St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Welcomes Two New Board Members to Its Executive Team

Marcy Shugert and Keith Miller have been selected as board members for St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

El Cajon, CA, February 15, 2012 --( St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) welcomed two new members to its corporate team this month. Marcy Shugert and Keith Miller have been selected as board members for St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, effective January 25, 2012.

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center is a non-denominational day training center for adults with developmental disabilities. The Center has been serving adults in San Diego County for more than 40 years.

“We’ve developed a wonderful team of experienced professionals with strong backgrounds,” said Debra Turner-Emerson, Executive Director of SMSC. “I am confident that Marcy and Keith will add value to our overall goals to further strengthen St. Madeleine’s.”

Shugert has 13 years of marketing management experience and is the founder of Brain Potential, a company that educates the public about strokes in youth. Most recently, Shugert worked at The Walt Disney Company as the Global Brand Marketing Manager for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, New Releases. Shugert is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is also a committee member for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and is a member of Toastmasters.

Miller has 27 years of automotive supply experience and has worked with manufacturers with direct supply to General Motors. Miller has been a Mobility Consultant at Ability Center for the past four years. In 2011, he was voted Volunteer of the Year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He is a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH and has completed multiple OEM supplier trainings.

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About St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center:

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) is a non-denominational program helping nearly 400 people with developmental disabilities, their families and communities, discover, explore, and nurture their full potential. Located in El Cajon, California, 20 miles east of Downtown San Diego, the organization provides service to the greater San Diego communities.

SMSC offers progressive programs and services with a teacher-to-student ratio ranging from 1:3 to 1:8, including Work Activity and Supported Employment; Behavior Modification; Computer Lab, Organic Garden & Worm Farm; Culinary Arts; Aquatics; Aerobics, Fitness, Yoga and Dance; Sophie’s Gallery Art Program (the first program of its kind in the region, it has three sites: SMSC’s main campus; Downtown El Cajon; and NTC Point Loma); Music Therapy; Reading; Speech Therapy/ Sign Language; and a Senior Program for students age 50+ (the first program of its kind in the region). SMSC also operates its own fleet of 30 paratransit vans and buses that transport students to and from SMSC each day, to work sites and on field trips.

For more information on St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, visit

Saint Madeline Sophie's Center
Laura Purdom
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