Coffee & Conversation:
Community Reentry: How to ask the right questions with Debbie Moore
This 6-week series of Coffee and Conversation is an informative virtual, technical assistance forum for service professionals providing Community Inclusion. Every other week we will meet for a 1.5-hour session to connect and learn together. Conversations will include experts on various topics using tools, problem solving, finding and developing new resources and opportunities in a remote and virtual setting.
*Please note: Wise maintains registration and attendance records for our events and training programs. Attendees that fully participate in events and/or complete training programs will receive a certificate to document full participation as back up for billing purposes. Wise is required to monitor participation in our courses and provide reports to our funding sources so that they may utilize these records in the course of their audits of programs. These reports may include actual time spent by attendee name, event/training title, county and state. Reports are provided to ensure there is documented proof of the appropriate use of government funds for the purposes of professional development.
There are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free.
Josie Sparks, Wise
Josie Sparks brings many years of experience leading teams utilizing her interdisciplinary background in Community Inclusion and Individualize Employment. It is her belief that community-based participation honors the experiences that each individual brings to the table, demanding inclusion from the ground up, and in the process, captures community values and encourages dialogue with social justice at heart. This keeps her motivated to deliver quality care and superior client outcomes to experience their full potential.
Josie is passionate about leading teams with the idea that opportunities for employment changes lives and creates a positive impact on the social-emotional health of an individual and the communities they live in. She is also passionate in delivering the message that every person is a contributing factor towards their community. In 2017, Josie Sparks had the pleasure of presenting and facilitating an engaging discussion on Community Inclusion and the Pathway to Employment at the TASH Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
In her personal time, Josie dedicates her time to family and competitive Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddling, representing the Pacific NW throughout the United States.
Phone: (206) 247-5482
Email: [email protected]
Debbie Moore, Wise
Debbie Moore joined Wise in 2010 as the Rotary Partners for Work Coordinator, bringing over 25 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities. Most recently she worked for 13 years as a Career Specialist within the Issaquah School District Transition Program, where she implemented and managed students’ career development activities. Prior to that, her introduction into the field was 9 years working as the Employment Manager within an agency that supported the first employees’ transition out of the workshop into competitive employment. Debbie’s strengths include creative job development, facilitating and maintaining partnerships within Rotarian businesses, supporting employment activities with school districts in King County, collaborating with various agencies, and facing daily challenges head on. In addition to managing the Partners for Work project, Debbie also provides trainings to Transition Program staff, assists with Conferences throughout the state, and is part of the Person Center Planning team. Working at Wise affords her the luxury of making impactful community connections and creative employment opportunities.
Debbie lives in Issaquah and was raised in Bellevue. She has one son and a new daughter-in-law. She is a proud WSU Graduate with a Business degree. She enjoys free time spent with family and friends, going to movies, hikes, coffee and laughter. Every opportunity to travel is welcomed with open arms.