05 Sep Passages Announces Staff Promotions

Passages, Inc., would like to recognize recent promotions.


Cheryl Tinsley has worked for Passages since 1999 and has recently been promoted Group Home Manager where Cheryl is responsible of managing the ladies group home and staff.


Katie Kinsey has worked for Passages since 2009 and has been promoted to Creative Learning Program Manager. Katie is responsible of all day program clients and staff, as well as, the programming for clients in both the CLC and community.


Pam Hoyt began at Passages from 1989-1992 as a Case Coordinator. In 2009, Pam returned to Passages as the Program Coordinator for the Passages Group Homes and in 2010 became the Program Director over the Summer Youth Enrichment Program. Recently, Pam has been promoted to the Community Living Manager and is responsible for the Group Home Managers and Health Services Coordinator.


Julie Hicks has worked for Passages for 7 years as a DSP in the Waiver Program. Julie has recently been promoted Supported Living Supervisor and is responsible over numerous staff and clients in various waiver homes.


Linda Fulton has worked for Passages for 15 years. Linda has recently been promoted as Creative Learning Center Supports Coordinator and is responsible for providing support to all staff based at the Creative Learning Center.


Donna Dake has worked for Passages for the past year. Donna has recently been promoted to Director of Supported Living and is responsible for staff and clients in the supported living program.


Tenel Hawn has worked for Passages for 19 years and in the accounting department. Tenel has been promoted to Accounting Manager and is responsible for the supervision of the accounting staff.


Dawn Driscoll has worked for Passages for two years and has recently been named as the Wellness Coordinator for Supported Living. Dawn is responsible for the health and wellness for the waiver clients.

Passages, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that was established in Columbia City in 1954.  The organization currently serves over 175 individuals; offering a variety of community based programs and services for individuals with an intellectual disability.  For further information on Passages, Inc. please visit  or contact Jason Meyer at 260-244-9310 or

For more information regarding this news release please contact Tammy Nickolson at or at 260-244-9317.