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Mosaic Welcomes New Executive Director
Ability Network of Delaware (A.N.D.) member Mosaic in Delaware was happy to welcome Shavonne Brathwaite, who took the reigns as the executive director on February 15, 2016. “I feel like I have been called to do this work. Service is now and has always been in my heart for as long as I can remember.”
Shavonne’s career of service to people with disabilities started in 2001 as a direct support professional (DSP) at a local Delaware agency. She started out as a DSP, moved into the role of assistant house manager and eventually became house manager. After a move to an agency in West Chester, Pennsylvania she had the opportunity to serve as a program director for five years. This journey led her to working for Catholic Charities in several different capacities including immigration and refugee resettlement, contract management, and rapid rehousing for homeless individuals.
She is proud of her family — her husband Rene, and four children: Kylie age 15, Faith age 11, Blake age two, and Sadie who is nine months old. “I have a wonderful support system and value family.” Shavonne goes on to say, “My mother Cynthia came to live with us after having a traumatic brain injury, which left her with very limited speech and other limitations. My fight to find good day services and other supports for my mom is what led me to Mosaic.”
Shavonne has spent her first few months visiting the homes, getting to know the staff, meeting with families and donors, and attending advocacy meetings in the state. “I hope to ensure that Mosaic in Delaware is true to the mission and that we are actually living our mission. I would love to see Mosaic as the leading provider of intellectual disability services in the state of Delaware.”
Shavonne has also fast become one of our more active members in the A.N.D. committee work and advocacy efforts. Please join us in welcoming Shavonne in into the A.N.D. family!