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 LPN

Nursing Coordinator
Direct: 573-514-8157
Experience: 15+ years
Busy With: Christina keeps herself busy as a parent and RN student. 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

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 are 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

Accounting Clerk
Direct: 636-649-0688
Experience: 7 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

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

Jamie Kaylor

House Manager
Direct: 573-825-8808
Experience: 10 years
Busy With: Wrangling nieces and nephews, hanging out with my dog
Passion: To make a difference
Fun: Jamie loves to travel, explore new places, visit with family, cook, bake

Jessica Helling

House Manager
Direct: 573-228-1017

Jessica Jacobs

House Manager
Direct: 573-825-0699
Experience: 11 years
Busy With: Jessica is busy with being a House Manager for two of our ISL's
Passion: Jessica loves working with special needs people, and making their lives meaningful. She also enjoys educating the public to treat people with respect no matter their limitations or differences
Fun: Jessica loves to BBQ with friends and family. She also enjoys crafts, and shopping

Kristen Hutson

House Manager
Direct: 573-819-0679

Rachel President

Scheduling Coordinator
Direct: 573-228-1390