Meet Our Directors
Vickie Raichel: Executive Director
Vickie Raichel, Executive Director of The Dream Team: Family Supports, L.L.C. holds a B.A. in Sociology and Intercultural Studies graduating from Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana. She has been a case manager/care coordinator in social services (primarily working with those who are diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities) for the past 25 years. Vickie has several years experience working in Waiver Case Management and has extensive knowledge and expertise in the Indiana Medicaid Waiver field. She successfully directed her own company providing waiver case management for several years (through the 2006 changes). Vickie is well-known and respected in the field and has several years of experience marketing to the targeted population through various state agencies and other providers who serve the valued consumers.
Vickie has excellent social skills and is known for providing high quality case management. She thrives in meeting facilitation, referral services, consultation services, and assisting the families through conflict resolution. Throughout the past few years, there has been many noted changes relating to waiver case management and the relationships between the case manager and other waiver service providers. The communication among providers appears to have gapped. This makes it more difficult for service providers to provide quality and individualized services to the valued consumers and negates the concept of the “Team Approach”. The role of the case manager has changed to a less “hands on” approach to more of coordination of waiver benefits. Vickie enjoys the “hands on” approach to working with consumers and feels this is the way waiver supports were meant to be carried out. This drove her decision to envision and work to open The Dream Team: Family Supports, L.L.C.
One major goal of the company is providing waiver supports while working closely with the case managers and other team members which will assist with rebuilding those bridges between all services providers promoting the true team approach. The concept of a former case manager managing a residential company may serve to benefit the consumer in many ways; Primarily through promoting the “true team approach” which has been identified at the state level for being the most successful approach in providing waiver services and supports. The company will provide a “hands-on, family oriented, and team-driven” approach with a passion of assisting consumers to excel beyond expectations others may have placed on their abilities.
Ben Raichel: Regional Director, Indianapolis area
Ben’s passion for helping individuals with intellectual disabilities was realized at a young age. Being the son of a person who has had much success in the field has helped drive his pursuit of a better understanding of the needs and desires of the individuals. The need for people working in this field who go above and beyond to advocate for individuals with intellectual disabilities is great. It is commonplace for people without the proper level of understanding to place limitations on individuals with developmental disabilities and ultimately prevent them from reaching their full potential.
The Dream Team’s hands-on and team-driven approach keeps the individual’s needs and wants a priority. Providing a comfortable, quality environment with effective techniques gives the individual the greatest opportunity to excel in his/her life endeavors. Ben stresses the need for passionate advocators within the field of waiver supports; simply being a provider is not enough. The goal of The Dream Team: Family Supports is to help the consumer reach his/her full potential and advocate for individuals’ human rights. The Dream Team will help to remove limitations being placed on individuals with developmental disabilities and help them to excel beyond societies’ expectations.
Tammie Begley: Director of Health Services
Tammie Begley, RN, is the Director of Health Services for The Dream Team: Family Supports. Ms. Begley holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Indiana University. Ms. Begley has been a Nurse at Scott Memorial Hospital for the past 14 years. She has worked as the RN-Nurse Supervisor of Surgery and is responsible for staff scheduling, verification of payroll and ensuring the health and safety of the valued patients.
Ms. Begley is certified by the State of Indiana to provide CORE A & B Trainings (Waiver Specific Training). She has worked for a residential provider agency for the past 10 years completing CORE Training for all new employees as well as follow up annual training as mandated by the State of Indiana. Ms. Begley also served as the provider nurse responsible for Health Care Coordination (Now Wellness Coordination).
Ms. Begley has substantial knowledge of serving consumers who are receiving waiver services. Ms. Begley is currently enrolled and on track to receive certification as a Nurse Practitioner. She will provide a supervisory role to The Dream Team: Family Supports and is responsible for supervising staff, training staff on CORE A & B and Wellness Coordination. Ms. Begley is well-known for the high quality of care she provides to consumers. She has dedicated her life to the service of others. She brings a passion and dedication to the team ensuring the highest quality of care to the valued consumers.