Desiree Branaman, M.P.A.

CIP Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana

Desiree Branaman, M.P.A.

Desiree Branaman has worked in the field of program administration for autism and other learning differences for the past eight 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 support for individuals with IDD where she was responsible for overall service quality and new and ongoing training 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 South Korea where she spent a year working as a primary school English teacher

.As Office Manager, Desiree works from ensuring the center is in good order, to event planning, onboarding new staff, welcoming visitors, keeping our technology and systems up-to-date, managing our community partnerships and vendors, and more. Most importantly, Desiree strives to create an environment that is warm, welcoming, and organized for all students and staff at CIP.

When she’s not at the CIP center, Desiree is likely spending time with her young children and partner, doing puzzles, reading, or attending community events.


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