Office: 216.731.1529 ext. 301
Shannon Monyak began her career with SIL in January, 2014. Shannon is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. For the past decade, Shannon has dedicated her career to working with individuals with disabilities, promoting independence and community participation. Shannon has additional experience conducting vocational training in computer and retail settings, designing and managing assistive technology and accessible computer labs, and providing support for high school youth with disabilities transitioning from school to post-secondary education. Prior to her position as Executive Director, Shannon enjoyed success at SIL as the Associate Director and has significant experience managing teams, developing, implementing and managing programs, as well as sitting on the Leadership Team. Her work has helped to shape the current culture of SIL and she is excited about her newest role as the Executive Director as she plans to move the agency forward! When she isn’t at the office, Shannon enjoys family time and being an active mother of two sons, two dogs, and two cats.
Finance Director and Human Resource Representative
Office: 216.731.1529 ext.305
Kelly Hickman joined SIL in 2013. Kelly comes to SIL with a Master’s in Business Administration (with an emphasis in finance) from Capella University. She is a success oriented, results driven professional with over 20 years experience, guiding and assisting organizations and individuals to achieve their goals through continuous quality improvement.
Independent Living Specialist
Office: 216.731.1529 ext. 310
April Shaw joined SIL in April of 2014 as an Independent Living Specialist. She strives to teach individuals with disabilities how to maintain their independence. She embraces the philosophy that independence is not always doing things by yourself, but being in control of how they’re done. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University and holds both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. April works with our Transition program helping individuals transition from a facility back into the community. As well as working with our youth population, helping our youth gain skills to help prepare them for life after high school. She enjoys learning and exploring new things, helping others, and spending time with her family and friends.
PCA Program Contractor/LTSS Supervisor
Office: 216.731.1529 ext. 309
Lisa Marn has lifelong experience with a disability and has devoted her life to improving the lives of people with disabilities. Lisa has been with SIL since 1997. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ursuline College and a Master’s of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University. Lisa has served on the Ohio Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities and numerous other committees. In Lisa’s spare time, she enjoys writing, reading, and sitting by the lake. Her life and independence are enhanced by her service dog, Tahiti.
Independent Living Skills Specialist
Office: 216.731.1529 ext. 307
Trina Roddy joined SIL in August 2014 with over 8 years of experience working in the disabilities field. She attended Moore Meditation Counseling College where she became a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant. Trina’s socioeconomic background as a Homeless Management Information Specialist has allowed her to obtain a wide-range of transferrable skills providing program services promoting self-sufficiency and independence for individuals with disabilities. Trina is furthering her education in Business Information Systems at Indiana Wesleyan University
Independent Living Specialist
Tina Hawkins joined SIL in March 2022. She will be one of the Youth Transition Coordinator’s at SIL. She is a mother and grandmother of two beautiful ladies. She currently enjoys reading, arts & crafts, and spending time with family. Her prior position was working as an Inclusion Service Coordinator at New Avenue’s to Independence. She’s been working in the DD field for well over 10 years now, and absolutely loves what she does. She looks forward to many years, laughs, and new experiences with everyone here at SIL.
PCA Program Support Staff
Pam Hays joined SIL in October 2022. She has experience managing and designing a rehabilitation program for those who are challenged with emotional and physical disabilities and job coaching working with both adults and teens. Pam also has many years of experience as the founder of a nonprofit that served veterans with brain injury and PTSD. She has trained the Department of Defense and was a subject matter expert for the Department of Health and Human Services. Pam’s greatest asset could be her ability to relate quickly to those she serves, and to walk beside them to help them realize the goals they set to achieve. Pam is a mother to five children and grandmother to 11. She grew up and lives in Northwest Ohio.
Community Support Specialist
Office: 216.731.1529 ext. 319
Sunceraye joined SIL in 2017 as a transportation driver, who advanced to becoming the administrative assistant for 4 years. During those 4 years she worked closely with the Finance Director. Sunceraye served as the first service entry point of contact. Her duties also included answering the phones, directing/transferring calls where needed, filing, organizing and handling monetary items. Sunceraye also managed the durable medical equipment program by assisting those whose health needs called for medical equipment. Medical equipment such walkers, wheelchairs, rollators, shower benches/chairs, grab bars etc. Now Sunceraye has taken on the role of the Community Support Specialist for Public Health.
PCA Program Case Manager/Coordinator
Shantia joined SIL in 2023. She is a Cleveland State Alumni with a Bachelors is Psychology. She plans on going back to get a Masters and eventually her Ph.D. In all of her previous jobs she has been centered around helping the people in my community. She has a passion for helping people. In her spare time she spends time with family and friends creating memories they’ll never forget.
Yvette Dey joined SIL in February 2023 as an Assessment Nurse for the Home Choice program. This program assists individuals residing in Nursing facilities in their potential transition to returning to community living.
Yvette comes from a care giving background as a Licenced Social Worker, and Registered Nurse. Being an advocate for those in need of assistance is a clear calling for this SIL team member.
Dave joined SIL in 2023 as the Administrative Assistant. He has an extensive background in customer service working with large and small businesses, and individuals. He also has experience in technology and IT having worked for several software and hardware companies. He enjoys helping individuals find positive solutions and outcomes to everyday challenges. In his spare time Dave enjoys cooking, reading, watching movies, and hanging out with friends and his cat.
PCA Program Case Manager/Coordinator
Kathy joined SIL in 2023. She possesses a BA in Psychology with a double minor in Sociology and Child Development. She has experience working with a diverse population servicing consumers with disabilities, mental health, substance abuse, ADHD and behavioral disorders. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with family, ballroom dancing, line dancing and attending church.