Our Staff & Board

We are a group of mental health warriors. We each have a story-a reason for why we do what we do for the Mary Rose Foundation. Get to know us! We can't wait to get to know you more.

Julie Allen Founder Mary Rose Foundation

Julie Allen


Julie Allen started the Mary Rose Foundation because she understands first hand how expensive and difficult it is to obtain treatment for eating disorders. Julie struggled with anorexia and bulimia for 15 years and has made it her mission to empower women to love themselves and embrace themselves whole heartily. Julie's message is simply one of strength, courage, self-compassion, and most of all, hope.

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Heidi Blackwell, PhD

Director of Education

Heidi Blackwell is Mary Rose Foundation’s Director of Education.  She brings with her 20 year of experience as a special education teacher and school administrator and has earned her doctorate in Instructional Design. She lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Oregon City where they are actively involved in the local community.  She is very passionate about creating opportunities where young people feel a sense of belonging, connectedness and purpose.

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Suzanne Sanchez, LPC

Suzanne is a mental health therapist who specializes in eating disorders and negative body image problems. In her private practice, she works with adults, teens, and their supports. She is passionate about helping people find a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and body image, and to free themselves from diet culture so they discover their true life purpose. She is also a mom of two and enjoys living room dance parties, mini road trips, and watching Marvel movies with her family.


Eileen Tumasian


Eileen is a passionate human with a desire to help advocate for youth. She was born and raised in Southern California and recently moved to the PNW. She loves hiking, spending time with her family and friends, and enjoying local cuisines. Eileen's heart is in the nonprofit world and she uses her talents to further the mission of empowering humans in all bodies to love and accept themselves.


Erin Hoskins

Erin Hoskins is a mother, an artist, and works as a Healthcare Contract Administrator. In addition to her full time career in healthcare, Erin holds degrees in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Development, and Family Studies. Working on and off with children for the past 25 years, Erin is passionate about embracing the individuality of each child, providing ample room for them to explore and grow, while honoring their own, natural rhythm. As an individual who has struggled personally with body image and disordered eating, Erin strives to create a safe space for all to feel loved and accepted exactly as they are. In her free time, she enjoys distance running, live music, yoga, painting, and gardening.

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Stacey Armstrong-Blixhavn

Vice President 

Stacey is a mama of two amazing children and a bonus daughter. She is a Critical Care RN Manager at Kaiser Sunnyside and former nurse leader at Legacy Health & Randall Children’s Hospital. She grew up in Michigan and has lived in Oregon since 2006. Through her 20 years working in the medical field she has had the opportunity to care for patient of all ages and seen how much support they needed both emotionally and financially. Stacey is passionate about Mary Rose and giving back for she has a loved one who battles with an eating disorder and thrives on lifting other up.  She wants to continue to bring awareness, positivity, encouragement, education and self-love to all members of our community. We are here to support you!