|Weekdays and Weekends|
|Susie is ready for something new as she has recently retired from her job as a Surgical Waiting Room Receptionist Liaison. She says she is lucky because her jobs have allowed her to take care of people. In addition to her jobs she has been a caregiver to a woman with MS for the last 20 years. In her younger years she was an assistant in a special needs classroom.
Susie says “I am excited to begin another chapter in my life helping those who need me to get them to wherever they want to go. I look forward to meeting new people, enriching their lives while they enrich mine!” Glad you are here, Susie!
|Amy is recently retired. She is a Michigan native who married a Clevelander and has lived here ever since. Amy worked for AT&T for 25+ years with a followup stint for a local financial planner for 4 years. Amy has two grown children, one of whom has Down Syndrome. She volunteers at Horvitz YouthAbility Program and enjoys her time with the Special needs population.|
|Cindy is the proud mother of two sons, including one with cognitive impairment. She drives for Meals on Wheels for JFSA and the Shaker Heights Meals on Wheels. Rounding out her family is her two cats and her husband, who is a professor. We are very excited to welcome Cindy to FARE-Cle!
|Susan (our third one) comes to us after 14 years as the Director of Volunteer Services at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Prior to moving to Cleveland in 2004 , she was the Day Camp Director at the JCC of Buffalo for 20 years where she initiated a successful inclusion program for children with special needs. Susan enjoys doing mitzvot (good deeds), reading, and playing with her 10 grandchildren, who all live in Cleveland.
We are glad to include Susan on our FARE-Cle team!!
|Welcome to Richard who retired after a career in the restaurant industry and became a flower delivery man and a volunteer (pre-Covid) with people who have Alzheimer's disease. He says he wants "to help others achieve their goals and enrich their daily lives". Richard has two grown children and two grandsons. Richard loves to drive!|
|We are so lucky to have Carol join our team! She is retired from the hospitality industry, has two adult children, and has lived in Shaker all her life! She came to FARE-Cle after hearing how wonderful it was from her friends and family who are also drivers. Glad to have you, Carol.|
|Sue retired from the world of design manufacturing and afterwards became a caregiver in a nursing home (pre-Covid). She currently takes care of her twin grandsons, Simon and Noah, and her two dogs. She loves to garden and bake! Welcome Sue!|
|After more than 38 years working for the chemical industry, Scott retired at the end of 2022. Originally from New York, Scott has lived in NE Ohio with his large family, including 2 adult children with special needs, since 1990. As he begins retirement life, he looks forward to serving the driving needs of FARE-Cle Riders. Scott enjoys reading, hiking, working around the house and spending time with family and friends.|
|Evenings and Weekends|
|Shannon is a Special Ed assistant for Orange Schools and has spent nearly two decades in this field. Prior to Orange, Shannon worked for Solon City Schools as a Special Ed aide, was a member of the Crisis Intervention Team and worked as a Special Needs Program Director for an independent living facility. Currently, Shannon is in her 5th year as Program Coordinator for Broadway Buddies, an adaptive musical theater program. Shannon is well versed when it comes to meeting the needs of individuals of all ages and abilities. We are so happy she has joined FARE-Cle!|
|Laurie is a former Job Coach at CEVEC, where she worked to place young adults with special needs in community-based work sites. She believes in fostering independence, which is why Laurie is very excited to be a part of FARE-Cle (and we are excited to have her).
In her spare time, Laurie enjoys spending time with her children and dog, reading and watching movies on the Lifetime channel.