Why I am a Support Broker: I become a Broker to assist people, with learning about opportunities that are available in the new service of self direction. Cookie cutter services are a thing of the past.
My Experience: I have worked for Allegany Arc since 2004. My current role at the agency is the Community Services Coordinator. I am familiar with the regulations set by Medicaid and NYS for allowable services. I have a large network of professionals and people from the community who I consider to be part of my team. I have been the advisor to the VOICE self advocacy group for over 7 years. I take great pride in seeing this group advocate for themselves and others.
My Unique Qualities: I have a creative mind. I enjoy thinking outside the box to assist people to be as independent as possible.
My Philosophy/Approach: I feel education is the first step in created the dream life. This includes the person being supported, family/ advocates and the community. I want to encourage everyone I support in this role to exercise the rights you have as a human being and to take charge of your life!