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Main Office

  • Thomas Allen
  • 1550 Humboldt Ave
  • West St. Paul, MN 55118
  • Phone: 651-450-1802
  • Fax: 651-450-7923
  • E-mail:

Our Staff

Sandra Quinn - Administrator/ Program Director

Sandra came to Thomas Allen in 1984. She became a Program Director in 1989 and then an Administrator in 1995. Sandra currently directs the services provided by Thomas Allen’s Conservatorship/ Guardianship division. As Administrator she oversees all services provided under the leadership of Thomas Allen’s Program Directors, Training Director and Director of Human Resources. She has a BS in Social Work and is a Licensed Social Worker by the MN Board of Social Work.

Jim Valentini - Finance Director

Jim joined the Thomas Allen Finance department in 1993. Prior to that he spent 10 years working as a cost/budget accountant in a hospital environment. He oversees all accounting functions including payroll, general ledger, billings, government reporting, the company’s 401K profit sharing plan, and also computer/network operations. There are a total of 8 staff in the Finance/I.S. department attending to all of the company’s financial and I.S. operations and needs. He has a B.A. degree in Business Administration/Accounting.

Katy Alger - Assistant Administrator/Program Director

Katy came to work at Thomas Allen in 1990 as a Behavior Analyst and Program Manager for our ICF/DD home in New Brighton. In 1994, Katy took on the position of Program Director overseeing services and quality assurance in several different divisions which included supported living, semi-independent living, and the ICF/DD home. Katy has been involved in several new Supported Living Service developments within Thomas Allen. In 2014, Katy took on the duties of Assistant Administrator which included supervision of the Nurse Consultants. Katy holds a Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy.

Kari Schuster - Assistant Administrator/Program Director

Kari came to Thomas Allen in 2006 as a Contracted Case Manager. Since then, Kari has held multiple positions within the same division. In 2011, Kari helped Case Management expand by adding Care Coordination services with health plans. As Assistant Administrator, Kari oversees Long Term Care Case Management with multiple counties as well as Managed Care Coordination with a number of health plans. Her priority in case management and care coordination is to provide excellent client services, while meeting the best practice regulations of our contracted partners. Kari holds a Masters in Social Work from Augsburg College, and is licensed by the MN Board of Social Work as a Licensed Independent Social Worker.

Beckey Skouge - Human Resources Director

Beckey began her employment with Thomas Allen in May of 2013. With over 30 years of experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, she brings a wealth of experience in all areas of Human Resources. A true Generalist, managing the H.R. department and staff is an important part of her role with Thomas Allen. Beckey has a B.S. degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, and her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation through the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Rachel Arthurs - Program Director

Rachel came to Thomas Allen in 2008 as a Contracted Case Manager. Since then, she has held many positions in that same division. In 2011 when the unit was expanded to provide Care Coordination services with health plans, Rachel was the first Care Coordinator to provide these services before stepping into the role as Program Manager. Now as Program Director, Rachel supervises over 20 Care Coordinators that provide Care Coordination services to several health plans. Rachel has B.A.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota at Duluth.

Eva Lin Eddy - Program Director/Program Manager

Eva Lin began her journey with Thomas Allen in 2006 as a Contract Case Manager for CADI/BI/EW waivers with our Hennepin County contract. Over time she was promoted to Assistant Program Manager, Program Manager, and then part time Program Director in November 2015. Eva Lin currently supervises a Program Manager and Assistant Program Manager in our Ramsey County case management division, which includes 23 contracted case managers. Eva Lin’s experience serving vulnerable populations before coming to Thomas Allen includes: foster parenting, working as a Program Support Specialist in a 54 bed ICF/MR, working as a support staff in a 4 person SLS and as a TIA in a State crisis home for adults with MR. Eva Lin is a Licensed Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Eva Lin has a Bachelor’s in Child Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Minnesota.

Diane Kubes - Program Director

Contributing to Thomas Allen’s mission since April 1985, Diane supported a 15 bed ICF/MR for 17 years. Since assuming her current position in June 1990, she has developed and/or directed varied divisions including Residential, Training, Nursing, and Community Employment. She presently works full time and directs residential services for seven divisions. She has worked and volunteered in the social service industry since 1978. She understands family members’ fears and concerns; she is a co-conservator for a sibling with a developmental disability. Diane is a member and past officer of her local Arc organization. She has a B.A. degree in Human Services Administration.

Kathi Lamminen - Program Director

Kathleen (Kathi) Lamminen started her career at Thomas Allen in June 1995 as a weekend Program Counselor at Highland SLS, in Burnsville. Kathi held the position of Program Manager at this same site for 4 years and managed another program before becoming a Program Director in 2006. Kathi currently oversees 7 residential program sites including a deaf program in Shoreview. Kathi is a member of Thomas Allen’s training team and teaches both Standard Orientation sessions as well as CPR and First Aid. Kathi has a B.A. in English/Literary Studies from the University of Minnesota and was enrolled in St. Paul College’s ASL Interpreter program.

Sandra Larson Hawkos - Program Director

Sandra joined Thomas Allen in November 1992 as a Program Counselor at one of Thomas Allen’s higher needs Supportive Living Service homes in Plymouth. She transitioned to a Program Manager position in early 1994 and has held her current position since February of 1996. Sandra presently oversees 6 waivered sites located in Hennepin and Dakota counties that serve individuals with significant cognitive and/or physical challenges. She holds a B.A in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Angela McCallum - Program Director

Angela began her career at Thomas Allen in 2004 working for Support Services with one client. Her second position was a weekend residential Program Counselor while she attended Minnesota State University, Mankato earning her Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education including a minor in Adaptive Physical Education. In 2009 she became a Program Manager for one residential home and then began managaing a second home in 2010. In 2015 Angela began her role as Program Director. Angela currently supports the Scattered Sites division, In-Home Family Support including Respite Services, and four residential homes, including the company's only ICF-ID. Angela also has experience working as a Training Assistant in the Training Division including facilitating standard orientation sessions and First Aid and CPR.

Susan Pagnac - Program Director

Susan joined Thomas Allen in November 2013 after working in the field for 12 years. Originally trained to be an educator, Susan was inspired by the inclusive environment with people of all abilities learning from each other. She is currently supporting six residential programs overseeing program management and quality assurance. Susan has a B.M. in Education from Cornell College.

Jesse Perron - Operations Director

Jesse began working at Thomas Allen in 2012 in the Finance department. In 2014, Jesse was appointed as Operations Director. Though continuing some work in Finance, his duties have extended into new areas. In communicating with numerous departments, he gains valuable strategic insight from the different leaders at Thomas Allen to ensure the day-to-day operations run smoothly. Jesse has a B.A. degree in Economics/Management from the University of Minnesota.

Lezlee Vrieze-Cole - Program Director

Lezlee began her career with Thomas Allen in 1986 as a Program Manager of two 4 bed community based residential facilities. About a year later when a new division at Thomas Allen was formed, Lezlee joined the Contracted Case Management Division. Lezlee worked as a Contracted Case Manager for several large counties in southern Minnesota before stepping into the role of Program Manager. Now as Program Director, Lezlee supervises a staff of 20 case managers that provide case management services to approximately 1000 individuals with developmental disabilities and related conditions under contracts with 20 county social service agencies throughout the state of Minnesota. Lezlee has a B.S. degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Social Worker by the MN Board of Social Work.