Lori Jo Poole
Lori Jo has worked at Gem State Developmental Center since 1999 and is the current Owner and Administrator. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has earned Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Idaho State University and a Masters in Social Work from Boise State University. She has 20 years of experience working with adults and children with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses.
She has experience working with individuals, groups, and professional staff in a variety of settings. Her therapeutic experience includes parent coaching, sexuality and social skills training, cognitive self-change, anger management, behavior modification, and drug and alcohol education. She is currently the President of the Board of Idaho Families of Adults with Disabilities.