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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.

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 Marketing Committee Chair and 2024 Chair Elect.

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.

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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Teri Givens, LBSW
Social Worker
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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 two (so far).

Teri has over 25 year's experience working as a licensed social worker.  She learned early in her career that the population she enjoyed working with most were older adults and has spent the majority of her career working with that population.  Her experience includes skilled nursing facility social work, nursing facility relocation to community, community case management and hospital discharge planning.  She obtained her Texas Real Estate License in 2018 and has been able to produce 2 million in sales over the last few years.  She began working at The Wellness Center in 2020 in the ESG and Homeless Prevention Grants.  

Teri has been married to husband Scott for 28 years and they have 3 grown children together.  She enjoys hanging out with family and friends, music, movies, gardening and just about anything related to housing. 

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Raelyn VanDenEynde
Office Manager

Raelyn VanDenEynde currently has her associate degree. She just recently married a USMC veteran in February of 2022, and they have one beautiful baby girl. They welcomed Hallee Rae into their lives in April of 2023. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, crocheting, and beekeeping.

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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 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. 

Maggie Carabbio, LPC 
Counselor

Maggie Carabbio is a masters level counselor licensed in the state of Texas. She earned a master's degree in Community Counseling from Texas Woman's University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from University of Texas at Dallas.  She has worked in a clinical outpatient setting since 2007 helping individuals struggling with mental illness. Her roles have included all levels of case management, intake and counseling. She works with clients to create a safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without judgement.   

Maggie has been married to Anthony since 2002. They have an eleven-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter. Maggie is an animal lover and would love to adopt every animal in need. For now, she only has two rescues: a Great Pyrenees named Olaf and a tabby cat named Muffin. 

In her free time, Maggie prioritizes spending time with family and friends. She enjoys volunteering at church and at her children's schools.  

While attending college Maggie fell in love with the senior population when she worked in assisted and independent living homes. She is very excited for the opportunity to provide counseling and support to the senior population and their caregivers at the Wellness Center for Older Adults. 

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