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Michael Yates has been working in human services supporting individuals with disabilities in Maryland and Virginia since 2011. He holds a Master of Human Services Administration from Coppin State University.  During his time serving individuals with disabilities, Mr. Yates has worked across various levels of day and residential home programs. He has served as a Senior Coordinator, Regional Manager, Area Director, and Residential Director.

Mr. Yates began working with the Chesterwye Center in the Fall of 2023. His priorities include ensuring that individuals in Queen Anne's County have access to quality services in an efficient and caring environment.


All of our staff at the Chesterwye Center look forward to partnering with our community and families to provide safe, comfortable, and enriching opportunities for our clients with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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Our Team

Team Leadership

Cathy Frey,   Chief Financial Officer

Vacant,   Residential Program Director

Rene Zylka,   Director of Human Resources

Wadiya Na-El,   Quality Enhancement Director
Shanaira Moore, Day Program Manager

Chesterwye Center is actively recruiting Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to join our team. 

Visit our "Join Us" page to learn more about how to become a part of our team.

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