Tracy Cieniewicz, Director, email@example.com
Tracy Cieniewicz has worked in the disability field since 2007 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.