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Case Management

case-management

A case manager is the person that ensures that your loved one is linked to and receiving all the services he or she needs. Whether these services are received directly from us or from other available community supports, the case manager will suggest and assist in doing what is necessary to make them a part of the total care plan. The case manager’s responsibility is to make sure that these services are accomplishing the goals that were agreed upon, and will adjust them as necessary if there are any challenges or changes in needs. You work directly with the case manager to identify the services that make sense for your loved one, for their goals, and for their needs, as well as to make decisions on who will provide those services and supports.

By ensuring that you are taking an active role in the plan of care process, Allwel is dedicated to assuring that your loved one is at the center of the care plan. This approach helps to preserve your loved one’s goals and independence.

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Some of Our Team

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Debbie McDermitt, LCSW

Debbie oversees the implementation of Waiver Services throughout our New York City region. Debbie has extensive social work experience including in-home counseling and crisis intervention services, as well as educational advocacy and training for prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents. In addition, Debbie has provided Clinical Supervision services to Illinois Department of Children and Families staff. Debbie had a private practice for several years, providing therapy services to individuals, couples, and families, as well as having worked with the US military being a Military and Family Life Consultant at military installations domestic and abroad. Debbie holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work, and received her License in Clinical Social Work in 1998.

Director of Waiver Services
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Thane Schulz, MA MSW

Thane has significant experience with behavioral health in acute and outpatient settings, as well as patient advocacy in a trauma setting. Thane firmly believes in the trauma-informed, human rights philosophy in social work, and applies a solution-focused approach with his participants.

As our agency’s Director of Programs, he is the liaison between our programs and the community. Thane is also involved in program and organizational development, assisted with founding the TBI Reading Club at ECMC’s Outpatient Rehab Unit in 2012, and is a member of the Headway of WNY, Inc. Advisory Committee.

Director of Programs
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Meghan Canfield, MSW

Meghan is Allwel’s western New York Senior Service Coordinator, and is responsible for ensuring partnerships between our participants and their families, friends, and any other caregivers or service providers to create comprehensive person-centered service plans. Meghan oversees the Service Coordination team in their building these partnerships through being advocates, educators, brokers, and facilitators.

Meghan graduated from the University at Buffalo with her Master’s in Social Work in 2013, and is also currently working on the Clinical Foundations of Trauma-Informed Care Certificate Program. Meghan also draws from experience with the Buffalo Schools providing counseling to adolescents using Solution Focused Therapy, as well as working in a residential setting providing direct care for adolescents with severe mental illnesses.

Senior Service Coordinator