In 2004, Barbara joined her husband, Dave Myers, co-founder and Executive Director of Evergreen Service Providers, to restructure and oversee operation of the non-profit agency that was created to serve adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and place them in loving, supportive Host Homes. After Dave’s passing, Barbara assumed the role of Executive Director. She leads a team of smart, compassionate, and service-minded people to carry out Evergreen’s mission.
Prior to joining Evergreen, Barbara had two decades of hospital case management experience and managed a day program for the developmentally disabled, working closely with Federal and State funding sources. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Services from Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Most rewarding to Barbara in her role as Executive Director is seeing the IDD Individuals served by Evergreen thrive in loving, nurturing homes, improve their quality of life and achieve their goals. Outside of work, Barbara enjoys spending her personal time with her family and her dogs, Bobby and Annie.
Community Relations Manager
Richard cultivates and establishes new Host Home Providers for Evergreen Service Providers and coordinates training and development for them as well as for Family Caregivers. He develops and maintains relationships and communication with Community Centered Boards and Case Managers of IDD Individuals. Richard also coordinates meet-and-greets between IDD Individuals and prospective Host Home Providers to find the perfect fit.
Richard has worked with agencies and persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for 25+ years and holds a Master of Education and Human Resource Studies degree.
Most meaningful to Richard about the role he fills at Evergreen Service Providers is assisting Individuals to find the right placement to fit their needs and preferences. Away from work Richard enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, and developing his culinary skills.
Deanne provides support to the Executive Director, Evergreen staff, and Host Home Providers and handles many administrative responsibilities. Serving IDD Individuals, she ensures that each person’s Medicaid and Social Security benefits are eligible and current and processes Medicaid billing. She tracks the personal needs of the IDD Individuals Evergreen serves and follows up to make sure those needs are met.
Deanne has a college education with an emphasis on accounting. The most rewarding part of Deanne’s role with Evergreen is getting to know the Host Home Providers and supporting them in any way she can to ensure that all of Evergreen Service Providers’ Individuals have a nice, safe place to live.
Outside of work, Deanne enjoys spending her personal time with her family and friends and enjoys a beach and palm trees when she has the opportunity.
Bryce manages programs and provides support to the IDD Individuals and Host Home Providers served by Evergreen Service Providers.
Bryce first became acquainted with the IDD community through volunteer work. His career includes providing direct care, in-home services, working with a day program, and as a case manager at the Community Centered Boards level where he learned the ins and outs of Medicaid requirements and benefits for IDD Individuals – valuable knowledge for his position at Evergreen. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Sociology from Ohio University – and is a die-hard fan of the Bobcats. He also played football for ten years.
Bryce believes that both his football and criminal justice experience enhance what he has to offer the Individuals with whom he works, both in terms of communication and structuring a great game plan for each client. Away from work he enjoys lifting weights, collecting comic books, honing his video game skills, outdoor activities with his wife, and spending time with the two dogs, two cats, hamster, and gecko that share their home.
Jamie Scott oversees the medical needs and care of the IDD Individuals served by Evergreen Service Providers. A nurse for 20 years, she works closely with Evergreen’s Host Home Providers, supporting them in the care of the Individuals who share their homes, making herself available to answer any medical questions they may have. Her triaging and assessment skills are invaluable when working with IDD Individuals since they may sometimes be unable to fully communicate their symptoms and concerns. Jamie finds that listening is key and acts as their eyes and ears, often to be able to advise HHPs whether a situation is urgent or can wait for an appointment with the PCP.
She helps coordinate dental, vision, and annual physical appointments as well as follow-ups, monitors medication and medication changes, maintains medical records, provides resources and information about diet and healthcare, helps locate specialists, intercedes with doctors, acts as an advocate for Individuals, participates in service plan meetings, and maintains communication and coordination with the Evergreen staff.
Jamie shared that the IDD population appeals to her because they are vulnerable and need someone to watch out for them, advocate for them, and care for them. She enjoys making a difference for this community that she feels may be underserved.