REquipment’s new program director brings a wealth of experience and expertise.
Last week, Jennifer Baker joined the REquipment, Inc. staff after more than thirteen years with the New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oakhill in Connecticut. “I needed a new adventure,” she says. “Helping to streamline and grow the Commonwealth’s newly-statewide DME reuse program just looked like a logical fit.”
Jennifer was instrumental in the formation of the NEAT reuse program in Hartford thirteen years ago. As result, she has extensive knowledge of inventory management and DME recycling. At NEAT she worked her way from scrubbing commodes to coordinating the provision of AT at all seven of the Oakhill programs. Along the way, she completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and acquired certifications as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS).
“I like to never stop learning,” she says.
Jennifer is looking forward to finding ways to make REquipment more efficient so that more equipment can get to more people more quickly. And she’s excited by the program’s long-term mission to expand and provide not only DME reuse but also a broader range of assistive technology. In addition to knowledge of seating and positioning for mobility equipment, Jennifer has a wide knowledge of assistive technology. In Connecticut she has a private consulting business providing AT assessments for PT and OT needs within home and work environments.
Jennifer continues to live in Connecticut with her husband and two sons, but she grew up in Richmond, Massachusetts where she still has family. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the AT and disability community in Massachusetts,” she says. “I’m available to anyone with any questions or program ideas. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.”
Welcome Jennifer Baker!