LaPorte Coverage Area
Specialized Case Manager – Mentor
Cari Porter has worked with people with intellectual disabilities for over 14 years as a QIDP. Cari is a strong advocate for people and enjoys seeing individuals reach their highest potential.
Cari has Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Alma College and enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. Cari enjoys camping and the beach and loves to be adventurous and try new things. Cari is a person with high integrity who always puts 100% into all that she does.
Stacy has worked with people of all ages who have physical and developmental disabilities for over 10 years. Stacy has worked as a case manager for the Aged and Disabled waiver, as a nursing facility social worker, and as a QIDP and Program Coordinator under the CIH Waiver. Stacy has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology with a minor in psychology from Indiana University of South Bend.
Stacy enjoys advocating for her clients and assisting them with all aspects of life. She has a passion for assisting individuals and families with finding all resources available to them. Stacy's strengths include working with a wide range of individuals and families. She also enjoys the ability to improve the lives of individuals one step at a time.
Stacy was raised on a farm and still lives in her small hometown. She enjoys spending time with her family and spends her free time attending her children's sporting events and activities. She enjoys cooking and has begun trying her hand at gardening.
Erin has worked with adults and children with Developmental Disabilities for over 10 years. Erin has worked as a Developmental Specialist, Qualified Developmental Disability Professional, Case Manager and most recently, Erin has been working as a paraprofessional in the school system. Erin has a Bachelor's Degree from Ball State University.
While she enjoyed the opportunity to step back and be a stay at home mom for her young children, Erin is eager to return to the Case Management field, where she previously spent 7 years as a Medicaid Waiver Case Manager.
Erin enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. They love to go camping and to sporting events.
Danny has been working with individuals with intellectual disabilities professionally since 2011. While serving in the Army National Guard and completing his Bachelor's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University's online program he began working part-time as a direct services worker with individual's with intellectual disabilities to earn extra money for his family. While working in direct support, he quickly realized this field of work was more than a job, it was his career choice.
Since he began working direct support in a residential setting he has experience working with individual's with disabilities in an educational setting as well as supported living QDDP. Danny is happily married with four children, with one who has been diagnosed with ADHD and Autism spectrum disorder. Danny lives to serve others and to do everything he can to make a positive difference in other people's lives.
Susan has worked in the case management field since 2013, as well as eight plus years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in the educational field.
Susan has a degree in Management from Purdue University at West Lafayette. She has a background working with individuals/teachers/advocates in schools.
Susan has helped assist with intakes for waiver services for over four years and is able to facilitate questions regarding the complexities of waiver services in Indiana.
Susan is involved in Advocacy Link’s Safety Committee as well as Child and Adolescent Committee, and is a member of the TAC committee (liaison between services and schools), go hand in hand with her focused interest in assisting the disabled and the quality of life for those that she serves.