Marshall Coverage Area
Cari has worked directly with Medicaid Waiver services for over 15 years and has been a case manager for over 3 years. Cari has extensive experience working with residential programs, day programs and as a supervisor. Cari is a strong advocate and proactive communicator. Cari enjoys nature and spending time with her friends and family. Cari puts 100% effort into everything that she does.
Kara Kimes is a case manager and case manager supervisor for Advocacy Links, LLC. Kara has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for 8 years. She has held a variety of positions, including direct care, QMRP, day services, group homes, OBRA, supported living sites, and most recently case manager for 4 years. Kara enjoys being an advocate for people with disabilities and encourages them to advocate for themselves as much as possible. Kara also has experience working with victims of domestic abuse. Kara has a degree in Education and German, with a minor in Russian, from Grace College.
Kara enjoys spending time with her husband and son. As a family, they go to local festivals and community activities. In her spare time, Kara enjoys knitting and crafts. As part of her education, she lived in Russia for 4 months and Germany for 7 months. Kara has enjoyed traveling overseas. Kara and her husband were married on a pier on the Caribbean ocean in Jamaica.
Specialized Case Manager – Transitional
Angela's experience with persons with disabilities began through fitness classes she taught at the YMCA. One of the students who began attending a Zumba class would come with her caregiver. We developed a relationship and she and her caregiver began coming to my weight lifting classes as well. This weight lifting class is smaller and more individually focused so it enabled the student to use coaching to acquire new skills and accomplish her goals better. These experiences over the last several months increased my desire to protect and advocate for people who cannot fully do so by themselves.
Although Angela started her college experience at Purdue University in the field of Pharmacy, once I began taking classes, I realized that I was in the wrong field and switched to Social Studies Education. She married a Warsaw native, whom she met on a blind date. Now married almost 14 years, they have 3 elementary aged children. Angela has a love of fitness and have been a runner for most of my life. She also teach several Zumba classes and a weight lifting class at the Warsaw YMCA, and loves to stamp and create cards for my loved ones.
Shelley has been a Medicaid Waiver Case Manager for over 8 years. Before that she was a case manager in the First Steps program as well as at Madison Center. Shelley graduated from Indiana University South Bend. Shelley loves to help others and will answer any questions promptly. Shelley is involved in the Technology Committee and the Transition Advisory Council.
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.