Serving Arizona With Locations in Peoria and Yuma602-997-8300
Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
At Family Partners LLC, we work as a unit to support the needs of the developmentally disabled. It's something we've been dedicated to since 2000. You can learn more about each team member by reading below. If you have any questions about our services, don't hesitate to call our Peoria office at 602-997-8300 or our Yuma office at 928-783-3858.
Family Partners' Executive Director is Christine Saeva, and she has been with the agency since 2005. As Executive Director, Christine's mission is to support all employees and programs with professionalism and integrity while working toward the common goal of providing meaningful services. What Christine likes most about working for Family Partners LLC is knowing that hundreds of individuals and their families are positively impacted by the valuable services that are provided by the agency. The agency continues to grow and touch the lives of new individuals every day!
Chuck began with the agency in 2014 and is responsible for both financial and human resource functions as the Financial Controller / HR Director. Both functions require that information being received is recorded and reported on a timely and accurate basis and maintained confidentially and securely.
Traci Kennedy is the Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) Director for Family Partners LLC and has been with the agency since 2008. Her favorite part of the job is working with great team members that are full of compassion and the drive to do what's best for each individual we serve. And the thing that Traci likes the most about Family Partners is that every day brings her new opportunities to meet and get to know wonderful families and providers that have the same passion for helping people as she does.
Tracy Antee is currently the Developmental Home Director with Family Partners and has been with the agency since 2012. Tracy loves how everyone at Family Partners interacts as a family. She really appreciates how everyone takes care of each other. She also loves being with the families, seeing progress in members, and seeing relationships grow. Tracy says that she did a lot of crying her first year because of all the "coolness" she witnessed. Quiet as it is kept, Tracy says she's still crying. But since she gets "clowned" about her crying, she has learned to be less public with it.
Halim Muhammad is a Developmental Home (DH) Family Support Coordinator with Family Partners. Halim loves meeting new people and what that person can teach him - about themselves, about life, and about himself. He loves being an advocate. Halim believes it is necessary to use his God-given talents to defend those who aren't in a position to defend themselves. He loves imparting knowledge to empower others. Halim has been with Family Partners since 2014.
Jennifer King began working for Family Partners in 2013 and is a Developmental Home (DH) Family Support Coordinator with the agency. Jen says that the thing she likes most about Family Partners is the small and close-knit atmosphere and her favorite part of the job is the people she works with.
Linda says there are so many things about working for Family Partners that she likes that it's hard to choose just one thing. But, to list one thing, she likes working as a team member. Linda finds everyone very nice and helpful and that's what being a team player is all about. Linda's mission at Family Partners is to provide the best service to the families we serve on a daily basis and help them with anything they need. It's so important to let the providers know that they are a key part of the members' lives and to Family Partners. Linda's favorite part of her job is getting to sit with the providers and members and talk with them about recent accomplishments (providers and members) and being able to help them out when things get tough. Family Partners came highly recommended when Linda was looking for a job. Her friend's description of Family Partners made it sound like an amazing place to work, and Linda thinks she was right.
Elizabeth enjoys supporting members in learning and being who they are. Her favorite part of the job is watching the moments when a member has fun using new skills or engaging with others in new ways. She has three main goals at Family Partners - to help create family groups that are great at communicating and supporting one another, to work as a good team member, and to learn new skills along the way.
Stephanie says her favorite thing about being a Speech Therapist is that she gets to help people communicate better in order to be understood by others. The reason Stephanie chose to work for Family Partners is because we are dedicated to helping those with special needs in a natural environment.
Therapy, GSE, Yuma MGR
Rose Chabot began working with Family Partners in 2013 and is the Manager of our Therapy Programs. She is also the Webmaster for the agency. Rose loves and supports Family Partner's mission because every week she can see and hear success stories of those who receive the agency's services. She truly believes in what Family Partners offers its members. She feels it is exactly what God wants us as humans to be doing! She loves being helpful and directing people where they can find answers. Her favorite thing is being creative and informative through graphics, the Web, and our electronic newsletter.
Tori Salcido began working with Family Partners in 2012 and is currently the Manager of Day Services. Tori says that the thing she likes the most about working at Family Partners is the environment. She says that she always tells people that the agency really puts the "Family" in Family Partners because everyone is so positive and uplifting. She says it makes coming to work so much more enjoyable. Tori's favorite part of her job is working with the members. Her passion is helping people. She loves seeing the growth in the consumers and showing her staff different techniques to help each individual reach their highest potential.
Christina says she loves working with Family Partners because she feels she can and will make a difference in the lives of members. She loves seeing the smiles on their faces each day. Her favorite part of the job is observing how much the members enjoy the outings they go on within the community to learn social skills.
What Alex likes the most about working at Family Partners is gaining the experience while working with awesome individuals. Alex feels it's a pleasure to be part of something as impactful as this. He chose to work for Family Partners because he loves being able to help other people do their best. Alex not only saw an opportunity where he could do a lot of good for others, he also saw that this could help him grow as a person. He's not sure if he would have been able to get this kind of opportunity at any other job.
Amanda says the very best part of her job is being able to work on non-musical goals - things like listening skills, attention, social interaction, coordination, using music or music interventions. She finds this very motivating for the consumers. Amanda finds the Music Therapy group at Family Partners her favorite part of the week. She says the consumers are always so excited to do music!
John Serio is the Executive Assistant for Family Partners and loves the interaction with his coworkers and all the providers. He says that everyone is different but special to him in that they share a piece of their life with him and that is a gift that lasts forever. John also says that working for Family Partners has taught him, at advanced years in life, that everyone is important and has needs no matter what their challenges in life happen to be. He feels that in a small way, he can contribute to the welfare and happiness of others. John has been with the agency since 2005.
Christina has always been very passionate about social service. By working for Family Partners, she gets a deep sense of satisfaction by knowing that she is part of a team that is doing something very positive for the Yuma community. Christina's goal is to devote her time and improve her knowledge so that she can promote the quality of Family Partners' services in Yuma with a rich, fun, and productive environment.