Meet Our Team

Adult Day Services Team

Simone Davis
Director of Adult Services

Simone Davis

During high school I served as a peer tutor to young adults with a variety of disabilities and knew then that I had found my niche in life. Peer tutoring turned my life towards a direction I wasn’t originally heading towards, but I haven’t regretted turning back. I went on to complete my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UTC and began working at Signal Centers shortly after. I was drawn in by the organization’s inclusive culture and commitment to our mission of strengthening the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. I was even more ecstatic in discovering the magic that happens within the adult day program. Serving as assistant director allows me to assist in planning and maintaining a creative and exciting life enrichment program designed to enhance the quality of life and independence for each participant we serve. Additionally, igniting the fire inside of me to obtain my master’s in human services, focusing on organizational leadership. I enjoy using my life to bring joy to others, helping them to better themselves; and allowing me to learn and grow in the process. Every day is a new, exciting day in our center, and I wake up every morning excited to tackle whatever adventure awaits me within these purple walls.

De’Nesha Jamerson
Assistant Director of Adult Services

De’Nesha Jamerson

De’Nesha is the Life Enrichment Specialist in the Adult Day Program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She first came to the adult center in 2016 when she volunteered as a social work student and then as an intern in 2018-2019. She was amazed by the talent and fun energy the participants displayed. It was then that she found her passion for working with adults with a disability. She continues to work diligently to coordinate and lead fun activities and create support plans. She utilizes her skills of empowerment and strength-based perspective to provide quality services to the participants. De’Nesha goes into work every day, looking forward to the opportunity to make a difference and engage with a talented group of individuals. Her hobbies include organizing, jamming out to Taylor Swift, and being a Mario Kart expert.

Joyce Gaines

Joyce Gaines

I retired from my 30-year career at Blue Cross Blue Shield, but I wanted to stay busy. A friend suggested I look for a part-time position and that’s how I found Signal Centers. I was surprised to learn that our Signal Centers building was at one-time the Sunnyside Elementary School. My son went there and I still live right down the block. I’ve now been with Signal for 10 years and I love it!
Each day I look forward to laughing and talking with our participants. I’m involved with everything from running the front desk to helping serve lunch and to just be there for our participants, so every day is a great day at Adult Day Services.

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