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- Director of Information Technology
Kristin Dean, M.S. is an Information Technology Manager at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI).
Kristin has more than 25 years experience providing quality services to people with disabilities in a variety of settings. Her responsibilities at the ICI include directing all aspects of the Institute's technology initiatives. It was her unique experience in both technology and a rich history in the fields of direct support and frontline supervision that brought her to ICI in 2001.
Prior to arriving at ICI, Kristin started her first job as a frontline supervisor working in a progressive agency whose primary purpose was providing residential and semi-independent living services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In this role, she was responsible for implementing the agency mission to partner with people with disabilities and communities to bring about self-directed and enriched lives. It was this work experience, where direct support was already considered a profession, which would shape the direction of the rest of her career to date.
After graduate school, she worked with people with a variety of disabilities including individuals with psychiatric disabilities, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, physical disabilities, criminal offenders and children with emotional and behavior issues.
In her role at the Institute on Community Integration, the primary focus of her work is in the area of technology services and using technology to effectively communicate the work done at ICI and the RTC/CL as well as to impact best practices in the direct support workforce. Current technology interests include the use of data visualization to communicate complex research concepts to a wide variety of audiences.