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Healing Bridges fills two new IDD/A Supports Coordination Supervisor positions

Posted November 10, 2022

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Sarah Kerr, IDD/A Supports Coordination Supervisor

Healing Bridges, a leading behavioral health nonprofit in Washington County, fills two new Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Autism Supports Coordination Supervisor positions to support the influx of individuals and families needing supports coordination services.

Sarah Kerr and Dabney Lineberry have been hired as the co-supervisors for IDD/A supports coordination department to oversee services and to ensure that the needs of clients are met and their life opportunities are expanded. The program works closely with Washington and Allegheny County providers to provide case management services for individuals with IDD/A to get them the support and advocacy that they need.

Healing Bridges has been providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health concerns for over 50 years. Currently, the agency serves over 1,800 clients that span across counseling, medication management and community travel health services. Healing Bridges also refers people who would benefit from outside support to other providers and local community resources in the area that would better assist with their needs, wishes and goals.

The demand for supports coordination services has increased over the past few months due the nonprofit being one of the only behavioral health providers in the area that have been accepting new intakes. Healing Bridges has also been rapidly growing in size in other departments as well with hiring four new outpatient staff, two new psychiatric practitioners, one new clerical support person, one new blended case manager and one new blended case management supervisor over the last eight months.

"The IDD/A supports coordination program is one of the most complex and intricate realm of services we offer to individuals and families," said Natalie Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Healing Bridges. "It was vital for our agency to have our current supports coordinators be co-led by two people who work well together, have considerable knowledge in this line of work and want nothing but for the agency to succeed, and I believe Sarah and Dabney surpass all of those expectations."
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Dabney Lineberry, IDD/A Supports Coordination Supervisor

Kerr has an extensive background in autism, special education and behavioral health services since working in previous roles such as a special education teacher, a blended service coordination mentor and a therapeutic staff support. Kerr graduated from Seton Hill University with a bachelor's degree in human services and a master's degree in special education with a specialization in autism. She is also currently pursuing her behavioral specialist license to enhance her expertise further.

Lineberry is a graduate of Edinboro University, now known as PennWest Edinboro University, with a bachelor's degree in individualized studies, a concentration in biology and a minor in psychology. Lineberry has had five years of experience working with individuals with IDD/A, as she previously held positions such as a residential program specialist, a residential house manager and a SC in Erie County.

With the staff positions filled, Healing Bridges will continue to provide quality supports coordination services to individuals and families who need assistance to become self-sufficient, live everyday lives and find meaningful roles within their communities.

To learn more about Healing Bridges IDD/A Supports Coordination services, go to

About Healing Bridges

Healing Bridges is a recovery-oriented nonprofit that guides and connects residents of Washington County and neighboring communities to comprehensive behavioral health services. By providing children, teens and adults with the necessary guidance, tools, skills and resources needed to improve their lives, Healing Bridges acts as the connection to hope and prosperity throughout their continuous developmental journeys.

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