Staff – Children’s Services

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 and exceptional staff for extraordinary people!


Jamie White
Clinical Director of Children Services

Jamie has worked for Gem State Developmental Center since June of 2013. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology through the University of Phoenix. As Clinical Director of Children's Services, Jamie really enjoys supporting participants in meeting their goals and serving as primary supervisor for staff in her department. Jamie enjoys spending time with family and friends, creating arts & crafts, and being outdoors in nature.

Locations: Meridian/Nampa

Julia Morton
Developmental Specialist

Julia has been with Gem State Developmental Center since July of 2023. She completed her bachelor's degree in psychology and communication. She has a passion for providing quality, personalized intervention with a positive attitude for the participants in the Children's Program. Julia loves all things Disney, board games, movies, and LEGOs. Stop by to say hello!

Location: Meridian

Madison Miranda
Developmental Specialist

Madison, who goes by Maddie, has been with Gem State Developmental Center since February of 2024. She earned her bachelor's degree in Educational Studies and certificates in Early Intervention and Leadership through Boise State University. As a Developmental Specialist, Maddie has a passion for learning, growing with, and providing support and positive intervention to participants at the children's program. In her free time Maddie enjoys taking care of her plants, building Legos, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 

Locations: Nampa/Meridian

Cassan Francois
Developmental Specialist

Cassan has been with Gem State Developmental Center since February of 2024. She has a passion for providing support and positive intervention to youth at the Childrens' Program. In her free time, Cassan enjoys creating art, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 

Location: Nampa

Michael Walker
Behavior Interventionist

Michael has worked for Gem State Developmental Center since May of 2017. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management through Farmingdale State College and Master of Education in Special Education through Boise State University.  He also has over 10 years of experience working with individuals with special needs.  As an Intervention Professional, he enjoys having the opportunity to foster and sustain the social and emotional development of children with developmental disabilities in a collaborative team environment.   He loves spending time with family and friends, reading about psychology, and watching a good hockey game!

Locations:  Nampa/Meridian

Madison Morgan
Behavior Interventionist

Madison has been with Gem State Developmental Center since December of 2023. She graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor's degree in social work. Madison's role as a Behavior Interventionist allows her to utilize intervention strategies to benefit participants at the Childrens' Program. In her free time, Madison enjoys spending time with family, friends, and pursuing her hobbies. 

Location: Meridian 

Emilyann Yuruki
Developmental Technician III
Emily has worked for Gem State Developmental Center since September 2023. She works as a Community Based Support & Intervention Technician. Emily is currently attending Boise State University, where she is majoring in Psychology. She enjoys helping others and supporting the special needs community any way she can. In her free time, Emily likes to read books and go paddle boarding. 

Location: Meridian 

Camilla Stuck
Developmental Technician III

Camilla has been with Gem State Developmental Center since May of 2024. She graduated Boise State University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Prior to that, Camilla was an Intern with GSDC. She has a passion for learning and community service. In her free time, Camilla enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Location: Meridian

Parker Richman
Community-Based Support Technician

Parker has been with Gem State Developmental Center since May of 2024. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology from BYU. Parker joins the Meridian Children's Program as a Community-Based Support Technician. He has various hobbies and enjoys spending time with family and friends. 

Location: Meridian