Remembering Nancy McCulloh
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On Thursday, I learned of the death of Nancy McCulloh, a valued colleague and dear friend.
Nancy joined ICI in 2002 as one of the early authors on the College of Direct Support, an online training curriculum, and her contributions were central to its success. She worked on numerous direct support workforce intervention and research projects and served as the statewide administrator for DirectCourse in Minnesota, providing thousands of hours of technical assistance. Her work made it possible for tens of thousands of Minnesota's direct support professionals to get needed training each year. Most recently, Nancy helping to build a DSP toolkit that is being used in Tennessee. Prior to joining ICI, Nancy worked for many years at REM, a disability services provider, in the St. Cloud area, opening group homes to liberate people with disabilities from institutions.
Nancy was passionate about improving the lives of people with disabilities. Her son Court has developmental disabilities and this personal connection to the need for excellence in services and supports was heartfelt and purposeful in all that she touched at ICI. She wanted nothing more than for her son to have an enviable life.
Nancy loved her family so much and was very proud of her children. Our thoughts are with her husband Bob, daughter Hillary, and son Court. We at ICI are devastated and heartbroken by this unexpected loss. Life is fragile and unpredictable. Living it to the fullest is so important.
Thank you, Nancy, for your many contributions to ensuring people with disabilities are included and belong as members of our communities.
With warmest sympathies,