Kate Wills is the founder and President/Executive Director. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Kate was raised in Erie,PA where her career started as a Direct Care Staff before being promoted to supervising several group homes prior to moving to Texas in 2004 where she gained case management experience in the HCS program. As of 2020 she has over 22 years experience working with individuals diagnosed with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities or related conditions. Kate's current passion is exploring the intriguing world of Autism, raising awareness, and assisting the general public in accepting people with IDD and Autism as a part of the community. Kate is a wife and mother of two children who she leads to love and serve the Lord.
Stacie is a native Texan who began her career working with individuals with IDD or related conditions well over 20 years ago as a Direct Care Staff where she exemplified excellent caregiving skills in both cases of mental health and total care assistance. Her exemplary work promoted her to Case Manager. Stacie joined ATOD's mission in early 2016 as a Lead Case Manager. Her passion for the IDD population drives her commitment to make each Treasure feel loved, accepted, and heard. In 2019 Stacie was announced as ATOD's Assistant Director working closely alongside Kate Wills to make ATOD like none other. Stacie is a certified SAMA trainer, has obtained credits in nursing school, and aspires to one day lead a pet therapy program for our Treasures. Stacie is a mother and pet rescuer.
Jenn was born in New Orleans, moved to Virginia at age 4 before moving to Indiana at age 17 until finally making her way to Texas in 2007. Jenn has a Bachelor of Arts in general studies with a minor in psychology and an emphasis in special education from Ball State University in Muncie Indiana. Prior to moving to Texas. Jenn started her career in 2003 as direct care staff in group homes for mental health patients before pursuing a position as an outpatient case manager and supportive counseling for people with severe mental health. She launched a program for homeless disabled veterans who struggled with substance abuse. She served as a Service Coordinator for both Gulf Coast Center and Harris Center before joining the ATOD family/team as Case Manager. She is a single mother of an amazing little girl.
Toni Simon, RN started with ATOD in the summer of 2019 as a contract nurse until she discovered how much she enjoys working and caring for our Treasures and chose to do so full-time. She was born in Germany and resided there until 1985. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing from College of the Mainland. She has extensive experience in dialysis prior to working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities which she enjoys and continues to grow as a committed HCS Nurse. Toni is a devoted wife and mother of two daughters.
Reginald Williams is a Louisiana native. Reginald started his career in 1999 as direct care staff that followed by group home supervisor. His journeys led him to Atlanta, GA where he was introduced to the Autistic population. He moved to Texas in 2017 where he broadened his skills as Group Home & Operations Manager. Reginald joined the ATOD family/team in 2018 bringing 21 years experience to the roles of Day Program Manager and transportation coordinator. Reginald has gained a newfound appreciation for Autism Spectrum and how to effectively communicate with a person with autism. Reginald is a man of God, a husband and father to two grown daughters.
Nancilee Johnson is ATOD's day program supervisor. Her career started in 1979 assisting a friend who taught Learning Disabled (LD) resources. She joined several chapters of the association for the education of young children and read everything she could about learning disabilities, She then worked in a number of daycare facilities and tutored a number of special needs children throughout the years. Nancilee worked in the school district for 22 years before choosing to forego retirement and join the ATOD family/team where she is truly loved and appreciated for always ensuring each Treasure feels accepted and loved.