The team at The Adaptables, Inc. CIL are here to connect with you. Here’s a little bit about each of us and our story so far. Contact any of us so we can learn more about you.

The Adaptables Inc.
Center For Independent Living

7744 North Point Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone: 336-767-7060
Fax: 336-760-7274
theadaptables@theadaptables.com

Mark Steele
Executive Director

Mark Steele has many years’ experience as both an advocate and a person with a disability. In 1981, while a freshman at East Carolina University (ECU),  Mark experienced a spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegia. Mark returned to college at ECU and obtained his Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 1993.  Prior to graduating from ECU, he served on the NC Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) from 1989 until 1993. In 1993, Mark went to work for the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, where he served various caseloads, was on many committees and held different positions. During his career with VR as a Rehabilitation Counselor, he was promoted to the Unit Manager where he merged the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Independent Living offices to serve eleven counties. Mark was also the Independent Living Rehabilitation Program Specialist where he was responsible for statewide policy consultation and technical assistance. In July, 2014, Mark accepted the position as Executive Director for The Adaptables, Inc. Center for Independent Living. He is an active member of several disability advocacy groups including the Winston-Salem Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities where he served as President from 1998-2001. Mark is a founding member and active participant of SpiNet, a local spinal cord injury peer support group.  In addition, Mark is a graduate of Leadership Winston-Salem class of 2001. Mark was appointed in July 2017 by Governor Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council and is the current Chair.

 

Email: msteele@theadaptables.com

Keith Greenarch
Assistant Director

Keith grew up in Western North Carolina in the quaint town of Waynesville. He lived in the mountains until 2010 when he moved to the Triad. Keith has been involved in independent living since 2004. This explains his passion for working with people with disabilities and wanting to improve their lives through advocacy and peer support. After working in the corporate world for 22 years, Keith found himself at a point in his life that led him to return to school to study computer and internet technology. After graduation, he led a program that refurbished computers and placed them in homes for people with disabilities. Keith was honored in 2010 as the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Region IV Advocacy winner for his dedication to promoting the rights of people with disabilities and advancing the independent living movement. Keith has served as Board President of The North Carolina Disability Action Network from 2009-2012 –Chair of the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) Grant Advisory Council. In 2010, Keith was appointed by North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue and again by Governor Pat McCrory to serve on the Statewide Independent Living Council (NCSILC) where he was chair for 3 terms.

 

Email: kgreenarch@theadaptables.com

Debbie Hennessy
I
ndependent Living Specialist (IL Specialist)

Debbie Hennessy, MS- a proud Army brat, raised between New York State and Germany, Debbie spent much of her young life traveling the world. Her personal experience with disabilities began over 20 years ago. Life changed, but doors opened and she returned to college, earning a Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies and a Master’s Degree in Community and Mental Health Counseling.

She began her mental health counseling career at Job Corps, working with at-risk youth, mostly dual diagnosis and set up the first interdisciplinary team on campus, which included IEPs that were shared with both vocational training and residential living. She introduced a program Seeking Empowerment Balance and Awareness, the program provided group sessions to youth designated “least likely to complete the program.” SEBA as it was called had a 90 percent success rate, higher than that of the center itself.

The center closed and Debbie took a grant funded county position on the Substance Abuse Task Force. In conjunction with local educators and law enforcement, the team put up billboards, held town meetings, and took every avenue to educate not only the children and youth that were dying in alcohol/drug related vehicular accidents, but was proactive in educating the public regarding the “choking” game and overdose deaths.

Debbie has worked in all levels of government, many grant funded positions, and is a strong advocate for those with disabilities, animals, and many others. “I love working at The Adaptables, it gives me a chance to help others and I understand how they feel, I have been on both sides of the desk.” Debbie is passionate about her work within the community and strives to acquire skills to enhance her abilities.

Email: dhennessy@theadaptables.com

Patsy Stimpson
Administrative Assistant

Patsy Stimpson is the Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for The Adaptables, Inc. She has 30 plus years experience in Customer Service, Accounts Receivables and Payables. She and her husband, Herbert, have been married for forty years and have three children and three grandchildren. About working at The Adaptables, Inc., Patsy says, “Working at The Adaptables, Inc. is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. Through the company, I get to meet so many wonderful people…This job is more than just work for me, it is fast becoming a way of life as I learn more and more about the world of disabilities.”

Email: patsy.stimpson@theadaptables.com

Daniel Moody

Independent Living Specialist (IL Specialist)

Born in South Africa, Daniel moved with his family to N. Carolina in 1994 just after turning 16.  While in South Africa he was a regular rambunctious teenager, playing rugby, cricket, water polo, and avoiding sharks while surfing.  After finishing high school here he went on to work in the construction field and restaurant industry.  He moved down to Charleston S.C. and attended Johnson & Wales University and studied restaurant management.  It was in Charleston, just 2 credits short of graduation, his life changed one night following a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down.  This drastic change didn’t slow him down.  He is currently the president of the Triad Trackers Wheelchair Basketball team, and an up and coming adaptive water skier, and is willing to try just about any sport he can… white water kayaking being his next “challenge”.

Email: dmoody@theadaptables.com

Jessica Urcuiolio

Independent Living Specialist (IL Specialist)

Born in NY State, Jessica has lived in many areas of the country, most recently Florida. Jessica received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Jessica serves our Hard of Hearing and Deaf consumers and teaches American Sign Language, classes are taught at our convenient location off North Point Blvd. With previous experience with those who have disabilities and as a member of the Deaf Community Jessica brings a fresh bright view to the team regarding communication and understanding of people who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf. As our newest team member, Jessica is a strong advocate for people with disabilities, and brings a bit of that Florida sunshine with her each day.