"I enjoy building relationships and seeing individuals succeed. I always want to help someone achieve the best outcome they can."
Jamie Smith, M.S.W, Case Manager
Always smiling, Jamie Smith is a beacon of positivity. Jamie believes everyone deserves to have someone on their side who listens and supports them, which is why she is constantly striving to be a source of light. A people person and an exceptional communicator, she excels at making sure children and parents feel comfortable. As a case manager for Thrive and Eugene Pediatrics, Jamie supports families when they are experiencing challenges, ensuring they are getting the resources, referrals and assistance they need.
Her areas of interest include:
- Matching patients and their families to a Thrive provider who will best meet their needs
- Referring children, adolescents, adults and families to information and resources
- Working with families to relieve worry during challenging situations
- Supporting, helping and listening to parents and helping them navigate difficult circumstances
In graduate school, Jamie worked for the Department of Human Services, helping children in the foster care system. She also gained experience at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend, coordinating follow-up care and services for patients in the neurology and intensive care units of the hospital. Following graduate school, she provided extra support for students at Howard Elementary in Eugene through her work as an educational assistant.
Jamie received her bachelor’s in psychology from Menlo College in the San Francisco Bay Area and her master’s in social work from Pacific University in Eugene.
Jamie loves spending time outside in the sun, traveling, and rooting for her favorite Southern California sports teams. She also volunteers as a camp counselor at Camp Reach for the Sky, a summer camp in Southern California for kids with siblings who are cancer patients and survivors, and at KindTree Autism Rocks camp in Eugene, where she leads activities each summer.