Joy Hinkelman
Executive Director
Ann Chinloy, LCSW
Counselor

Joy Hinkelman, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Wellness Center for Older Adults, has an extensive career in the non-profit sector. She served as the Office Manager of the Wellness Center for Older Adults prior to being appointed to the position of Executive Director in October of 2018.  Joy has worked with four non-profit entities during the last 15 years. She has been instrumental in the arenas of both Development and Operations of these agencies. 

Joy has a tremendous heart of the older adult population and leading the Wellness Center into the future is fulfilling both her professional and personal goals. She is very much looking forward to enhancing the Center’s already-established relationships within our community as well as creating new connections to benefit seniors.  The Wellness Center for Older Adults anticipates a bright future under Joy’s leadership.  Joy’s inspiration for serving older adults stems from an unexplainable lifelong heart for seniors. 

Joy finds enjoyment in quilting, gardening, and spending time with her husband and adult children. She is the proud mother of Samantha and Spenser. Samantha is a veterinarian technician in Frisco while Spenser is a United States Marine currently stationed in California. Joy was especially happy to recently announce the birth of her precious granddaughter Olivia Grace.    

Ann Chinloy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who’s area of practice has always been Mental Health. She has been counseling individuals for 33 years. Ann joined the WCOA in 2011 and has thoroughly enjoyed her work with this special population as well as with their Caregivers who need support and guidance concerning how to best care for their loved ones.

Lee Stark, MA, LBSW
Social Worker
Veronica Simes, MS, LPC-Intern, NCC
Counselor and Educator
Under the supervision of
Vanessa Moore Hundley M.Ed., LPC-S

Veronica Simes enjoys finding ways to make life brighter, and to reduce challenges, for clients of the Wellness Center for Older Adults. She has opportunities to assist clients through the Project Independence program, Buried in Treasures Classes, Memory Café, Support Groups and community education events.  Veronica is an LPC-Intern, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Dementia Practitioner, with a background in healthcare.  While working toward full LPC licensure, she is supervised by Vanessa Moore Hundley M Ed., LPC-S

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.

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).

Michelle Owen
Office Manager

Having a background and Associates degree in graphic design, Michelle also has a career as a custom cake decorator that she pursues part 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 as the Office Manager combines those interests  within the Wellness Center. She can keep schedules maintained and design marketing collateral in the same day.

 

Michelle loves the mission of the Wellness Center, her coworkers and the clients she gets to see regularly. Her passions include her three beloved bulldogs, raising monarch butterflies and gardening.  

Susan Barclay, B.S.N, RN 
Nurse

Susan Barclay, BSN, RN graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1982.  Following graduation, she moved to Dallas, TX to complete a year-long nursing internship in Critical Care and Trauma at Parkland Memorial Hospital followed by a year as a Staff RN in the Parkland Burn ICU.  Susan returned Augusta, Georgia and spent the next few years wrking at the Medical College in the Trauma and Burn Units but Texas was now in her DNA. She made it back to the DFW area in 1990 and now calls Texas home.   

 

As Susan grew older, both chronologically and in her career, her interest in the physical and emotional healthcare needs of our senior population began to develop.  She began to understand on a first hand basis some of the difficulties our senior population face on a regular basis. The mission of the Wellness Center, “to assist older adults in achieving their highest levels of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being” directly corresponds to Susans professional and personal goals.  

 

Susan finds her daily dose of sunshine in her 13 year old hound dog, Circle. They found each other at the SPCA in 2007.  Circle spreads sunshine and happiness everywhere he goes.

Shelia James
Case Worker

Shelia James, Bachelor of Social Work Degree (BSW) from the University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy!) For the past 10 years she has coordinated services for seniors and people with disabilities.  

 

Originally from Mississippi, she spent 4 years there working with the Area Agency on Aging under the Medicaid Waiver Program. Shelia's hobbies include working out, watching football and basketball. She enjoys being a servant to others connecting  people to appropriate services and helping to improve their quality of life.

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