Ailiah Schafer, B.S., QMHA, is a Case Manager for Room at the Inn and Corvallis

Housing First. She works primarily with women transitioning from homelessness

into permanent housing.

She holds bachelor’s degrees in Human Development and Family Sciences, and

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is currently enrolled at Oregon State

University in the Master of Public Health program with an emphasis on health

promotion and health behavior. 

When she finds free time, she loves to spend hours with a good book and her

four-legged critters.

Ailiah Schafer

Case Manager

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Sara Power grew up in Atlanta. Georgia and came to Corvallis in 1975 to pursue a

PhD in Geology.  She married, had 2 children, finished her degree, and taught

Physics and Chemistry at West Albany High School.  Sara also taught life skills at

Linn Benton Community College before entering Iliff School of Theology in

Denver, CO in 1990. 

Sara pastored churches in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana until 2002 when

complications of multiple sclerosis led to her early retirement.  She returned to

Oregon to live closer to her adult children.  Since then, she has been an active

volunteer working for food security and more recently managing shelter

operations for Room at the Inn.  She is passionate about assisting women, who

have experienced a great deal of life trauma, find and live their best lives. 

Room at the Inn has been in operation 8 years under Sara’s leadership, with

support from a small paid staff and innumerable volunteers.

Sara Power

Program Manager

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Nohe Kahalewai

Shelter Manager

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