Changing Lives, From Disability to Possibility
Building a safe and supportive environment with compassionate and responsible staff, who consistently teach and encourage confidence and independence in our residents to develop new opportunities for a better quality of life. Dedicated to empowering adults toward independence through comprehensive residential health services.
Elizabeth Macias – Chief Financial Officer
Elizabeth joined Orion in 2005. She has extensive experience in financial operations and management of complex organizations. She is proactively responsible for the overall financial administration of Orion Homes and works closely with our CEO regarding operations, internal controls and other issues impacting financial viability. She also manages Orion’s payer negotiations, including contracts and single-case agreements with insurers and state agencies. Elizabeth is married with two children. Prior to joining Orion, she served in a variety of financial and asset management roles at a major telecommunications firm.
Brandon Dow – Chief Operations Officer
Brandon joined Orion in 2011. He has dual bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Arizona, with an emphasis on ethics and law. He has seven years of experience in residential care for adults with disabilities as a facility manager and program coordinator. He is responsible for directing Orion’s compliance efforts and ensuring Orion’s facilities and staff meet all state and federal licensing guidelines. Prior to joining Orion, he worked on multiple political campaigns developing healthcare and welfare programs policy, including campaigns for US Congress in 2008 and the Arizona Legislature in 2010. In addition, he oversees Orion’s educational work program, Orion Document Solutions, and Orion’s caregiver training program, the Orion Caregiver School.
Amy Boston – Clinical Director
Amy Boston, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 14 years’ experience in behavioral health. Amy is a skilled and compassionate clinician with extensive experience providing psychological assessments, individual counseling and group therapy with expertise in dual-diagnosis treatment planning. Amy received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Human Development & Counseling from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She has completed post-graduate work in behavioral health. Amy also maintains a Clinical Supervision Certificate and enjoys providing ongoing supervision to behavioral health caregivers.
Amy has provided behavioral health services in a variety of settings including community nonprofit (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), in-patient and outpatient mental health facilities, a medical school psychiatry department, hospice and residential homes.
As a therapist, Amy uses an integrated approach, working collaboratively within a team setting to offer clients a more holistic level of care. Amy truly sees each client as a valuable human being, worthy of the best care and capable of achieving a greater sense of health and well-being.
Fernando Gonzalez – Office Manager
Since joining Orion as a caregiver in 2008, Fernando has worked in several of our homes as a direct care worker and was promoted to House Manager before becoming Coordinator in 2010. In his current role, he is responsible for direct supervision of Orion’s group home managers. He meets daily with staff, residents, family members, case managers, and other stakeholders to ensure that Orion is maintaining a positive and supportive atmosphere that meets the needs of our residents.
Tyler Corgan – Senior Program Coordinator
Tyler Corgan joined Orion Homes in 2012 and has served as a direct caregiver, House Manager and Program Coordinator. Tyler supervises all Program Coordinators and Managers. He regularly meets with residents, family members and case managers to ensure that the needs of residents and the expectations of their loved ones are being met and exceeded. Tyler always goes above and beyond in his duties and is vital in maintaining a positive and supportive environment for residents and staff alike.