In-Home and Community Supports Committee

The In-Home and Community Supports Committee provides a networking forum for PAR members providing In-Home and Community Supports (IHCS), Companion and Unlicensed Respite to identify and act on the changes that need to occur to ensure these core services are preserved for the greatest number of ODP service recipients living in a private home.

Jeanne Meikrantz, Co-Chair

Executive Director
The Arc of Chester County
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Jeanne Meikrantz has been serving as the Executive Director for The Arc of Chester County for the last six years. IN her role of Executive Director she is responsible for overall management and operations of the organization that serves individuals with disabilities from birth through the lifespan. The Arc of Chester County provides services and supports to over 3,000 people a year and has an annual budget of over thirteen million dollars.  

A graduate of Kutztown University Jeanne has nearly four decades of experience working with individuals with disabilities and their families and those who love and care for them. Her passion for social justice and equal rights began during her time volunteering at Pennhurst in 1978. After graduation Jeanne began working as a direct support professional, at Ken Crest Services in 1982. Since that time Jeanne has committed her life to serving others in whatever capacity she has been needed by working in multiple services settings and in various positions such as advocacy, management, administration, policy and operations in both the non-profit sector and in government.  Jeanne has served on a number of boards, committee’s and councils including the MAX Association Board, The Pennsylvania Conference of Executives for The Arc of Pennsylvania Board, The Chester County Self Determination Committee, Church Council and most recently the Chair of PAR’s Simplify the Systems Committee just to name a few. 

Born and raised in the Philadelphia region Jeanne enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has been married to Gary for thirty three years and is the proud mother of two incredible adult children. Jessica is married to a wonderful man, TJ who serves our country in the Navy. TJ and our first grandchild Jacob are 2 wonderful additions to their family. Jeanne’s son Cody is in his second year of college. Jeanne loves the Philadelphia Eagles, traveling up and down the east coast to Norfolk Navy Base and is really enjoying this new chapter in her life if being a grandmother.

 

Tina Jorett, Co-Chair

Senior Director of Services
Access Services

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In 2003, Tina began her tenure in the ID/A field as a Supports Coordinator for Lenape Valley Foundation in Doylestown, PA. In 2005, she left Supports Coordination to pursue more hands on opportunities with service recipients and became the Coordinator of In-Home Supports for Access Services. Within this program, Tina has worked her way through varying roles to where she is currently the Senior Director of Services.  Within this role Tina oversees all Home Based services across the three regions of service. Additionally, during her time at Access Services, Tina oversaw the startup of the Southeast region’s first 2380 site in 2018. In addition to her work at Access Services, Tina also currently serve as the co-chair for the MAX Conference Committee and has played an active role MAX’s Delaware County Legislature Workgroup.