Meet the Staff
Take some time to learn about those involved with Shared Support Maryland, Inc.!
Gail Godwin is the Executive Director of Shared Support Maryland, Inc. Gail’s MA is from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, Program in Severe Disabilities – educational, employment & community inclusion. For over 20 years, she has been an advocate in collaboration with people with disabilities & has worked in service provision organizations at a direct support staff, middle manager, administrator, and in training & development. Her current professional affiliations includes MACS Board Member. Recent affiliation includes Developmental Disabilities Council Executive Member &Gail is a graduate & faculty member of the Leadership Institute Consortium on Developmental Disabilities. She is the co-founder of the New York Downstate Person Centered Consortium. Gail’s experience is in Positive Supports, Person Directed Planning & Individualized Supports Organizational Development. email@example.com
Melonee Clark is the mother of a teenage daughter with autism & a Support Broker for Shared Support MD. Her focus is supporting individuals & their families with disabilities obtain access to services, supports, & programs through out Prince George’s County Community. She is a Commissioner for the Prince George’s County Commission for Individuals with Disabilities. She is a 2000 graduate of The Arc of MD Partner in Policy Making Leadership Program & the Parent Coordinator for The Children Developmental Clinic Parent Session. Melonee also works with the Arc of Prince George’s County as the Outreach Program Administrator. firstname.lastname@example.org
Irene Souada has 22 years of experience working within systems that supports individuals with developmental disabilities. She hold a degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences from the University of Maryland and is bilingual in Spanish and English. Irene started out as a direct service professional in a traditional day program and a residential group home in New York. In Maryland, she gained experience working with individuals of varying abilities and support needs in her roles as direct service, management, and resource coordination. Irene is knowledgeable of the service delivery system in the Southern Maryland area and has expertise in person directed planning and conflict mediation. She looks forward to expanding her services to the Latino community in Maryland and continuing to help people transition from institution level of care to community based supports. email@example.com
Mona Gomaa is a certified special education teacher who graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with both a Bachelors of Science and Masters degree in Special Education. She has worked in both Prince George’s County and Anne Arundel County Public Schools as a general educator and special educator. She has been in the education field for over 17 years, working with young adults who have mild, moderate and severe disabilities. She is currently an IEP facilitator with Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Mona became interest in the special education field after her younger sister was diagnosed with Autism. Mona was certified as a support broker in February 2017, and has started working with Shared Support MD in January 2018. She lives in Howard County with her family. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristi Culbreth has worked for people with disabilities in Maryland since moving to Baltimore from South Carolina in 2013. Before joining Shared Support, she worked in employment services doing customized and supported job development and coaching. Kristi is certified in Customized Employment services through the Association of Community of Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) and loves to support people to find employment that works for them. She holds an undergraduate degree in English from Erskine College.
When she’s not working, Kristi enjoys knitting, hammocking, and waiting in anticipation for the Orioles to win the World Series. email@example.com
Reda Sheinberg is a longtime advocate for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Thru long term advocacy, expanded my expertise in working with many service providers and advocates in Montgomery County and the State of Maryland. Gained extensive personal experience in Self Direction since our son has been self-directing DDA services since 2008. Founded a grassroots group MCTransitions.org, which has more than 500 members, for families to have a venue to network and share information on supporting their adult children with disabilities. First received Support Broker Certification in 2008 with last renewal in 2016. Retired from a 35+ year career as a Computer Technology Consultant at Hewlett Packard in December 2015 and hold a BS and MS in Computer Engineering and a PMP Certification in Project Management. Excited to be a Support Broker at SSMD. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Janssen started as a direct support professional and job coach in 2009 working with families throughout MD. After two years of doing and learning multiple aspects of direct support he got his Support Broker License and began Brokering for SSMD. Dan has gotten his ACRE certification in Employment Development and has presented on community based employment at the Leadership Institute, MACS conference, TASH and the Direct Support conference. He has a degree in Visual Arts from U of MD but considers the field he is in now his true calling. email@example.com