DePaul Community Resources is pleased to announce Pamela Ringley as the organization’s new Director of Day Support Services. A valued member of the DePaul team since 1999, Ringley has served the organization’s Developmental Disabilities (DD) division in a number of capacities, most recently as Day Support Coordinator for DePaul’s OPTIONS day support center in Roanoke. In her new role, Ringley will be responsible for the oversight of each of DePaul’s four day support centers and will help to guide the DD division as a whole as a member of the DD leadership team.
“Pam has demonstrated a great deal of initiative here at DePaul as she has frequently volunteered and become involved in leadership opportunities,” said Gary Wilburn, DePaul’s Vice President of DD Services. “She is client centered in providing an outstanding level of service to address our individuals’ needs, yet also focused on supporting our staff.”
With the proposed redesign of Virginia’s Medicaid waiver program, many beneficial changes are anticipated within DePaul’s day support program. From community engagement and coaching opportunities to updates with documentation and rate structure to offering more individualized experiences for participants, the new Director of Day Support Services will be integral in not only incorporating these new policies and procedures, but also helping to maintain the program’s positive aspects.
“The challenge lies in continuing to run a strong program that addresses each individual’s needs while providing a wider array of services than ever before,” said Wilburn. “Pam has both the patience and the background to help us move forward as we work to implement changes in our program design and offer new opportunities for the individuals we serve.”