Melissa Thomas, LPC
Executive / Clinical Director
Melissa Thomas, Licensed Professional Counselor, is the Executive and Clinical Director for the Center for Community Counseling. Melissa has been licensed with the State of Oregon since 1996 and is a Registered Supervisor. She has worked in the social service field for over 25 years, including direct service and management positions with the Department of Human Services Child Welfare, Oregon State University Child Development Center, Linn County Head Start, Old Mill Center for Children and Families and in private practice. Melissa is thrilled to oversee the good work of CCC that for more than three decades has been a resource for adults in Lane County who are in need of mental health services but have limited means of receiving assistance. Melissa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary English Education from Southern Oregon University and a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Oregon State University. Melissa is a native Oregonian and enjoys time with her family, hiking, beachcombing, and gardening.
Grace Fletcher, MA
Development Program Manager
Grace Fletcher, MA became a volunteer therapist for CCC in 2013 offering art therapy/counseling to individuals and groups. She quickly realized the impact CCC has on Lane County and became committed to supporting the Center’s important work. She became CCC’s Development Program Manager in 2014 and continues to be a CCC volunteer clinician as well. Grace has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Arts from Skidmore College and a Masters of Arts in Art Therapy/Counseling from Southwestern College. When away from work, she enjoys photographing the beautiful state of Oregon, hiking with her dog, and getting her hands dirty in the garden.
Lesley Sabini, QMHA
Lesley is the Office Manager/phone screener of the Center for Community Counseling. She’s been at the center since March 2003. Lesley has a BA in English from Ramapo College in NJ and studied acting at HB Studios in NYC. Lesley became a QMHA in 2012. She is a native of New York, but now feels at home in Oregon. She enjoys performing voice overs and other acting opportunities, coastal adventures, reading and traveling. She lives in Eugene with her husband August and daughter Rose.