Independent Living Case Manager
Sandra is a fresh face to Columbia, MO. Born in St. Louis, Mo; she relocated to Fulton, MO where she attended Fulton High School. Sandra received her diploma and was extremely excited and eager to begin College. Sandra achieved great success while attending Columbia College and graduated in October of 2012, with her AA degree in Human Services.
Soon after, Sandra lost her mother to kidney failure and began her career assisting individuals with mental illness. Sandra was given the opportunity to become her father’s caregiver after his diagnosis with dementia in 2021. Sandra began the process of becoming his caregiver and was introduced to CDS services as a way to care for your loved one while still being able to provide for a family. Sandra began her journey under Crider Healthcare Center, for several years employed as a Lead Medication Specialist. She worked her way to becoming a program supervisor, Sandra held the position to a high level as the responsibilities of being open-minded, Adventurous, and resourceful all came into place. Throughout Sandra’s professional career, she has managed to learn core values when it comes to how we treat and manage other individuals with mental illness. Sandra has two daughters aged 19 and 14, her eldest daughter attends College in Albany, GA. Sandra’s youngest daughter is a Varsity Cheerleader and will be entering into High School as a freshman for the 2023 school year!