Dennis Bott, CEO
Dennis has been with MORC since 1976. He worked directly on early community placement initiatives including participating in the closure of many of the state’s largest institutions as part of the organization’s pioneering development unit. He then assisted with MORC’s transition from an agency of the State of Michigan to a not-for-profit entity in 1996. He has been active in promoting the growth of the organization as the Co-author of the successful HUD grant, “Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities,” and the Lead Author of the successful Michigan DCH grant Home and Community Based Services for Elderly and Disabled (MI Choice). Dennis served as Chief Operating Officer responsible for overseeing the operations of the company, including finance, information technology, contracts and reimbursement until being name Chief Executive Officer in April, 2016. Dennis has completed over forty presentations to audiences seeking information at MORC, Inc., at professional seminars and upon invitation. Included are seminars on creative treatment, housing and systems change. Dennis is the recipient of the ARC of Oakland County President’s Award. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Patricia Tate, Vice President of Programs
Bio to come.
Dan Manzardo, Vice President of Information Services
Dan has a Bachelor’s Degree in BioMedical Sciences from Western Michigan University. Prior to joining MORC, he served as the IT Director for Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency enhancing business processes and web based information systems to support the county’s massive Medicaid Health Plan. His extensive experience in information technology include roles as a Programming Systems Analyst at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, a Software Engineer for Solucient, a Systems Architect for Genesys PHO LLC, and Corporate Manager of Financial and Patient Billing Systems and Enterprise Data Administration for McLaren Healthcare Corporation. He enjoys bringing his myriad of skills in system architecture, technical management, business process engineering and computer science to role as Vice President of Information Services at MORC.
Lori Mathes, Vice President of Specialized Services
Lori has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University. An over 20 year MORC veteran, Lori has served in a wide variety of roles, including as the lead coordinator for helping individuals served find alternative living situations in Macomb County, Director of the Intake/Respite Department and Director of the MORC Home Care unit. She enjoys working at MORC because of the tremendous compassion and commitment the organization has for its employees and the individuals it serves. The greatest strength she brings to her job is her ability to be a great advocate and go out of her way to help the people MORC serves. In her spare time, she enjoys pilates, walking, watching sports, participating in mission trips and meditation. Her favorite motto is, “Don’t ever give up!”
Amber Brantley, Vice President of Administration and Finance
As Chief Financial Officer, Amber oversees financial reporting, budget management and accounting operations including billing, accounts payable, reimbursement and contracts. Amber also serves on the Finance Committee.
Prior to joining MORC, Amber was a Regional Director of Patient Accounting for McLaren Healthcare, a private, not-for-profit health care system. She was responsible for oversight of all patient accounts in relation to insurance and patient payments, patient billing, and customer service.
Amber also worked for Community Living Services, Inc. as Finance Director. Amber was responsible for all financial reporting for the Oakland and Macomb contracts including annual costing reports. She was also responsible for all encounter reporting, claims billing and payments, benefit entitlement assistance, local IT, EHR system administration and liaison for fiscal intermediaries.
Amber earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Walsh College, Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Michigan State University, and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Accountancy from Walsh College. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband, two boys, and two dogs and also enjoys reading, cycling and time at the lake or pool.
Carol Amore, Vice President of Regulatory Services
Carol has nearly 30 years of experience in the mental health field. She previously worked at Midwest Center for Youth & Families in Valparaiso, Indiana. She says her department’s focus is on improving quality of services (to individuals with developmental disabilities). She is always open for feedback, suggestions, and concerns.
Lindsay Calcatera, Vice President of Growth and Communication
Lindsay has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Alma College in Michigan and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Before joining MORC in 2009, she previously served as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Access Community Health Network in Chicago and the Marketing Director for the 2008 Michigan State Fair. In her current position, she greatly enjoys raising awareness of the important services and supports MORC provides to individuals with intellectual disabilities and helping the families we serve to find community resources. Outside of work, she enjoys golfing, going to the movies, and watching sports, especially the Detroit Tigers and Lions and the University of Michigan Wolverines.
Michele Neubauer, Vice President of Customer Experience
Michele, who received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Oakland University and is a licensed social worker, has worked at MORC for over 20 years. She has served as a Support Coordinator, a Support Coordinator Supervisor, and MORC”s Ombudsman before being named Vice President of Customer Experience in December 2016. She enjoys all the people she has met and interacted with throughout the years. Outside of work, she enjoys teaching tap dance, jazz, and ballet. As for her role at MORC, I’m here to help you get what you need, to advocate for you and to assist you with reaching your goals.
Tyler Roebke, Corporate Compliance Officer
Tyler has a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. Tyler comes to MORC from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan where he served in a variety of regulatory and compliance roles. Tyler is a licensed attorney who enjoys boating, fishing, and woodworking in his spare time.
Jennifer Lasceski, Vice President of Human Resources
Jennifer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources from Western Michigan University and has worked for MORC for nearly 20 years. She served as a Human Resources Generalist and Director of Human Resources before being named the Vice President of Human Resources. She says her department’s focus is to provide service in support of MORC’s vision by promoting the concept that our employees are our most valuable resource and should be treated as such. Outside of work, she enjoys running, camping, and spending time with family and friends.