Pam Verbarg, Executive Director
For over 28 years, Pam Verbarg has worked in the social service field providing a variety of support services to individuals in need. Starting as a Direct Support Professional, Pam has extensive experience supporting individuals in a wide variety of settings including residential, day program and employment settings. Pam’s work has included not just the day to day management of programs, but also budgeting, fiscal management and fundraising. Pam’s experience has crossed both large, national for-profit organizations with statewide services and community based nonprofits. Pam earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and holds a Master’s in Business Administration.
In addition to spending time with her husband and daughter, Pam enjoys creative pursuits including music and creating hand-crafted items. She can also be found supporting her husband’s small business in her off hours.
Pam has been excited to join the team at The Arc of Greater Boone County, noting that she was drawn to the organization due to its mission, quality of services and local connections throughout the community. “The work our staff has done in building relationships with community leaders and supporting people we serve to self-advocate and give back to our community through volunteering and other efforts truly makes The Arc GBC stand out.”
Karol King, Senior Director of Business Operations
For nearly 24 years, Karol King has managed the financial operations of The Arc of Greater Boone County. Karol started her career at The Arc as a part-time book keeper and now serves in the role of Business Director. Karol obtained her Accounting degree from Milligan College in Tennessee where she met her husband. In addition to enjoying her family of four children and three grandchildren, Karol likes to read, landscape, and travel. She currently resides in Lebanon, IN.
Karol passionately embraces the work and mission of The Arc of Greater Boone County and the opportunity it affords to make a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve.
Cassi Dean, Community Services Director
For over 15 years, Cassi Dean has worked in the social service field providing a variety of support services to individuals in need. Cassi has substantial experience managing residential settings, serving both children and adults in her community. Most recently, Cassi managed a large program providing 24 hour residential supports to individuals living in supported living homes throughout the Indianapolis area. Cassi earned her Associates Degree in Human Services and her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration.
In addition to spending family time with her husband and three children, Cassi also enjoys teaching ESL to school age children in China via an online learning platform, reading, jogging and playing with her dogs. Cassi currently resides in Speedway, IN. Cassi takes great pride in witnessing individuals reach their maximum potential.
Tracy Autrey, Facility Services Director
Over the last 25 years, Tracy Autrey has made a professional career at The Arc of Greater Boone County where she has held various positions. Tracy graduated from Indiana State University with a major in Recreation and Sports Management and played softball for the Sycamores. While in college, Tracy developed an interest in Special Olympics. She spent 20 years serving on the board for Special Olympics Boone County along with coaching the programs softball and basketball teams. In 2007, she received the Indiana Special Olympics Coach of the Year award.Tracy acknowledges her continued collaboration with the clients on Gasoline Alley (a micro business of The Arc GBC), Aktion Club/ Self-Advocates of Indiana and the accountability of each participant to maximize their potential to become productive members of their community as her motivation.
Tracy is proud of the expansion of facility based opportunities for participants resulting in the formation of lifelong relationships with community leaders. Tracy thanks our many community leaders for their support of our participants and looks forward to seeing our clients develop into community leaders themselves.
Karlie Rudbeck, Marketing and Fund Development Coordinator
Amanda Davids, Human Resource Generalist
Kristen Hodgin, Administrative Assistant
Personal & Community Services:
Trevor Davids, Personal and Community Services Manager
Beth Webb, Literacy and Wellness Specialist
Bonni Nicolai, Master Teaching Artist
Christie Kincaid-Shores, Mainstreet Enterprises Manager
Jessica Alexander, Manufacturing Process Technician
Troy Frisz, Job Connection Manager
Tracy Creek, Employment Consultant
Shannon Riley, Employment Consultant
Karen Lucas, Lead Transition Coordinator
Shannon Metzger, Pre- ETS Career Coach
Margaret Oberweiser, Community Membership Manager
Jeanette Jones, Community Membership Team Lead
Teresa Houghton, Community Membership Team Lead
Louise Knecht, WIC Coordinator