Bi-lingual Disaster Case Manager joins OCLTRG

Belen Gomez Courtesy OCLTRG
PATEROS – Chelan resident Belen Gomez joined the staff of the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG) last February as a bi-lingual Disaster Case Manager. Gomez will first and foremost serve English as a Second Language individuals, families, and businesses who suffered losses in the 2020 wildfires.

It is meaningful work that is incredibly important,” said Gomez of her new position. “I am learning much about the needs of people who have lost everything to wildfire, and how to give them the tools to recover”.

Gomez grew up in Pateros and graduated Pateros High School as a 12-year senior. Before joining the OCLTRG team, she enjoyed making a positive impact within the surrounding communities as a dental and medical assistant supporting providers at Columbia Valley Community Health. She values integrity and loves helping people improve their lives.

Citizens who suffered damages in the 2020 Labor Day Wildfires in either Douglas, Okanogan or Chelan counties and need the services of a disaster case manager can call OCLTRG to connect with a DCM.

Si aún no tiene un administrador de casos, pero sufrió daños en los incendios forestales del Día del Trabajo de 2020 en los condados de Douglas, Okanogan o Chelan, llámenos para comunicarse con un DCM.

Disaster Case Management Contacts:

Belen Gomez, DCM

English as Second Language (ESL)

Douglas Co. - South Okanogan Co.


Jessica Rounds Farmer, Lead DCM

Entire Burn Scar - Map Your Neighborhood Project


Aimee Bannwarth, DCM

Mid & South Okanogan Co.

Volunteer Coordinator



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