The Board of Directors and Leadership team at HGA Support Services engaged in a comprehensive strategic planning process during FY 2022. This strategic plan will be used as the basis for creating HGA fund development, advocacy, investment, and service expansion plans.

We will also be focusing on building staff quality and retention at all levels through the development of training plans and recruitment, hiring, and onboarding plans for direct care professionals, managers, and leadership team members. In addition, HGA staff will use the strategic plan to shape their individual performance goals within an improved performance evaluation process.

The Board will periodically review how well the organization is progressing towards accomplishing the goals established. This strategic plan was created based on where HGA Support Services needs to go in the next three to five years and how best to get there.

The plan will be revisited at least annually, and adjustments made as conditions and circumstances warrant. The Board and Staff of HGA Support Services are excited to implement this strategic plan and guide the organization into a new era of accomplishment.

Our Mission

We assist individuals with disabilities in reaching their full potential by providing quality professional care and services in safe, supportive environments.

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Our Vision

We will offer a wider spectrum of supports and services to individuals with different levels of abilities across their lifespan.

Our Core Values

We are dedicated to serving our families, supporting our fellow team members, and collaborating with organizations that work with our families.


We respect the diversity of all people.


We foster meaningful community participation and relationships.

Choice and Control

We honor the need for choice and control.


We seek opportunities to build and develop skills.


We mentor professionalism in the delivery of services.

Integrity and Compassion

We are dedicated to providing services with integrity and compassion.

HGA Board Members

Jim Verboncouer, President

Ashley Siegel, Vice President

John Mahoney, Treasurer

Kay Seng, Secretary

Peter Bialik

Julie Cutler

Dr. Debra Schultz

Mary Purtee

Meet Our Team

Myra Dutton, JD
Myra Dutton, JDChief Executive Officer
As the CEO at HGA, Myra brings her vision as a parent, guardian, and advocate, to continue to better support direct care professionals so that they can provide quality professional care and services in safe, supportive environments. Myra came to HGA from a career as a legal advocate for persons with various disabilities in school and agency environments and a higher education administrator and professor, guiding helping professionals as they prepared for meaningful careers. Myra was a member of HGA’s Board of Directors for over 20 years before joining the leadership team.
Darreco Scott
Darreco ScottSouth Region Program Manager
As the Program Manager at HGA, Darreco hopes to continue to create a welcoming warm environment to better support direct care professionals to be able to provide the best quality care and services for the people we serve. Darreco came to HGA while developing an educational background in Criminal Justice. Darreco took some time away from HGA to join the Army National Guard but remained dedicated to HGA’s Mission while doing so. For over 5 years Darreco has gained experience in working directly with individuals with various disabilities as a Home Coordinator, Behavioral Analyst Technician, and now Program Manager. Priding himself, and his work on core values such as respect, selfless service, and integrity. Darreco is committed to HGA’s goal and provides an alternative approach.
Channe Hicks
Channe HicksChief Operations Officer
As the COO at HGA, Channe brings her vision as an advocate for people with disabilities. Her goal is to help others conquer the daily challenges life can throw their way. Channe enjoys celebrating and contributing to the lives of the persons HGA supports. She has been part of the HGA team for 11 years. Before that she worked with people with disabilities for 16 years in Ottawa and Muskegon counties. Channe has a degree in Human Services. Her commitment to working with people has influenced her to advance her career within HGA to help ensure quality of care is being given to everyone.
Stacey McDonald
Stacey McDonaldNorth Region Program Manager
As the North Region Program Manager, Stacey brings a wealth of experience working with people with disabilities, advocating, and supporting direct care professionals so that they can provide quality professional care and services in safe, supportive environments. Stacey has worked for HGA for almost 16 years. She started out as a support staff then became a home manager then the program manager and started the position as North Region Program Manager this year. Her dedication to the people served and the direct care professionals have been consistent throughout her career with HGA.
Leslie Hoffman
Leslie HoffmanAutism Program Coordinator
Leslie was an Applied Behavior Analysis Technician for 7 years before joining the leadership team. She coordinates ABA services in Oceana, Mason, and Lake counties. Prior to joining HGA, she spent 16 years in the early childhood field. She enjoys watching the clients grow and learn in our ABA centers.
Teresa Wendt
Teresa WendtCompliance Officer
As the Compliance Officer at HGA Teresa brings over 23 years of experience and knowledge with state licensing and Community Mental Health contract requirements. Teresa came to HGA in 2016 as the Program manager for the residential programs in Oceana and Newaygo Counties. In October of 2021 Teresa transitioned into her current role. As the compliance leader, Teresa is responsible for ensuring effective and efficient procedures which are well understood by all employees, and that all programs comply with regulatory requirements.

From the HGA Staff:

Amber Cormany, HGA Support Services Staff member and Client
“My work background was manufacturing. I had some personal experience with ASD and a strong want to do more with my life and help people. Becoming a BAT has been a dream come true. I absolutely love my job, I love working with these kids, I love seeing their progress. My favorite is seeing their parent’s excitement!! I’ve had parents literally jumping for joy over something I’ve told them after a session! I am so grateful ending my days knowing I made even a small difference that day!!
We have such an awesome team here at HGA, I am so proud to work for such an awesome company!! Thank you all HGA team member, for everything you do. You are amazing!!”
— Amber Cormany