Meet our Team

Julie Walden

Julie Schupp

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Direct: 573-514-8154
Experience: 20+ years
Busy With: Disabilities Commission, Vice-Chair
Columbia Inclusive Housing Network, Vice-Chair
Fair Housing Task Force, member
Chamber of Commerce, member
Woodcrest Chapel, band vocals
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
VIC (Volunteer in Corrections)
Passion: Julie has an endless passion for helping others succeed. It's what makes her such a valuable member of our team.
Fun: For fun, Julie loves to sing and has a lovely. soothing voice.
John Allen Jr.

John Allen Jr.

Executive Director
Direct: 573-514-8156
Experience: 18 years
Busy With: Family, Coaching, RTD Ministries
Passion: Being a husband/father/friend, Helping others find their own passions, Learing how to learn, Leading
Fun: Sports (Cubs and Eagles), Sports, Sports
Christina Holt LPN

Christina Holt RN

Nursing Coordinator
Direct: 573-514-8157
Experience: 17+ years
Busy With: Christina keeps herself busy as a parent and as an RN. It's a lot to tackle, but she is up to the task.
Passion: Christina is most passionate about her family, which is what makes her such a loving mother.
Fun: Riding ATVs

Charles Parrish

Development Director
Direct: 573-544-0533
Experience: 5 years
Busy With: Development of financial systems, community engagement, technology platforms, service model deployment and staff engagement
Passion: Empowering those who are otherwise disenfranchised within society. This started early via volunteer work with Meals on Wheels during college through present, but has extended into volunteering with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), CMCA (Central Missouri Community Action), CFAP (Columbia Foster & Adoption Project), VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and being a foster parent since 2014. I've often said my dream-job would be to volunteer full-time. Since joining Boone Supported Living, my career has finally aligned with my values, which is extremely rewarding
Fun: Volunteering is fun, but beyond that, I enjoy several outdoor activities, most notably riding on the Katy Trail. One of my favorite times of year is the True/False film festival and other incredible community activities that mid-Missouri has to offer. Spending time with family and friends. Traveling as time/budgets permit

Alice Jones

Office Manager
Direct: 573-514-8155
Experience: 15+ years
Busy With: Family and work keep Alice busy
Passion: Her children, and helping others is what Alice is most passionate about
Fun: Alice enjoys spending time family, reading, movies, and trivia. She also loves to travel
Melinda Gollaher

Melinda Gollaher

Finance Manager
Direct: 636-649-0688
Experience: 9 years
Busy With: Launching 2 sons into adulthood keeps Melinda busy on a daily basis. Even as they grow up, they still need their mom. Melinda is always happy to help them out.
Passion: Work hard. Play hard - that's Melinda's mantra. She sticks to it, always helping the team while at work and knowing when it's time to blow off a little bit of steam.
Fun: Float trips

Leah Stein

Quality Assuarance Lead
Direct: 660-988-6605
Experience: 20+ years
Busy With: Raising bonus kids, supporting family members, church work, school
Passion: Leah is passionate about helping staff learn skills to provide quality care to individuals, helping individuals transition from high school to all phases of adult life. She also currently serves as the Music Director at an area church
Fun: Leah loves going to movies, theater, concerts, trivia contests, and escape rooms!

Heather Dunn

Professional Manager
Direct: 573-355-1310
Experience: 13 years
Busy With: Being a sports mom to 3 highly active kids and enjoying time in nature
Passion: Heather is highly passionate about her family and friends. She strives to have a positive impact on individuals encountered in her professional career, as well as her personal life
Fun: Heather enjoys being outside: hiking, kayaking, riding ATVs, boating, off-roading, bonfires, and adventuring to new places

Lisa Attruia

Professional Manager - Evenings
Direct: 573-819-2944
Experience: 12 years
Busy With: You can see Lisa in the evenings supporting individuals and staff as she visits each home to ensure quality on an administrative level. Lisa is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. She advocates for those who do not have a voice, and will go the extra mile to provide comfort and resolution for anyone needing support.
Passion: Lisa is inspired daily by her family and fur-family
Fun: In her free time, Lisa likes to swim, explore, and watch Marvel movies. She finds gratification in volunteering her grooming services for homeless dogs to give them a chance for a forever home.

Ashley Kimble

House Manager
Direct: 573-819-4017

Gail Bogeart

House Manager
Direct: 573-825-2335
Experience: 8 years
Busy With: Gail is busy helping raise two of her grandchildren, and ensuring our consumers live ordinary lives as much as possible
Passion: Family means everything to Gail. She loves her job, and helping others
Fun: Playing with her grandchildren, and swimming

Jessica Helling

House Manager
Direct: 573-228-1017

Kristen Hutson

House Manager
Direct: 573-819-0679
Experience: 8 years
Busy With: Family, Managing two ISL homes
Passion: Kristen is very passionate about her family and friends. She is also very passionate about being a mother and working with all our individuals, and helping them succeed in life
Fun: Float trips, hanging out with friends and family, road trips, bonfires

Rachel President

Scheduling Coordinator
Direct: 573-514-7662 Ext. 102