Did you know that the Arc will come to your person-centered planning meeting? Give us a call (989) 893-1346 or send an e-mail to: annette.jeske@arcbc.com

Let your Supports Coordinator, or worker know that you want an Independent Facilitator from the Arc of Bay County!

This service is free to people who use services and supports from Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health (BABH) or a Community Mental Health organization in a neighboring county that are paid for by Medicaid. Advantages of using an Independent Facilitator include having someone to help you pre-plan and communicate what YOU want, and work with you to get the goals important to you, into your person-centered plan.

Meet our facilitators:

Trisha Fenby has first-hand experience in the day-to-day challenges and rewards of caring for an individual with a disability. As a parent of a young woman with autism, Trisha has been a strong advocate for over 20 years. She has a passion for community and focuses on increasing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to feel valued and belong. Trisha believes that everyone deserves a chance to have their dreams expressed and work toward achieving those dreams. As an Independent Facilitator, Trisha works with individuals to break those dreams down into achievable steps and find the resources needed to make progress toward the dream.

Jan Lampman has worked with individuals with Intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1985. Starting as a direct support professional in her last year at Saginaw Valley State University, Jan developed a passion for inclusion and community for all citizens. Upon graduation from SVSU, Jan continued her work with people with I/DD as a group home manager, opening 5 homes to allow individuals to leave a state institution. Jan then moved on to The Arc of Midland, where she worked for 27 years, developing new initiatives, and helping to create a culture in her community that supports, values, and includes people with I/DD. After working with a team in Midland to establish opportunities for people with I/DD to live in homes of their own, Jan was a founding member and faculty of the Michigan Academy for Self Determination. Jan was also a consultant for the Center For Self Determination. With the Michigan Academy and the Center for Self Determination, Jan taught people all over the country about the principles of Self Determination. In addition, Jan’s chapter of The Arc worked with guardianship and alternatives. Jan has assisted with restoration of rights and setting up alternatives for the past 20 years. Jan is currently the owner of Community Drive, a consulting and training organization dedicated to promoting Self Determination, Person Centered Planning, Community, positive change and thriving. Jan is the mother of two young men, one adopted out of the foster care system. Call us at the Arc, or send her an e-mail at jan.lampman@yahoo.com