Our Staff

Clatsop County's Way to Wellville program is organized by a small team of dedicated individuals alongside our partners throughout the community.

Sydney Van Dusen bioSydney Van Dusen, Way to Wellville coordinator

Sydney Van Dusen followed four generations of her family working in the beverage business for 15 years. Her family has the local Pepsi distributor Van Dusen Beverages.

Van Dusen Beverages, founded in 1849, is the oldest family owned and operated business in Oregon and west of the Mississippi. Additionally Sydney worked for Pepsi Bottling Group in operations and ran the Stockton California Pepsi Plant.

Making a career change to health care in 2012, she was the executive director of the Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation. She raised money to bring new technologies and innovative programs to the North Coast community including telemedicine, Palliative Care and Eldercare North Coast (a nationally recognized P.A.C.E program).

Sydney accepted the coordinator position for Way to Wellville Clatsop County. She is excited to combine her personal interests of community health, strong background in operation and her community's connections to improve the health of Clatsop County.

Sue Cody

Sue Cody, Way to Wellville communications writer

Sue Cody worked at The Daily Astorian for 21 years as an editor and writer. When the opportunity arose to join the Way to Wellville team, she jumped at the chance to combine her interest in community health and organic farming with her passion for writing and photography.

“This is an opportunity to serve my community and be more involved with people who are improving the quality of life in Clatsop County,” Cody said.