Program Staff

Lara DePoy, MS, OTR – Occupational Therapist – Program Director

Lara DePoy, M.S./OTR, is the Jackson Center’s Occupational Therapist/Program Director. Lara also holds a Certificate in the Principles of Conductive Education through Governor’s State University and has completed multiple certifications in specialty areas including oral motor skills, sensory processing disorders and Craniosacral Therapy.  Lara’s experience spans a wide range of ages but she has devoted her career to the Jackson Center since it opened in 2005, supervising the day-to-day operations. Perhaps Lara’s most important (and proud) title is Jackson’s mom.

Other staff includes:

Classroom Aides:  Classroom Aides work under the direct supervision of the Conductor and Program Director and are available in approximately a one-to-one ratio to assist participants as needed.

Courtney Payne, Administrative Assistant runs the daily operations of the business office. Courtney is available by phone at 317.834.0200 or