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    Suzan Breen has been a resident of Ray County for over 25 years.  She is the founder and Executive Director of Special Needs Services of Ray County. She previously worked for the State of Missouri in the field of developmental disabilities from 1999 to 2013. Suzan worked for Ray County Board of Services for the Developmentally Disabled between November 2013 and December 2016 as the Targeted Case Management Director. Suzan was given the support from that employer to create this non-profit perpetual entity that provides support coordination to Ray County citizens. 

     Suzan is well known within the entire State of Missouri as a tireless advocate for individuals and for her ability to match individuals with unmet needs to resources.  She is the primary caregiver for an individual with developmental disabilities. Suzan is a member of Rayville Christian Union Church and a member of Richmond Rotary. Suzan was a former leader of Guys N’ Gals 4-H Club of Ray County.  

    Meet Our Team

    Cristina Hays

    Cristina Hays

    Cristina is passionate about listening to families and parents when they feel that no other person is listening.
    Sheryl Ochs

    Sheryl Ochs

    After living in a variety of states, Sheryl Ochs is happily settled in Rayville, Missouri. She is one of the original founders of Special Needs Services.
    Janet Thurow

    Janet Thurow

    Janet Thurow was raised in the greater Chicago area and relocated to Missouri to attend college. She began her social work career as a Missouri state employee and retired from the Kansas City Regional Office on 11/30/2018 after 26 years of state service.
    Janna Friedrich

    Janna Friedrich

    Janna Friedrich started with Special Needs Services of Ray County in June 2018 as the Administrative Assistant bringing with her 16 years of office management experience.
    Billy Gaines

    Billy Gaines

    Billy is now a Support Coordinator and Resources Coordinator for Special Needs Services of Ray County the dream is now coming to reality with development of the C.A.P. Program (Community at Play).
    Kellie Schutte

    Kellie Schutte

    Kellie Schutte is a resident of Orrick, MO. She lives on a 5 acre hobby farm with her family. Kellie has always felt it important to give back to her community and has done so as a teacher and parent educator for 19 years. Prior o teaching, she worked as a caseworker in the family support division. Kellie was inspired to come to SNS to help lift-up those needing assistance in Ray County. She looks forward to working diligently to meet the needs of those we serve.

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