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Joy Hinkelman
Executive Director
Nora Gravois, LMSW-IPR
#15214, DCP, CALM
Counselor
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Lee Stark, MA, LBSW
Social Worker

Lee Stark is a Texas Licensed Social Worker and is also a HI-CAP certified Benefits Counselor.  Mr. Stark has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and has worked with older adults for over 20 years. Settings he has worked in include: skilled nursing, hospice, out-patient rehabilitation, and non-profit. 

His professional interests include caring for individuals with dementia, benefits counseling, hoarding interventions, and preventing homelessness.  His personal hobbies include reading science fiction and historical biographies, fossil collecting and Boy Scout activities with his two sons. 

Lee was recently awarded a 2018 Prism Award given by the Mental Health America of Greater Dallas for his long time service to seniors in our community.

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Michelle Owen
Program Coordinator

Having a background and Associates degree in graphic design, Michelle was once a business owner of a custom cake bakery that she pursues in her free time. One of her interests has always been the geriatric field, and she used to volunteer at several nursing homes doing crafts or manicures for the residents. Her position is now the Program Coordinator for the Project Independence and Beyond Blue transportation programs, as well as a case manager for clients of Beyond Blue in McKinney's 75069 zip code. 

Michelle loves the mission of the Wellness Center, her coworkers and the clients she gets to see regularly. Her passions include her five beloved rescued bulldogs, raising monarch butterflies and gardening.  She's also involved in other nonprofit groups; one that rescues dogs and another active in community projects. She also participates with the McKinney Chamber of Commerce as the Senior Services Alliance secretary,

Nora Gravois is a licensed master’s level social worker with Independent Practitioner recognition and certified as a Dementia Care Provider and Assisted Living Manager.  She has practiced in clinical and non-clinical settings since 1987, working with individuals and families to provide supports with birth to end of life needs. Nora’s early career was working in foster care and adoption; however, she has spent the last 15 years supporting patients and families in Hospice, Home Health, Intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy for older adults, Memory Care, and Hospital case-management.  Nora has spent the last 8 years as a geriatric social worker with a specialty in Dementia care and caregiver supports, helping older persons and their families with case-management support in the community, their home, and in facilities.   

Nora has been married to Mike since 1988, they have one adult daughter and chosen sons (now adults) by way of fostered relationships. She enjoys meeting people, traveling, reading, gardening, and working outdoors; her favorite moments are spent laughing with friends.  Nora and her husband have shared a passion for serving others in the community, and in church ministry since 1996.  She looks forward to adding her passion for helping and serving others to the mission of the Wellness Center for Older Adults.

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Pam Thompson, LCSW
Counselor

Pam Thompson is a master’s level licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of direct clinical experience. She has practiced in multiple hospitals, outpatient offices and community settings since 1999. She has worked with individuals and families needing assistance with mental health counseling, palliative care counseling, grief counseling, crisis counseling, substance abuse counseling and community support, . Pam’s early career was working at the VA Medical Center assisting veterans and their families in the area of mental health counseling, trauma counseling, grief support and end of life counseling. Pam has spent the last 6 years working in the behavioral health field providing mental health counseling services to an array of clients ranging from adolescent to geriatric.

 

Pam has been married for 20 years and has two teenage children. She enjoys listening to all types of music, reading, gardening, bike riding, boating, camping and exploring the outdoors. Pam and her family especially love visiting amusement parks and water parks in the local area. Pam is excited to provide counseling services at the Wellness Center for Older Adults and to continue her passion for helping others in improving their quality of life.

 

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Teri Givens, LBSW
Social Worker

Joy Hinkelman is the Executive Director for the Wellness Center for Older Adults.  Joy has been with the Wellness Center since 2015.  Joy holds a degree in Organizational Development with a focus on Nonprofit Management. Being an avid learner, Joy also holds certifications in areas such as Nonprofit Management, Marketing, and Development.  During her 25-year career in the nonprofit sector, Joy has held leadership roles in fields primarily revolving around mental health.  Joy’s lifelong affinity to our elder population makes her position at the Wellness Center a perfect fit.

 

Joy and her husband Gary, a retired USAF MSgt, have two adult children: Samantha an Army soldier, and Spenser a Marine.  Joy’s greatest source of happiness is time spent with her granddaughter, Olivia and grandson, Elijah.  In her free time, Joy enjoys gardening, quilting, crocheting, and simply spending time with her family.  Joy and her family have always been active volunteers within the community, so it is not surprising that she is heavily involved in Rotary.  Joy is a member of the Plano West Rotary Club

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Raelyn VanDenEynde
Officer Manager

Raelyn VanDenEynde currently has her associates degree and is on path to get her bachelor’s degree in human resource management at the University of North Texas. She just recently married a USMC veteran in February of 2022. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, crocheting, and beekeeping.

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Audrey Werner, B.S.N, RN, M.A
Nurse

Audrey Werner RN, B.S.N., M.A. - nurse with 20 years experience (including Emergency Room and Public Health Nursing), National Speaker, Professor for an on-line college, wife, mom of four, mother in law to one, and grandma to one (so far).

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Cindy Manley, B.S.N, RN
Nurse

Cynthia Manley, B.S.N, RN is a nurse with 46 years experience in orthopedics, gerontology and worker's compensation. She is a wife, mom to four adult children, mother-in-law to three, grandmother to seven (so far). On top of that, more dogs, cats and rabbits than she can count!

Cindy has come out of retirement to join our team at the Wellness Center for Older Audlts.