Announcing New Faces and New Roles
It’s been a growing year for Triumph at our Birmingham and Montgomery offices! We have new faces in our offices, and some of the same faces have new roles. We wanted to take some time and tell everyone about the changes we’ve undergone.
We announced last week that our Executive Director Brooke Bowles will be taking on a new role of Founder and Director of External Services. As we’re gearing up for our search for a new Executive Director, Dr. Ann Phillips will be our Interim Executive Director. Ann has served as a consultant for Triumph for the past year, and is our artist-in-residence. She is an Educational Consultant in a private practice that provides comprehensive educational services including student assessment, learning disability assessment, and school program consultations including accommodations for special needs students. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Samford University and leads Triumph’s Art Splash program.
On May 1, 2018, Brooke Bowles, Founder of Triumph Services, will serve as the Director of External Affairs, a position dedicated to growing and expanding the well-established model. Brooke is very excited to spread Triumph’s mission across the state of Alabama!
Brooke’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Auburn University and course completion toward a Master’s Degree in Agency Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to her professional experience, Brooke has a nine year-old nephew, Luke, who was diagnosed with Autism six years ago. Understanding how Luke’s disability affects the entire family has been as valuable as any other professional experience for Brooke.
Sarah Keith is our new Coordinator of the Transition Program! She served as an Employment Specialist at Triumph for the past year and a half. Sarah now oversees our Transitions Program that supports high school students in the transition from high school into continued education or employment.
Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree in the Psychological Basis of Human Behavior through the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa. Sarah is native to the Birmingham area where she previously worked as a Behavior Therapist with children and teens with Autism. She is excited to work with teens and adults as they prepare for the ultimate goal of employment and independence. Sarah is a passionate advocate of Autism acceptance and the neurodiversity movement. When Sarah is not working, she is usually enjoying time outside, socializing with friends, or working on an art project.
Charlotte Phillips is the Wellness Coordinator at Triumph Services. Charlotte graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences. She then pursued her Masters with a concentration in Guidance Counseling and Educational Psychology. Charlotte has over twenty years of experience working with individuals and families with a variety of mental, emotional, and developmental needs.
Charlotte enjoys implementing the latest research based methods and interventions. She strives to cultivate a healthy and happy environment while improving on an individual’s overall well-being. Outside of Triumph, Charlotte enjoys being outside running, riding her mountain bike, and spending time and making memories with her family and friends.
Amy Duncan is a part time Employment Specialist at Triumph Services in Montgomery. Amy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Psychology and Sociology from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. Prior to joining the Triumph Services team, Amy worked as a Behavioral Specialist with both adults and children. Amy has always had a passion to help others reach their full potential. Outside of Triumph, Amy enjoys traveling, cooking, music, and spending time with her family.