Lynne is a graduate of from Dixie Hollins High School in 1973. She went on to attend and graduated from Troy University with a BS in Accounting in 1978. She began her work with Developmental Disabilities, Elder services, social security, Medicaid, Medicare, HCBS wavier, Care’s waiver, mental health, medical case management, substance abuse, as social worker in 1986 and continue work with state agencies until 2002. She worked with state of Florida through all the changes from Health and Rehabilitate Services to Department of Children and Families to and Agency for People with Disabilities Lynne was the original Waiver Administrator for District 5 during the original transition to waiver programs in 1993. As an Administrator, Lynne helped develop the forms and policies that govern the Home and Community Based Waiver Services. She also worked closely with Medicaid in the development of the Home and Community Based Waiver Services policies and procedures. She was tasked and implemented the pilot program for the state of Florida District 5 during the inception of the waiver. Along with her vast knowledge with waiver she worked with providers and consumer in writing federal and private grants. Lynne retired from the state of Florida in 2002 and became a support coordinator. In 2003, Lynne opened up an agency called Lynk Services. Lynk Services at one point was 3rd largest agency services individuals with developmental disabilities in the state of Florida. Lynk services was closed 2010 so Lynne could focus on her health and family. Since then, Lynne have been a waiver support coordinator as an independent provider until joining Lindsey Advocacy Team in 2020. With 35 years experience, Lynne is the most tenured member of Lindsey Advocacy Team. Lynne is our lead waiver support coordinator and is designated mentor for our developmental program to train and supervisor our waiver support coordinators. In her spare time, Lynne enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dog, trying new restaurants, reading, and having fun with her granddaughter.