The JEVS Independence Network is a true collaboration among members, their families, and JEVS Human Services.
Over the last 10 years these cooperative efforts have enabled our program communities to thrive and expand. Since its inception, one important constant of the program has been Clara Thompson. As Senior Vice President of Community Living and Home Supports, Clara has championed the Independence Network programs from day one. Clara’s vision and innovative leadership are still a driving force within the programs and an ever-present source of support for the Independence Network team, members and their families.
Clara was part of the genesis of the program when she, along with founding members David Miller and Adam Fuerman (and their parents) collectively took a leap of faith and pioneered this new PA program model.
Like the Independence Network, Clara’s entire career reflects a genuine commitment to supporting individuals with disabilities to ensure they have equal access to a rich, full, meaningful community life. Her steady support makes a difference every day, and for that, we are all grateful.
Thank you, Clara!