Desiree Branaman has worked in the field of program administration for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for the past six years and has a Master’s in Public Affairs (MPA) from Indiana University. Desiree started her career at the State of Indiana’s developmental disabilities office as a first contact for families seeking State Medicaid waiver services.
Desiree most recently came from a local provider of residential, community and employment supports for individuals with IDD where she was responsible for overall service quality and new and ongoing trainings for staff. In this position, Desiree worked many hours of residential support with individuals of varying abilities. In addition to working in program administration, Desiree has been a teacher for ESL students in the United States, and in South Korea where she spent a year working as a primary school English teacher.
As the Assistant Program Director at CIP, Desiree monitors day-to-day operations and ensures a supportive and collaborative environment for students and staff to grow and learn.
When she’s not at the CIP center, Desiree is likely spending time with her young daughter and partner, doing puzzles, reading, or attending community events.