Cascade Executive Team:
Dr. Richard J. Stride, Psy.D., MBA, LPC, LMHC
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Richard Stride has been with Cascade Community Healthcare since December of 2013. He has worked in community behavioral health since 1996. He started out as a Child and Family Therapist in Denver Colorado. He then worked for Aurora Mental Health in Crisis Services, in Aurora Colorado. He came to Washington State, in 2000 with the United States Army Reserve in a Combat Stress Control Unit. He was the Executive Officer for his unit in Seattle. In 2003, he moved into the role of Clinical Director for Chelan Douglas Behavioral Health for several years and then as Clinical/Operations Director for Catholic Family and Child Services in Wenatchee Washington. Dr. Stride then moved into the role of President and Chief Executive Officer for Cascade Community Healthcare in Centralia Washington in 2013.
As CEO, Dr. Stride directs and provides overall oversight for programs, services, operations as directed by the Board of Directors. Dr. Stride, his Executive Team, and the Board work together to enhance/advance services while creating a supportive, caring environment for staff.
Other corporate & volunteer assignments:
- Member Centralia Rotary Club
- Board member Housing Resource Center
- Board member Providence Southwest
- Board member CHOICE Regional Health Network
- Board Member United Way Lewis County
- Board member National Board of Forensic Evaluators
- Member Sons of the American Revolution
I am most fulfilled when I am helping others, especially my staff, achieve their goals. As an avid student of history and a writer, I believe in being a constant learner. I understand the value of learning from our past both collectively, as people, and individually. I cherish my family, and amazing life partner Connie.
Matt Patten, MA
Chief of Operations
Matt has been a resident of Lewis county since coming to Cascade in 2002. He received his bachelor’s in arts degree from Puget Sound Christian College in 1988, and his MS degree from Oregon State/Western Oregon University in 1992. He has a clinical background having worked at a crisis residential center, secure state hospital, outpatient clinics, and a private college before coming to Cascade. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys being involved in his local church and community.
Sarah Kimball, MA
Chief People Officer
Sarah started her journey with Cascade in 2002 as an Administrative Assistant. Sarah then transferred into the position of Accounts Receivable Clerk and was there for 14 years. Ready for a different kind of challenge, she was promoted to Assistant Manager for Administration and Operations. A year later, Sarah found her way to Human Resources moved into the role of Human Resources Manager; then VP & Director of Human Resources and now serves as Cascade’s Chief People Officer.
Sarah is grateful to be part of an organization that is dedicated to helping people. She believes people are the most important and valuable part of Cascade.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Science in Management degree and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from California Coast University. She is a life-long resident of Lewis County and a graduate of Centralia High School (GO TIGERS!) and Centralia College. Sarah and her family love to travel, exploring places close to home and boarding planes for those far away adventures.
Leann Reed, MA, LMFT, LMHC, CMHS
Chief Clinical Officer
Leann joined Cascade Community Healthcare in 2013 as a child/adolescent therapist prior to her move into Quality Improvement, becoming the program Director in 2020 where she led the implementation of the Certified Community Healthcare Clinic Expansion grant (CCBHC-E), a two-year $4 million dollar grant which expanded behavioral healthcare services in Lewis County. In 2021, she was promoted to Chief Clinical Officer. Leann founded Healing Hooves of Love Miniature Therapy Horses, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, in 2014, and enjoys providing miniature horse therapy work in schools, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes.
Leann holds a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Child Mental Health Specialist.
Dr. Roy Schlegel, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Roy Schlegel, MD oversees Cascade’s Medical program. A Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, he has been providing care to families over the southwest Washington region and has been associated with Cascade for more than 16 years; he’s been Medical Director since 2016 and is now Chief Medical Officer.
Cascade’s medical team provides diagnostic psychiatric evaluations, treatment and clinical team consultations, and prescribing and medication monitoring for clients across Cascade’s many clinical programs, including outpatient and wraparound services for children and adolescents; outpatient and PACT services for adults; adult inpatient services and crisis stabilization unit; jail services; substance use disorder treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; and primary care services.
Dr. Schlegel earned his MD from the University of Colorado and completed psychiatric training, including a child and adolescent fellowship, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Mindful of Cascade’s mission and aware of the ongoing shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists, in addition to his CMO duties he continues to provide psychiatric care to children and families at Cascade Community Healthcare, at Wahkiakum Behavioral Health, and at Willapa Behavioral Health. Since 2011, he has also been committed to teaching future doctors; through Pacific Northwest University, he has been precepting osteopathic medical students as adjunct clinical faculty, advancing in 2020 to clinical assistant professor.
Jonique Dietzen, CPC
Chief Accounting Officer
Jonique joined Cascade in 2019 as the Finance Manager and was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in 2021. She has a B.S in Finance and is a Certified Professional Coder with over 18 years of experience in leadership, project management, medical revenue cycle management, customer service, and accounts receivable. She has written professional billing courses and guides for use by medical professionals to improve documentation and billing practices and lead teams in improving workflows.
Jonique loves working with non-profits to help them become financially stable and expand the services that they are able to provide to the public.
Cascade Board of Directors
Owner, Dells Daycare
Col. Ronald Averill
Retired County Commissioner
Dr. Simon Elloway, MD
Associate Pastor, Bethel Church
Dr. Dustin Lewis
Chief Chris Sweet
Lewis County Sheriff’s Office
Lynnette Gregory, RN
Providence St. Pete’s Hospital
VP- Brand Manager Columbia Bank
Attorney at Law, JBJ Law Group