Lisa Orgettas has dedicated herself to over 25 years of human service management experience in leadership roles. She has an established history of enhancing services and improving operations in a manner that directly impacts the quality of the lives of others. Lisa is passionate about advancing access and opportunities for people living with disabilities to live as independently as they choose and to advocate for an accessible and inclusive community.
Lauren graduated from Salem State University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. She has experience working with the Homeless community around the North Shore and Boston. She specializes in veterans’ benefits and services, as well as community resources.
Marcia is a Disability Resource Specialists who provides short term services including; information and referrals and Options Counseling. She also provides long term services including: Skills Training, Peer Support, Self-Advocacy and Service Coordination. Marcia coordinates the monthly Housing Options Workshop at our Center and other Housing forums throughout the year to increase Community awareness about Housing Options.
As a Disability Resource Specialist, Tina provides information and referrals, individual Independent Living skill development guidance, peer counseling support and self and community advocacy. As an Options Counselor, Tina can guide Consumers who are in nursing homes and want to move back into the community or Consumers who are at risk of Nursing Home placement, explore their options and identify services and supports to be successful.
PJ provides independent living services that include information and referral, advocacy & Options counseling. PJ is passionate about collaborating with people with disabilities to access resources and helping them make informed decisions. Previously, PJ was a casework lead & benefits counselor at the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living in Minneapolis. Prior to this, he worked as a Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteer coordinator with the American Red Cross. While at Macalester College, PJ was involved with disabilities research and presented on conceptions of allyship among people with disabilities at the Midwestern Psychological Association. In his free time, PJ enjoys reading, hiking, creative writing, and baking.
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27 Congress Street, Suite 107
Salem, MA 01970
Open: M-F 9 AM-5 PM