Early Intervention Service Coordinators, Monroe County Department of Public Health
- Back Row, left to right:
- Suzanne D'Agostino, Jenny Guiles, Rachel Eggert, Jeanne Sutton, Brenda Rosenthal, Donna Lamendola, Diane Weider, Kolleen Morse
- Middle Row, left to right:
- Carina Quinlan, Monica Gorski, Teri Lyn Waterhouse, Alison Noll, Kristin Kane, Chasa Petroski
- Front Row, left to right:
- Deb Tetlow, Barbara Gorski, Mary Beth Story, Cindy Mizerny
Monroe County Early Intervention Service Coordinators are a dedicated team of 18 women who, collectively, have provided approximately 175 years of public health service to families with young children who have developmental delays, or diagnosed disabilities such as autism. They have facilitated the development of thousands of individualized family service plans to improve parents' ability to enhance their child's development. Service Coordinators work closely with parents from diverse backgrounds. Some have developmental delays or disabilities themselves, substance abuse, domestic violence, and/or mental health issues. Some may live in poverty or are new immigrants. Each family's unique needs are addressed, including the need for health insurance and primary health providers.
The Service Coordinators' work requires excellent interpersonal skills, vast knowledge of resources, flexibility and patience. They have adapted to constant changes in regulatory requirements and high caseloads but work together in partnership with families to provide individualized services in a professional manner.
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