About Dr. Hansel-Union
Dr. Hansel-Union earned a Doctorate of Health Administration from Kennedy-Western University.
About Diane Gressett
Diane Gresset has an MS in Therapeutic Recreation from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University.
About Juliette Rey
Juliette is our consultant for the Autism to Work Project. Juliette graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the University of the State of New York, Albany, and a Masters Degree in Education from Strayer University. She also is a Certified Autism Specialist through IBCCES, an international certifying board (#CAS147982).
About Julianne Wiggins
Julianne is an nationally certified occupational therapist who received her Bachelor's of Science degree and Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She has served a variety of populations in multiple settings, including, hospital-based acute care, home health, and outpatient clinics. She has a passion for anything OT and anything that involves restoring function in everyday life.
About Steve Faherty
Steve became an Occupational Therapist in 1971 after graduating from the College of Allied Health Professions at Temple University after four years of active duty service. Then he served in the Navy as an Occupational Therapist in the Medical Service Corp until he retired in1987. Since that time he has worked in acute and sub-acute care, work hardening, early intervention and with developmentally and intellectually disabled children and adults. He currently works at Hansel Union Consulting in Portsmouth, Va..
About Janice Krallman
I am a certified speech-language pathologist and have served my community for 10 years, in a variety of settings, including: schools,home health, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. I began my journey as an SLP in a small school district in Texas. But my life led me to the tiny island of Hawaii, and then marriage to the love of my life, a LT Commander in the US Navy. I am a very proud Navy wife!! I have a beautiful 6 year old daughter, who is full of life, an amazing reader and can make anyone laugh. But, I cannot leave out my four‐legged children either: Charlie, my sweet chocolate lab, our full of personality black lab, Shadow and one very silly cat, Jinx. My passion in life is teaching and helping others. It is one that comes from personal experience. I entered the SLP world after learning about my father’s head injury which left him no longer able to communicate the way he did that morning before work. From that moment, I knew I had a responsibility to learn, guide, grow, and teach communication to patients and their families.
About Julie Adams
Julie has been a board certified Speech-Language Pathologist for the past 20 years. She graduated with her B.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Maine at Farmington and her M.S. in Communication Disorders from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. She has worked with individuals of all ages in varied work and home settings to include private practice, rehabilitation, and public schools.
About Lakeshia Jenkins
Lakeshia is an experienced Direct Support Professional. She has been working with adults with intellectual disabilities for seven years. She is a graduate of Nonsemond River High School, and joined the US Army in 2005, where she served as a Human Resource Specialist.
About Christen Smith-Johnson
Christen Smith-Johnson is a native of Chesapeake, VA with over 13 years of experience in the human service field. She is married to her high school sweetheart and the proud mother of 3 beautiful children. Her passion in life is teaching and helping wherever there is a need.
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