E. Kathryn McConaughy Executive Director
Kate was educated at Utah State University in the Department of Psychology. Ms. McConaughy has more than thirty years of experience working with adults with developmental and physical disabilities, focusing on employment training and adaptive needs. She has worked with Utah State Developmental Center, Salt Lake Community College, and the Center for Persons with Disabilities.
Debbie Rooks Director of Programs
Debbie has worked in the Mental Retardation/Developmentally Disabled field for over twenty years. She has a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with emphasis in Physical Education (K-12) and Biology. Debbie develops and administers programs to ensure that clients are provided opportunities for independence and individual growth, in a safe supportive environment.
Christopher Jones Special Projects Coordinator
Chris was educated at Southern Illinois University in the Department of Psychology. Chris has worked as an instructor for children with emotional and behavioral disorders. He has also worked in the field of social services as a coordinator/director for adults with mental illness, drug & alcohol addiction, dementia and developmental disabilities in Chicago nursing and rehabilitation facilities for almost a decade. Chris supervises all aspects of the day services program offerings and ensures that contractual paperwork is completed and submitted in a timely manner.
Russell Dailey Business Operations Manager
Russell earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management at the University of Utah. He has twenty years of experience as a Human Resource Manager, Operations Manager, and Sales/Marketing Professional with companies ranging from Danaher, a large Fortune 500, to Free Yankee, a small internet marketing start-up. Russell has demonstrated the ability to implement successful management strategies linking human behavior to business performance in banking/finance, wholesale, manufacturing, and software/online sales business models. Russell and his wife, Shelly, have four children: Maddie, Andrew, McKay, and Preston. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, camping, college football, and the University of Utah.