Shannon has almost 20 years experience in the areas of integrated employment and self-directed supports. Her experience includes job development, program management of a supported employment agency, Social Security work incentives, support brokering, and training development for direct service professionals.
In 2002, Shannon was involved in implementing the Vocational Futures Planning process. In this role, Shannon gained experience helping DVR participants plan self-employment ventures. From this she launched a pilot project using person-centered planning to help people with significant disabilities turn their skills and interests into profitable microenterprises. This innovative work resulted in the development of Wisconsin’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation’s Customized Self-Employment Toolkit.
In 2007, Shannon became a full time consultant with Wisconsin’s Pathways to Independence Initiative (Medicaid Infrastructure Grant) to implement systems change, develop resources and provide training and technical assistance to increase opportunities for integrated employment and self-directed supports throughout Wisconsin. In this work, Shannon has worked closely with managed care organizations, independent living centers, employment provider agencies, the IRIS program, as well as many individuals and families.
Shannon is passionate about supporting people with disabilities to reach their full potential as citizens. As an Associate with InControl Wisconsin, Shannon brings this passion, her energy and her commitment to influence changes across our state that have real impact on the lives of people with disabilities.