Lander Office Staff

Robin Griffin

Robin serves as WSIL’s Business Manager.  She worked in City government for 32 years starting out an accounting clerk, administrative secretary, deputy city clerk/planner and finally city clerk/planner for the City of Lander until 2017.

Robin is married with two children and three grandchildren.   Robin and her husband Wayne started Griffin Enterprises Inc., an automotive repair business in 2006.  Their oldest son now owns and operates the business.

Robin enjoys the outdoors, history, reading and quilting.

 

Donna Langelier

Donna is the Program Manager for Project Out, and serves consumers in Park, Big Horn, Washakie, Hot Springs and Fremont Counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation.  She was born and raised in Maine, and relocated to Wyoming nine years ago.  Donna attended the University of Maine studying social services then went onto Husson College where her emphasis in studies was marketing.

Donna’s interests have long been in the human service field, as a social worker in both a hospital as well as the Maine Department of Corrections.  Since moving to Wyoming she has spent the majority of her time employed working in various capacities for Independent Living Centers helping people with a disability to live independently

If you ask her what her favorite sport is you can be guaranteed the answer will be professional football, and her favorite team is, “Of course, the  New England Patriots.”  The person Donna most admires is Mother Teresa, and she has spent time working at her Mission in Haiti.

 

Marcia Henthorn

Marcia is the Program Manager for the Transportation Programs, and serves consumers in Fremont and Sublette Counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation.  Prior to working with WSIL, Marcia served 6 years in the U.S. Army followed by 13 years as a registered nurse her home state of Iowa. Marcia and her long-time partner Mark relocated to Wyoming in 2010 to take advantage of the many outdoor activities in their adopted home of Lander.  Marcia has lived and worked in Lander for three years and shares her home with Mark and their four rescue cats.

 

Valentina Knutson

Val is an Independent Living Specialist, serving Fremont and Sublette Counties, as well as the Wind River Indian Reservation. Val was born and raised in the Lander area and graduated from Central Wyoming College with an associate’s degree in Social Sciences. Val has worked with people with disabilities for over 23 years first through the Wyoming Life Resource center and then with the University of Wyoming-Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. This work included coordinating with other agencies to focus on employment & evacuation efforts for people with disabilities. Val and her husband have lived in Lander for over twenty years and she enjoys spending her time off with family and her year old Border Collie/Red Heeler mix, Rowdy.

 

Darlene Soule

Darlene is a Case Manager in the Self Directed Care Program.  She serves consumers in Fremont, Sublette, Teton and Lincoln Counties, and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Darlene grew up in a small town in Vermont.  Her first job was a CNA at a nursing home where she loved helping the residents there and making them smile and feel special.  Darlene attended Castleton State College and received a BA in Psychology and subsequently worked at a Training School for people with disabilities, helping them to accomplish more than they ever thought possible.

Darlene and her family moved to Connecticut for four years, she loved being by the ocean more than the crowds and they eventually moved to Wyoming where she has now lived for many years and enjoys the wide open spaces as well as hunting and fishing.   Darlene has worked in Wyoming as a case manager for children/adults with disabilities and TBI as well as the Crisis Pregnancy Center/ Boys & Girls Club and Administrator of an Assisted Living facility.  Darlene has also continued her education by taking classes at Central Wyoming College, including Counseling courses.

Darlene has also experienced the need for compassionate human services work at a very personal level, due to the terminal illness and hospice care for her late husband, and the impact that had on her and her sons’ lives.  Darlene believes that the trying times she has experienced have helped her build endurance, strength and character and also give her empathy for others going through their situations.

 

Carol Sims