OUR STAFF

Lindy

Lindy Perry-Garnette, MSW

Executive Director

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.

Dan

Don Scales, MPA

arcBARKS Director

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: dscales@arcbarks.com

Alison

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

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: bjones@arcg.org

Stela

Stela Tomas

Employment Specialist

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: stomas@arcg.org

Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith

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.

Lyndsay

Lyndsay Champion

Program Support Specialist

Lyndsay Champion is a Program Support Specialist and has worked with The Arc of Greensboro for 10 years. She has experience coordinating the Challenger Sports League for baseball, basketball and bowling. Lyndsay was the Director for the RemArcable Community for 5 years, a meaningful day program provided by The Arc of Greensboro that operated a pottery studio and offered holistic daily life skills classes and therapies. Currently, Lyndsay works behind the scenes, publishing the monthly Arc Advocate Newsletter, keeping the community up to date with the best resources and inspiration in Greensboro.  Lyndsay can be reached at: lchampion@arcg.org

Lean Isaac

Leah Isaac

Receptionist

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 Boyd

Charles Boyd

Custodian

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.

Chardae

Chardae Sykes

Employment Specialist

Chardae Sykes is an Employment Specialist and has worked for The Arc of Greensboro for one year. She has 12 years of experience in the Human Services field. Chardae enjoys working with the I/DD population and is ecstatic to continue growing and serving. Chardae can be reached at: CSykes@arcg.org

Almesha

Almesha Mitchell, BS

Employment Specialist

Almesha Mitchell, BS is an Employment Specialist and has worked for The Arc of Greensboro for one year. She has a BS in Human Development and Family studies from UNC Greensboro. Almesha previously worked with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in an adult day center setting for over four years. She values equality for the individuals The Arc serve. As an employment specialist, Almesha understands the importance of support in the workplace just as much as the home. Almesha engages clients and establishes relationships with families directed towards job development, obtaining, and maintaining employment. Almesha can be reached at: amitchell@arcg.org

Nancy

Nancy Overby

Lead Community Navigator

Nancy Overby is the Lead Community Navigator. She began with The Arc of Greensboro in 2016 as a volunteer. Nancy joined the staff in 2016 as a Program Assistant with arcBarks, and transitioned to the Community Navigator role in 2017. As a Community Navigator, she provides support for individuals with I/DD, and their families, providing resources, advocacy, future-planning, and developing positive strategies to overcome challenges in a variety of settings. Nancy's passion for serving this population developed from her experience being the mother of a child with Autism, as she has personally navigated the challenges that those in the I/DD community encounter on a daily basis. Nancy can be reached at: noverby@arcg.org

Marcy

Marcy Williams

Community Navigator

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: mwilliams@arcg.org

maddie

Maddie Ward

Maddie Ward is a UNCG Graduate Assistant for The Arc of Greensboro. She is working on her Master's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Maddie is originally from northern Virginia. She has been with The Arc for the past year, working with Aktion club, Challenger Sports and assisting in other program areas when needed.