Sherry Brewster, Co-Director/Founder
(509) 447-0665

• Studied Creative Writing and Psychology at San Francisco State in 1960
• Private Preschool Teacher in Marin County from 1962 – 1964
• Co-Founded China House in 1969
• Co-Founded Penrith Farms in 1980
• Foster Parent from 1983 – 2000

Quinndara Woodworth, Director of Counseling
(509) 447-9274

Graduated from University of Washington with her MSW in 1972 and has been in practice ever since. She has vast experience and in the past has worked with DSHS and the Spokane Mental Health Center. Quinn also worked with veterans serving in Iraqi Freedom that were suffering from PTSD.  Because of her experience with veterans she is highly trained in dealing with trauma, grief and loss.  She also started her private practice in 1991 which still continues today.

Dr. Jeff Hedge, Psychiatrist

Dr. Hedge has been in private practice in Spokane for over 20 years and is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in biology, he entered the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) in 1983. He served his internship at The Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center. He then served four years in the US Air Force as a flight surgeon in North Carolina, practicing family medicine. He completed his three year psychiatric residency at Chicago Medical School in 1991 where he served as Chief Resident from 1990-91.

Only fully licensed physicians who have graduated with a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) or a Doctor of Medicine (MD) can specialize in any field of medicine, including psychiatry. Dr. Hedge chose osteopathic training because of its holistic philosophy, focusing on the whole person. After moving to Spokane, he worked at Frontier Behavior Health Center for six years before entering private practice. His psychiatric repertoire includes general adult psychiatry, anxiety and mood disorders, attention deficit disorders and eco-psychology.


Penrith Farms employs staff to provide services to the Penrith community such as facilities management, gardening, transportation, cooking, animal care, maintenance, landscaping, and recreation plus teachers of art, music, cooking, baking, computer skills, music, woodworking, and a host of other classes.

The ratio of employees to residents exceeds one to one which provides residents with at least one if not more role models or mentors to connect with.