About Us

Administrative Services

Clif Messerschmidt. MHA, QDDP, CPG (Agency Director) is an accomplished long term care consultant and client advocate. In addition to being a certified professional guardian, he has over 8 years as a long-term care consultant specializing in the needs of developmentally disabled nursing home residents and 15 years experience providing case management, program management and oversight to organizations providing support to the elderly and/or individuals with developmental disabilities.  His background also includes six years experience as a Supported Living Evaluator with DSHS/Division of Residential Care Services and the Developmental Disabilities Administration. Clif earned a Masters in Health Administration degree from Chapman University in 2004. He has been a certified professional guardian (CPG) since January 2007. Clif oversees all aspects of the operation of the agency, and provides feedback and decision making on complex matters.

Patrick Brownlee (Admin Assistant) provides support to the Agency Director, and other staff, with all aspects of the agency’s operations, especially by maintaining the filing system, conducting quality control audits, and assisting with special projects.

Financial Services

Melissa McDermott, CPG (Senior Financial Manager), along with Shelley Roth (Financial Manager), and Kathy Ruth (Office Assistant) manage the financial affairs for our clients. They work with DSHS, the Veteran’s Administration, Social Security, tribal governments, private and public pension and insurance agencies to ensure all eligibility requirements are met. They also coordinates payment of individuals’ bills, Social Security representative payee reporting and VA accountings.

Care Services

Michelle Ewert, CPG (Senior Care Manager), Sherri Lingle and Adam Gamble (Care Managers) coordinate care needs for individuals under guardianship, regularly visits with individuals, reviews medical records and confers with healthcare professionals, participates in care conferences, documents individuals’ access to necessary medical care/treatment, researches residential options, medical or care professionals, social services, recreational opportunities, and personal needs resources, and communicates with clients and family members on the status and changes in health and wellness.