Caregiver Action Group Team Leader
Ellen Rapp joins CIP’s team as team leader of Caregiver Action Group, which was created for in-home caregivers to gather and network. She is a student at Northern Michigan University studying social work, has volunteered at Beacon Hospitality House promoting healing and emotional support to others during medical crisis, and has experience working as an in-home caregiver. Ellen most recently worked as a direct support professional at Bay Human Services, where she provides community-living support to adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. Ellen works closely with the consumers and advocates for their needs while strengthening their independent-living skills. She volunteers as executive treasurer for the Student Social Work Organization at Northern Michigan University, and in her position she contributes to the development of fundraising opportunities and collaboration with other officers to engage in community involvement. She brings her experience to the CIP team to take initiative in developing an on-campus support group, where others can share experiences they have encountered in the caregiver field and create relationships with others in the same position. Ellen plays an important role in recruiting students and community members to become aware of and familiar with the Caregiver Incentive Project.