Meridian Children & Family Services Staff
GSDC trains our professionals with the highest industry standards and latest innovations in therapy.
Our paraprofessionals are also trained at this level to ensure consistency and the highest quality service possible.
Exceptional training, Exceptional staff for Extraordinary people!
Developmental Specialist/Habilitative Interventionist
Christal joined Gem State Developmental Center in April 2017. She earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her previous experience includes work as a
paraprofessional with elementary-aged children diagnosed with a variety of developmental disabilities. Her job was to help them thrive in a classroom setting.
Christal was born in Kansas, but moved to Idaho a few years ago and decided to stay. GSDC is excited to have her as a part of the Gem State Team!
Developmental Specialist II/Habilitative Interventionist
Jamie has worked for Gem State Developmental Center since June 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology through the University of Phoenix.
Jamie previously worked as a supervisor for group and reshab homes in Idaho Falls, helping adults with disabilities learn daily living skills and being independent. She really enjoys teaching others skills
in both center and community based settings. Jamie likes to help individuals grow and be the best that they can be. On her off time she loves being with her family and being outdoors.
Developmental Technician II