Amber graduated from Ball State University and has a Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in Interpersonal Relations. Before becoming a case manager, Amber worked in long term care for 18 years, serving the elderly population as well as the developmentally disabled. Amber enjoys being able to advocate for people with disabilities.
Amber and her husband enjoy spending time with their 3 children and 2 dogs. Together, they enjoy watching movies, bike riding and traveling to various areas in the United States.
Shelley has been a Medicaid Waiver Case Manager for over 8 years. Before that she was a case manager in the First Steps program as well as at a community mental health center.
Shelley graduated from Indiana University South Bend. Shelley loves to help others and will answer any questions promptly. Shelley is involved in the Technology committee and the Transition Advisory Council.
Diane graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology as well as a Master's Degree in Applied Psychology. She has been working in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities since 1998. She has held positions such as camp counselor, residential Qualified Developmental Disability Professional, Mental Health Professional and Case Manager. Diane has a special interest in working with people who have mental health and dual diagnosis.
Angela graduated from Purdue University and comes from an educational background, teaching for several years before joining Advocacy Links. She has been in Case Management for more than 6 years and is also involved with the Cultural Competency Committee.
Angela volunteers with the local Cub Scouts organization enjoys running road races and teaching various Zumba classes at the local YMCA.
Susan Styers has worked in the case management field since 2013. Prior to that, she worked for over 8 years with individuals with developmental disabilities in the public school sector. She worked on building a relationship(s) with the student, their guardians, general education teachers and direct focus for students to obtain growth and work toward meeting their academic, behavioral, or emotional needs. Susan has a degree in Management from Purdue University at West Lafayette. She enjoys using her skills and abilities to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Susan has helped assist with intakes for waiver services for over four years and is able to facilitate questions regarding the complexities of waiver services in Indiana. Susan is involved in the Safety Committee, Accessibilities Committee as well as overseeing the Child and Adolescent Committee. Susan is also a member of the Transition Advisory Council (liaison between services and schools) of Marshall Co. Susan enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Her passions are dancing, advocate for student athletes (Plymouth Athletic Board Member); active cross fitness person, as well as triathlon athlete.
Melaine Turner has over a decade of experience as a Case Manager, with over half of that in a supervisory role, serving people with ADHD, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and those who also have a dual diagnosis for mental health. She has chosen to work in this field because she has a passion and a calling for helping people.
Melaine obtained her degree from Harrison College. She has personal experience with individuals who live with Downs Syndrome and Autism. Melaine enjoys spending time with her children and grandchild as well as making crafts and antiquing.