Bucks LIFE Staff - Access Services

Bucks LIFE Team

Director of Family Support Programs

Michaela Smith

Family Support Specialist

Amy Kunkle

Family Support Specialist

Denise Hooper

Program Coordinator /Administrative Case Manager

Brittany Rosanova

Certified Peer Specialist

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Director of Family Support Programs

Michaela Smith

Michaela oversees the family support programs since 2014 and has worked within different programs at Access Services, Inc. since 1998 including IBHS, respite and recruitment, and foster care. Michaela is involved in various family support state initiatives, including holding credentials as a trainer for the FREDLA parent peer support and supervisor curriculum model.

Family Support Specialist

Amy Kunkle

Amy has worked within the Bucks County LIFE program for over 12 years and has over 16 years’ experience working within the field of family support. Amy also holds credentialing as a Certified Family Recovery Specialist. As a family support specialist, Amy provides information, resources, and support through all of the children and young adult systems of care in Bucks County, including Special Education.  Amy strives to help empower families to become their own child’s advocate.

Family Support Specialist

Denise Hooper

Denise has worked within the Bucks County LIFE Program for over 12 years and has about 18 year’s experience working within the field of family support.  Denise has co-chaired the Right to Education Taskforce and currently holds membership of this initiative. As a family support specialist, Denise provides information, resources, and support through all of the children and young adult systems of care in Bucks County, including Special Education.  Denise strives to help empower families to become their own child’s advocate.

Program Coordinator /Administrative Case Manager

Brittany Rosanova

Brittany joined the Bucks County LIFE program in 2021. Previously, Brittany worked for several years within the child welfare system. Brittany provides county-funded case management to families whose children may need supports at home, within the community, and within higher levels of care settings. In addition, Brittany facilitates daily program operations.

Certified Peer Specialist

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