Melissa Burke

Program Director


for In-Home Support (IH), Access Housing (AH),

Independent Living Skills (ILS) and

Semi-independent Living Skills (SILS)

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

I enjoy the relationships at New Directions. I love supporting staff and seeing the smiles that result when individuals meet new staff. I also enjoy watching these relationships grow. I have seen how long-term relationships between staff and the people we support enrich lives.


What’s your favorite tradition?

I love traveling with my family, especially to State and National Parks.


What’s your idea of perfect weekend?

On the weekend, I love hiking, reading, watching TV and doing puzzles of all kinds.

Contact Melissa About...

In-home services

Access housing services

Independent living services

Semi-independent living services

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