Becky Wilkinson is the outreach and peer support program manager for Providence Behavioral Health in Oregon. She manages various programs throughout the state, focused on serving people struggling with houselessness and other social determinants of health, coupled with mental health and substance use disorders. Her program won the 2021 American Hospital Association Dick Davidson Nova award honoring programs that collaborate with communities to design interventions that improve the health of individuals and their communities.
Becky earned her master’s degree in social work from Portland State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon. She has worked in community outreach within hospital systems for over 13 years and in healthcare for 30 years.
She is a current board member of the Homeless Solutions Coalition of Clackamas County and an active member of the Clackamas County Coalition to Prevent Suicide. She also participates in various workgroups, committees and coalitions throughout Oregon that are focused on health, mental health and substance use concerns.
Becky’s work honors individual’s strengths, while recognizing the impact of social determinants of health on individuals and communities. Becky is committed to “facilitating innovation, uplifting our most vulnerable community members and creating a system of change for other communities to replicate.”