Meet Our Staff
Melanie O'Neal, Executive Director
Melanie was appointed Executive Director of The Arc of Jackson County in January 2018. She previously worked in the judicial system for 10 years. Melanie is married to Jason O'Neal. They have four children, Elizabeth, Jenna, Josh, and Jorja. Melanie is a member of Seymour Christian Church. Melanie's passion for serving people with special needs is summed up easily. The O'Neal family has two very special family members, Jorja Grace and Raighan Jo. Melanie learned first about resources for pediatric special needs while providing care to Jorja. That knowledge has been passed along to Raighan Jo's parents in 2023. As Jorja grew up and turned 18, some of those resources looked different. Navigating resources and educating families about possible resources and educating families about possible resources is now something Melanie does weekly through her role as Executive Director for The Arc of Jackson County.
Jennifer Morrison, Assistant to Executive Director
Jennifer began as an Intern in November of 2022. She is a mother of twin boys, Dustin and Drake. She attended college at Indiana Wesleyan University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in social work. She became paid staff on May 31, 2023. She feels blessed to be able to provide help to those in her community with special needs and learn more about how she can help those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Stefani Spall, Program Manager
Stefani Spall joined our board in February 2022. In October 2023, she became paid staff. She has been a Certified Nursing Assistant for the last 15 years at Hoosier Christian Village. She loves caring for others and finds joy in seeing others grow. She also has been a participant in Relay For Life. Stefani has 3 children Dakota, Savanna, and Jackson. Her son, Jackson, is special needs and they both have participated in many activities The Arc of Jackson County has provided. She is excited to help others and improve the lives of people with disabilities.