More than just a job...

YCCO offers a fun, purpose-driven work culture where employees are motivated to serve their community. We pride ourselves in offering competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. 

Our Vision Statement: “A unified healthy community that celebrates physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being.”

At YCCO, we understand that our strength lies in our people. Our All-Employee Staff event on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, demonstrates the power of connection, learning, and collaboration.

We gathered from across the country to reaffirm our shared goals, celebrate our accomplishments, and chart a course for future achievements. 

Our incredible team is the driving force behind our success, and we couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve achieved together. Thank you to every employee who continues to make YCCO a remarkable place to work. Here’s to an even brighter future ahead!

Want to learn more about Yamhill Community Care (YCCO)? 

Listen to YCCO CEO and President, Seamus McCarthy, talk about why our Community Care Organization works.

YCCO and the Coalition for a Healthy Oregon (COHO) have partnered to share the success and future goals of CCO’s across the state. Watch Yamhill Community Care, An Oregon Success Story, to learn more!



The historic downtown area is the heart of the city and is fondly referred to as “Oregon’s Favorite Main Street”. Downtown McMinnville is a stroll worthy destination with its tree-lined streets anchored by quaint boutiques, cool coffeehouses, and antique shops punctuated with a tasty mix of award-winning restaurants.

Click here to view the local visitors website.

Staff Testimonials

YCCO staff are a team of dedicated individuals who work to ensure YCCO members receive the best coordinated care possible. Read more below to learn how staff feel about working for YCCO!

Emily Johnson is the Community Health Specialist at YCCO. She serves as a go-between from the YCCO health plan to community needs.

“My work involves joining together a Community Advisory Council (CAC), made up of OHP Members and community folks, to advise YCCO on issues with the health plan, as well as barriers or concerns within the community. We oversee a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which includes social needs like housing and food security, health needs like access to mental health services, prevention needs like reproductive health, and equity needs like language access.

I love connecting with people and leading program work that helps prevent health problems before they happen or mitigate them when they do. Sometimes I get to award grant money, which is a lot of fun.”

Emily has been with YCCO for over seven years; here is her perspective on why she loves working for Yamhill Community Care.

“YCCO staff genuinely care about this community, and most of us live in the area, so there’s a personal investment in what we do. We are doing cool, innovative things, and it’s been amazing to watch the company grow.”

When Emily isn’t hard at work, she enjoys being outdoors, in whatever way she can, whether she’s hiking to a summit or kayaking or standing on her porch for a 10-minute break of sunshine!

Mina Ornelas is the Health Services Specialist ll at YCCO. Her position is focused on care coordination for members of YCCO.

“I facilitate our Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings (MDT), engaging community partners in case discussions and care coordination. Another part of my role is outreaching to foster parents for our DHS member population to inform and assist with OHA-required assessments. I also review and process all HRS flex fund requests, and recently I took on the task of HEDIS reviews for our prenatal and postpartum care metrics.

I can honestly say that my work is very rewarding as I often have the opportunity to make a positive impact on our members’ lives, and that is priceless to me.”

Mina has been with YCCO for a little over two years; here is her perspective on why she loves working for Yamhill Community Care.

“I love working at YCCO because I am part of a wonderful team; we are focused on providing the best possible care to our members and community.”

When Mina isn’t coordinating care for members, she can be found taking a walk and feeling the wind against her face! She also enjoys drinking a good cup of hot tea.


We make sure employees have access to a full package of health and wellness benefits. 

  •  Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account


We believe in providing financial security options as well as generous employer matched retirement options.

  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance Benefit 
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance Programs for Self, Spouse and Children
  • Legal and ID Theft Supplemental Insurance Programs
  • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance Programs


We know balance is important to every great employee.

  • 15 days of annual paid time off
  • 8 hours paid volunteer time
  • 10 Paid Holidays Plus 1 Floating Holiday (Work Anniversary) & Veterans Day for Eligible Veterans
  • Onsite shower and lockers

Careers at YCCO

YCCO selects the best individual for the job based upon job related qualifications, regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, veteran status, ancestry, marital status, or disability.

YCCO will make a reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless the accommodation will impose an undue hardship on the operation of our organization.

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