Counties in this region

Baker County 

Gilliam County 

Grant County 

Harney County 

Malheur County 

Morrow County 

Umatilla County 

Union County 

Wallowa County 

Wheeler County


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Regional Resources

Regional Director

Jeannise Nichols, OTR/L, MOT


Jeannise, OTR/L is an Eastern Oregon native, raised in the small town of Athena. Jeannise graduated with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia located in Vancouver, BC in 2017. Jeannise has since returned home and begun working at Providence St. Mary’s Home Health based out of Walla Walla, WA. Jeannise is the OT that serves the communities of Milton-Freewater, Weston, Athena, and Adams in Eastern Oregon. In her free time you will find Jeannise singing with the local choir, playing in the local jazz and concert bands, travelling, or playing with her German Shepherd, Sage.

OTAO Events

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