Dean K. Emerson is currently the CEO of SVRC Industries, Inc., Westlund Guidance Clinic, SVRC Foundation and the SVRC Marketplace, LLC. Dean has worked at SVRC for over 20 years and has held a variety of positions, Director of Rehabilitation Service, Vice President of Operations, and President. Dean’s current role at SVRC has him involved in Board Activities, Internal Administration, Program Development, Quality Management (Accreditation) and Community Relations.
Dean has a Master’s of Science in Administration from CMU with a concentration in Health Services and his undergraduate degree is from SVSU in Psychology.
Debra has been employed with SVRC for more than 30 years and has experience in vocational rehabilitation, behavioral health services and advocacy. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Development from Oakland University and her Master of Science degree in Health Service Administration from Central Michigan University.
Debra is passionate about ensuring that people who receive services through SVRC Industries are treated with dignity and respect, are fully included in their community and are able to live full and meaningful lives.
Donna joined the SVRC leadership team in July of 2019, with a previous background in healthcare accounting and operational analytics. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business communications, and her Master of Business Administration from Northwood University in 2012.
Donna provides oversight of financial activities, budgets, funding allocations, and is the lead for annual financial and fiduciary compliance audits. She is looking forward to helping SVRC grow both financially and through community inclusion.
Brian Taylor is the Chief Operating Officer for SVRC Industries, INC. He is also the company’s Safety Chairperson. He has an undergraduate degree in Humanities from New England College and a Master’s degree in Management, Strategy, and Leadership from Michigan State University.
Brian is a Veteran of the United States Army as he was previously an Infantry Team Leader in the 25th Infantry Division. Brian is also involved in politics, currently serving Bangor Charter Township as a Trustee. Brian enjoys helping people achieve their goals and really believes in SVRC’s mission. Brian looks forward to the future of SVRC Industries and is fortunate to be part of it.
V.P. of Behavioral Health
Yolanda is the Vice President of Behavioral Health Services at Westlund Guidance Clinic. She earned her Bachelors of Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University and her Master of Social Work Degree from Michigan State University.
Yolanda has experience in the treatment of numerous mental health diagnoses and treatment such as individual sex offender treatment, marriage counseling, individual therapy with children and adults with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
Yolanda is state certified in Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
V.P. of Disability Services
Erik Gallery is the Vice President of Disability Services. In his role, he oversees the operations and growth of SVRC’s vocational rehabilitation services in the My Voice My Choice program, as well as the array of resources offered in the Autism Services department. Erik Is also the HIPAA Privacy Officer for the organization.
Erik has been a part of SVRC’s services for over a decade, starting with direct care work, advancing into case management and clinical services, landing him in his current leadership role.
Erik is a practicing Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University and completed his graduate degree in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University.
Director of Industrial Operations
We are excited to have Bill join our team to lead us in the future of our growing manufacturing division. Bill joined SVRC Industries in September 2021 as the Director of Industrial Operations. Bill comes to SVRC industries with 35 years of senior management experience in the automotive industry.
Bill is a graduate of St. Joseph College in Indiana with a B.S. in Management. We are excited to have Bill join our team to lead us in the future of our growing manufacturing division.
Bill has two children and likes to spend his time following sports and spending time with his four granddaughters.