INARF Introduces Leadership Academy Class of 2019: 28 Emerging Leaders Develop their Skill Sets in Indiana
The Indiana Association for Rehabilitation Facilities (INARF) is pleased to announce the 2019 INARF Leadership Academy inaugural graduating class. On March 12, these 28 human services professionals graduated from the INARF Leadership Academy during the INARF Annual Meeting of the Members in Noblesville, IN.
Since the Academy’s inception in September 2018, participants have built their capabilities in the following core areas: leading themselves, leading others, and leading change.
The INARF Leadership Academy is ‘a professional development program targeting employees who demonstrate a commitment to the future of our industry, leadership, and a strong drive to achieve greater levels of responsibility.’
The Academy is INARF’s commitment to, and investment in, the development of leaders with high potential to positively impact industry growth and success. Our vision is reflected in the robust Curriculum, Learning Objectives & Presenter Biographies developed that will be presented throughout four 2-day classes, led by industry experts and experienced leaders, but also from one another through group work and small group projects.
The 2019 INARF Leadership Academy attendees were recommended by their employers, INARF Member Organizations who provide services to Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
INARF will begin accepting applications for the Leadership Academy Class of 2020 in the summer of 2019 with the curriculum to begin in October 2019. You can find more information about the INARF Leadership Academy at: www.inarf.org/leadership_academy.html
The full 2019 INARF Leadership Academy class is listed below in alphabetical order:
Angie Anderson, Vice President, Community Services, Southern Indiana Resources Solutions, Inc.
Tracy Autrey, Facility Services Director, The Arc of Greater Boone County
Dwana Back, Project Manager, Pre-Employment Transition Services, Easterseals Crossroads
Marcie Brabender, Manager, Operations, Advocacy Links, LLC
Teri Cutter, Manager, Regional Day Program, Developmental Services, Inc.
Cassi Dean, Executive Director, INcare Solutions, LLC
Atiya Dean, Director, Administration, LEL Home Services, LLC
Brian Drogich, Director, The Arc of Pike County
Annmarie Fanning, Director, Supported Living, LOGAN Community Resources, Inc.
Diane Gann, Director, Center for Family Leadership , Noble
Katy Gerring, Associate Director, Employment Services, Corvilla, Inc.
Jessica Hammett, Chief Operations and Compliance Officer, Hillcroft Services, Inc.
Desmond Joseph, Manager, Day Services, New Hope of Indiana
Amy Kelley, Executive Director-Jeffersonville, ResCare. Inc.
Bill Kelsay, Chief Operating Officer, Sycamore Services, Inc.
Yolanda Kincaid, Chief Operations Officer, Carey Services, Inc.
Rachael Lechlitner, Program Manager, LOGAN Community Resource Centers, Inc.
Mary Nichols, Director, Service Development/Programs, Abilities Services, Inc.
Kayla Parks, Supervisor, Direct Support, New Hope Services, Inc.
Jill Pastore, Coordinator, Community Outreach, Child Adult Resource Services, Inc.
Beth Premetz, Coordinator, Support Services, Cardinal Services, Inc.
Jacque Pulling , Executive Director, The Columbus Organization
Stacia Schluttenhofer, Associate Director, Youth Services, Wabash Center, Inc.
Mark Sisk, Assistant Director, Operations, Tangram, Inc.
Tara Smith, Manager, Development and Marketing, Passages, Inc.
Christina Sorensen, President/CEO, Janus Developmental Services, Inc.
Kelley Troutman, Executive Director, Kaiser Home Support Services
Carolyn Underwood, Assistant Director, IPMG, Inc.
INARF is the principle membership organization in Indiana representing providers of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Our members serve over 50,000 Indiana citizens annually and employ over 14,500 full-time employees. For over 45 years, INARF has maintained positive work relationships with governmental agencies responsible for human service programs, promoted networking and professional development opportunities for members, and provided leadership and support in the promotion of quality programs for persons with I/DD. INARF is committed to strengthening the system of services and supports for Hoosiers with disabilities. For more information, please visit our website www.inarf.org.