This is a little late, but still news that I am very excited about:
Michelle Saunders has joined Therap as the latest member of our mid-west team.
After doing a great job implementing Therap in Missouri, Michelle and her family are moving to the Chicago area where she will be spearheading our sales and support. Many of you will have met Michelle at one or more of our conferences and will know that the brings with her just the sense of energy, humour, intelligence, and caring that we like around here.
If your at the upcoming Kansas City Conferece, be sure to welcome Michelle aboard.
Michelle received her Bachelor’s degree from Juniata College in Pennsylvania majoring in Education and Psychology. She began her career with persons with disabilities as a direct care staff person while in college and then as a Case Manager in the Central Pennsylvania region. She returned to the provider side after a couple of years and quickly moved into supervisory roles, managing several homes for persons with disabilities. Michelle relocated to Missouri in 2005 and worked as a consultant for ACT (Alternative Community Training) in Columbia, Missouri. After providing feedback regarding ways to improve services, Michelle accepted a position to assist with the day to day operations of the Day Services program. As a program director, Michelle also assisted with grant applications, led training efforts and spoke throughout the U.S. about training and evolution of program delivery through ACT. Michelle was also instrumental in efforts to bring College of Direct Support and Therap to her agency. Michelle became a Therap Certified Trainer in June of 2010.