• Advocating for people who need help
• Connecting people to fiscally responsible resources
• Respecting everyone in the process
Sean has been a Case Manager since 2009, and has had additional 2 years of direct care experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in the Fort Wayne and Bloomington areas.
He has chosen to work in this field because he has always been compelled to assist individuals in need and help others to maximize their potential.
Sean has degrees in Psychology and Communication from Indiana University. One of his goals is to assist individuals in successfully living in their communities. Health and fitness are very important to Sean. He tries to go to the gym 5 days per week where he lifts weights and runs on the treadmill. He is also a huge tennis fan, and weather permitting, tries to get on the tennis courts to play matches several times per week. These activites not only help him stay fit and active, but they help to keep him positive and act as natural stress reliever. Having an active interest in physical fitness allows him to maintain his overall health and well-being
Chaunda has a bachelor's degree in Human Services with a minor in sociology and psychology, with 10 years experience in her field.
She has previous Case Management experience working with Domestic Violence and HIV.
In addition, she has worked as a Program Manager in a residential waiver home for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Chaunda has a passion for this field because she strives to promote fairness and equality, in addition to the reward of helping others reach their goals and aspirations.
Chaunda and her husband have a son and daughter, who bring much joy to their lives.
Chaunda is a troop leader for her daughter's Girl Scouts Daisy Troop.
Chaunda also serves as a mentor through a program with Ivy Tech College to assist young women in overcoming adversity.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, bowling, skating, cooking and donating her time to help others
Jerilyn has worked with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities since 1997. She has worked in direct support and management, and has been a Case Manager since 2009. Jerilyn graduated from Manchester College with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Jerilyn is very interested in helping every person she can reach their full potential to be a happy, healthy and contributing member of their community. She has worked with several different agencies in Indiana and spent almost two years in New Jersey running a Supported Living Program.
Jerilyn lives in Fort Wayne with her dog, Caesar. She enjoys spending time with her family. She spends her free time reading as much as possible. She also enjoys a great scary movie.
Megan has 14 years of experience in a variety of positions including a provider agency, in a day program, as a case manager as well as a Service Coordinator in First Steps and the Director of the academic and recreational skills program. Megan has had the opportunity to work for the State of Indiana to move individuals living at the Fort Wayne State Develeopmental Center into Supported Living or other community settings. For the last 6 years she has been a Quality Surveyor on behalf of Bureau of Quality of Improvement Services and Division of Aging to monitor services for Medicaid Waiver Services. During this time, she has been able to work with providers and individuals to help improve the quality of services being delivered.
Megan chose to work in the Intellectual Disabilities field because she has a sister with Intellectual Disability. She has enjoyed working with her and learning that she can do so much more than anyone expects. It is awesome to know that she can help others achieve their goals. Megan enjoys scrapbooking, reading and spending time with her family and especially her son.
Samantha began working with the ID/DD population when she was 15.
At her high school it was required to complete 40 hrs of community service to graduate. Her mom was a nurse for United Cerebral Palsy and thought working at the day program would be a perfect way to complete the time. Samantha started out by assisting with arts and crafts and loved it so much that when the 40hrs were up she continued volunteering. Over the next two years, Samantha assisted with the Special Olympics and ran a water therapy class. After high school, she still had a passion for working with the ID/DD and decided it was a career she wanted to have.
After having her son and moving to Indiana Samantha began working with a residential company. She started out as direct care staff and over the past 12 years has held various positions including; site supervisor, program coordinator and clinical supervisor. Over the years working in the field she was always drawn to the case management position and decided to return to school to complete her degree.
Britney has had the opportunity and pleasure to work with individuals with specific needs as a Behavior Rehabilitation Specialist.
This experience has taught her to be a more focused and active listener.
She has more compassion, patience, empathy and understanding due to her experience in the field.
She has also learned how to become a great advocate and discovered new resources that are available in the community and how to best utilize them.
The most rewarding and valuable experience in working with the individuals that she serves is giving them the opportunity to consistently voice their thoughts, feelings and desires.
This, in turn, has given her more clarity and insight concerning maintaining and improving their quality of life.
In her free time, Britney enjoys being outside, bike riding, walking, hiking or working in the garden.
Working out has become a regular part of her life in addition to incorporating healthy eating habits into her daily routine.
Spending time with family is extremely important to her and she is so blessed to be a mother to three daughters.