About DNEM

Disability Network Eastern Michigan is a Center for Independent Living. Independent Living changes attitudes, expands community options, removes barriers, and increases choice.

Disability Network Eastern Michigan is committed to promoting inclusion for all by breaking down barriers and opening paths towards independence and personal choice through resources, advocacy, information, support, and education.

Our Team

Executive Staff

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Kelly Winn

Chief Executive Officer

Our Team – Executive

Amy Maes

Associate Director - Oakland & Macomb

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Chip Werner

Associate Director - Thumb Region

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Traci Comer-Scarsella

Employment Services Director

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Carrie Gerdeman

Recreation & Health Services Director

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Julie Zanni

Director of Operations

Program Support Staff

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Mary Adragna

Information & Referral Specialist

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Jeffrey Astrein

Community Education & Outreach Specialist

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Lauren Baker

Public Policy & Outreach Specialist

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Mark Bashaw

Community Resource Specialist

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Janeen Bourlier

Career & Life Skills Facilitator

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Angela Bray

Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager

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Sarah Cancel

Employment Services Assistant

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Cecelia Caponecchia

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Case Manager

Our Team – Support

Christine Cook

Community Education & Outreach Specialist

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Jovann Fakhouri

Career & Life Skills Facilitator

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Carolyn Ford

Community Health Worker / Transition Navigator

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Susan Griffo

Career & Life Skills Facilitator

Our Team – Support

Brianna Kammer

SSVF Program Manager

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Hannah Kirby

Career & Life Skills Facilitator

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Lori Lamoreaux

SSVF Case Manager

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Haley Lauwers

Career & Life Skills Facilitator

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Lynn Layer

Career & Life Skills Facilitator

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Roslyn Mace

Finance Manager

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Melissa Machac

Health & Wellness Specialist

Our Team – Support

Terry Nichols

SSVF Case Manager

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Brittany Palin

Grants and Contracts Manager

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Jamie Pickard

Career & Life Skills Facilitator

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Leisa Reusser

Community Resource Specialist

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Phyllis Reynolds

Community Health Worker / Transition Navigator

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Gina Schafer

Outreach & Veterans Services Specialist

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Jynil Schneider

Information & Referral Specialist / Community Liaison

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Mary Jane Shafto

Program Developer

Our Team – Support

Angela Shand

Community Outreach Coordinator & HMIS System Administrator

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Amy Swinson

Social Support Coordinator

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Kim Tosolt

SSVF Healthcare Navigator

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Pharaoh Triandaj

Information and Referral Specialist

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Sian Washington

SSVF Case Manager

Our Team – Support

Jay Watson

Community Education & Outreach Specialist

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Nick Watson

Information & Referral Specialist

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Robert Winn

ADA Coordinator / Facilities Manager

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Scott Zanni

Career & Life Skills Facilitator

Our Board

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Adam Rouls

Chairperson

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Andrew Maurer

Vice Chairperson

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Angelina Spiteri-Bender

Secretary

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Mike Cho

Treasurer

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Keith Holt

Trustee

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Randall Mansour

Trustee

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Andrea Reynolds

Trustee

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Raymond Smith

Trustee

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Kyle Williams

Trustee

Community Partners

DNEM is a member of Disability Network/Michigan; a collaborative organization representing Centers for Independent Living (CILs) throughout the state.

 

DNEM is proud to participate in many community collaboratives:

 

  • Area Agency on Aging 1-B
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Community Advisory Committee
  • Disability Network Michigan 
  • Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
  • Huron County Community Mental Health
  • Lapeer County Community Mental Health
  • Macomb Community Action Advisory Board
  • Macomb County Community Mental Health Citizens Advisory Council
  • Macomb County Human Service Collaborative Body
  • Macomb Homeless Coalition

 

 

 

 

  • Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
  • Michigan Nonprofit Association’s SE Michigan Public Policy Council
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services
  • Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council
  • Oakland County Homeless Healthcare Collaboration
  • Pontiac Youth Assistance
  • Regional Transit Authority-Citizens Advisory Council
  • SMART Advisory Council
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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