Course Instructors - Fall 2018 - Spring 2018

 

Joe Borelli
Joe has supported individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 2003. Joe started as a direct care staff and has held many leadership roles the past 13 years. Currently, being a Residential Manager at Heritage Christian Services. Joe brings a lot of energy and passion for teaching and assisting people with getting the most out of their lives.

 
Maria Rosa Capozzolo, MA, CCC-SLP

Maria Rosa has been a Speech Pathologist at Heritage Christian Services for 10 years. In addition to traditional speech therapy and swallow evaluations she collaborates with several therapists to offer community programs. Programs offered include: a social skills class through DiscoverYOU, ballroom dance lessons for individuals with Parkinson’s, sign language courses, and dysphagia and communication courses for individuals with MS and Alzheimer’s. Most recently, her focus has shifted to assisting with the setup and use of iPads. She enjoys supporting individuals at Heritage sites in using their iPads as a communication tool. She has also worked with the Employment Alliance to implement technology use that promotes independence in the workplace.


  Stephanie Prunoske, MS. Ed.

Stephanie Prunoske, MS. Ed. has worked with individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities for over 20 years, most notably as a Behavior Intervention Specialist at Heritage Christian Services since 2001. She has supported individuals with varying levels of ability at residential and day program sites. Stephanie has many years of teaching experience and curriculum writing with training programs within Heritage and more recently with another DiscoverYOU course – Keep Calm and Carry On.


 Justin Emerling 

Justin has supported individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 2013. He started as a direct care staff and held a variety of positions; his previous role of Positive Support Specialist highlighted his talents in regards to positive behavior support and mental health. Justin currently is a Behavior Intervention Specialist. Since graduating with his bachelors of science in 2016, Justin is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work. Justin brings a lot of energy and passion for teaching and supporting people in achieving what matters most to them.


Jessie Walker, QIDP

Jesse has supported individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 2000 – joining the Heritage Christian Services team in 2003. She started as a direct care staff and held multiple leadership roles within traditional residential services (including 8 years as a Residence Manager) before joining the HCS IT team in July 2014. Jessie has a BA in Psychology from the University of Iowa and a passion for how technology can best support the human services field.



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