We’re excited to be sharing a new series: Meet the PMs! Our Program Managers are the unsung, behind-the-scenes heroes who have one of the toughest – and most important – jobs within our organization. We’re looking forward to you all getting to know them and their work a bit better, so tune in on social media for #MeetThePMs!
Get to know Tyler Stackhouse!
How did you become a PM? I have been with Penn-Mar for 8 years and immediately after starting here I discovered my passion for supporting the people we serve. Having supported our folks in a direct support aspect, I was interested to see what ways I could support them behind the scenes. Another thing that has driven me has been observing the change in the team members that I oversee and being a small part of that growth.
Why is Penn-Mar’s mission important to you? It is important to me to be fulfilled in a job and know that I am affecting a positive change on those around me. The field that we work in gives us the unique opportunity to change someone’s life for the better in a major way. Ensuring that they receive excellent care and that they have an advocate to step up for them is one way we I can do this.
What’s one thing you wish people realized about your job? As a program manager, I am available to my team members and those individuals under my caseload 24 hours a day. This can even extend outside of my own caseload as I often seek coverage for a program that is not under my supervision. We all work as a team and that comes with a very significant time commitment, often outside of my “normal” working hours (if there is such a thing).
What’s one thing you wished people knew about people with IDD? They aren’t deaf, you don’t need to yell!
Favorite food? Anything Italian.
Any hidden talents? I’m a world class whistler!
In your free time you’ll be found . . . Playing with my two beautiful toddlers.
Favorite TV Show? The Mandalorian