Erin Ellis

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Name Erin Ellis

Agency Support

Agency Name: Ontario ARC

Agency Address: 3071 County Complex Dr, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Agency Phone Number: 585-919-2187

Agency E-Mail Address: eellis@ontarioarc.org

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

Profile (keep it short)

Why I am a Support Broker: I am a support broker because I believe that not everyone is the same and that services should be centered around the person. I believe that the person should be the one to choose and modify the services that they would like.

My Experience: I have been with Ontario ARC for 4 years and have been a Medicaid Service Coordinator for over a year. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Nazareth College and completed several internships with the intellectually disabled population through Nazareth.

My Unique Qualities: I enjoy being creative and thinking outside the box. I am an avid reader and enjoy the outdoors. I am very compassionate and empathic as well.

My Philosophy/Approach: "Be the change you wish to see in the world"-Gandhi. I really believe that in order to change the world you need to begin with yourself and empower the people around you to be the change as well. I love allowing the person have a say in the services that they are being provided and enjoy what they are doing.