Our team of Support Coorinators are advocates for people with disabilities and their families. As Advocates, we find and explore options to assist in creating the best life possible, through coordinating supports, requesting needed services, and linking with community resources, Our goal is to help those we work with achieve a high quality of life with as much independence as possible. We ensure State and Medicaid requirements are met to maintain eligibility for needed funding. Support Coordination includes frequent visits to monitor and ensure providers are meeting health and safety needs, and that families and individuals are satisfied with supports. Our mission is to instill hope, dignity, and empowerment in the lives of those we serve.
We are pleased to introduce our team of Support Coordinators-
Amy Demler graduated from USU in Family and Human Development with a minor in Social Work. During the last 16 years she has filled many roles in the disabilities field, including Director of Professional Parent and Family Supports for a local provider and Adviser to People First (a consumer driven, self-advocacy group). Through these experiences she has obtained a knowledge of the many supports and services in the community and uses these resources to help meet the needs of those she works with. Family preservation is important to Amy, as she has seen that the stresses of family life can be compounded when a disability is present. She works to improve quality of life and desires to create supports that are meaningful to those she works alongside. Amy is currently a Support Coordinator and Partner with Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC. She enjoys reading, painting, history, playing with her family, running, and being outdoors.
Gordon graduated from Utah State University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development. For the past 5 years he has worked as a Support Coordinator and Partner at Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC. He enjoys working with individuals with special needs and their families. He advocates with the belief that all people deserve respect, dignity and the highest quality of life. Growing up on his grandfather’s farm, Gordon was taught the value of hard work and dependability. He is married to Michele Pace from Logan and together they have three children. Their oldest, a son, has autism. Gordon’s hobbies include: woodworking, gardening, racquetball, reading, biking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
DiAnne is a graduate of Utah State University. She has over 20 years of experience in the disability services field, incuding 12 years as a Support Coordinator. DiAnne’s work experience has given her a knowledge of and working relationship with a wide variety of community resources. She is concerned about the happiness and well being of consumers on her caseload and is a creative problem solver with a history of open communication and cooperation. DiAnne has a caring nature and desires to improve quality of life for consumers with whom she works. DiAnne is a Partner and Support Coordinator with Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling, gardening, writing, painting, reading, going for walks and hiking.
Rachael de la Hoz, a native Utahn, began her professional career in Logan after completing her education at Utah State University. She has filled a wide range of roles while working in the disabilities field for over 12 years. Currently, she works as a Support Coordinator and is a Partner with Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC. Rachael has assisted multiple families and individuals with diverse needs. She has found her work with disabled individuals and their loved ones very rewarding and enjoys supporting others to accomplish their goals and help meet their needs. In the past she has provided direct services, coordinated professional parent and family support for private care providers, worked as a support coordinator for the Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD), served as chairman for a disabilities human rights committee, represented disabled individuals on a local interagency council, and assisted disabled Spanish-speaking individuals and their families. During her free time, she enjoys being with her 3 children and husband, relaxing at home, traveling and playing outdoors. She loves what she does and has a passion for working with people.