Tracy Cieniewicz, Lifespan Services Director,

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. She is a member of the ARCH National Respite Network member (2018-Present). 

Jenny Stang, Caregiver Outreach Specialist,

Jenny Stang joined the Alabama Lifespan Respite team in 2023 bringing with her professional experience in crisis counseling, family advocacy, mental health education, and community outreach. Her focus as caregiver outreach specialist includes resource education and research-based practices for mindfulness, mental well-being, and holistic self care for caregivers statewide. Her duties include forming collaborative community partnerships, assisting caregivers with resource referrals, supporting Caregiver Wellness Initiative activities, and creating, scheduling, conducting, advertising, and curating caregiver respite education trainings, workshops, lunch and learns, and public awareness opportunities for caregivers statewide. Jenny is a 2021 graduate of Liberty University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in social work. She is a member of the ARCH National Respite Network member (2023-Present). 

Carolyn McGlamry, Caregiver Resource Coordinator,

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 Lifespan Respite team in April 2018 and assists caregivers enrolled in participating Alabama Cares respite reimbursement programs during her regularly scheduled office hours, M-F, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Diana Smith, Caregiver Intake Specialist,

Diana Smith joined the Alabama Lifespan Respite team in 2023 and is a native to Huntsville. Her professional experience includes over 20 years as administrative and management staff in the medical community. She has 10 years of experience specializing in patient reimbursement. The Caregiver Intake Specialist assists caregivers enrolled in the Universal, DMH, and CRS respite reimbursement programs, as well as those who qualify for Emergency respite, Caregiver Wellness, and education stipends.