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Janet B. Altman, BS
Executive Director

Janet is a former educator and most recently did marketing for privately funded Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. Previously she worked in public schools with children who had disabilities and is familiar with ABA therapy. She also worked in an Adult Day Program and knows firsthand the necessity of respite for family caregivers. 

Susan M. Robinson, LMSW
Director Emeritus

Executive Director since 2000, initially full time, then part time and now full time again.  Susan is the parent of 3 children.  She has worked in aging and human services in the greater Columbia area since 1974 and has extensive experience in volunteer administration.

Allison R. Poole, MA
Program Coordinator
- Respite Vouchers

Allison worked with rural health clinics until her 3 children were born.  She has experience with legislative advocacy and policy development.  While at the coalition, Allison has played a vital role in making our voucher program a success.  

Stephanie Sumner
Program Assistant – DDSN, vouchers, data mgmt.

Stephanie has extensive experience with In-home care giving services, primarily for senior clients. She also was caregiver for her own grandfather and is the parent of teenager who had special medical needs in early childhood.


Joice Gouw
Program Assistant – DDSN Family Selected Respite
Tonya Tisdale
Program Assistant – DDSN Family Selected Respite


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Last modified: 07/22/18       Webmaster: Renée A. Gibson, LMSW, CSA