Elissa Burke

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Name Elissa Burke

Agency Support

Agency Name: Heritage Christian Services

Agency Address: 275 Kenneth Drive, Suite 100

Agency Phone Number: (585) 340 - 2062

Agency E-Mail Address: eburke@heritagechristianservices.org

Counties Served: Livingston County, Ontario County, Wayne County, Monroe County

Independent Support

Independent Address: 275 Kenneth Drive

Profile (keep it short)

Why I am a Support Broker: I embrace and believe in self-direction. I am not able to take on new startup or support cases at this time.

My Experience: I have both personal and profession experience in the intellectual disabilities field. After graduating from Nazareth College I began working for Heritage Christian Services in 2008. Initially in direct care (Day Hab and Residential) and then as a Medicaid Service Coordinator. In 2012 I started providing Start-Up and Support Brokerage. I am currently a full time broker. I am passionate about self direction and enjoy finding ways to partner with individuals, their families, providers and the community to develop individualized plans. I believe Person Centered Planning and Self Direction are not one size fits all, and I enjoy the opportunity to find creative solutions to meeting support needs.

My Philosophy/Approach: That we need to promote interdependence and create partnerships between the individual, their friends and family, community and paid supports.