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Position: Forest Group Home Manager
Year Started: 2017

James D. Woods Jr.

Role Description

As a residential manager I direct and supervise staff, while coordinating services at Forest Group Home. My duties include auditing individual’s finances and making sure the home has the adequate household supplies and food.

What is something that people with disabilities have to deal with that you want to fix?

I would like to assist the state in developing programs to assist persons with disabilities to have a better quality of life.

What’s your past experience?

I hold a B.S. in economics with an emphasis on social service from Indiana State University. I hold a M.S. in public administration with an emphasis on social service, governmental contracts and human resource development.

I have over 30 years of managerial experience with managing and supervising staff in the healthcare industry. I also have expertise in banking and fundraising research and development.

What do you like about working at In-Pact?

I like working for In-Pact because the company promotes a team concept. Working together as a team brings about the best outcome for staff and individuals. In-Pact allows me to utilize my experience, and to become a leader and a role model for staff and individuals.

Tell us something about yourself.

I am from Indiana, but my family briefly relocated to California for my dad’s career during my childhood. My neighborhood was quiet and friendly.

Before coming to In-Pact, I worked at ARC Northwest Indiana as a program manager.

What are the values that drive you?

I’m driven by integrity and honestly.

Name your top 3 favorite podcasts or books

My favorite podcasters are Roland Martin, Joy Reid and Chris Cuomo.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

When I’m not working, I enjoy listening to music, creating artwork, lifting weights and spending time with my girlfriend.

What’s your favorite quote?

“United we stand, divided we fall”

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