Staff Feature

“I look forward to seeing the clients at the day program. I love their honesty and the sincere way they express their genuine feelings.”

Staff Spotlight
Meet Judy! She is the Day Program Director at Alexander Opportunities. She cares deeply for the clients and staff at her program. Judy is creative with the activities that are planned for the clients and makes sure everyone is included and goals are written to allow for her clients to succeed. Judy goes above and beyond what is expected. She coordinates with her staff to make meals for clients/families when they are sick or have had surgery, she brings her team together to get input for what they want to do with the clients each week, and makes sure every voice is heard. She is a great advocate for her clients and her staff.
– Judy Townsend, Day Program Director

“Being a DSP is like being in a family. If I can get a smile out of my clients, my day feels complete.”

Staff Spotlight
Swindell treats his position as a calling, not a job. His focus has always been on how he can positively impact the lives of the clients he serves. He is a multi-faceted staff who has been with Abound for over 20 years. Swindell is one of, if not the most, dependable and trustworthy staff Abound has. He has been instrumental in referring quality staff over the years. If only we could have about 100 Swindells. He is truly an asset to the Abound family.
– Swindell Coley, Direct Support Professional

The question in the back of Ann’s mind in every major decision she makes for Abound is: “Where is the client’s voice in this decision?”

Staff Spotlight
“To treat others the way I want to be treated is a principle I govern my life by, and actively listening to others is one of the best ways to all people. Not being heard makes one feel not respected or valued. I firmly believe in treating all people, no matter their abilities, with respect and value! This includes having people we serve and support at the table when our Human Rights Committe convenes to review rights issues and at the Quality Assurance committee to review the quality of services. We want to hear their perspective, how they feel we are respecting and valuing them as people & suggestions to help our organization become better at empowering them!!!”
– Ann Newsome, Vice-President of Clinical Compliance