Aderonke Olubunmi Adejuyigbe has almost 30 years work experience in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). Aderonke’s diverse experiences are in the field of social services, healthcare, and education. She is currently a Program Manager/State CMS Medicaid representative for a California Regional Center. She has served as a qualified intellectual disabilities professional, social worker, training consultant, foster/kinship educator, service coordinator, resource coordinator, quality assurance liaison, program director, case manager, residential facility manager, and direct support staff. She has adequate knowledge of the IDD support systems and programs. Aderonke’s educational accomplishments are: Master of Art in Rehabilitation Counseling, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Associate of Art in Business Management, and Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling. Aderonke pursued a doctoral degree in health administration to influence leadership and stakeholders in the field of IDDs and healthcare administration.
Aderonke’s research work identified the lived experiences of residential care providers in coordinating support systems. The results give significant voice to residential care providers about the challenges in coordinating support systems with interdisciplinary health providers for adults with IDDs. Aderonke believes that her research findings are important for leadership training development to enhance effective interprofessional communication and collaboration in coordinating support systems. Aderonke presently oversee Home and Community-Based waiver programs for Californians with IDDs in a nonprofit Regional Center organization. Aderonke and her esteemed team are responsible for generating millions of dollars in monthly federal revenue into the state of California through waiver programs. Part of the federal revenue are used by California Regional Centers to develop and enhance programs and services that support the independence, inclusion empowerment of people with IDDs. Aderonke lives in California. She enjoys doing research work, reading, travelling, and professional networking.