- Director of Information Technology
Kristin Dean, M.S., is the Director of Information Technology at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI).
Kristin has more than 30 years of experience providing quality services to people with disabilities in various 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.
Before arriving at ICI, Kristin started her first job as a frontline supervisor 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 implemented the agency's 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 various disabilities, including individuals with psychiatric disabilities, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, physical disabilities, criminal offenders, and children with emotional and behavioral 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 communicate the work done at ICI effectively. Current technology interests include using data visualization to communicate complex research concepts to various audiences.