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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 & Quality Specialist
Piya (Per) Chomdokmai is a Training & Quality Specialist with more than 20 years of human service experience supporting people with disabilities. He is a trained Person-Centered Planner with passion for person-centered service delivery, mentorship 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.
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.
Training & Quality Specialist
Zach Davis has six years of experience in human services. His passions center on human dignity and quality of life, with a focus on person-centered thinking. His goal is to provide services and trainings that focus on building great relationships with the people we serve. He believes that we all thrive when we respect each person's individuality.
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 & Quality Specialist
Duane Larson is a Training & Quality Specialist and has been serving people in the human services field for more than 12 years. Duane focuses on training staff on person-centered principles to support people living full and abundant lives. Duane has had many roles in the human services field, from direct support professional to director. Duane says the best part of his job is watching the people we support live out their hopes and dreams and become part of the community.
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.