Director of Social Services
Tricia holds a BA in Sociology, a BS in Psychology, and a Minor Religion and Music from Augsburg College. Ms. Oian came to the Health Center in 2018 after a career at the Department of Human Services and residential homes.
Tricia also has developed and trained professionals on CPR, cultural sensitivity and diversity, conflict resolution, person centered care, and more.
She is known for empowering and developing resident and staff. The best part of the job is having the ability to ask question. How can we make this better? When she finds something that really works, she asks "How can I help this individual so everyone will provide this fantastic level of care? What can I do right now and continue to do consistently to encourage independence and growth in others and myself." Tricia's philosophy is that we can all learn and be open to adapting to best solve the problem.
When not at the Health Center, you can find Tricia with her family, hiking, going to a movie, reading, or even working with cattle!