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Michael Chittenden

Michael Chittenden

Executive Director

The Arc of Nebraska

Executive Director at The Arc of Nebraska

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The Arc of Nebraska

Executive Director

Responsible for providing leadership and overall management of the organization. The Arc of Nebraska advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities and influence public policy.

Career medium 06
Career
Career medium 01

Kenmar Residential HCS Services, Inc.

Director HCS Services

Oversee all programatic and managerial details for the HCS program. Serve on provider association board and advocate at state legislative level for people with Intellectuall and Developmental Disabilities.

Career

ResCare

Executive Director

Comprehensive management authority for the business of Houston/Beaumont/Pearland operations, which include ICF/MR, Waiver Services (Home and Community based), Day Program Services and Texas CLASS. Manage the programmatic, operational, human resources, financial and political functions essential to both maintain existing business and grow new business opportunities within the greater Houston/Beaumont areas. Oversight of $17m annual budget, over 400 staff and all regulatory issues.

Career medium 05
Career
Career medium 06

Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Gulf Region Director

Directs the development of regional strategic and business plans consistent with the established mission, vision, core values and strategic plan of the organization, and ensures their proper execution. Participates in the development of the organization's strategic plan. Develops annual budgets and provides firm budget management to maintain costs and reduce loss from operations. Provides leadership to ensure best utilization of resources in obtaining corporate and regional goals, regulatory compliance, compliance with corporate and regional policies and to ensure the needs to individuals served are met. Creates, executes, and inteprets regional policies. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with local and state government, community leaders, pastors, congregations, county social service personnel, professional associations and other service providers as necessary in the overall management of the region. Evaluates needs and recommends opportunities for business development and expansion in the region. Reviews and evaluates the total regional performance on a continuing basis and provides direction for modification of systems and/or implementation of new systems. Anticipates and effectively deals with issues that could enhance the region's opportunities or adversely impact business results.

GOVERNOR'S DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Member 2008-2010
Provide oversight to ensure that persons placed in the custody of the state are receiving the least restrictive treatment and services necessary. Adopt positions on major policy issues and communicate those to the State of Nebraska Director of Health and Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Division.

Career

EMPLOYMENT WORKS

Extended Family Home Provider

Provided residential services to individuals with mental health and developmental disabilities, including behavioral disorders. Taught daily habilitative and coping skills and performed advocacy, during IEPs and IPPs, in order to provide smooth transitions into community-based services and activities for individuals in my care.

Career medium 04
Career

The Arc of Norfolk

Board Member

MOSAIC Northeast Nebraska Agency 2003

Executive Director

Managed all business and programmatic matters of the agency in accordance with regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, and within budgetary guidelines. Oversaw all program services, personnel management, budget preparation and financial management, quality assurance, and community/public relations. Developed/Implemented policy and procedures in order to provide quality services. Developed and revised the table of organization to meet the changing needs of the agency. Led advocacy efforts and served as community relations manager.

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 02

BETHPHAGE, INC

Behavior Management Coordinator

Developed, wrote, revised, and trained staff to implement behavior programs for residential and day program clientele in North Central and South Central regions. Trained staff in crisis prevention/intervention, performed team leadership roles and administrative tasks as necessary. Developed protective service plans and training for individuals on caseload, overseeing Human and Legal process including training Program Coordinators in this process, assured compliance with state and accreditation regulations. Developed Social/Sexual and Relationship policy for the agency. Member of Leadership Development Program.

Career

BENHAVEN, INC

Residential Supervisor, Residential Manager/Teacher

Supervision of direct care staff, habilitative and behavioral program development, managed program budget, trained and developed staff trainings, taught residents daily coping skills, maintained compliance with all state regulations.

Career medium 02
Career

Wayne State College

Bachelor of Science, Sociology