• Advocating for people who need help
• Connecting people to fiscally responsible resources
• Respecting everyone in the process
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.
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.