Team Work Makes The Dream Work!
Paul Peters BS, QP
Paul has served the community in a variety of ways. He earned his BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois, and has done a two year internship at a Mental Health Center. He also served in the military for eight years, achieving the rank of first lieutenant. His other work experience includes: serving as a chaplain at a county jail; working at a residential group home for individuals with severe MR/DD; working as a behavioral specialist; directing sheltered workshops serving those with disabilities; assisting individuals with disabilities start their own businesses; starting two successful business within the community, and working as a case manager for over eight years. His passions are his three children, his relationship with God, advocating for others, reading, and his company, Covenant Case Management.
Brandi has owned and operated a successful, award winning business for twenty years and has been employed as an office manager for a fast growing company since 2014. She resides in Stanly County where she enjoys spending time with her three children. She truly believes in God's vision for her life and allows him to place her where her light shines the brightest.
Jeffery Scott Phillips, MBA, QP
Jeff graduated from Appalachian State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While developing his career with the State of North Carolina as a Rehab Therapist at Broughton Hospital and then as a Qualified Professional at Western Carolina Center (now: The J. Iverson Riddle Institute), Jeff enrolled at Gardner Webb University to pursue his Graduate Degree. In 2003, Jeff earned his MBA in Healthcare Administration and Human Resources. Jeff has 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with severe/persistent mental health, chronic substance abuse, and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Jeff was recognized in 2005 as “Case Manager of the Year” in Mecklenburg County. When Jeff is not working, parenting, or coaching, he volunteers his time to serve on the Human Rights Committee for a local provider. While his drive and passion is advocating for the members and families he serves, Jeff’s greatest source of joy is his three children – Riley, Ashlynn, and Jeffery.
Don Rhodes, BA, QP
Don attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville before moving to Winston-Salem and graduating from Winston-Salem State University in 1993. Don begin his career as a special education teacher in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. He has over 25 years professional experience in working with children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental illness. He worked for Centerpoint Human Services and Monarch Inc. for over 15 years, where he served as QMHP, residential director and regional director. Dona also served as Excecutive Director for Davie County Group Home. He has served on various volunteeer committees, including serving as the Crisis Director for Monarch. His passions are his family, Christ and his service for Carolina Bible Camp for 20 years.
Emily Wrisley, QP
Qualified Professionals/Advocacy Team
Sonja Laney, QP
Chi Lee, QP
Mr. Chi Lee graduated from California State University, Stanislaus in 1993, with Bachelor's Degree in Education. Mr. Lee also received his Teaching Credentials with Bilingual, Culture, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD). Mr. Lee has 8 years of teaching experience, including 4 years of Special Education teaching experience in the state of North Carolina Public Instruction. In 2005, Mr. Lee has begun his new professional career as CAP/MR/DD targeted Case Management, serving the individual with Development Disabilities in Burke County and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He is dedicated hard working individual, loving and caring for his consumers and to make sure that they receive the best services to maintain their independent living in the home and community placement. Mr. Lee's goal is to be part of the team to grow business for Covenant Case Management.
I live in Cabarrus County with my Husband and two Daughters. We love our 4 and half acres and spending time gardening, drying our own herbs, baking bread, and even curing our own bacon. I began my passion in this industry at Northeast Medical Center's Psychological Ward in 2008. After meeting my husband, who holds years of experience with the I/DD population, I ventured into working with Providers as a Direct Care Staff, an AFL home, and eventually a Community Navigator with Covenant Case Management Services in 2016. I love what I do! Working with Families and Waiver recipients to become active members of their communities, advocates of their dreams, connected with needed resources, and advocating for needed services are just part of what I do. The biggest part is building a relationship with you and your family!