Rebecca Miller named head of Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 26, 2019

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS) Division

Rebecca MillerRebecca Miller was recently hired to lead Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services. Miller replaces Mjere Simantel, who was promoted to the department’s assistant director.

Miller most recently served as planning and development specialist for Multnomah County’s Area Agency on Aging, managing the development of the department’s strategic plan and leading a community engagement process that received a National Area Agency on Aging Innovation Award. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in women’s studies from University of Oregon and her master’s in public administration and a graduate certificate of gerontology from Portland State University. She was also a 2014 PSU Hatfield Fellow.

“We are fortunate to have Rebecca join us in this leadership role,” says Simantel. “Her experience, dedication and passion for serving vulnerable populations will help us fulfill our vision of Washington County as a healthy, equitable and supportive community.”

Miller lives in Beaverton with her husband and twin teenagers.

Washington County DAVS helps older adults, veterans and people with physical disabilities access resources that address basic needs and enhance their quality of life. Contact DAVS at 503-846-3060.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO