Originally an Iowa Farm girl, Beth became an adult foster care provider in early 2004 after a successful career in business, accounting, and entrepreneurial management. Her entrepreneurial spirit came out again when she noticed that other providers needed help working through the myriad policies and forms necessitated by the onset of 245D. Hence, Mentoring Professionals was born. Beth enjoys getting to know the providers and looks forward to many years of training, advocating for, and "helping those who help others." Beth is married with two children, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Beth and her husband enjoy working at home together instead of having to go to two separate jobs.
Michelle has been employed at Mentoring Professionals since December of 2019. She assists community and residential providers (foster care) with incident reports, health needs change forms, 245D annual paperwork, completing 6790 rate sheets, notice of reinspection, file audits, quarterly medication reviews and correction orders. All 245D paperwork is based on person centered practices. All 245 D paperwork is completed to 245D Statutes and Minnesota Department of Human Services compliance.
Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology and comes to Mentoring Professionals with extensive work experience ranging from residential group homes to working in case management. She is a member of Minnesota Social Services Association.
Deirdre has been an adult foster care provider for over 15 years. She became a provider because she loves taking care of people and wanted to be a stay-at-home mom to her two children. Deirdre started her career in this field while working in Oklahoma with a program designed to keep elderly and disabled people in their homes, with supports. She worked as a case manager and CM supervisor writing care plans and assigning support hours to help residents maintain their lives as independently as possible. As Minnesota expanded their program into working more with mentally disadvantaged residents, she was asked to open a home specializing in that field. Deirdre has been trained in person-centered planning as well as participating in creating person-centered plans. She started mentoring homes in 2007 and has seen many grow into thriving, positive environments for residents. Deirdre enjoys staying close to her three kids, and her grandkids, by working close to home.