Tracy Cieniewicz, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Cieniewicz has worked in the disability field for 14 years with United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley, Inc. (UCP Huntsville). Her professional experience includes fundraising, grant writing, program development, assistive technology, public relations, and website administration. She currently serves as director of Alabama Lifespan Respite, a statewide program of UCP Huntsville and staffing entity to the governor-appointed Alabama Lifespan Respite Coalition. In this role, Tracy oversees administration of program staff and activities, program development, grant management, legislative communication, and Coalition activities. Tracy is a graduate of the University of North Alabama and Leadership Huntsville.
Carley Frensley, Project Coordinator, email@example.com
Carley Frensley, who joined the Alabama Respite team in May 2018, is originally from Oxford and earned her bachelor’s of social work degree at Jacksonville State University. Carley’s duties include creating, scheduling and conducting respite education trainings, lunch and learns, respite clinics, caregiver support groups, and public awareness opportunities for caregivers throughout Alabama. She is also excited to launch ALR’s new Caregiver Wellness Initiative to offer mental health counseling assistance to ALR caregivers.
Carolyn McGlamry, Caregiver Resource Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn McGlamry, a native of England who moved to Huntsville in July 2016, is a qualified social worker as well as a non-profit grant writer for 10 years in the UK. Carolyn joined the Alabama Respite team in April 2018 and serves caregivers enrolled in participating Alabama Cares respite reimbursement programs during her regularly scheduled office hours, M-F, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Elena Swan, Respite Resource Assistant, email@example.com
Elena Swan, a New Orleans native who moved to Huntsville in 2015, has more than 20 years experience working with individuals of all ages and abilities to connect them with needed resources. Elena joined the Alabama Respite team in January 2021 and serves caregivers enrolled in the Universal and DMH respite reimbursement programs, as well as those who qualify for Emergency respite, Caregiver Wellness, and education stipends.
Vonda Reeves, South Alabama Training Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vonda Reeves, who has 29 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities and their families, is contracted with Alabama Respite to conduct respite education trainings and public awareness opportunities to benefit caregivers in the southernmost part of the state. In addition to currently working as a Parent Consultant for Children’s Rehabilitation Service, Vonda has also served as a member of The Alabama Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC), a member of the Alabama Council of Disabilities (1993-1995; reappointed 2012-present), owned and operated Helping Angels Caregiving and Respite Service for seven years, and currently serves as a member of the University Center for Excellence of Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for Civitan Consumer Advisory Committee, and a member of Charting the LifeCourse Planning Team in Alabama.