Date: March 2012
Adult Day Services has new director
By LINDA D. SMITH, Public Relations Director
Champaign Residential Services, Inc.
Dave Faulkner, program development administrator for CRSI’s Adult Day Service (ADS) programs, has announced the hiring of Kelly Buck of Springfield as Habilitation Director. Her role is to lead the Strive@CRSI team in providing personal growth opportunities, developing independent living skills, achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and contributing to active community service for people with developmental disabilities (DD), according to Faulkner.
“Kelly’s extensive experience in all aspects of providing quality adult day services will ensure that CRSI’s Strive program offers meaningful person-centered choices for the individuals we serve throughout our service area”, says Faulkner.
Buck began her career in developmental disabilities with the Clark County Board of DD in 1991, doing respite care and volunteer work. Later, her responsibilities grew to include working with school age children with DD. In 1999 she transferred to TAC Industries in Springfield where she has worked on the production floor with adults of all skill levels. Later she advanced to activities director/coordinator. In this position she was also a travel companion and she began a nine person choir that later grew to sixty-five members who perform throughout the region. She is the mother of four young adults and one grandson. “I am excited to be part of the Strive@CRSI team and look forward to the upcoming years”, states Buck.
Strive@CRSI is the theme given to the ADS program to underscore the value and opportunities in which individuals can benefit by choosing CRSI for day services. The theme was first introduced during the March 8 open house, celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.