Please note that Merrick, Inc. will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29,
in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume on Monday, December 2.


Something we believe makes our organization unique is the purposeful constituencies represented on the Board. According to Merrick’s bylaws, there shall be at least twelve (12) Trustees on the Board representing the following constituencies:

  • Approximately one-third (1/3) will be advocates of clients receiving Day Training & Habilitation (DT&H) services;
  • Approximately one-third (1/3) will be professionals working in long-term care and/or social service programs; and
  • Approximately one-third (1/3) will be from the “community-at-large.”

All Trustees are entitled to vote and have equal rights and preferences. Each Trustee is elected to a three (3) year term and may serve a maximum of four consecutive terms. Terms are staggered so that approximately one-third (1/3) of the Trustee positions are open for election at each annual meeting. Trustees and Officers of the Board are not compensated in any manner.


Executive Director John Wayne Barker with Scott

Erik Levy, President
Jamey Austad, Vice President
Heather Monnens, Secretary
Joe Murphy, Treasurer
Diogo Reis, Past President
Deb Degreeff
Karen DeYoung
Frank Gilbertson
Kristin Mahre
Maureen McGarry
Jackie O’Connell
Philip Sanfilippo
Dan Schneeman
Crystal Saric-Fashant


John Wayne Barker, Executive Director
Jim Chicone, Staff Psychologist
Pat Hanson, Operations Director
Dede Hauck, Program Director
Karen Herrera, Development and Communications Director
Robin Mallek, Program Director
Jane Peltier, Human Resources Director