Contact Staff

For more infomation on our programs, please contact our O.S.U. Health and Nutrition Program faculty and staff. We are happy to serve you in any way we can.

Patrica Case, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Stacey Todd, Nutrition Instructor
Karen Hottman, Education Program Assistant
Lauren Daniels, Education Program Assistant
Janet Rojina, Faculty Research Assistant
Diane Silberstein, Nutritional Education Consultant


Areas of Interest:
Health promotion and disese prevention with focus on diabetes
Factors influencing changes in health behavior
M.S., Human Nutrition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.S., Dietetics, University of California-DavisPatty Case Portrait
Credentials:  Registered Dietitian

Patty has worked in the area of nutrition for 25 years. She started her dietetics career managing the nutrition department in a small hospital in Yreka, California. In 1990, she married and moved to Klamath Falls to work at the hospital covering clinical areas and specializing in diabetes education. In 2000, she shifted career directions and became a professor for Extension Service. She works to link resources between the University and the community to "advance knowledge, policies and practices that enhance the lives, health and environment of Oregonians." She currently teaches community classes on nutrition, diabetes and health. Patty also coordinates the SNAP-Ed program which helps limited resource youth and adults learn how to eat healthy on a budget. She considers it a privilege to serve the residents of Klamath County as champion for disease prevention and health promotion. You'll often find her outside enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Klamath with her husband and two teenagers.


Stacey Todd

Stacey Todd

Stacey relocated to the Klamath Basin in June of 2009. She became a substitute teacher for the Tulelake School District and found that she enjoyed teaching and wanted to pursue it further. Stacey began working for Oregon State University Extension Office in February of 2010. She is currently an Instructor and coordinator for the Oregon Family Nutrition Program, teaching low-income families and youth. Her pastimes include traveling, the outdoors, sustainable living and spending time in her new community. Stacey graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Health and Community Services, California State University, Chico.



Karen Hottman

Karen joined the OSU Nutrition staff as an Education Program Assistant in March 2010.  Karen retired from teaching after 32 years with Klamath County School District.  She treasured the years spent in the classroom.  Her coKaren Hottmanmmitment to teaching the whole child led her to the Nutrition Education program and she found her joy in learning with children reborn.  Karen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education (K-9), with 100+ hours in continuing education in all areas of educational method and curriculum.  She and her husband, Tom, have 3 grown children.  Her love of the natural beauty of the Klamath Basin finds her hiking with her two dogs daily.  The many resources and capable staff that can be found at Klamath Basin Research Center make every day a learning experience!


Janet Rojina

Janet Rojina graduated from Santa Clara University (SCU) with a double major in Biology and Public Health. Driven by her passion for learning about global health, in 2008 Janet traveled to the Philippines through the South East Asian Leadership Network (SEALNet). There, Janet helped carry out an educational campaign that aimed to improve the gastrointestinal worm burden among Filipino children. After her trip to the Philippines, Janet returned to the US more inspired to improve the quality of life and health in the Philippines.  Since then, Janet has served as a project leader of several public health projects in the Philippines through SEALNet.  Currently, Janet is home in Oregon where she enjoys practicing public health by volunteering her time at the Klamath County Department of Public Health and working on the GROW Healthy Kids & Communities research project through the OSU extension program. During her spare time, Janet enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, rock climbing, painting, and practicing taekwondo.


Lauren Daniels

Lauren Daniels graduated from Oregon State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health in June 2013. While in Corvallis, Lauren spent her time volunteering at health Lauren Danielspromotion sites, and interning at a local non-profit with low-income families. Shortly after, she relocated to her home town of Klamath Falls inspired to pursue a career path in health promotion and become a contributing part of the community she was raised in. In March 2014 she joined the OSU Extension Service as a Nutrition Education Program Assistant where she currently works on nutrition outreach within the community. Outside of her love for health promotion, Lauren remains a devoted Beaver fan, enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking with her Australian Shepard, cooking, and spending time at the beach with family.

Contact us at:

Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center

6923 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Phone:  541 883-7131

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