Meet the staff of Mindset Management Inc.
Kim's experience in providing assisted living services spans a lifetime both professionally and personally. For 21 years, she served as the administrative program director for a non-profit corporation that serves the developmentally disabled. She was responsible for the daily operation and oversight of 48 programs in Oakland and Macomb counties. She supervised a workforce of 204 employees, maintained credentials and licenses, developed and initiated training programs, manuals, etc. While working with this company she was fortunate to participate in their Shared Lives Program. For 14 years her and her family shared their lives and home with two gentlemen with disabilities. On a personal level, her brother has a developmental disability and lives independently with supervision by her and her staff.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Michigan Assisted Living Association (MALA), a state-wide organization that advocates and lobbys for the rights of people within the mental health system. She has been a member of the ARC of Oakland County for 10 years. Both of these resource agencies provide valuable information and insight into the legislative action affecting mental health services.
She knows first hand the importance of being visible and hands on to manage the communities we operate. A hands off approach to the day to day operation of a facility dramatically effects the quality of care of the clients and the morale of the staff. The staff are the lifeblood of a community and it's performance. Staff must be respected and nurtured for the incredibly challenging work they do day in and day out. Only then does that good feeling of contentedness transfer to the clients and their feelings of security and being accepted.
Kim continues to expand her knowledge of the mental health system through her involvement in several industry related groups. She continues to serve on the board of directors for the board of directors for Michigan Assisted Living Association and is a long standing member of the ARC of Oakland County. She has most recently brought her knowledge to the community by joining the Ortonville Lions Club.
Alexandria Bishop, Assistant Manager
Alex is Kim's youngest daughter. She enjoys playing piano and teaching young children to play, she loves art, and baking delicious cupcakes. She would one day like to own her own business like her mother.
"I love making others happy whether it's through jokes or a simple smile, that's why I love what I do here at Mindset. I get to make these people happy on a regular basis, and try to make their lives a tad brighter."
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
Alexandria is proud to have developed her Special Effects makeup hobby into a part time career. She loves traveling to do makeup for movies, music videos and really enjoys sharing her journey with those she serves. The clients love to she her work and feel very safe and loved with her.
Our live-in and overnight staff at Country Acre is Beverly Hatcher. Bev has been with us since 2010. She has a BS degree from Oakland University. Bev lived with her mother for three years when she was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, giving her plenty of experience with caregiving.
In her spare time Beverly enjoys doing puzzles, reading, and helping around the house.
Kayla Krause, Direct Support Professional
Kayla currently resides at Nature's Way as a live-in staff member with her young son, Elijah. She is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury which inspired her to work with the physically unable. "The best part about working here is that it doesn't feel like work. I enjoy what I do and I leave both homes feeling good about myself. It's very rewarding seeing our residents laugh, smile, and enjoy life." Kayla is very dedicated to animals as well and is seeking a degree in Veterinary technology at Oakland Community College. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her young son and bake.
Paige Nolin, Assistant Manager
Paige came to MMI with 9 years experience in the field including CMA/VN certifications. She has been happily married for 3 years and has 2 young children. She chose the job with MMI because she wanted to be part of a small family run business that truly care for each of their clients and employees. She was called to this line of work because of her love for helping and caring for people who can't help themselves. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and arts and crafts.
Nancy Campbell, Area Trainer
Nancy and her husband David have been happily married for 24 years; they have 4 children, and 10 grandchildren. She chose to take the job with MMI because of her compassion, love, and caring for others. She prides herself on her team building skills and her ability to encourage her co-workers to be the best they can be. In Nancy's spare time she enjoys being with her family, reading, boating, and crocheting.
Jon Stone, Direct Support Professional
Jon came to our team with 4 years of experience working with people with disabilities. His mom, a special education teacher, encouraged him to work with handicapped and mentally disabled people. He has enjoyed getting to know our clients and becoming a part of their lives. In Jon's spare time he enjoys art, music, and spending time with his family.
DJ Depauw, Direct Support Professional
DJ attends college at OTC. He chose this line of work because he enjoys helping people who appreciate it. In his spare time he enjoys working on computers, reading, and spending time with his family.
Tawnni Mistelski, Direct Support Professional
Tawnni is married and has one young daughter. She has chosen to work with our company and uphold MMI's mission statement because of her father who was mentally ill. It holds a special place in her heart to help those in need and make a difference in our clients lives. In her spare time she enjoys art and crafts and reading.
Julia Logan, Direct Support Professional
Julia is one of our newest team members. She is engaged and plans to be married in the summer of 2016, She sought employment with MMI because of the history the company has. She wanted to work for a company that genuinely cares for and loves it's clients. She strives to make a difference in all our clients' daily lives. In Julia's spare time she enjoys photography, caring for her niece and a new puppy, and spending time with family.