Independent Marylanders Achieving
Changing the Meaning of Disability for Everyone
 

Our Staff

Michael Bullis, Executive Director
Michael Bullis brings thirty-five years experience in rehabilitation and business ownership to the Image Center. He speaks throughout the country about the employment challenge facing Americans with and without disabilities. He has managed State and federal grant programs as well as restaurants, a service station and a private mediation company.
Jessica Leone, Transition Program Director and IL Specialist
Jessica Leone has a BS in Special Education. She brings to the IMAGE Center ten years experience instructing children with disabilities, including leadership positions with the Therapeutic Department for Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks and Baltimore County Public Schools.
Meredith Ritchie, Office Manager/Assistive Technology Coordinator
Meredith Ritchie recently completed her Masters in Applied Sociology at UMBC with a focus in Non profit management. Before moving to Maryland she lived in Ohio where she received her B.A. in History. She has worked for several non-profits in Maryland as administrator, site manager and educator.

Out & About Program

Lori Baskette - Program Director and Independent Living Specialist/ Benefits Planner
A strong advocate for equal and civil rights for all, Lori comes to the IMAGE Center with 24 years of experience working with people with disabilities. She specializes in accessibility surveys for homes and businesses, Independent Living skills training, assisting people with resources and guidance in moving out of nursing homes and other institutions and advocacy.
Crystal Brockington - Peer Support Specialist
Crystal Brockington is a certified Maryland DDA Support Broker and Options Counselor with over 12 years' experience advocating and providing direct service for individuals in accordance with the disability rights movement. She is currently working as a Peer Support and Independent Living Specialist with Maryland's IMAGE Center, an independent living center located in Towson.
Imani Graham - Peer Support Specialist
Imani graham is a 31 year old who is from Prince George's County. She has 2 Associates degrees: one Associates of theatre and the other in chemical dependency. She is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in social science and will be graduating in May. She has worked at the department of disabilities assisting elder's in transitioning from nursing facilities and back into the community. Imani has been legally blind since age 17 and has recently suffered more loss of vision over the last 5 years; her diagnosis has not yet been determined. Imani is also a little person and has dealt with and overcome many challenges in her life. She stands by the motto "What does not kill you will make you stronger".
Kirsten Robb-McGrath - Independent Living Specialist
Kirsten Robb-McGrath, Towson University (2013) graduate received a BA in Deaf Studies with a minor in Psychology. Kirsten's passion for sign language and the deaf community began at an early age and has continued to grow throughout the years. At The IMAGE Center, her goal is to develop an environment of support for deaf consumers utilizing her American Sign Language skills.
Kate Wallace
Kate Wallace has over seven years of experience working in senior services in both public and private sectors. Recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Gerontology, Kate also has an educational background in psychology, sociology and health science in the senior population. Kate has a passion for peer outreach and helping people transition and thrive in their community.