Non-Profit expands services from San Diego to Valley


SAN DIEGO — Toward Maximum Independence, Inc. (TMI), an award winning non-profit headquartered in San Diego, is expanding its personalized services and support to children and adults with developmental disabilities into Imperial County.

Funded by San Diego Regional Center, TMI is providing Employment Solutions (ES) which includes assisting TMI clients with finding employment and integration into the community. TMI will also be providing support to foster families for children with developmental disabilities. TMI’s new office is located at 1699 W. Main St. Suite E, El Centro, CA 92243.

Heading up the expansion is TMI’s newly appointed Associate Executive Director Jessie Campbell. Formerly TMI’s Director of Employment Solutions, Campbell brings more than nine years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities to his new position.

Campbell previously worked for Employment and Community Options, we well as Friendship Developmental Services. As a Certified Advanced Custodial Technician Instructor, he also spearheaded TMI’s social enterprise janitorial company which offers cleaning services by TMI clients to local businesses. The pilot program was recently implemented at TMI’s headquarters and will expand its services in 2016.

“With Jessie by my side to lead the expansion of TMI’s services to Imperial County, I am confident we will be providing the best services possible to those in need throughout that region and continue to do so in San Diego and Riverside Counties,” said TMI Executive Director Rachel Harris. ”Not only is he well versed in TMI’s programs, his janitorial certification is just one more way in which he can help TMI’s clients thrive in the community.”

Campbell lives by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”” A resident of Chula Vista, he is also the High School Football Coach for Mater Dei Catholic High School. Taking over for him as TMI’s Director of Employment Solutions is Adriana Ahlin. Previously a TMI Employment Solutions Division Manager, Ahlin brings more than 14 years of experience working with people with disabilities to her new role.

“I am passionate about TMI’s mission and I look forward to continuing the agency’s tradition of providing innovative, high quality services to people with disabilities,” said Ahlin.

It is the mission of TMI to provide personalized services to those who require support, enabling them to make informed choices regarding how they live, work and function productively and independently in the community. Established in 1981, TMI is a non-profit 501(c)(3).