Jana Guggisberg

Program Director

What is it about your work that energizes and inspires you?

I love working for the individuals we support. Watching them reach their goals, and find new dreams is inspiring. Knowing that every day what I do has meaning gets me out of bed in the morning. I am so very lucky to work for the people we support and for such an amazing, person-centered company.

What’s your favorite tradition?

Having Christmas Eve at my house is my favorite tradition. Planning the festivities usually begins in early November. Come the big day there is food galore! Each person gets to choose a favorite food item that I make. We have anything from puppy chow, to chicken wings, to French dip. The night ends with people dressed up as presents with the leftover bows and ribbons from the gifts.


What’s your idea of perfect weekend?

My perfect weekend is all about self-care, relaxation, and not having anywhere specific to be. I like to keep my weekends open for spontaneous adventures. Sleeping in and not waking to an alarm clock are necessities along with having a cup or two of coffee. Aside from that it doesn’t matter if I am at home on the sofa listening to music, or out doing things around town. As long as I am with the people I love I am happy.


What is one of the things on your bucket list?

I have never seen the northern lights so that is definitely on my bucket list. I want to go someplace away from the pollution of the city, lay under the stars, and watch the light show.

Ross Kigner


Deb Sherman

Program Director

Jana Guggisberg

Program Director

Melissa Burke

Program Director

In-home, Access Housing,


Karen Holt

Director of Corporate Compliance

Residential Openings

Kim Rhein

Director of Human Resources and Finance

Laurie Kigner

Leadership Team Member-at-Large

Simone LaBonté

Advocate of Person Centered Strategies

Carrie Tjaden

Recruiting and Training Coordinator

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