Ravalli Services Team

Our team here at Ravalli Services share the same vision, passion, and dedication for helping individuals with disabilities thrive in the communities around them.

Our Leaders

Patrick Maddison

CEO

About Patrick
Patrick Maddison serves as one of two Chief Executive Officers here at Ravalli Services. He is a graduate of the University of Montana, School of Social Work and has dedicated his career to working with people with disabilities. His prior work also includes Director of Case Management for Opportunity Resources, Director of Services for Job Opportunity Based Services, Targeted Case Manager for AWARE and group home staff for Watson Children’s Shelter, where he found his passion for working with people with disabilities. Patrick forged his career to have the most positive impact on the greatest number of individuals with disabilities.

Vickie Poynter

CEO

About Vickie
Vickie currently serves as one of two Chief Executive Officers for Ravalli Services Co. She also holds the same position for multiple organizations around the state, including Achievements Inc, Little Bitterroot Services, and for Flathead Industries where she started her career working with individuals with disabilities in 1981. Vickie attended Eastern Montana College and the University of Montana, majoring in Special Education and holds two separate certifications in Human Resource Management. She values the changes throughout the years that have enhanced the lives of individuals with disabilities, and looks forward to her four corporations continuing to pave the road, as the ever constant demands of the federal and state governments create new challenges, requiring new creativity. During her free time, Vickie can be found spending time with grandchildren and at the family cabin on beautiful Flathead Lake.

Jessica Warnken

Executive Director

About Jessica
Jessica began her Journey here with RSC in 2016 when she joined the team as our Executive Director. Prior to this she spent over ten years working for Opportunity Resources Inc. in Missoula. While there she held many different positions from Direct Care Staff to Associate Director of Special Services. Before perusing this line of work for a career Jessica found passion and joy in volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, taking on several referred children that had developmental disabilities.  She also cared for her cousin growing up who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. This, she will tell you, has been her biggest inspiration in her life. Outside of RSC you will find Jess keeping busy with her two sons. She enjoys coaching for multiple sports teams here in Hamilton and also is a member of the baseball board of directors. On spare time you will find her by the water or out enjoying some of the great outdoor activities that Montana has to offer. 

Sylvia Peterson

Residential Director

About Sylvia

Sylvia got started working in this field over 30 years ago when she joined RSC as a Graveyard Staff at one of our Group Home sites. She quickly found that the individuals she worked with were some of the most genuine, honest, and caring people that she had ever met. Her passion for ensuring the best quality of life for our Consumers continues to motivate her every day. When not at work you can find Sylvia outdoors at one of our National Parks or enjoying one of Montana’s many Hot Springs.

A.J. Cranston

Director of Day Services

About A. J.

A.J. started on his path of helping individuals with disabilities over 50 years ago when he began volunteering at various Special Needs Schools through his school’s career program. Among those schools was the school that his brother, an individual with disabilities himself, attended. A.J.’s passion led him to take a position at a large residential care facility in California after his High School graduation, where he eventually became the Manager of the facility. He continued to work in the field until joining RSC in 2009.

Sheila Pegg

Associate Director of Work and Day Services

About Sheila

Sheila began her journey with RSC back in July of 2008 when she was looking for a job to fill some down time. She started working at RSC’s Work Activity Center 2 days per week. She quickly got to experience how rewarding this line of work is and began taking different positions that helped her become more involved in our consumers lives. To this day this job inspires her to be a better person and helps fuel her passion for ensuring that people, both with and without disabilities, are included and given opportunities equally.

Tom Gambardella Jr

Associate Director of Residential Services

About Tom

Tom began his journey working with individuals with disabilities in 2013 when his Father, whom also works for the same cause with RSC, told him how rewarding the work was. Tom took a position as a Graveyard at one of the Group Home sites but quickly discovered that the more he got to know the individuals he was serving, the more he wanted to do to help them succeed. He has enjoyed taking different positions that help him engage, assist, and motivate our individuals served. When not working for our individuals you can find Tom traveling and experiencing new places & activities with his family and dog. 

Shane Colley

Associate Director of Residential Services

About Shane
Shane realized his desire to help make a difference in peoples lives back in 2013 while working at the Poverello Center assisting the homeless. It was there that he realized many of the individuals in the Center lived with mental illness and/or disabilities. Shane went on to work for AWARE Inc. at a Therapeutic Youth Group Home working with teenage boys with disabilities and mental illness. In 2016 he took a position as Manager in a similar setting, a Therapeutic Group Home for teenage girls. In 2017 Shane graduated from the University of Montana with a duel bachelor degree in Psychology and Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology. In 2018 he began his journey here at RSC as a DSP before moving on to take other roles that offered more involvement. He now oversees several of our Group Home Sites as our Associate Director of Residential Services. Outside of work you can find Shane spending time with his son and dog up in the mountains hiking, fishing, camping, and exploring.

Jordan Rodriguez

Employment Service

About Jordan
Growing up, Jordan never knew exactly what he wanted to do for a long term career, just that he knew he wanted to help people. When Jordan began working here at RSC as a Direct Support Professional, he was simply in pursuit of a full-time job with benefits. After a couple of weeks of working here however he quickly realized that this job had become much more than that, it had become his passion. After almost 3 years as a dedicated DSP, Jordan decided to apply for the Employment Specialist position. He has now been the ES at Ravalli Services for 2 ½ years and still loves his job as much as he did when he started. This career has taught him incredible life lessons and given him some of the best memories he has. Outside of his work here at RSC Jordan enjoys hanging out with his family and watching his little nephews. He also loves to go hiking, skateboarding, mountain biking, shooting billiards, and meditating.

Wade Holmes

IT Tech

Tom Toshach

Staff Development Coordinator

About Tom
Tom began working with individuals with disabilities over 6 years ago when he started here at RSC as a DSP working between different Group Home sites. He finds this type of work to be incredibly rewarding due to the positive impacts we are able to make for the individuals we serve. Tom currently oversees staff development/training and thrives in his role of ensuring Staff have the training and tools needed to provide the best supports possible to our consumers. Tom enjoys music (especially through concerts,) art, and travelling to new places outside of work.

Mark Hammond

Maintenance

About Mark
Mark began working for Individuals with Disabilities back in 1981. In 1998 he joined our team here at RSC as a DSP. While still in place, Mark began overseeing our Recycling Program. Soon after he took a position to head RSC’s Maintenance department. He has now been with us for over 20 years. Outside of work Mark enjoys spending his time enjoying different types of art, writing, and being a typical gearhead.

Kay Lacy

Bookkeeper/Payroll Clerk

About Kay
Kay has always had a passion for helping those in need of assistance. This passion began to come to light through her experiences working in different Nursing Home settings. Kay also grew up with a special needs family member and was able to witness how he blossomed after receiving supports through an organization similar to RSC. Once she found out more about RSC’s mission and what we do she was thrilled to join the team. Kay began her time here as our Payroll Clerk/Bookkeeper handling company finances. She now oversees both company and client accounting. Outside of work Kay has spent time volunteering at nursing homes as well as working with the ladies at Teen Challenge Women’s Addiction Center in Missoula.

Deborah Wade

Executive Assistant

About Deborah
Deborah began working as a CNA a few years ago before coming to work here at RSC as a direct support professional. She found that she really enjoyed working with individuals with disabilities and helping them to live life to the fullest. She transitioned into the administration office and is currently working as the HR Liaison/Administrative Assistant. As a former professional violinist, Deborah enjoys all things related to classical music and is currently learning to play the piano. She also enjoys reading, writing and hiking in the Bitterroots and is always accompanied by her beautiful service dog, Ziva.

Site Managers

Tammie Warren

Tammany Group Home Manager

Patricia Christiansen

Riverview Group Home Manager

Lindsay Toshach

Duplex Group Home Manager

Position Open

Vista Group Home Manager

Nicole Christensen

Work Activity Center Manager

Blythe Myers

Day Activity Center Manager

Renee Maplethorpe

Supported Living Manager

Active Board Members

Glorian Ainsworth

Margo Beebe-Frankenberger        

Kaweh Etminan-Rad

Marabeth Fite

Judy Kirby

Jeff Montgomery