Ann is leading our SMILE staffing team. She keeps a small caseload of broker cases. She is committed to individuals living their optimum day and life and connecting to their community. She is a strong advocate. As the staffing leader, Ann creatively works to recruit DSPs across Long Island. She continually sets up DSP trainings and is the spear header of the DSP association. She is dedicated to the future of Self-direction and uniquely understands how supporting the DSPs is intricate to the long-term success of self-direction.
Ronkonkoma area works as the SMILE office manager. Meghan is in the SMILE office Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. She is available to all SMILE brokers to back them up in various areas. Meghan is available to SMILE families during these hours for any questions. Meghan supports the SMILE director in all general tasks that occur. She keeps our intakes organized and communicates with new families when appropriate.
Elizabeth works as a SMILE broker and Natural Support Liaison. Elizabeth has many years of DSP experience. Elizabeth will be supporting the team as we embark on our NSL initiative. Elizabeth is fluent in Spanish.
Teresa is going to be working with our families in Nassau and Western Suffolk. Teresa comes to us with years of experience, first as we Direct Support Professional. She then spent years as an MSC and then MSC supervisor. Teresa moved on to support Care Design as a Care Manager Supervisor. Teresa’s heart has always been imbedded in the philosophy of self-direction and so when she decided to join the SMILE team of brokers we were more than excited.
Works as a SMILE broker in the Suffolk area. Gabrielle has many years of experience as a DSP in self-direction and is a great asset to our SMILE team. She is working with Ann on the staffing team. Gabrielle is diligent about following potential DSPs through the complicated and daunting hiring process. She is a great communicator when it comes to corresponding with the SMILE broker team the DSPS and the SMILE families.
John is the SMILE CFO. He brings his financial background to the SMILE team. John supports the broker team in assisting in review of the fiscal reports on a regular basis. He oversees all CNBAs and amendments for the SMILE individuals. In addition, John supports the team in the ongoing area of billing and payment.
Maria works in the western Suffolk area as a SMILE broker. She is dedicated and very involved in her circles. She brings her Special Ed background to support the SMILE team. She is a really out of the box thinker. Maria supports SMILE as we grow in the area of private consultation. Her years of experience and ability to creatively brainstorm situations makes her a great asset to our new partners.
Jean comes to SMILE with experience as a Direct Support Professional. In addition, Jean has had experience in the HR World. Jean will be holding a small broker caseload. Her primary task will be full time in the SMILE office supporting the SMILE team with behind the scenes work that keeps the team flowing.
Bayport, South shore area, works as a SMILE broker and assists in the area of transition. Regina comes to us with many years of experience in the education field including an administrative background. This experience makes Regina a great support to the SMILE team as well as the SMILE families in the area of transition.
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Oceanside area works as a SMILE broker and DSP. He is a dedicated and compassionate member of every circle he sits on. His ability to create community connections for our individuals has resulted in invaluable experiences on both sides of the table.
SMILE Information and Technology support. Billy brings a life time of experience working in the above field for many big named companies. He is excited to bring his experience to our non-profit world. He is mission driven. His goal is to assist not only the SMILE team but the SMILE families in the utilizing technologies to better support our circles.