SAIL Staff

Lara Fernandez, Executive Director for SAIL:
Lara Fernandez joined the SAIL program in May 2011. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont. Lara has an eclectic work background in program development and specializes in programs for teenagers. Her related past employment includes: development and management of a shelter for battered women in Las Vegas, Nevada; working with Aspen Achievement Academy, a youth wilderness program designed for interventions with youth who have criminal backgrounds, in Loa, Utah; creating and directing the City Kids to Wilderness Project in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for low-income, inner-city high school students to discover life in the wilderness and Conference Management for MP Associates, Boulder, CO. Now with three children of her own, Lara is excited to be back into program development, and assisting teenagers with exploring their academic goals through the SAIL program.


Lacy Ramirez, Assistant Director for SAIL:

Ramirez has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Southern Oregon University. Lacy has spent the last 5 years exploring the vast realm of higher education, becoming well-versed in the practices of student advising, student success and retention efforts, robust grant-funded programs, and nonprofit policies. Lacy’s passion for college student services started while employed as a student worker in the Admissions office at SOU. Shortly after graduating college, she moved cross-country to work at Indiana Wesleyan University as a Program Support Specialist for the School of Service and Leadership. Most recently, she worked at Indiana University Kokomo as the Transfer Specialist for the ABC Program, a grant-funded program developed to assist with retention and recruitment of non-traditional students. Additionally, she also served as the Vice-President of the Indiana Latino Higher Education Council, and was the live-in Resident Assistant for Kokomo High School’s International Dorm during the 2017-18 school year. Lacy is excited to return to her home state of Oregon, and looks forward to building relationships and connections in her new community.


Margaret Mueth, Office Support for SAIL:

Margaret Mueth joined the SAIL program in March 2018. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University. She enjoys our rainy Oregon weather and hiking with her dog. She is excited to be working for such an awesome program.