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LCCOA Staff

Our team of dedicated staff members consists of 5 office staff and 1 maintenance man who run the daily needs of LCCOA.  We also have several drivers for our Senior Transportation and 3 employees from other agencies that work with us.
With a small staff like ours everyone lends a hand in just about everything we do and are constantly learning from one another.  Non-profits like ours do not have the luxury of a large staffing budget so we strive to do all that we can within the means we are given.
Get to know our staff below.

 

Key People

Committed to the Cause

Susan Lawler

Executive Director

Susan joined Lee County Council On Aging in February 2018 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University. Her vision and drive is to improve upon our non-profit organization with a focus on developing and enhancing LCCOA through her experience and integrity;  while making an impact in the lives of our LCCOA friends and family. Susan's goal is to improve day to day operations, and secure LCCOA's future, and future of our seniors. Susan gets things done.

Marisa Perales

Transportation Manager

As the managing dispatcher and head of our Senior Transportation Marisa keeps busy with routes and schedules; accommodating new riders, speaking with our LCCOA friends and dedicated in assisting them in their travel needs.  Joining our family in January 2019 Marisa has found her place.  In addition to transportation. she is also our bookkeeper and lends a hand as needed.

Samantha Harazin

Elder Benefits Specialist

Samantha began her career in 2010 with a vision and drive to educate and assist seniors; with a passion for non-profit agencies. A desire to help make a difference Samantha now heads up our Outreach Department; is SHIP, NIAAA and AIRS CRS - A/D certified in addition to being a Notary Republic.  She is our media manager and as needed, she assists in other departments, having a base knowledge of nearly all areas of LCCOA.

Marty Hammonds

Maintenance

Marty has seen it all, in his 25 years at LCCOA.  As our resident Maintenance man he has upheld the integrity of the building and helped to create additional storage and space when needed.  Marty has been a dedicated employee throughout the years, often donating his time and expertise in all areas whether it be in carpentry or auto mechanics, Marty has always been here when we need him.

 

Senior Transportation Drivers

Mike Dingus

Mike has been with us since May 2018, transitioning with us as we brought Senior Transportation back to LCCOA in October 2019. As one of our full time drivers Mike has grown to know many of our friends that we transport each week.  A quiet man, but focused and dedicated to fulfilling your travel needs.

Jim Druin

Jim is one of our full time driver, rejoining us after a hiatus, in January 2020, after hearing that we brought Senior Transportation back to LCCOA.
Jim's first love of senior transportation began over 10 years ago.  Serving the seniors of Lee County with his smile and charm.  He can be seen most days of the week on our regular in town routes.

Connie Edson

Connie comes to us from Lifescape Inc. where she was a driver and kitchen aid.  Connie has a food handling certificate, but has a deeper passion for our senior transportation. Joining us at the end of October 2019 as a full time driver, she too has grown to know many of our senior friends. With a welcoming smile upon her face as you board our buses you're sure to have a pleasant ride with Connie.

Mary Lacy

Mary joined us in December 2019 and is one of our part time/relieve drivers, always willing to take on a route. You can most often see Mary from Sublette to Paw Paw, traveling in our out of town routes.

Dianna Woodrow

Dianna stumbled upon us late October and was looking for just minimal part time work; she found it here with LCCOA, as our fill-in driver. Dianna works roughly 12 hours a month and welcomes the opportunity to help whenever she can.

Kathy McFalls

Kathy is our newest hire, starting June 2020.  Kathy is excited to join our LCCOA family, diving in with both feet and ready to learn the fast paced world of senior transportation.

 

Working Together

Members of our LCCOA family that are employed by the ABLE or BEST programs.

Terry Christian

Terry is our acting receptionist, always welcoming in our clients with a smile and warm hello. Having a background in Arts and Science, and holding a degree from Loyola University, he brings to us his creativity in designing our posters and flyers for our upcoming events.

Aaliyah Baker

Aaliyah is our youngest worker, having just graduated high school. This young hard working lady has it together and radiates energy and strength when working in the Post House Ballroom, eager to take on any task she is given.

Mike Becker

Mike joins us with prior knowledge of our agency which allows him to know our clientele on a more personal level.  Working closely with Marty, Mike isn't afraid of a little hard work, and is ready to get things done.

 

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