The Beverly Farm Management Team

Crystal Officer

Crystal Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Crystal Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Crystal Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Crystal Officer holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. Prior to her appointment as CEO of Beverly Farm, Ms. Officer served as Senior Vice President for Ada S. McKinley Community Services in Chicago, where she was responsible for the leadership of the company’s Employment and Community Support Services Programs. During her tenure with Ada S. McKinley, her accomplishments included helping to develop and execute an ambitious strategic plan, empowering and building teams, and programmatic expansion. Ms. Officer began her career, over twenty years ago, as a Direct Support Person (DSP), working with people with developmental disabilities. Since then, she has held leadership positions directing all facets of operations, including Training Coordinator, Support Coordinator, Adult Day Program Director, Human Resources Director, Operations Director, Vice President, Senior Vice President, and Executive Director for leading companies in the field.

Ms. Officer is a member of the River Bend Growth Association Board of Directors and is a graduate of the 2014 Leadership Greater DC Emerging Leaders Class. Ms. Officer holds a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma from Purdue University and a certificate in Corporate Communication from Cornell University. Ms. Officer is a certified Cleaning Industry Management Certification Expert through The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association (ISSA).

Ms. Officer is a native of Kentucky. She enjoys spending time outdoors, researching, playing tennis, writing, and playing the cello. Most importantly, she is a mother of two daughters, Hope and Faith, and is enthusiastic about mentoring and empowering others.

Amanda Schroeder

Controller

Amanda Schroeder

Controller

Amanda Schroeder was born and raised in Bethalto, Illinois and is a middle child of a large blended family of seven children. She attended Southern Illinois University of Carbondale where she majored in Accounting. Continuing her education at SIUC, she then earned her Master’s in Business and Administration. Her career began with finance as a Financial Director with a dental support organization. After eleven years of financial management, she then began exploring the taxation aspect of accounting as a Tax Accountant for AgriSolutions in Brighton, IL. There she worked with many operations across the country with income tax returns, planning, and consulting. Amanda was the Assistant Controller at Beverly Farm Foundation until December 2020 when she moved into the role of Controller.

Amanda has 3 children. Ben is 8 years old and loves to play sports and video games. Lucy is 6 and loves to draw, color, play outside and swim. Liam is 2 months old and loves his big brother and sister. Amanda loves to spend time with her husband Richard, their children, and their puppy Phoebe “Buf-fur”. She enjoys studying leadership/management and reading the works of John Maxwell and Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Lori Rodgers

Lori Rodgers

Clinical Director

Lori Rodgers

Clinical Director

Lori Rodgers

Clinical Director

Lori Rodgers graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Millikin University and began her career at Beverly Farm. Starting at the Day Training Center, she was a part of establishing the day program that serves medically fragile individuals. Lori moved on to managing group homes and Training Department and gained her Nursing Home Administrator License in 2000. Lori now serves as the Clinical Director for the Main Campus. She is an active member of the Godfrey Women’s Club, on the Board of Directors for Praise Community Fellowship and volunteers for Raise the Praise.

Taylor Justice

Taylor Justice

Development Director

Taylor Justice

Development Director

Taylor Justice

Development Director

Taylor Justice received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Public Relations as well as a Minor in Media Communications from Webster University in St. Louis. She has been in the Development department with Beverly Farm since 2015 where she has worked her way to her current position as, Director of Development. In addition to her role at Beverly Farm, she is also an active member in the River Bend Growth Association as an Ambassador. She enjoys playing/watching softball, camping, cooking, and simply spending time with her family. Taylor currently lives in the Riverbend area with her husband and their two sons.

Rachel Lollis

Rachel Lollis

Group Home Administrator

Rachel Lollis

Group Home Administrator

Rachel Lollis

Group Home Administrator

Rachel Lollis graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in 1995 from Wilberforce University. Wilberforce University is a private HBCU located in Wilberforce Ohio. During college Rachel chose Beverly Farm for her internship and worked in Group Homes #1 and #2 as a DSP. Upon graduation Rachel accepted a QIDP position in Group Home #2. Rachel gained her Nursing Home Administrator’s license in 2001 and at the time served as the QIDP and Administrator of two homes simultaneously. Rachel transitioned over the years to the position she holds today of Group Home Administrator for the six group homes. Rachel also has experience as a CILA director. Rachel is currently the co-chair of the ICF/DD committee which is in conjunction with the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Services. Rachel has also achieved her Activities Director Certification. In reference to the Rachel’s philosophy on her resident’s care her motto is “Make it a home,  not a program”.

Tara Wagenblast

Tara Wagenblast

Residential Community Administrator

Tara Wagenblast

Residential Community Administrator

Tara Wagenblast

Residential Community Administrator

Over 25 years ago, Tara Wagenblast started in the direct care field at Beverly Farm. She earned her Bachelors in Social Work from Southern Illinois University. Tara has worked as a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional and currently is the Community Homes Director. Tara has chaired the Beverly Farm Human Rights Committee and served on the Labor Management Committee.

Sandy Chadduck

Sandy Chadduck

Director of Nursing

Sandy Chadduck

Director of Nursing

Sandy Chadduck

Director of Nursing

Sandy Chadduck graduated with an ADN from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Missouri. She went on to attend Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri where she earned her BSN. In November 2018, Sandy joined Beverly Farm as our Assistant Director of Nursing and took over as Director of Nursing in 2020. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren and watching movies. “I love my job, caring for the persons supported and being a part of the Beverly Farm family,” Sandy says proudly.

Danay McClinton

Danay McClinton

Executive Assistant to Crystal Officer, CEO

Danay McClinton

Executive Assistant to Crystal Officer, CEO

Danay McClinton

Executive Assistant to Crystal Officer, CEO

Danay McClinton is a St. Louis Native. She graduated from Central Visual & Performing Arts High school, where she majored in Mass Media. After high school, Danay continued her media education in Chicago and received a Bachelor's of Arts in Media Arts, Communication, and Theatre from Chicago State University and a Master's of Science in Journalism from Roosevelt University. Danay worked for Harpo Productions in Chicago and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in LA, before changing career paths to work in non-profit and with individuals with disabilities. Prior to joining the Beverly Farm Family, Danay worked at a 100-year-old organization that empowered persons supported. Danay is excited to continue working at an organization where her passion to support individuals with disabilities is at the forefront of the mission. Danay enjoys spending time with family and traveling.