Overview of Interests
Gina Lynette has a passion for guiding and assisting individuals and families in defining, planning and acquiring the personalized resources needed, especially when they experience disability or require specialized supports in order to live happy, successful, interdependent lives. This passion comes from her personal experience living with disabilities as well as from co-parenting her four children -- three of whom experience developmental disabilities -- with her husband, Ned Andrew Solomon.
Gina holds a B.S. in Organizational Management from Tusculum College, and a M.S. in Psychology with a specialization in Leadership Coaching from Capella University. Lynette has successfully guided organizations through the strategic planning process including goal-setting, implementation, and evaluation; coached individuals through life transitions using a variety of tools to address financial, emotional, and practical needs; and presented as a featured speaker at local, statewide, and national group meetings on a variety of subjects including strategic planning, disability sensitivity, People First Language, stress management, self advocacy, supported decision making, and life transition planning.
Gina has worked and volunteered with STEP since 2001. In her current role as Director of Communications, Learning, and Development, she assists with event planning, social media, online course and website development, facilitation services, and person-centered training for STEP staff, families, and youth with disabilities.