SCI Organizational News
As part of our re-organization, SCI is recreating our Quality Systems department. With the goals of creating systems to support the provision of high quality person centered case management services, as well as monitoring those services to identify strengths and areas for improvement, I am pleased to announce two new team members:
Quality Systems Manager: Please join me in congratulating Kristen Ryan on her new role of Quality Systems Manager. Kristen has been with Service Coordination for 18 years in various roles, most recently as a program manager in the DDA TCM central region. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Washington and Jefferson College. Kristen has participated in several SCI initiatives including, Baltimore County/City Governor’s Transitioning Youth Initiative Co-Liaison, Strategic Planning, and SCI’s website update . As a co-facilitator of the Case Management committee and member of the LTSS Implementation Taskforce, Kristen brings in depth knowledge and experience of both our services and systems supporting the quality of those services. Kristen will begin transitioning to the Quality Systems team over the next weeks with her effective date to be announced in the near future.
Quality Systems Specialist: Please join me in congratulating Karen Brucie on her new role of Quality Systems Specialist. Karen has been with Service Coordination for 1 ½ years as a service coordinator in Frederick. She holds a master’s degree in behavioral neuroscience from Binghamton University, with experience in applied behavioral analysis, mental health services, and benefit coordination. Karen brings knowledge of and excitement about data analysis, organizational systems development, and quality services matched by her passion for helping people. Karen will transition to her new role on August 6, 2018.
Older Adults Program Manager
A primary objective of SCI’s FY2017-FY2019 Strategic Plan is to launch new ventures to provide case management services in the private sector. During FY18, the New Ventures committee planned SCI’s approach to launching private sector case management services to Older Adults. An early step towards this launch includes identifying a leader to create a business plan and the framework for high quality services, as well as implementing the plan. In support of a new Older Adults program development, SCI is excited to announce our new Older Adults Program Manager, Rebekah Goetz!
Rebekah has worked in the field of older adults and developmental disabilities for over 10 years in various roles, most recently as Operations Director for The Arc of Frederick County. During her time with The Arc, she completed the Maryland Conference of Executives of The Arc Leadership Program, participated in the MACS Quality Assurance and Community Living Peer Network groups, chaired The Arc’s Standing Committee, and was a member of the Western Maryland Region Quality Assurance Work Group. Her past experience includes research and implementation of best practices, case management, and nonprofit management and administration. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in management. Rebekah loves spending time at home with her 10-year-old son, husband, and pug dog. She also enjoys restoring and painting furniture, cake decorating, and baking in her free time.
Please join me in welcoming Rebekah during this exciting time in SCI’s history!
We continue to grow our leadership team! Three new leaders to join us effective August 13, 2018.
Angeline Robinson will join the Kenilworth leadership team. Angel has been a service coordinator in Perry Hall for 3 years and has over 20 years’ experience in the field. Angel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and is an active member of our training committee.
Brittany Shields will join the Woodlawn leadership team. Brittany is a service coordinator in Baltimore City with 6 years’ experience. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Education. She is an active member of our person centered planning committee.
Jennifer Whittington will join the Perry Hall leadership team where she has been a service coordinator for 10 years. Jen has a Bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and is an active member of our SC procedures group.
Please join me in welcoming our new leaders!