Dr. Warren Helfrich is a human services researcher, consultant and trainer focused on the areas of performance measurement and evaluation, strategic planning, governance, and human services accreditation.
In 2013, Mike retired as the Founder/CEO of OPTIONS. He remains active in the field by consulting and acting as an expert witness for legal cases. He has conduct almost 200 CARF surveys and has trained more than 50 new CARF surveyors.
Having taught at every level from Pre-School to College undergrads, Melinda found her passion while attending the University of AZ Nursing School – working with people with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Jim is an Administrative Surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and past Treasurer and former member of the Board of Directors for the Consortium for the Educational Advancement of Travel Instruction (CEATI).
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, she has had leadership roles with city, state and federal government organizations and community agencies, developing programs and services for special populations including children, youth and adults with life threatening illnesses, victims of sexual abuse and trauma as well as veterans and clients who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.
George has been a surveyor for over 25 years. Over the course of his career he has held leadership positions in both large and small organizations. He has conducted CARF seminars on Performance Measurement and Management.
Carol has 32 years of experience doing CARF surveys. Her work experience includes working with persons with developmental disabilities, persons who experienced Traumatic brain injury, and severe orthopedic injuries. Carol also has knowledge and experience with special populations to include Autism and Dementia. Carol had worked within the foster care system, designed behavioral health program for those with co-occurring diagnosis, early intervention, employment services, and aging service
In the past 15 years, Bill has provided assistance to more than 75 nonprofit and for profit organizations, specializing in Employment and Community Services (ECS) and Children and Youth Services (CYS), as well as the ASPIRE sections across all of CARF’s lines of business.