus on the billing module.
Barb is committed to the success of agencies in understanding the data within the EHR, optimizing the software to get the best return on investment, and, in regards to billing, providing guidance on how to establish a high percent of clean bill rates, best practices for tracking and reporting revenue, and how to avoid leaving any "money on the table."
Barb has lived in Japan, Connecticut, Oklahoma but calls Pennsylvania her home. In her free time she loves to be near the water (beach or pool is fine), sleep, and hang with her three adult kids, husband and their adorable beagle Trixie, who has cured her of her 'empty nest syndrome'.
Director of Operations
Collin comes to Mission Driven Data from a background in hospital admissions, environmental science, logistics and supply-chain management, single-payer healthcare reform advocacy, and music performance.
Master of Social Work candidate
Crystal is a Social Work Graduate Student, focusing on Macro Social Work and Project Management expected to graduate in June 2024. She has over 5 years of health care experience, 3 of which were spent as a behavioral health access coordinator.
When not working with Mission Driven Data or in school at Portland State University, she works as a Planning and Operations Specialist in the quality and innovations department at Care Oregon.