Michele Corrow, Co-Owner
Michele has been employed for over 30 years in the field of Human Services in several states and has a wealth of knowledge of the service systems in various states. Michele has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Norwich University. She received her Master's Degree in Community Psychology from Springfield College where she focused her education on ways to provide supports for individuals with numerous challenges adequately in the community. She has worked in every capacity, with a variety of persons with different disabilities, and is well versed in how to access and locate resources to meet the needs of each individual. Working with survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury is a passion which she feels privileged to finally see fulfilled. Michele has been named the Professional of the Year in the State of Vermont and has provided training and consultation to a number of programs in Vermont and the surrounding states.
Kim Daniels, Co- Owner
Prior to becoming one of the founders and directors of PRIDE, Inc. the predecessor to Transitions Catastrophic Care, Kim was employed providing consultation to non-profit groups supporting self-advocacy for individuals in Vermont and throughout New England. She is a highly sought after presenter at conferences and for consultation at programs throughout the country working towards teaching those with disabilities to learn to guide their service plan. Kim is highly knowledgeable about multiple resources related to providing services to persons with special needs and is herself the parent of three children with different needs, thus is empathetic to the challenges of caring for family members with disabilities. Numerous states, including Florida and Kentucky have tapped her expertise to reshape their respective state disability programs.
Laura Martin, Director of Operations
Laura Martin joined the PRIDE team as the director of operations in January of 2010. Laura came to us with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of human services, most recently she had directed a public safety program for offenders with disabilities, worked on the crisis intervention team, as a case manager and with families. Laura also came to us with experience in substance abuse and worked as a Student Assistance Professional in an area middle and high school. There she worked with teenagers, both in group settings and individually who were struggling with issues in school as well as in their homes. She was also a home provider for a woman with a disability for more then 14 years before she passed away. Laura received her degree in Human Services from Springfield College. Laura has a quiet and gentle way that fosters the development of strong teams, under her guidance people discover abilities they did not know they had and find new independence and self confidence. Laura believes that every person has something to offer and she sees only the abilities a person has. Under Laura's direction PRIDE has continued to grow and offer more services to more people across a larger part of the state.
Morgan graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family/Child Early Intervention with a specialization in Deaf Studies. After returning to Vermont, Morgan took a position as a Behavioral Interventionist for adolescents with WCMHS and then Brookhaven, a residential school for boys. Morgan always knew that she wanted to help others and make a difference in their lives by showing patience, love, empathy, support and encouragement. That is when a friend told her about Pride. During what Morgan thought would be a casual meeting to learn about available positions, Morgan was offered an opportunity to be a Home Provider based on the instant notice by PRIDE that she had something special to offer the people they serve. After a year, Morgan then transitioned into the role of Life Skills Aid, where she worked 1:1 with another individual much different than the one she home provided for in the past. During the combined time as Home Provider and LSA, Morgan learned about the spectrum of Traumatic Brain Injuries, the ins and outs of the company, and proved not only her professionalism, but organizational skills. It was then that her skills and heart were truly put to use by becoming a Case Manager. Morgan absolutely loves this role. Her hopes and dreams for her future as a Case Manager with PRIDE is to promote independence and guidance among those she works with. She hopes that during this journey she will touch the heart of those she serves, just as they touch hers each and every day!
Pam Corriveau- Pam joined the Pride team in July 2016. She came to us with over 25 years of experience in the field of Human Services. Pam began her career in the Chelsea school as a para-educator. She later worked as an Employment Specialist for WCMHS and ended her career there as a Case Manager where she assisted her service recipients to achieve their goals as well as foster their relationships with their families and achieve maximum independence. Pam lives locally with her husband, Ray and two sons, Carson and Cash.
TEAM LEADER/ CASE MANAGER/ NAPPI INSTRUCTOR
Nancy Welcome, Executive Assistant
Krissy Ferrant, Office Manager