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CEO --- Mark Lashley — Email
CEO --- Mark Lashley
 — Email
President, Texas Operations --- Mason Morgan — Email
President, Texas Operations --- Mason Morgan
Mason Morgan has been with Daybreak since 1999. He holds a Bachelors of Business Studies in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University. Prior to coming to Daybreak, he was a Financial Analyst for Outreach Health Services, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer of Omnicare Associates, Inc. He currently serves as President of the Providers Alliance for Community Services of Texas. He has also served previously as the Treasurer for the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Texas Chapter. — Email
Chief Administrative Officer --- Amanda Peakes-Taylor — Email
Chief Administrative Officer --- Amanda Peakes-Taylor
Amanda Peakes-Taylor joined Unified Care Group in 2008 as Executive Vice President. Prior to joining UCG, Amanda worked for 10 years in hospital administration and has been in the healthcare field for more than 20 years. Amanda began her career in health care and human services as a QIDP in Houston after receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. Amanda received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston. — Email
Chief Financial Officer --- Brad Oldham — Email
Chief Financial Officer --- Brad Oldham
 — Email
Regional Director --- Kirk Coats — Email
Regional Director --- Kirk Coats
Kirk Coats joined Daybreak in 1997 and has over 20 of experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Texas Tech University. Prior to coming to Daybreak he worked at the Lubbock State School for 12 years. He also is currently a member of the Providers Alliance for Community Supports of Texas.
 — Email
Regional Director --- Debbie Youngblood — Email
Regional Director --- Debbie Youngblood
Debbie Youngblood has 20 years of experience working in the field of Developmental Disabilities. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Wesleyan University. Prior to coming to Daybreak, she was a Program Manager at MHMR of Tarrant County working for the Mental Retardation Local Authority Program and before that, Director of Continuous Quality Improvement at the Fort Worth State School. She is currently a member of the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Texas Chapter and a Volunteer and Coach for Texas Special Olympics.
 — Email
Regional Director --- Kathy Griffith — Email
Regional Director --- Kathy Griffith
Kathy has over 30 years of experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Shippensburg University. Kathy began her career by working as a direct support staff for the ARC. Prior to coming to Daybreak, she worked for Premieant. Prior to that she worked for EduCare/ResCare. Her experience includes small community based ICF-IID programs, large facility ICF-IDD programs as well as experience in the waiver programs HCS, TxHmL, and CLASS. She is currently a member of the Providers Alliance for Community Supports of Texas and has served on their Board. — Email
Director of Human Resources --- Judy Brannen — Email
Director of Human Resources --- Judy Brannen
Judy Brannen’s HR career spans over 20 years of experience in HR consulting, organizational development, management training and all other aspects of the human resources function. Serving as an HR senior manager, she has managed functions in multi-state and multi-site locations. Her experiences in the healthcare and financial arenas have prepared her for managing the change process while facilitating effective teams for process improvement.

Judy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University and is a certified HR professional having earned her PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification. She is a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) and the Ft. Worth Human Resource Management Association (FWHRMA) having served on the boards of FWHRMA and the Ft. Worth Chapter of Credit Unions.
 — Email
Director of Quality Assurance --- Shelly Heck — Email
Director of Quality Assurance --- Shelly Heck
Shelly has over 14 years experience providing services to persons with developmental disabilities. She earned a bachelors degree in Psychology and a Master of Education degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University. She began in the social services field providing direct care to consumers in 1991, and worked for 6 years as a psychologist for ICF-ID facilities. For the previous 3 1/2 years, she has worked with the Department of Aging and Disabilities as an HCS and TXHML Specialist with Program Enrollments/Utilization Review and Survey Certification.
 — Email
Director of Clinical Services --- Randi Morgan — Email
Director of Clinical Services --- Randi Morgan
Randi Morgan has over 14 years experience as a Registered Nurse working with individuals with developmental disabilities. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University. Prior to coming to Daybreak, she functioned as an RN Manager and then Clinical Director at Rescare Inc. in the HCS, ICF, CLASS, MRLA and Foster Care programs. She has worked with local committees with other RN’s with the focus being on promoting the developmental disabled individual’s health needs within this field. She is a national member of the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association, and holds the certification of Investigator for the DD population. — Email
--------------- Area Directors -------------------
--------------- Area Directors -------------------

Abilene Office --- Regina Wilson, Area Director — Email
Abilene Office --- Regina Wilson, Area Director
 — Email
Amarillo Office --- Desiree Banda, Area Director — Email
Amarillo Office --- Desiree Banda, Area Director
Desiree Banda joined Daybreak in May 2014. Prior to joining Daybreak, Desiree worked with another HCS/TxHml provider for over seven years providing services to individuals with intellectual disabilities in both a residential and supervisory capacity. Desiree is a credentialed Supported Employment and Job Placement Specialist with the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. Desiree holds both a BBA and MBA degree from West Texas A&M University in finance and management — Email
Austin Office ---
Austin Office ---

Brownwood Office --- Richard Nohl, Assistant Area Director — Email
Brownwood Office --- Richard Nohl, Assistant Area Director
Richard Nohl joined Daybreak in 2004 and has over 25 years of experience serving people with Intellectual Disabilities. Prior to coming to Daybreak, he worked at the Abilene State Supported Living Center for 10 years and as the Vocational Director at the Betty Hardwick Center for 9 years.  — Email
Bryan/College Station Office --- JoLynn Dunn, Area Director — Email
Bryan/College Station Office --- JoLynn Dunn, Area Director
Jo Lynn joined Daybreak in March 2011. Jo Lynn has worked as Residential Manager, Support Manger and Training Coordinator while at Daybreak. Jo Lynn became Area Director in May 2013. Prior to joining the Daybreak team Jo Lynn worked as Direct Support Coordinator for another private HCS and ICF/ID provider. Jo Lynn worked as Day Habilitation Director for a private state licensed Day Habilitation Facility. Jo Lynn has  — Email
Dallas HCS Office --- Stephanie Williams, Area Director — Email
Dallas HCS Office --- Stephanie Williams, Area Director
Stephanie Williams joined Daybreak in August of 2004 as a team member and then as a Lead Team Coordinator before becoming the Area Director for Amarillo. She has attended Texas Tech University. Prior to coming to Daybreak, Stephanie worked at the Lubbock State School for five years. She also has over three years experience in home health services as a Field Supervisor, and four years work experience at an Intermediate Care Facility for individuals with developmental disabilities.
 — Email
Dallas ICF/ID Office --- Michael Hornbaker, Director — Email
Dallas ICF/ID Office --- Michael Hornbaker, Director
Michael has been with the Daybreak ICF/ID programs for 15 years. Prior to this he worked at the Terrell State Hospital and at the Fort Worth State School for 8 years. Michael has a Bachelors degree from the University of Iowa.
 — Email
Fort Worth Office --- Marnette Simon, Area Director — Email
Fort Worth Office --- Marnette Simon, Area Director
Marnette Simon joined Daybreak in December 2000 as a Record Coordinator. She was promoted to Office Manager, Regional Office Manager and Assistant Area Director before becoming the Area Director for the Fort Worth area office. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Communication Management from Devry University. Prior to coming to Daybreak, Marnette worked 11 years as an Assistant Record Manager in a Health Management Organization. She also worked 12 years as a Health Information Supervisor in a hospital environment.
 — Email
Lubbock Office --- Cindy Davis, Area Director — Email
Lubbock Office --- Cindy Davis, Area Director
Cindy began working at Daybreak in 1997. Cindy attended Texas Lutheran College and worked 19 years at Lubbock State School. Through the Habilitation Therapies Department, Cindy specialized in working with people with hearing and visual deficits. Cindy received training at the Helen Keller National Training Center and provides training to Daybreak Staff who serve individuals through the Deaf-Blind Waiver.
 — Email
Mexia Office --- Mary Smith, Area Director — Email
Mexia Office --- Mary Smith, Area Director
Mary has over 25 years of service experience in the field of developmental disabilities. She began her career at the Mexia State School. She has since worked as a QMRP and Case Manager in the public and private sectors. She began working in the HCS program in 1997 before coming to Daybreak Community Services in November, 2000. Mary graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and The University of Texas at Tyler, Texas with a Masters Degree in Vocational Education.
 — Email
North Dallas Office --- Stephanie Williams, Area Director — Email
North Dallas Office --- Stephanie Williams, Area Director
Stephanie Williams joined Daybreak in August of 2004 as a team member and then as a Lead Team Coordinator before becoming the Area Director for Amarillo. She has attended Texas Tech University. Prior to coming to Daybreak, Stephanie worked at the Lubbock State School for five years. She also has over three years experience in home health services as a Field Supervisor, and four years work experience at an Intermediate Care Facility for individuals with developmental disabilities.
 — Email
San Angelo Office --- Carla Anzar, Area Director — Email
San Angelo Office --- Carla Anzar, Area Director
Carla joined the Daybreak team in March of 2001. She had previously worked with another private provider as a Home Manager in the ICF program for 3 years. Carla has been involved with the visual and hearing impaired population for 5 years in Lubbock with Daybreak. She is certified to train Daybreak staff in working with people with hearing and visual deficits.
 — Email
San Antonio Office --- Diane Chaparro, Area Director — Email
San Antonio Office --- Diane Chaparro, Area Director
 — Email
Temple Office ---
Temple Office ---

Wichita Falls Office --- Regina Wilson, Area Director — Email
Wichita Falls Office --- Regina Wilson, Area Director
 — Email




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