Staff

2018 Staff Photo


The staff at MWCIL are experts on the available services, skills and advocacy  needed to support and promote independent living. Most have personal experience with disabilities, and understand the challenges that people with disabilities might encounter. Counselors and Coordinators work one-on-one so that consumers have all the information they need to make their own best choices. Independent Living Coordinators work on long term goals. Options Counselors work on a short term basis to provide support and information so that individuals can remain in the community.

“Your people at the CIL must come to understand that their job is to provide Permission, Encouragement and Support. That is it. No less and no more. They can do it. Each is capable. But they gotta wanna.” —Roland Sykes, 2004

 


 

Paul Spooner

Paul Spooner, Executive Director

Paul has been the Executive Director since 1992, and ensures the Center remains an important resource for people with disabilities ...
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Rose and Governor Patrick

Rose Quinn, Assistant Director

Rose has worked at the center since 1991, making her our longest-serving employee. As a member of the management team, ...
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David Correia

David Correia – Advocacy Director

In his role as Directory of Advocacy, David focuses on networking, collaboration and education. He works with legislators and others ...
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Donya

Danya DelMonaco – Director of Services

As the Director of Services, Danya’s primary responsibility is supervising all of the direct service staff. In addition she meets ...
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Pat

Pat Donahue – Independent Living Coordinator

Pat (formerly Pat Elgart) has been an IL Coordinator at MWCIL since 2006. Pat’s personal experience as a person with ...
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Dan Henderson

Dan Henderson – Independent Living Coordinator

Dan started as an IL Coordinator at MWCIL in January 2019. Dan's prior professional experience includes working with and advocating ...
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Mikaela Dwyer

Mikaela Dwyer – Independent Living Coordinator

With a Masters Degree in Human Rights, Mikaela believes strongly in providing compassionate and knowledgeable services that empower and uplift ...
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Lou Keating

Louis Keating – Independent Living Coordinator

Lou started at MWCIL in February 2019 as a IL Coordinator. Prior to coming to Metro West Lou worked as ...
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Steven

Steven Blea – Information and Referral Coordinator

The I and R Coordinator provides individuals with the resources and referrals they need to either transition to more independent ...
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Kyla Hatch

Kyla Hatch – Community Transition Coordinator

Kyla reaches out to consumers with disabilities who are living in nursing homes and provides the options available to them ...
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Elizabeth

Elizabeth DelValle – Options Counselor

As an Options Counselor, Elizabeth educates older adults and persons with disabilities to understand the type and range of community-based ...
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Heidi

Heidi Bishay – TAP Coordinator

The MWCIL TAP (Transition to Adulthood Program) Coordinator works with special education students, ages 14-22, to prepare them for life ...
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Sue and camera

Sue Rorke – Information and Social Networking Specialist

As Information Specialist, Sue works on the websites, the newsletter, and printed materials such as the annual report and gala ...
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Kassi

Kassi Sosa – Administrative Assistant

Kassi is the front line of MetroWest Center for Independent Living, greeting visitors on the phone and at the reception ...
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Wini McGraw – Executive Assistant

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