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 and two dogs
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.
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
Office: 216.731.1529 ext. 304
Jacki Stromberg joined SIL in February 2019. Prior to SIL she worked for a pharmaceutical company in various roles including quality control, IT and training. Jacki holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toledo. She is a former council member of OSILC (Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council). Jacki has 2 children in college, and several furry ones at home.
Independent Living Specialist
Office: 216.731.1529 ext. 314
Madelyn Knapp joined SIL in October 2021. She is a student at Ursuline College working towards her Social Work degree and will be finishing her degree in December 2021. After she completes her degree, she will go on to take her Social Work License exam. Madelyn has had customer service experience, but she has also completed an internship as part of her degree for Social Work with Services for Independent Living; she completed approximately eight months of internship work. In her free time, Madelyn loves to read, watch movies, and spend time with her family.
Tanisha Price joined SIL in March 2022. A Pittsburgh native who has gained over 16 years of professional experience serving individuals in a variety of community services in the Pittsburgh Area. Her passion stems from having the desire to help individuals who are in need of support and resources that will grant them the opportunity to have optimal success. Tanisha is a simple gal with a huge heart willing to go over and beyond for those in need. She looks forward to becoming a part of the SIL family and helping them to remain great!
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.
Amymarie Dziak joined SIL in April 2022. In addition to her many job functions. as the Administrative Assistant, Amymarie manages the equipment loan program and is SIL’s point person for Ohio Benefits Long Term Services. Amymarie has a diverse employment and education background. Prior to coming to SIL with a Business Management and Accounting Degree, she owned her own company and enjoyed working construction, building something from nothing. After having been out of the workforce for almost 2 decades, she traded her hard hat in, and is using her personal experiences and knowledge to help others with a disability achieve their goals.
joined SIL in April 2022. In addition to her many job functions. as the Administrative Assistant, Amymarie manages the equipment loan program and is SIL’s point person for Ohio Benefits Long Term Services. Amymarie has a diverse employment and education background. Prior to coming to SIL with a Business Management and Accounting Degree, she owned her own company and enjoyed working construction, building something from nothing. After having been out of the workforce for almost 2 decades, she traded her hard hat in, and is using her personal experiences and knowledge to help others with a disability achieve their goals.