Susan is WSIL’s Business Manager. Susan has worked in the financial, administrative and human services fields for the past 25 years as a bookkeeper, administrative assistant, housing counselor and director for a low-income, non-profit housing agency.
She is a country girl at heart growing up in rural Midvale, Pavillion and Kinnear and dreams of the day she can retire and live in the mountains. 4-H and FFA were a large part of her life and she and her best friend were the first “girls” to join Future Farmers of America (FFA) at Wind River High School near Kinnear in 1974. She graduated from Central Wyoming College in 1979 with an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science.
Susan and her husband built their home in Riverton 18 years ago. They have a daughter and a son, daughter-in-law and grandson. When Susan is not glued to a computer screen she loves traveling and camping with her family and playing with her grandson and her two “puppies” who are actually 4 and 6 years old. She also loves listening to non-fiction audio books and scrapbooking.
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 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.
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.
Kelly Inglet is an Independent Living Specialist, who serves Fremont and Hot Springs Counties. Kelly has been with WSIL since April, 2016.
Kelly has worked in the Human Services field for 20 years. Most recently for the United States Air Force in the Mental Health Clinic at FE Warren Air Force Base, and at the Wyoming Honor Farm in the Intensive Treatment Unit for Substance Abuse. Kelly attended Central Wyoming College for a degree in Human Services with an emphasis on substance abuse/addictions.
Growing up, Kelly moved many times due to her father’s job with the BLM. She has lived in Montana, Utah and Wyoming. She enjoyed all of the locations and made many new friends. She decided to settle in Lander when her three children were young and has lived in Lander for more than 20 years. She has two boys with a girl in the middle.
Kelly loves to watch movies with her grown children and to read and listen to music. She loves to wake up in the morning and listen to NPR (National Public Radio) in the morning before work.
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.