Meet the Team
Ana Hilde, MD MPH
Ana grew up in rural Oregon, on a 40-acre piece of property, surrounded by old growth forest, 10 miles outside of a small logging community. Her parents were idealistic hippies, who were part of the back to the land movement, and Ana has fond memories of those formative years.
Ana’s road to becoming a physician was not linear or without challenges. She struggled with anxiety, depression, an eating disorder and binge alcohol use as a teenager but kept these issues hidden. She attended the University of Oregon where she obtained an undergraduate degree in international studies. She got involved in the solidarity movement with El Salvador and took a year off from her studies to live in El Salvador volunteering in a rural health clinic. After graduating from college, she put the idea of medical school on hold to teach bilingual kindergarten in Los Angeles. She then found her way to working at nonprofit that provided services to houseless populations, most of whom lived with0 serious mental illness and substance use. This was extremely challenging work and with limited understanding of the importance of self-care she found herself struggling more and more with her own depression and substance use. This work, however, prompted her to finally apply to medical school, in large part due to witnessing the stigma that kept individuals from seeking care and often receiving inadequate care.
Ana was accepted into the combined MD MPH program at Oregon Health & Science University and moved to Portland to begin her medical training. Her substance use, however, eventually became unmanageable. Ana was fortunate to be able to take time away from school to attend treatment and heal. It was during this time that she became interested in addiction treatment systems of care and the question of treatment effectiveness. Ana is passionate about working with adolescents who are struggling with mental health and substance use disorders and in building the best possible systems of care for these youth in the state of Oregon. She is honored to be the medical director for Haven and feels that this is exactly where she is meant to be.
When Ana is not working you will find her spending time with her daughter. She most enjoys cuddling, playing games, baking chocolate cupcakes, laughing hysterically and being silly with her daughter. As a family they love to go for walks in the neighborhood, ride bikes, and visit Mt. Hood to ski and snowboard. Ana also revels in solitary time working in her garden, making art, cooking or completing crossword puzzles.
Diana Latorre, LCSW, CADC II
Diana was born and raised in rural Oregon and knew from age 16 her purpose was to support young people through their toughest life challenges. She studied psychology, ethnic studies and philosophy at University of Oregon and received her master’s degree in social work from Portland State University. Diana has over a decade of experience working with children, teens, and adults in mental health and substance use treatment and recovery settings and brings her rich and diverse clinical experience to create a program to meet the needs of youth in our community.
In her time outside of HCC, Diana is a mother to two strong willed and wild daughters and provides mental health and substance use disorder counseling to adults in a community-based treatment program in rural Oregon. Diana also enjoys providing clinical supervision and mentorship to master level clinicians working towards their licensure.
Becca Paust, LPC, CADC I
I believe the right relationships at the right time are transformative. I believe conversations can be medicine. I believe youth deserve care that is easy to access, comfortable, and in sync with their communities. I live in SE Portland with my family of amazing humans and animals.
I have been a licensed mental health and chemical dependency therapist for 12 years and I feel truly hopeful about where the field of psychology is growing as well. I am grateful to be part of the Haven team and aim to treat patients with the same love and consideration I would want for my own children.
We are all family.
Ashley Cohen, BA, CADC II
Ashley Cohen is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Qualified Mental Health Associate with the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board in Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin. Ashley has experience working in many facets of the addiction profession including over 6 years providing comprehensive ASAM evaluations in a diverse variety of settings including correctional facilities, inpatient settings, and community-based settings. She has worked as an addiction treatment provider in residential and outpatient treatment centers, working with both adolescents and adults. She has worked with community organizations to create addiction outreach and treatment programs and hopes to continue eliminating barriers to treatment for all people.
Stephanie Burk, CADC II, CRM II
I grew up in NE Portland and graduated from Washington-Monroe Highschool. We were the last graduating class of that school and its now called the Kennedy Center. I was a cheer leader, home coming princess, and prom queen, played volleyball, ran track and sang in the choir and the jazz ensemble all 4 years of high school. I received a 2-year scholarship to sing in Mt Hood Community Colleges top vocal jazz group and get a degree without financial hardship. I had many things going for me after graduation however, I chose to try Alcohol my junior year of high school which lead to no degree after 2 years and another 16 years of fighting the disease of alcoholism. I did not understand what was happening to me because I did not have anyone in my family who struggled with addiction. When I went into treatment the first time, I was made aware of all the men who dies due to alcoholism on my mother’s side of the family. Getting sober was difficult for me so I understand the struggle and devastation this disease causes and the strength and perseverance it takes to get sober and stay in recovery. My sobriety date is August 5, 1997, and I cherish every day.
I decided to go back to school in 2009 after the loss of one of my children. I needed to do something with deep meaning, so I became an addictions counselor to hopefully help others find recovery and live in the light. I was drawn to helping adolescents and I have found a passion and drive to help plant any seed I can that will let our youth understand the effect drugs have on their mind, body, and spirit, help them find different solutions and choices and find their inner strength. This work has filled my heart since 2010 when I stated my professional counseling career, and it still does.
Bedsides my sobriety, I am most proud of my three children. I have two living, Tyler and Lexie and one personal angel Austin. Both of my kids are completing their educational goals. My son Tyler is now in grad school to get a masters in Aero-Tech Engineering and my daughter will have her Library Science Masters in August 2022. Austin was going to be an author and director and if you ask any of his teachers, they will tell you he would have succeeded. Unfortunately, Austin was riding his bike home from school of February 11th, 2008 and was hit and killed by a bus. What I have learned through this devastation is my feelings won’t kill me, life is so precious so don’t take it for granted, stay grateful every day for what you have, rely on those who are closet to you for help and support and no matter what you can stay clean and sober and find and inner strength you did not know you had.
Fun fact, I love anything sparkly, puppy kisses make me incredibly happy and I had 2 careers before this one, Cosmetologist and Certified Personal Trainer.
Mental Health Clinician
Evan Monse, MA, LPCA, CADC-R
I have spent many years working with people with widely different mental health and lived experiences. This has taught me that a person's unique perspective should be the driving force of the therapeutic process.