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Meet Our Trainers

Our qualified trainers have more than 200 years of combined experience in working with people with disabilities.

Training Specialist
Piya (Per) Chomdokmai is a Training Specialist with more than 20 years of industry experience supporting people with disabilities. His passion is in Person-Centered Thinking service delivery, and human rights advocacy.
Trainer Specialist
Jennifer Christianson is a Training Specialist with 17 years of experience working in the fields of Human Services and Education. Jennifer’s focus is on providing quality training that engages learners and gives them the tools they need to better support people to lead their best possible lives.
Training Specialist

Maggie Cichosz is a Training Specialist for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and has 10 years of experience working in Human Services and Non-Profit Organizations.

Statewide Director of Training
Angie Collins is the Statewide Director of Training at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. She is a trained Person-Centered Planner, certified Active Supports Trainer and a certified trainer for the Council on Quality and Leadership. Angie has 20 years of experience supporting people with disabilities. Angie’s focus is on providing training to staff to ensure quality and self-directed lives for individuals supported. Angie holds an Associate of Arts in Human Services Management.
Director of Training
LeeAnn Fleischfresser is a trained Person-Centered Planner and Director of Training. LeeAnn has 10 years of experience in Human Services, working in various roles from providing direct care to supervising homes as a Designated Coordinator. LeeAnn holds a license as a Social Worker in the State of Minnesota. She focuses on using the person-centered philosophy to understand and implement the licensing regulations put forth by the state.
Training Specialist
Sue Kepner is a Training Specialist. Sue has 15 years of experience supporting people with developmental disabilities and other similar conditions. She has concentrated on the advocacy of integral rights of persons supported. Sue has acted in various roles including Designated Coordinator and instructor.
Training Specialist
Angela Torgeson is a Training Specialist with 12 years of experience working in Human Services. Angela’s passion is person-centered philosophy and raising awareness to build inclusive communities.
Director of Training
Tom Wildes is a trained Person-Centered Planner, certified Person-Centered Thinking trainer and Director of Training. Tom has 30 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities and other related conditions. He has focused on the vital importance of person-centered supports for individuals the majority of his career.