This is the sixth part of TASH's six-part webinar series, Creative Solutions to the Community Living Crisis. To learn more or register for the complete series, click here.
1:00 PM Eastern, Friday, April 3, 2020
Whitney Kays, Director of Service Innovation, Mattingly Edge
Jennifer Lengyel, Executive Director, Total Living Concept
About this Episode
In the midst of the Direct Support Professional shortage, finding creative ways to attract new employees and retain current employees is essential. Whitney Kays and Jenny Lengyel will discuss small and large efforts in these areas that are showing success. In addition we will explore how to best work with a diverse workforce.
About the Presenters
Whitney Kays has a Bachelor of Science in Education with a specialization in Moderate/Severe Disabilities. She also has her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Teacher Leadership. She has been working in the field of disability since 1995 but has been working in Disability Integration since 2006. The many roles she has held in the field have been: teacher, job coach, camp counselor, direct support worker, consultant, support coordinator, and now Director of Service Innovation with Mattingly Edge. When she is not working, she is also a mother of three, a kickball player, a storyteller, and a culinary scientist!
Jennifer Lengyel is the Executive Director of Total Living Concept in Kent, Washington, a person centered agency supporting over 70 individuals in different capacities to live, work and become valued community members. She has been working and advocating for individuals with disabilities to live in their own homes for the last 24 years.