Everyone at Community Outreach Advocates Inc.(COAI) are committed to guide and support our mission by overseeing the agency’s operations, strategic direction and fiscal health.
(COAI) is proud to recognize the committed and insightful volunteer leadership that inspires our continued growth and development.
We are honored to introduce you to......
Bryan Gougis is founder of Community Outreach Advocates Inc. (NFP), a community-based organization that helps empower and strengthen individuals from all walks of life. (COAI) is vendor of the Department of Aging Home Services programs that provides Personal Care services and Attendant Care services for residents of Indiana.
While attending Devry university, Bryan found his love for programming and has since been converted into a self-devoted gamer. Besides Bryan's passion for community engagement and gaming, he thrives toward collaborating with others to bring healing and resources to those in need. Good guy to Know!!!.
‘Hello! My name is Taja Jordan. I'm the new case manager for Community Outreach Advocates. I enjoy being with my family and traveling with my friends! Who am I? I’d say i have quite the ‘go-getter’ personality. I’m determined to make something of myself and i am extremely blessed to have had the opportunities I’ve been given along with the experiences. I previously worked as a Direct support professional and i loved everything about it. One of many things I've learned is that i helped people in ways that i never could have imagined. without them i wouldn’t be able to do what i love. i knew right away that i wanted to continue in this field. I get a completely different sense of reward from helping and taking care of people. It is what I’m meant to do. My future goal is to become a RN and eventually become a flight nurse for med flex. As of right now, i look forward to spreading the company and taking on more clients and setting them up with more people that share my passion.’
Hi I'm Lori! I have been a nurse 25 +years. Mother of 2 girls one is a nurse and the other is occupational therapist. Have been married for 39yrs to Jerry. Have 7 grandchildren ages 1 month to 14 years. My family is my pride and joy. We raise quarter horse and paint horses. Love to travel. Have been on 26 cruises. My husband is self employed for 36yrs and just recently opened a new shop this week at new area due to Vincennes University expansion. We are very excited about new change.I have spent most of my career in emergency and intensive care nursing. Have spent 8 years in pediatrics home healthcare for kiddos with special needs. Travel nurse home health in 20 different states. Also worked agencies nursing in many different states and areas in the hospital.
My name is LaKeysha Freeny. I have been a registered nurse for nine years. I began my career as a health care administrator. Although, I enjoyed the work, it wasn’t until I went back to school to gain the clinical knowledge and participate in hands on care, that I begin to feel fulfilled in the healthcare field. I have experience as a medical/surgical nurse, an acute care nurse and a home health nurse. I obtained a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Valparaiso University and Master of Health Services degree from Central Michigan University. Currently, I am pursuing my second Masters degree. I am working towards gaining licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Indiana University Northwest.
In my spare time, which I rarely have, I enjoy traveling, shopping and spending time with family and friends. I have two adult children that I am extremely proud of. My daughter is serving as a flight medic in the United States Air Force and my son is a graduate of West Point, the United States Military Academy and he is currently serving as a First Lieutenant in Vicenza, Italy