Lindy Perry-Garnette, MSW
Lindy Perry-Garnette, MSW was selected as the Executive Director of The Arc of Greensboro in July 2021. She has over 35 years of experience in human services management in the nonprofit sector as well as in local government and has a life-long passion for advocating for those who need a voice. Lindy began her career developing and managing residential and supported employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities I/DD. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. Lindy serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Maryland Global College, where she teaches Diversity Awareness and Disability Studies. In addition to her professional work, Lindy is the parent of an adult son with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges.
Don Scales, MPA
Don Scales, MPA is the arcBARKS Director. He has worked at The Arc of Greensboro for 6 years, starting as arcBARKS Business Manager in June 2015 and becoming the Program Director in May 2018. Don graduated from James Madison University with a BA in History and attained a Master's in Public Affairs from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2015. During graduate school Don worked at Spring Garden Bakery while also completing internships at the NC Institute of Political Leadership and the City of Burlington City Manager's Office. Don is passionate about public service and advocating for individuals with intellectual disabilities. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and dog Ace, road cycling, and watching the English Premier League. Don can be reached at: email@example.com
Alison Brubaker, M.Ed. Q.P.
Employment Specialist for Project SEARCH
Alison Brubaker, M.Ed. Q.P. is an Employment Specialist for Project SEARCH. She graduated from UNC-Greensboro with both a B.A. in Public Relations and Communication Studies and Master of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies of Preschool Education and Development. Alison previously worked for Guilford County Schools as a Tutor and Substitute Teacher. This will be Alison's 10th year with Project SEARCH. Alison can be reached at: Abrubaker@arcg.org
Billie Jones, M.Ed
Job Specialist with Project SEARCH
Billie Jones, M.Ed is a Job Specialist with Project SEARCH. She has an undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree from UNC Chapel Hill in Special Education. Billie spent 32 Years teaching with Guilford County Schools. She is in her 8th year working with The Arc. Billie can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stela Tomas is an Employment Specialist at The Arc of Greensboro. She has served individuals with I/DD since 1989. Stela's experience includes working in day programs across different agencies. Since January 2008 Stela has worked with The Arc of Greensboro assisting consumers with job placements. She thrives on seeing consumers find success in their jobs, and in their lives, enjoying activities such as attaining a driving license, living independently and being successful in all endeavors of their choosing. Stela considers it a privilege to be allowed to participate in the lives of those she serves by way of lending her assistance and support. Stela can be reached at: email@example.com
Assistant Director of arcBARKS
Andrea Smith has been the Assistant Director of arcBARKS since May 2018. She attended UNCG for Biological and Cultural Anthropology before making a career switch to professional baking. Andrea came to arcBARKS with a background in professional baking and business management. Since Andrea joined The Arc of Greensboro, arcBARKS has utilized her Research and Development experience and expertise to release two new types of treats. Andrea loves her position at arcBARKS and the opportunity to teach arcBARKS Bakers all the processes that go into treat production.
James Rex, AS, is an Employment Specialist for the Arc of Greensboro. He graduated from Kaplan University in 2016 with an Associate of Science degree in Human Services. Previously, James has been a Peer Support Specialist, Case Manager, Life Coach, and Employment Specialist. James is dedicated and passionate about serving others. He advocates and invests in the lives of individuals with IDD and life controlling issues. In his spare time James spends time with his family, likes to golf, is an avid NFL fan, and likes to watch his favorite team, the Green Bay Packers, during football season.
Leah has been the part-time Receptionist with The Arc of Greensboro since 2012. She is a 2006 graduate of Eastern High School. Since beginning work with The Arc of Greensboro, Leah has gotten her driver's license and a van making getting to and from work much easier. Leah has lived in her own apartment since 2016.
Charles has been the part-time Custodian with The Arc of Greensboro since May 1989. He makes sure the offices are spotless and clutter free. In addition to his custodial work, Charles brings a bright smile to work every day and entertains staff with his beautiful voice.
Marcy Williams is a Community Navigator. She started with The Arc of Greensboro as a volunteer and joined the staff in 2015 as a Billing Specialist. In 2018 Marcy transferred to the Community Navigator program as she wanted to help more individuals and families with advocacy and support. For many years prior to coming to The Arc, Marcy was a paralegal. She left employment for about 13 years to care for a family member with special needs. Marcy may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Office Manager
Jada Dunn has been with the Arc of Greensboro since April 2022. She started as our Special Projects Specialist, assisting with events and donation tracking. Beginning in August 2022 Jada assumed the role of Financial Office Manager. Jada is very passionate about the work she does and will assist in any way possible. She is eager to teach and also continuing education to be able to assist our clients and the team of the Arc of Greensboro. Jada has over 5 years working with non-profit organizations in the triad area. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing and spending time with her family and volunteering with events and other programs with the Arc of Greensboro and other non-profit agencies.