Starting Point Community Center Inc.

Starting Point C.C.I.

 "Offering a hand up to improve quality of life"

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ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

 ​​​                     Ina Blue, LMSW, CEO of Starting Point Community Center, Inc.
Ina completed her Master’s of Social Work in May 2016 at ASU and graduated with Honors.  Ina went on to become licensed with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health as an LMSW.  Ina currently works as a Behavioral Health Professional for Community Bridges, Inc.  Ina brings her education and experience to Starting Point in the areas of Foster Parenting, Social Work, Behavioral Health Case Management, Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Management, previous business owner, Family Support Worker, published children’s book author, inventor, and is a Certified Chronic Disease Self Management Facilitator. Ina has also been a part of volunteering with Family Promise (homeless), Arizona Kidney Foundation, AMOR Ministries (building homes in Mexico), AZ Disabled Sports, Compassion Queen Creek, Mission of Mercy, and others. ​
Meet The Team
        Jeremy Blue, Board Vice President of Starting Point Community Center, Inc. Jeremy is currently a correctional officer with Arizona Department of Corrections.  Jeremy’s experience currently and in the past as a Corporal at a County Jail make him an asset to the team.  This experience gives him insight into the experiences faced by those whom have been incarcerated and are suddenly released back into society without resources and plans for success.  Jeremy also has experience as a Millwright, a store manager, a foster parent, and a youth pastor.  These experiences will help him oversee programs for youth, assist in job training, and address other occupational issues for members of the community.

         Angella McConnell, MSP, Board Member of Starting Point Community Center, Inc. Angella studied psychology at the University of Phoenix, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University. Angella currently works at La Frontera Empact Suicide Prevention Center as a Crisis Specialist. Angella brings with her years of volunteering experiences in the areas of Juvenile Detention, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), and counseling. One of Angella’s greatest passions is helping and motivating others. In her free time, Angella loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and children. Angella loves travelling, and hopes to explore the world as a linguist soon.
Kristen Holland moved to San Tan Valley from Upstate New York. She studied education at the College of Saint Rose and proceeded to work as a certified foreign language teacher for 5 years. Kristen is fluent in 5 languages. Then she became a mother of 2 wonderful children with her husband who is also her highschool sweetheart. In wanting to instill strong values in her children she raised them in her home day care until they went off to school. With the support of her friends, family and neighbors she went back to teaching and is employed as the 8th grade science teacher for Combs Middle School in San Tan Valley. In her free time she loves to read, hike, and attend local events with her family.


Christina Lee has a BA in Elementary Ed and a minor in Psychology. She has taught for over 10 years and now her and her husband pastor a church named Living Waters Bible Church in San Tan Valley Arizona. She and her husband have pastored for over 7 years of which they have done several community events; events such as yearly backpack drives for the local community, raising donations and stuffed animals to pass out at local hospitals, community events to celebrate the sheriffs and firefighters and give Christmas gifts to families in the area. Christina and her husband have also fostered and adopted two children and have plugged in with a local agency in their church to offer to train people to be foster parents. Christina desires to also be involved in group homes as she has recently made contact with a couple.

OUR HISTORY

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