Robynn Howell is an experienced RN and business owner, with over 23 years of experience. Driven by her passion for the intellectually disabled, she takes pride in providing the best Residential Habilitation service possible. As the Owner/CEO/Administrator her goals include helping the intellectually disabled individuals reach their highest potential by supporting them through, self-advocacy, behavioral support, recreation, employment services, goal setting, inclusion in the community and trained professionals and paraprofessionals to meet their needs. For Robynn, helping others is the most rewarding part of her role in H.A.S., Inc.
Outside the office, Robynn enjoys her family, traveling and scuba diving.
Brandi Sincevich, an expert in crisis intervention and behavior modification, is the 24 hour QIDP Director and Crisis Placement Facilitator for H.A.S., Inc. She has served as the Intake coordinator for new participants while managing the 24 hour program. In addition, she oversees a Crisis Contract with the Department of Health and Welfare and works with the Developmental Disability Crisis Prevention and Court Services Team in rehabilitating individuals in crisis going through challenging circumstances.
Brandi is a combat veteran with an extensive background in high stress and complex work environments. She served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps which included one deployment to Kuwait/Iraq. She continued her education after her enlistment, graduating from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is passionate about working with Veterans and wants to focus her energy on providing supports and services to veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. She is pursuing further education to focus on Rehabilitation for Veterans and those with similar conditions.
Brandi is a mother of three and enjoys spending any spare time experiencing life through their eyes. Her children describe her as funny, intelligent, amiable, and a little crazy. She is up for any adventure but particularly enjoys dancing, horseback riding, golfing, fishing, hunting, and camping. She has extensive experience in leadership roles and possesses strong skills to inspire and direct others. Brandi strongly affirms that the most important values in life are honesty, love, humility, and respect. She strives to provide an ethical, respectful, and safe environment for those she works with. She prides herself in having a great sense of humor which makes life fun and enjoyable no matter the circumstance.
Maria Valdez is the Hourly QIDP Director at HAS Inc. She was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She attended Brigham Young University - Idaho where she received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology. It was during her time at BYUI that she learned to love southeastern Idaho. Maria is also a certified advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Layani Trane is the Director of Training and Education for HasInc. Her work is dedicated to improving the quality of care to individuals with developmental disabilities. She has a passion for training direct care professionals and works to create a meaningful program that benefit everyone in the company. Layani has an associate in Science Degree, a Bachelors in Communication a double major in Interpersonal Communication and Public Relations, and a Masters in the Science of Psychology graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Layani has almost twenty years? experience in specialized education. She has worked to create educational and social programs for a private school for fifteen years previous to being hired on at HASinc. Layani also served as the Director over the social and character-building programming. Layani co-authored a set of self-help seminars for families and individuals that consisted of 6 two- and three-day workshops and 50 weeks of detailed workbooks that served over 5000 clients. Layani has always been about making her environment better through service. She usually gives 5-10 hours a week in service to her neighborhood and community. She especially loves people, working with infants, children, teens, adults, different cultures, and disability community. Layani has served an LDS mission to Madagascar and Texas. She continues to serve and be active in her spiritual progression. She loves spending her time with her family, learning many different skills such as calligraphy, Yoga, and yard work. She really enjoys dance and is currently doing dance aerobics, though she loves all types of dancing especially Island styles. Layani loves the clients and staff of HASinc. She is grateful to be a part of the wonderful vision of HASinc.
Melissa is a full-time nurse and mother of six children who has been living in Idaho Falls for the past 15 years. During this time, she was able to finish her CNA, LPN, and Registered Nursing Degrees all while working and taking care of her family. She is a no nonsense, hard worker who has the patient's best interest at heart.
As the Director of Nursing at HAS Inc. Residential Habilitation and Supported Living - Melissa has had the opportunity to participate in patient care and help influence operational challenges. With over 75 participants in over 45 homes in Boise, Pocatello, Idaho falls, and Rexburg; these special needs individuals require 24-hour individual care and oversight
Melissa is a down to earth, hardworking person with goals aimed at providing the best care for those she serves. As she continues to work in the field of medicine it is her goal to help her clients achieve the HAS vision of Elevating Individuals to their Highest Potential.
Joel Reep is a QIDP in the H.A.S.'s Pocatello region. He has been with H.A.S. since May, 2016 and has made a significant in-roads for the success of the participants and their families. Prior to that, Joel worked as a direct support professional as he worked his way through college for 4 years and became a QIDP in 2012. 2019 marks 11 years of service in this field, which Joel says has been very rewarding. He says that working with individuals with intellectual disabilities has taught him a number of life lessons, including patience, humility, the importance of the golden rule, and how not to sweat the small stuff. Joel is passionate about sharing his knowledge with staff and working with clients on learning how to live more independently. He is a certified Mandt System instructor, which teaches staff relational skills to help de-escalate situations. He finds that teaching those classes allows for a lot of team-building opportunities and creativity that helps new ideas to grow.
While attending the Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services in 2017, one of the speakers stated that those of us who are working in this field are part of a civil rights movement to help individuals with disabilities to live in the community as independently as possible. This resonated with Joel and he tries to teach the staff to help the participants to learn to live their lives to the best of their abilities. This idea perfectly meshes with H.A.S.'s mission statement: Elevating Individuals to their Highest Potential and that is why Joel's philosophy on our services works so well for our participants.
Joel has two young children, nearly 3-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl, and lives with his fianc Jen. He and his family spend much of their free time outdoors skateboarding, hiking, fishing, hunting, and -believe it or not- looking for snakes and lizards.
Anissa Winn is the Director of Human Resources for H.A.S., Inc. Anissa is very familiar with staff training, recruitment, and policy and procedure. She is particularly experienced in directing the administrative functions of complex organizations, developing company culture, and mediating disputes. Anissa has served as a chief spokesperson for H.A.S., Inc. and has helped build bridges with many Universities across Idaho to enhance awareness of compnay initiatives. Anissa resides in Idaho Falls with her husband and dog. She is a huge 49ers fan and will root for them no matter how terrible they are. In her spare time, Anissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Kristina Jordan, CMA, BHS
Kristina Jordan has recently been part of the Pocatello Free Clinic as the Executive Director, advocating for those who are underserved. She is excited about the challenges and growth expected from the job at HAS Inc. Prior to her position at the Pocatello Free Clinic, Kristina worked in pathology where it sparked her interest in health care and opened her up to a population who's needs were going unmet, those who are underserved or of a specific demographic. Since then, Kristina has dedicated her career to serving that very unique demographic. Kristina moved from Connecticut to Idaho at age six and attended Highland High School and graduated from Idaho State University in 2015 with her CMA degree and a Bachelor's of Health Science. Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. "I am passionate about serving and advocating for those who cannot and for the underserved demographics in our community. I hope to change individual's perceptions about the underserved demographics in our region.
Paula Collaer, Finance Administrator
Paula is a native of Idaho Falls, but after graduating from the University of Idaho, she was fortunate to hold positions in health care administration in several different specialties in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. In 1997 she and her husband decided to return to Idaho Falls so their kids could grow up knowing their grandparents, cousins and the beauty of the mountains that surrounds this region. After more than 20 years in health care administration, Paula was ready for a change, so in 2016 she joined the HAS team. It?s been an education and she is grateful to come to work every day and see the capacity for people to grow when they are provided with good tools and support systems.