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
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.
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