Barbara Kampa, MSW
COFOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Barbara’s passion for advocacy and entrepreneurial drive are instrumental in leading the inception and development of R&R. Her heart is to help those with special needs and at-risk behaviors know their value and purpose. She has 40 years of experience as a sole proprietor and working with all ages as an educator and clinician. Barbara works one-on-one with her clients to maximize their ability, using therapeutic models that incorporate compassion, trusting relationships and meaningful activities. Her areas of expertise include behavior management for the developmentally disabled, attachment disorders, trauma recovery, relationship difficulties, stress/anger management, and how nutrition affects our moods.
Barbara and her husband are laborers together in their many pursuits, including raising their five children. She enjoys traveling, DIY projects, event planning, and hanging out on the beaches of Lake Michigan.
Courtney Lane, MSW
COFOUNDER & PROGRAM MANAGER
Courtney’s passion to see individuals with disabilities and children in foster care pursue their dreams inspires her to support R&R’s programs that increase adaptive behavioral function. Courtney draws upon her knowledge of human behavior in the social environment to lead activities that help participants connect and socialize with each other, increasing good mood and self-esteem. Courtney incorporates her love of cooking, creative arts, and the outdoors to facilitate skill-building opportunities and engage clients in following their dreams. Courtney has over 20 years of experience working with developmental disabilities and mental health issues. Her areas of expertise are Autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Suicide Assessment and Management.
Courtney loves hiking with her husband and son in the mountains, scrapbooking, baking, and running.
Katie Herzeg, M.S. Ed
HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALIST // BEHAVIOR CLINICIAN
Katie has a passion to help individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders live the most independent, quality life possible. She considers it a blessing to work for a faith-based organization and connect with her clients by using Trust-based Relationship Intervention® strategies. Katie has over 20 years of experience working with children and families in the field of education and case management. Her areas of expertise includes Autism, Down Syndrome, Mental Health Disorders, Dementia/Alzheimer’s and individuals with a history of trauma, abuse and neglect.
Katie cherishes time spent with her young children watching them grow and develop. They spend a lot of time outdoors playing, riding bikes and going to parks. Katie enjoys personal time reading, crafting and cooking.
Sarah Ressler, MSW, LCSW
Sarah strives to help people of all ages and with various disabilities live their best lives possible. She has 15 years of experience working with adults and children in the fields of medical social work, case management, and behavior therapy. Sarah uses a variety of techniques, including strengths-based interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and motivational interviewing. Her areas of expertise include Autism, depression, anxiety, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, and kidney failure, including end of life care. She finds working for a faith-based company a blessing and a breath of fresh air.
Sarah loves spending time with her two young children and husband. They spend a lot of time outdoors playing basketball, riding bikes, and going to parks and lakes. Sarah also enjoys photography, reading, travelling, and walking her dog.
Teena Bickerstaff, MSW
Teena has always had a passion for helping others, especially those with unique challenges. She comes to us with 20 years of experience working with victims of domestic violence and people suffering from various mental diagnoses. She has spent the last 7 years assisting children and families in rebuilding and maintaining relationships after life-changing events. Teena feels blessed to work for a faith-based company where it is expressed that God truly is the source of peace and purpose.
Teena has three children, two who are men currently serving in the US military. To rejuvenate and relax, Teena enjoys time in nature and doing photography.
Gladys Dimowa, M.S. Ed
Gladys has worked in the non profit community for the past 15 years. She has passion to help individuals with mental health disorders and developmental disabilities. This is why she chose to work for this organization. She feels blessed to be part of this mission because making a difference in people’s lives is her calling. She has experience working with children and families in the field of education and case management. Gladys enjoys to read, bake, sing and travel.
Angie Champ, MS
Angie discovered her passion for psychology, brain development, and helping others in High School, and has devoted her life since then to helping others with all manner of challenges. She finds it fulfilling and rewarding making even a small difference while helping others. Angie specializes in working with disadvantaged and marginalized youth and their families. She believes in the mission of R&R and fulfills her calling as a Behavior Clinician, helping others become their best selves.
Angie enjoys spending her free time with her two daughters and their rescue pup, serving as Mom-Taxi to a variety of events and activities. Angie finds great peace and relaxation sitting beside a body of water and burying herself in a great book: one of her favorite authors is the late, great Maya Angelou.
Linzi Richmond, MS
Linzi’s desire to help others help themselves motivates her to create safe, approachable spaces for clients to learn more about who they are. Her graduate work with at-risk high school students developed her passion for helping populations that are often misunderstood, misplaced, or neglected from mainstream society. Her case management work with the developmentally disabled population naturally blossomed into behavior management. Rhyme & Reason’s commitment to providing high quality services drew her to serve as an instrumental piece in the growth of the company. She is continually inspired by the courage, strength, and growth of her clients and fellow clinicians. Her professional areas of interest include at-risk youth, the LGBTQ population, and those with developmental disabilities.
Linzi enjoys spending time outdoors, event planning, designing, and creating in a variety of capacities, and traveling with her family. She believes she is her best, most authentic self when she is serving others.
Sara Patterson, BA
FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM MANAGER
Sara is passionate about hearing an individual’s story with the natural ability to ensure the person is truly heard and cared for. She has over 15 years of experience in church ministry working closely with children, youth, young adults, and women. One of her accomplishments is the development of a program specifically for children on the autism spectrum and other mild to severe disabilities so they will have a better church experience. She is deeply invested in the lives of those coming to R&R, focusing on fulfilling the hope that they are seeking.
Sara enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. As a family, they like to play games, try new restaurants, go to the beach, and hang out with friends and family.
Toni Modglin, BS
OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR ASSISTANT
Toni is known in her community as an advocate for individuals with disabilities and support for parents navigating the systems to obtain services for their loved ones. She has two decades of experience with disability services working with First Steps, About Special Kids, and InSource. Toni is passionate about removing barriers to accessing services and empowering every individual to reach their limitless potential. Toni is excited to continue forging the path for greater accessibility to quality services as part of the growing Rhyme & Reason family. Toni is married to her best friend and together they have raised two wonderful young men, one who has a diagnosis of Autism. Toni is an avid runner and loves to use running as a metaphor for life: You get out of it what you put into it.