As Director of Operations, Shane oversees the day-to-day clinical and programmatic operations of Plummer’s residential, foster care and community-based programs. He is responsible for implementing the organization’s mission across all programs through the application of Plummer’s Intervention Model and outcomes measurement system.
Shane is deeply committed to helping youth in the foster care system find permanent families and become intellectually, socially and emotionally prepared to transition to adulthood. He has worked in the child welfare field for 20 years, starting as a direct care counselor in residential programs for teenagers and shortly thereafter joining the MA Department of Children and Families (DCF). During his 12 years at DCF, Shane worked in a variety of positions, ultimately becoming responsible for the referral, oversight and quality assurance of DCF services for youth placed in congregate care and intensive foster care settings.
Shane received a BS in Psychology from the American International College and an MS in Human Services from UMASS – Boston.