Pearl Buck Center offers people with disabilities and their families quality choices and supports to achieve their goals.


Our Staff

Administrative Staff

Margaret Theisen
Executive Director
Stephanie Beeck
Chief Operating Officer
Robin Simmons
Infrastructure Manager
Richard Smith
Director of Software Solutions
Eileen Lahey
Finance Director
Marina Brisby
Employee Support Manager

Adult Services Staff

Barbara Sloat
Director of Adult Services
Amanda Pattee
Life Enhancing Activities Program (LEAP) Supervisor
Deanna Ruge
Adult Services Case Manager

Community Services Staff

Holly Powell
Director of Community Services
Brooke Bodewitz
Supported Living Manager
Jillian Patras
Supported Living Assistant Manager
Linda Cox
Community Employment Manager
Karlie Edwards
Community Employment Assistant Manager
Kayla Lowery
Community Employment Assistant Manager

Preschool & Family Support Staff

Lise Schellman
Preschool Director
Sophie Stipek
Preschool Assistant Director

Resource Development Staff

Sheila Grossman
Grant Writer
Chelsea Ingram
Resource Development Associate

Vocational Academy Staff

Will Bucknum
Vocational Academy Instructor
Rachel Chappa
Vocational Academy Instructor